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    Smiling in plain view

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 08/10/2014

    » It's very rare for him not to smile. He smiles when he speaks. In fact, he even smiled when he was hauled into a police truck on the night the military announced Thailand's 19th coup. He also smiled — as some photographs showed — when he was subsequently brought back twice to a military camp.

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    Made in China, via Bangkok

    Muse, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 26/08/2017

    » It's not often that you get to see austere ministers of various ministries, business bigwigs, Hong Kong superstar Ray Lui (better known in Thailand as Tingli), K-pop singers and hundreds of screaming groupies all in the same room. Yet all those differing personalities came together under the flashing glitz and glam of the Thailand Headlines Person of the Year Award ceremony last month at Bangkok Convention Centre, Centara Grand.

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    Ninth life

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 19/07/2017

    » For millennia, cats have been popular as pets. In the internet era, cats rule, beating dogs and other animals as the kings and queens of newsfeeds, stars of viral clips and an endless supply of adorable photos. There are celebrity cats with millions of social media followers.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 18/03/2017

    » 1. Flying as a couple (or gang) just got even sweeter with the new double bed and adjustable panels unveiled by Qatar Airways last week. This QSuite, which allows groups to socialise or create their own room, will be in operation in June. In the meantime, try to score a trip to your dream destination by taking part in their "Going Places Together" campaign. Visit www.qrgoingplacestogether.com for a chance to win round-trip tickets valued at more than 200,000 baht. Between this year and next, a total of 15 new destinations will be launched. Later this year, the airline will also be flying to Chiang Mai, and new spots such as Canberra, Auckland, Dublin, Las Vegas, Rio de Janeiro, Sarajevo, Skopje and Nice.

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    Jack of all fruits

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 09/10/2016

    » The world population was listed at one billion in 1804. Statistics show that 123 years passed before it reached two billion in 1927, but it took only 33 years to hit the three billion mark in 1960. From then on it rose by leaps and bounds, taking only 14 years to reach four billion in 1974 and 13 years to rise to five billion in 1987. I still remember reading about the world population reaching six billion in 1999. It now stands at 7.5 billion, and it took only 17 years to reach that number.

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    Whale of a story

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/08/2015

    » Only 50km away from Bangkok, more than 50 Bryde's whales swim in the Gulf of Thailand. Whale-watching tourism has a bright future since Thailand is the only Asean country where people can see Bryde's whales.

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    Bromeliads for beginners

    Brunch, Published on 14/12/2014

    » Plant fairs, like the ones recently held at Suan Luang Rama IX Park and Kasetsart University's Kamphaeng Saen campus, draw gardening enthusiasts from far and wide as they are usually good sources of new and improved varieties, as well as rare and not so rare plants.

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    Thai classical music innovator: Utis Narksawat

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 29/03/2013

    » After a PhD in agricultural economics, he studied with music legend Luang Pradit Phairo & went on to invent new instruments & styles of playing.

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    Pearl farming in Phuket

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 10/10/2011

    » Take a guided tour through pearl farming and the history of Phuket's most successful pearl farm.

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