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    Epicurean expedition

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Running parallel to the Chao Phraya River, Charoen Krung is commonly known as one of Bangkok's oldest thoroughfares -- the first to be built according to modern engineering.

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    Last light at Lido

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/05/2018

    » The Lido Theatre opened on June 27, 1968, a 1,000-seat movie palace in the fast-modernising neighbourhood of Pathumwan. The first title on the marquee was Guns For San Sebastian, a cowboy film starring Anthony Quinn.

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    A galleries galleria

    Life, Published on 31/01/2018

    » Galleries' Night is returning to Bangkok for a fifth year, bringing together art lovers and inquisitive minds alike for a two-night exploration of over 50 galleries and art spaces.

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    Revelations in Convent

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 19/01/2018

    » Soi Convent has a strange pull. Crawling with office workers by day, it welcomes drinkers and diners by night. At one end is a cloistered convent protected by high walls, at the other a hospital and a church, and in between a motley selection of an Irish pub, street stalls, cafés, bars, dessert shops, dining venues, a som tam joint and an all-girls school. Flanked by the gaudy lights of Patpong and the business-minded Sathorn, the 800m soi in the busy financial district has a discreet but unfailing, perennial charm.

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    Not feeling blessed

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/10/2017

    » Re: "Blessed by the junta", (PostBag, Oct 20).

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    Filling the world with watchful eyes

    Life, Published on 05/09/2017

    » Kathmandu Photo Gallery is holding "A Trace Of Mortality", the first solo exhibition in Thailand by Malaysia's leading contemporary photographer Eiffel Chong, from Saturday to Oct 28.

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    While the kitties NAP, we nibble

    Guru, Narada Sai-ngam, Published on 14/04/2017

    » Over the past few years, animal cafes have proven to be a thing in Thailand, judging by the number of ones operating in Bangkok and major provinces like Chiang Mai and Phuket. And cat cafes are the first subset of this group that have pawed their way into purr-pularity (two puns intended).

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    Livin' La Vida Mocha

    Guru, Lydia Bilton, Published on 10/03/2017

    » Here's a Friday fun fact for you. Did you know that Starbucks (that world-famous green and white coffeehouse you Bangkokians love) failed miserably in Australia? In 2003, the American coffee giant opened eighty-four stores Down Under, and eight years later, sixty of those closed.

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    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

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    Trials and tribulations of Bangkok taxis

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 20/03/2017

    » The cab driver pressed on the accelerator, driving fast and furiously until I felt enough was enough; I ordered him to pull over, gave him the fare and stepped out of the car. Picking up a local passenger like me from a shopping mall on Sukhumvit Road is not a way for him to make much money. I bet he drove straight back along the same road to pick up tourists.

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