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    Farewell to a Bangkok institution

    Life, Published on 24/08/2018

    » The gate of Kaodin Wana will close forever next Friday, so only seven more days remain for people to freshen up their memories of the country's oldest and most cherished zoo.

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    Bangkok's secret weapon in war against floods

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/10/2017

    » When the torrential rains of Oct 13 caused heavy flooding in Bangkok, several parts of the city were swamped, including Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park in Sam Yan. However, as the park slowly filled with water, Kotchakorn Voraakhom, the landscape architect who designed the project, remained unconcerned. She even expressed her satisfaction in a Facebook post that the park had finally delivered on one of its purposes -- the detention of flood water.

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    Songkran hot spots throughout Bangkok

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 13/04/2018

    » If last year's Songkran was a blast, just imagine what it will be like this year when the fun-filled festival kicks off today.

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    A Bangkok 'water park' unlike any other

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 03/02/2018

    » A sand-carrying barge on the Chao Phraya could be converted into a "floating park" to add another recreational option for the city's residents and visitors as they take in sweeping views of the riverbanks and beyond.

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    Who carried out Bangkok's deadly bombing?

    AFP, Published on 20/08/2015

    » Confusion swirls around who carried out Bangkok's deadly bombing. But experts say the unprecedented scale of Monday's attack and apparent targeting of tourists could indicate a game-changing escalation of tactics for the country's usual suspects -- or an entirely new threat.

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    Coldplay thrill Bangkok with sound and spectacle

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/04/2017

    » Thailand, according to Coldplay, is amazing. Coldplay, according to the 60,000 fans packing Rajamangala Stadium, is also pretty amazing -- no, maybe not "the best band in the world" as some gush on Twitter, but a top-quality package of dazzle, flares and fireworks, fan service, visual evocation and robust pop-rock-ballad sounds. If last Friday's gig were a movie, it was a blockbuster. It keyed you in excited and sent you out feeling entertained and satisfied.

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    For Bangkok crime writer, Brexit is a closed book

    Spectrum, Published on 19/06/2016

    » Popular crime novelist John Burdett holds strong opinions on Brexit, and with good reason. Born in England, the creator of the bestselling detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep series divides his time between his homes in the south of France and Thailand.

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    South of Bangkok, supply leads demand

    Spectrum, Published on 14/09/2014

    » Property markets throughout Thailand were affected to varying degrees by political turbulence and economic stagnation for many months leading up to the coup in May. And while slight growth was still seen in Cha-am, Hua Hin and Pranburi during the crisis, the focus now is on absorbing the substantial supply that is coming onto the market after several years of heavy activity.

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    Recalling the Royal Cremation

    News, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 14/10/2018

    » Saturday marked the second anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's passing away. Apart of love and lingering sadness among Thais, what remains vivid in the collective memory is the image of the Royal Crematorium used for the Royal Cremation.

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    The Korean wave keeps swelling

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 12/10/2018

    » The wave of K-pop has seeped into the lives of people throughout Asia and the world. Its soaps, movies, music and fashion trends have dazzled, influenced and merged into the local entertainment scene in different places. We've seen K-pop music like the viral Gangnam Style take over the world and artists like BTS storm the US Billboard charts with their music. Recently, a K-pop gathering in Oakland, California, drew thousands of fans.

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