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    Bangkok songkran agendas

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 12/04/2013

    » OMB! We have five days off in a row because the cabinet kindly declared that this year's "official" Songkran break starts from today until Tuesday. Say what you will about PM Poo, but she is so right in giving us a long holiday since we can't function properly during this kind of heat anyway. Anyhoo, that's over 7,000 minutes we're supposed to wisely spend relaxing before going back to the grind on Wednesday. And even though some shops and places in Bangkok may be shut during the Thai New Year, there are plenty more options for celebrating. Here's what we suggest you do and, hopefully, you may also find a deeper meaning of Songkran Festival (besides throwing water at strangers) along the way. Happy splashing, everyone.

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    From the valleys to Bangkok

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 25/03/2016

    » Ever since the beginning of the year, Bangkok has not been short of world-class musical icons flying in to grace Thai fans, from Madonna to Santana to most recently David Foster. So it's not unusual that the legendary Welsh singer Tom Jones is next to dazzle Thai audiences.

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    Bangkok Comic Con's back alley

    Life, Adam Kohut, Published on 07/05/2015

    » '[As Thais] we only adopt, poorly. We're not creating anything new. But such is the way of the Thai mentality. We don't lead. We follow. We want something we're used to. We like imitations. As content consumers, we like junk food."

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    Drivers parked 'too long' face fines

    Online Reporters, Published on 24/03/2014

    » Bangkok Traffic Police on Monday announced yet another imminent crackdown on both private and public vehicles found parked illegally in 10 busy commercial areas already suffering huge rush hour traffic jams.

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    Lady Gaga fans start final countdown

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 25/04/2012

    » Exactly one month from today, the world's most famous superstar entertainer will be performing right here in Bangkok.

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    Ping-pong bomb on Ratchadamri

    Online Reporters, Published on 09/05/2015

    » Police arrested three people after a ping-pong bomb went off in front of the Big C superstore on Ratchadamri Road on Saturday evening. No injuries were reported.

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    Photos in the news

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 07/04/2012

    » More than 95 percent of the photos our news photographers take are not published in the newspaper. There is not enough space. Here are some of them.

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    Let there be light

    Muse, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 23/12/2017

    » If there is one thing Hungary is becoming known for, it is how this neoclassical, landlocked country is unexpectedly becoming the capital of projection mapping artists. Four prominent groups which hail from Budapest are considered among the top 10 projection artists in the world, and Limelight, which has created the "Beautiful Bangkok" 3D mapping currently showing on the Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard, is also one of those pioneers.

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    In the heart of the city

    Life, Published on 22/11/2017

    » It's often said that the success of an art biennale, which, by definition, makes selections and therefore excludes, can also be found in the success of the "off", which utilises and gathers the energy of those not selected. Last Friday Apinan Poshyananda, chief executive and artistic director of the Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB 2018), announced the first 15 artists -- of more than 70 planned -- who will participate in the citywide show, whose venues include historic temples and modern galleries.

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    A flavourful trek to new heights

    Guru, Nimarta Narang, Published on 24/11/2017

    » Imagine having appetisers in one setting, the main course in another and desserts in a third. Sounds like quite an adventurous night, right? Centara Grand at CentralWorld is offering such a night featuring three different restaurants for their progressive dinner special: UNO MAS, Red Sky and CRU Champagne Bar. As you progress through the meal, you go up in height as well. Starting on the 54th floor, each course takes you a few floors up. The ambience for all of the restaurants is fancy and classy whilst providing you with excellent views of Bangkok's skyline. The progressive dinner, priced at B2,999++ per person, allows you to experience all three restaurants in one night. It's guaranteed that you'll be able to take amazing photographs, but your Instagram feed shouldn't be the only thing satisfied.

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