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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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    A weird and wonderful journey

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 18/05/2018

    » When Roger Crutchley set off from London on a mainly overland sojourn to Australia as a 22-year-old, little did he know that he had embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. Fate had him destined to head towards Thailand instead, which eventually became his home away from home for now almost half a century. And counting.

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    Bringing back the forgotten palace

    Life, Published on 12/06/2018

    » While the Grand Palace is world famous for its palatial architecture, the old Front Palace, or Wang Na, of ancient viceroys is hidden in obscurity although its beauty is second to none. Today it is just known simply as the National Museum Bangkok, rather than a palace with deep historical and artistic significance.

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    Journey to the top

    Brunch, Duangkamol Panya, Published on 03/06/2018

    » On the surface, Chanon Santinatornkul may pass as a cliché teen idol molded with just the right degree of charisma and looks to fit in the showbiz world. But beneath the exterior lies an actor who is deeply passionate about acting. At only 22 years of age and having already experienced success in television and film, the star, whose role in Chalat Gaem Goeng (Bad Genius) propelled him to international stardom, is taking another step towards a career goal. Now that he's packing up and leaving Bangkok to film a TV series in China for a few months, Chanon's list of achievements seems only set to grow.

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    A unique bond

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 21/05/2018

    » If Zack Blackmon Jr were to tell you that he's a direct descendant of the original Siamese Twins Eng and Chang Bunker, there's no way you'd believe him. White skinned, blue eyed and with a delightfully thick North Carolinian accent, Blackmon Jr, 67, is surprisingly in fact, the great-great grandson of Eng.

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    Time traveller

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/04/2018

    » Period dramas, the sources of romanticisation of the bygone, continue to transfix viewers everywhere. From the South Korean culinary tale Dae Jang Guem, to the dramatisation of UK royalty in The Crown, or the court of Louis XIV in Versailles, or even Thailand's own See Pandin (Four Reigns), these fusions of history and fantasy offer an outlook to the past -- glorified or critical -- while also sparking interest and debate over the portrayals of historical accounts.

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    The truth about Ayutthaya

    Spectrum, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 16/04/2017

    » Most people think of the Ayutthaya period in terms of its cultural heritage, but Warangkana Nibhatsukit's latest book highlights the economic aspect of the ancient capital.

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    'Love Destiny' success fleeting

    Business, Nanat Suchiva, Published on 23/03/2018

    » The astounding popularity of period soap opera Love Destiny has ignited a boom that has expanded from digital TV to tourism, retail, and food and beverage.

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    The Surgeon

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 23/10/2016

    » When Charan Mahatumarat found out that he won His Majesty the King's Anandamahidol Scholarship in 1984 to study craniofacial surgery, he started learning the royal language from a book he purchased.

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    Men and their mistresses

    Spectrum, Published on 24/09/2017

    » After Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's suggestion of gik laws banning infidelity made headlines, he claimed he had been joking because "housewives in the audience looked sleepy so I was threatening their husbands".

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