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    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

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    Crowds mark King's birthday and Buddhist Lent

    News, Published on 29/07/2018

    » Thais across the country yesterday celebrated His Majesty King's 66th birthday and the start of the three-month Buddhist Lent period with merit-making and acts of selflessness.

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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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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Published on 05/11/2016

    » 1. There is no understating the appreciation Thai people feel for Japanese food. But with so many restaurants around already and more opening every day, how can one know which of them are actually worth spending money on? Well, for those of us looking for an opinion from the mouths of Japanese natives, look no further than the Bangkok Japanese Restaurant Guide 2016-2017, a comprehensive tome that points you to 75 of the top Japanese restaurants in Bangkok, chosen by a team of Japanese people. Conveniently divided into eight sections based on the type of Japanese food such as sushi, tepanyaki, tempura, ramen, etc, the book also gives you information on the price range, imported ingredients and more, so you can have all the information you need to choose the best restaurant for your particular Japanese cravings. The book costs 480 baht, and can be found at any book store near you.

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    Worthy of the enlightened

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/11/2017

    » The royal cremation for King Bhumibol Adulyadej last month was a moment of historic importance. Nonetheless, another important task relating to the ceremony is still under way.

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    Heavenly rides

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/08/2017

    » Like a journey through clouds towards heaven, marvellous royal chariots and vehicles will be moving smoothly and gracefully around the Grand Palace and Sanam Luang in a stunning procession for the royal funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 26. Amid great sorrow and mourning, everyone will be mesmerised by the grandeur of the royal ceremonies befitting the great king.

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    BMA urges help for 'crazy' pigeon feeder

    News, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 14/07/2017

    » Weerasak Sunthonjamorn, also known as Uncle Pui, has been feeding more than 200 pigeons at his home in a busy Bangkok district for more than three decades.

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    Flowers for the late king

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 01/06/2017

    » The royal cremation ceremony of our beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej is five months away and many organisations are contributing to prepare a large number of dok mai chan (funeral cremation flowers) to be distributed to the public.

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    Lighting the dark

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/10/2016

    » I am an American who had the privilege of living in Thailand under the reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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    Visakha Bucha Nationwide

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 19/05/2016

    » Tomorrow, Buddhists across Thailand will celebrate Visakha Bucha Day, which marks the Full Moon days of the sixth lunar month when the Lord Buddha was born, became enlightened and left this world for nirvana about 2,600 years ago. Here are some of the big celebrations on the list.

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