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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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    How to heal

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 20/07/2018

    » Last year on this very day, Chester Bennington, 41, committed suicide. Singer and co-frontman to the boundary-pushing, multi-platinum, rap-metal band Linkin Park, Bennington was one of the most revered rock icons of the 21st century.

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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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    Three months of edgy grassroots art

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 06/07/2018

    » Bangkok's first-ever Biennial officially kicked off on Sunday night with an evening aerobics session on the Chao Phraya riverside at a popular spot for dwellers and sports lovers beneath the Rama VIII bridge. The choice of location -- anchored in Bangkok residents' daily lives -- and the disruptive event itself -- complete with ceremonial opening remarks and a ribbon-cutting moment -- set the tone (i.e. caustic, critical and edgy) for the many art exhibitions and activities to be held in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand in the coming months.

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    The day football practice turned into a nightmare

    News, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 15/07/2018

    » It has been a week since the 12 boys and their assistant coach from Moo Paa Academy football team began making it out safely from the deadly Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district.

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