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    The ghost of pop culture future

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 08/08/2014

    » Last month, Thai fans had their first Comic Con experience, when BEC Tero and TrueVisions hosted the Bangkok Comic Con at Paragon Hall, an event local devotees of all things pop culture welcomed with delight.

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    The Tais that bind so closely

    News, Saiarun Pinaduang, Published on 15/02/2014

    » Ethnic Tai Lue residents in provinces in the Upper North are proud of their roots steeped in culture and tradition. Several generations of Tai Lue migrated from the city of Sipsongpanna – or Xishuangbanna – in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan and settled in the upper northern provinces: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phrae, Nan and Chiang Rai and Phayao.

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    Jumbo Problems

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/11/2013

    » In the recent Thai action flick Tom Yum Goong 2, martial artist Tony "Jaa" Panom successfully creates a myth of being the most ferocious animal lover on the planet. After his elephant is kidnapped, he punches, kicks and risks his life, and even kills, to protect his "brother" _ the pachyderm believed to be a descendant of an auspicious war elephant.

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    Where tea & History entwine

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 06/08/2013

    » Even nine cups of tea a day is still considered a bit much for the typical Brit, but any less would make it an "unsatisfactory tea-drinking day" for Stephen Twining. For the 10th generation descendant of a centuries-old business family, Twinings of London, which has taken part in solidifying tea as a cultural icon of the English, a day gone by without a cuppa leaves him a tad queasy.

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    The unbreakable brotherhood

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 25/06/2013

    » The clock said it was nearly evening prayer time for Chiang Mai's At-Taqwa community. Women rushed home while men of all ages gathered at the mosque. The sun was going down yet everybody's spirit was uplifted as they paid respect to Allah.

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    A vanishing northern tradition

    News, Published on 23/03/2013

    » More than just a traditional way of farming is vanishing with the slow but inexorable decline of buffaloes in the North. Not being ones to waste anything, the people of the region are also rueing the loss of certain culinary arts of which the buffalo is an intrinsic part.

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    Let the past serve the present

    Life, Published on 18/12/2012

    » Museums aren't just buildings that house and display old items. They are, in their ideal form, a way to preserve memory and history, and even to offer a way for contemporaries to learn from the past in the hope of a better future.

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    Theravada goes to China

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 04/08/2012

    » When the first Thai temple of the Theravada doctrine opened in China, the story emerged of the unique way it was conceived and built and, more significantly, who was behind it.

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    Visakha Bucha celebrations

    Muse, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/06/2012

    » The Tourism Authority of Thailand Nakhon Pathom and Wat Phra Pathom Chedi Ratchaworamahawihan are hosting the "Miracle of Visakha Bucha Day of the World" until Monday, to celebrate the 2,600th anniversary of Lord Buddha achieving enlightenment.

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    Take a leap into faith at buddhist relics museum

    Brunch, Published on 26/02/2012

    » Clifford Chuan, vice-president of the Buddha Dharma Relics Museum, says that for devout Thais who can't afford to travel around Asia his centre is ''like heaven''.

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