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    New books worth reading

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 29/12/2016

    » From Dust To Dust: A Journalist's Memoir

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    Rediscovering my city

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 27/11/2015

    » Returning to Bangkok in the late 1980s, ML Poomchai Chumbala became a New York Times foreign correspondent that had him writing a column about Thailand. The assignment had him rediscovering his hometown after being away for 12 years following schooling in the UK.

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    How did it start?

    Life, Published on 09/02/2017

    » It's hard to say who was the first tourist in Siam, because tourism as we know it didn't exist until a few centuries ago. Indian merchants sailed here in the 5th century, the Chinese came to trade and later to settle, and one of the earliest European travellers were the Portuguese, arriving in Ayutthaya in 1511. In 1680, Ibn Muhammad Ibrahim, a Persian, visited the land and recorded his impressions -- "All around us were trees that never feel the withering touch of autumn" -- while the first guidebook to the Kingdom was written by local resident J. Antonio in 1904. (Its most highly recommended activity is the shooting of birds and mammals.)

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    Forever grateful

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/02/2017

    » 'My Dearest Khun Prisna, I am now in one of the most beautiful places. Our hotel's name is 'Castello del Sole' (Castle of the Sun). Isn't it chic? The name is like one in a fairy tale. This town is so cute. It has a bright-coloured lake and nice houses on slopes. Routes and paths criss-cross the hills. Colourful flowers blossom everywhere ..."

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 21/01/2017

    » 1. For those needing a Thai mainstream-music fix, Chang Music Connection Musictropolis is back on Jan 27 with a gigantic series of concerts for the next four weeks at Jarun Burapharat Stadium. The festival kick-starts at 5pm with some of the biggest names in the Thai music industry, such as Lomosonic, Tattoo Colour, Sweet Mullet and JoeyBoy with F*cking Hero, and DJ Spydamonkee taking over the stage. The week after, Getsunova, Buddha Bless and Ab Normal will be tearing the house down. For tickets and further information, go to www.changmusicconnection.com.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 20/08/2016

    » 1 Fashionistas the world over know of Yves Saint Laurent, the man hailed as the father of French fashion. From now until Aug 30, learn about the legendary designer's life and times at the Yves Saint Laurent: Birth Of A Legend photo exhibition, held at Siam Paragon's Hall of Fame on the M floor. Held in collaboration with the Embassy of France, the exhibition will feature 49 photographs taken at various stages of Saint Laurent's life, as well as a recreation of his work desk.

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    The dangers of daily life in the capital

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 15/07/2016

    » The front-page picture in our paper yesterday showing how much damage a 20-minute fire, that started randomly at On Nut BTS station, could cause took many of us by surprise and I for one am not buying the statement that the construction quality of the station's elevator was "standard".

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    Brownstone Studio

    Life, Published on 03/12/2014

    » After featuring in "Under The Radar", which showcased works by six emerging artists earlier this year at Chulalongkorn University's The Art Center, "Sub-Sukhumwit" is Pongsakul Chalao's debut solo exhibition in which he uses denim collage to create everyday scenes with incredible vividness.

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    Historic Silom restaurant closes

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 21/09/2012

    » Opened before World War II with waiters in white uniforms, you traveled to this restaurant by tram to enjoy its famous ox tail stew & beef steak salad.

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    Klong Toey cooking school

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 30/06/2011

    » From street vendor to cooking school and cookbooks. An NGO helped her, now she helps others in need.

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