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    A recipe for harmony on the streets of Bangkok

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 28/05/2017

    » When the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced its decision to clear vendors from the city's streets, they didn't present a clear-cut plan for the procedure. Many wondered where the vendors would be moved to. Others asked if sellers would quit their livelihoods altogether and find a different job once and for all.

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    Bangkok Bicycle Campaign

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 07/07/2011

    » Cyclists will ride cycles around Bangkok on "Car-free Sunday" scheduled for the next three months.

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    It's all in the stars

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 08/12/2017

    » Months of kitchen rumours, speculations from experts and chef anxieties are finally over.

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    Taxi OK, Taxi VIP apps to launch on Nov 9

    Published on 29/09/2017

    » The Transport Ministry will launch two new taxi apps and services on Nov 9, Taxi OK and Taxi VIP, in which the vehicles will all be fitted with GPS devices, with the intention to enrol 40,000 drivers in the greater Bangkok area this year.

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    A place among the dead

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 26/07/2016

    » Cemeteries are a sanctuary for the dead and the mourners. But the Bangkok Protestant Cemetery on Charoen Krung 72/5, known as Soi Susan Farang, has been known as a tourist attraction, due to the beautiful architecture of the memorial sites and splendidly carved gravestones. The cemetery, besides being one of the oldest burial grounds that remain unaffected by the urban development of the city, has a cultural value as a testament of foreign cultures present in Thailand from the mid-19th century until the present day.

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    Cinema scope

    Life, Published on 12/07/2016

    » Decades have passed since the residents of Bang Rak have been able to count a proper cinema in their vicinity. The tight-knit neighbourhood -- sited near the river and the financial downtown of Silom -- is known for its kaleidoscopic mix of architecture, mom-and-pop businesses and narrow streets, and the district was once home to several stand-alone cinemas all within walking distance of each other. Over the years, those cinemas went out of business as Bangkok expanded to the north and east, and disinvestment gradually drained the old-fashioned district of some vitality.

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    The purveyors of Islam

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 30/06/2015

    » At the age of 12, after finishing Prathom 6, Shakireen Malilee left normal education to study to become a hafiz. Originally from Prachuap Khiri Khan, he moved to an Islamic boarding school in Min Buri, a Bangkok suburb, and devoted himself to the ancient art of memorising the Koran. Every day for eight hours, Shakireen recited from Islamic holy scripture and committed each word, each verse, each page, each chapter into his young brain. After four years, he had memorises the entire book, roughly equivalent of memorising every single word of a 500-page tome. At 16, he achieved the rare honour of being called a hafiz.

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    France steps up security at embassy

    News, Published on 09/01/2015

    » The French embassy in Bangkok has boosted security measures following the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

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    Still Songkran-crazy

    News, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 16/04/2016

    » There was no let-up in the action on the last day of Songkran on Friday, and across the country water was still being thrown about with abandon as Thais and visitors tried to forget the worries of drought days ahead.

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    Hollywood-style chase in Chinatown

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 07/12/2012

    » It looked like a Hollywood movie chase, but bystanders in the famous Yaowarat Chinatown section of Bangkok quickly learned it was the real thing.

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