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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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    Exotic eats, and where to find them

    Guru, Chris Raufeisen, Published on 28/07/2017

    » At the heart of every culture is food. The smells, tastes and textures are deeply rooted in the chronology of our heritage. Living in Bangkok, we are fortunate to be a home for countless cultures, cuisines and kitchens. How far off the grid can you go to satisfy your culinary curiosities? This week, Guru took a look at some pretty far out places. Here are some exotic eats, and where to find them!

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    Baraku operators complain their livelihoods are up in smoke

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 08/09/2014

    » Baraku or shisha service operators at pubs and restaurants along Bangkok's busy tourist streets are outraged over the National Council for Peace and Order order to ban the import of the Middle-Eastern style hookah pipe, a device used to smoke baraku, a tobacco-type product.

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    Keep a lid on Songkran

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/04/2017

    » The Songkran Festival officially begins today. Unlike previous years, the water splashing activities especially in Bangkok will take place in regulated calmness thanks to a series of state orders that are driven by the need to promote road safety and curb traffic-related fatalities.

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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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    French yum woonsen a hit in Yaowarat

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 29/12/2012

    » A French national and his Thai wife are doing a good business selling Thai street food in Bangkok's Yaowarat district, drawing startled looks from passersby.

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    NCPO reclaims the streets

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Some might perceive omnipresent street food and pavement vendors as part of Bangkok's charm. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), however, thought that some of these vendors might have gone too far in occupying public spaces.

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    New books worth reading

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 29/12/2016

    » From Dust To Dust: A Journalist's Memoir

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    The F word

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 26/06/2016

    » Affable Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra eschews the "f" word. He's made it clear that from now on, he never wants to hear it again.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 14/05/2016

    » 1 Marks & Spencers is stepping up their fashion game, embarking on a project series in collaboration with today's most exciting designers, fashion icons and brands. The first collaboration in the project is with fashion model, style icon and television presenter Alexa Chung. The collection, called Archive by Alexa, features 31 contemporary womenswear pieces inspired by the M&S company archives. Standout pieces include the colourful Eliza Dress, inspired by a 1950s apron. The collection is now available online and at CentralWorld and CentralPlaza Pinklao.

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