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    The plight of the stateless

    Life, Published on 14/08/2018

    » Thanom's ancestors lived in what was Siamese territory, near Bang Saphan district in Prachuap Khiri Khan, over a century ago. Back then Burma, to the west, was a British colony and people who lived along the border crossed back and forth without much difficulty. When state boundaries were redrawn during the reign of King Rama V, his family was stuck on the other side. As a young man Thanom was a cattle herder, and he travelled around Karen villages to buy cattle and buffaloes and crossed over to sell them on the Thai side. When he started this job, a cow was just 20 baht and a buffalo was 50 baht.

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    Thais brighten Aussie oasis

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 05/08/2018

    » There's nothing like a challenge from a cynical sibling to plunge yourself into a new adventure.

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    Performing arts for the royal funeral

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/10/2017

    » On the grounds of Sanam Luang this Thursday, dancers will dance, puppeteers will weave their magic and singers will croon sad songs. This is the time of mourning, but there is a centuries-old tradition of the royal court to host festivities on the occasion of a royal funeral. A wide range of majestic performances will grace the stages from 6pm on the royal cremation day until early the following morning.

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    Grand finale

    Life, Published on 23/10/2017

    » A basketball court at the College of Dramatic Arts in Nakhon Pathom has been used as a temporary stage for practising nang yai (grand shadow play) and khon masked performances over the past week.

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    What’s trending and happening this week

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 21/04/2018

    » 1 Feel like putting your strength to the test? Under Armour is bringing back its annual urban fitness challenge Test Of Will, to be held on April 28 and 29 at CentralWorld. Participants will complete physical challenges -- Over and Under (hurdles), Deadball Squats, Kettlebell Farmer Walks and Bear Crawls -- in a four-minute circuit challenge. Contestants will be divided into age categories: 18-34, 35-44 and 45+. Each will be scored based on the maximum number of correct repetitions they can achieve within one minute. A cash prize of 50,000 baht is up for grabs for the male and female competitors who achieve highest overall score. Register to compete, for 500 baht, at testofwill.com. Available only for Thai residents over the age of 18.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 07/04/2018

    » 1. Capsule-coffee giant Nespresso has launched a tiny marvel for café au lait lovers: the Nespresso Lattissima One. Available in two elegant colours of Silky White or Mocha Brown, the little machine provides a convenient and easy solution to create the perfect cappuccino. Specifically designed for a single serving, the machine will froth all the fresh milk from its container directly into your cup to prevent waste. Extremely easy to use, the machine comes equipped with one button to froth your milk and two buttons to either prepare an espresso or a lungo cup of coffee. The Nespresso Lattisima One is available at Siam Paragon's Nespresso Boutique for 14,300 baht.

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    Enduring play moves into the #MeToo generation

    Life, Published on 05/04/2018

    » Last Thursday, women from 12 countries took the audience by storm in a perceptive, inspiring, and hilarious performance of The Vagina Monologues. The diverse members of Bangkok Rising, a volunteer organisation whose main cause is to raise awareness of the need for gender equality and an end to gender-based violence, rendered tangible the reality of womanhood in a context of oppression, abuse, and also self-discovery. In a powerful conclusion, they turned their attention to the appalling state of gender-based violence today, more than 20 years after the play's premiere.

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    New historical drama to savour

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 18/04/2018

    » The party is not over yet despite last Wednesday's happy ending of Buppaesannivas that also showed a teaser for the sequel, Phromlikhit, which Broadcast Thai Television will begin production of next year.

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