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    Long live the King (updated)

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 05/12/2012

    » A huge crowd filled the Royal Plaza and far beyond to witness a rare public appearance by His Majesty the King as part of his 85th birthday celebrations.

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    On the run with Toon again

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 31/08/2018

    » On Dec 25 last year, the entire nation cheered on Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai as he crossed the finish line in Mae Sai, the northernmost district of the country. It was the completion of his much-celebrated, and much-debated, 55-day charity run to raise funds for 11 public hospitals. The "Kao Kon La Kao" project covered a distance of 2,215km, starting from the country's southern tip in Betong, Yala, and arriving up north in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai. Over 1 billion baht was raised from the run.

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    Pop singer legend Thitima dies aged 54

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 08/07/2017

    » Thitima "Waen" Sutsunthorn, a popular singer who helped define the Thai pop-music landscape in the 80s and 90s and remains an inspiration for many young singers, passed away on Friday after a long battle with cancer. She was 54.

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    An explosion of emotion

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/10/2017

    » When the news broke on Oct 13 last year that the much beloved King Bhumibol had died, the nation was in for the biggest heartbreak of our generation. People reacted with feverish emotion, with some bursting into tears and others beginning to pray. But National Artist Prof Emeritus Preecha Thaothong grabbed his brush and poured his grief onto canvas. He spent that entire night painting and, the next morning, ended up with a portrait of the revered monarch.

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    The power of three resonates late king's goodwill

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 29/10/2017

    » Three celebrities are showing King Bhumibol's word can reach younger people committed to pursuing his good deeds as the country paused last week to send the late monarch to heaven.

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    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

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    Ceremonial splendour

    Life, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 30/01/2017

    » Tongthong Chandransu is the name that comes to the mind of most people when they think about royal ceremonies. His narration of these events, a familiar element during their broadcast, is always filled with insightful facts and wondrous anecdotes about Thai history and centuries-old culture.

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    Understanding a country's grief

    Life, Published on 19/10/2016

    » Since the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej last Thursday, a shockwave of emotional distress has been felt across Thailand. As the country observes a period of mourning, emotions continue to resonate.

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    Brush with deathbrings out the bestin our children

    Spectrum, Published on 31/07/2016

    » The bloom was off our Rose -- but for only a few minutes. She didn't die. It happened this past June 19, a Sunday. A sudden-death horror story. Almost. It began and ended in five minutes. Literally. Five minutes. But she lived.

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    Legacy of early man

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/06/2016

    » Visiting museums in Thailand is no longer dull since several museums have been renovated and well-presented. Since its big improvement late last year, the 128-year-old National Museum Bangkok regularly comes up with rotating exhibitions. The latest is the ongoing "Early Man Of Our Land" exhibition, which will be held until Aug 21 at Issaravinitchai Throne Hall.

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