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    Thailand's female national cyclist is armed and ready

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 04/08/2017

    » We sat down with Jutatip Maneephan (Beaze Za), the Thai national team's number one female cyclist who has won gold medals at both Asian Games and SEA Games. She will be going to the 29th SEA Games 2017 in Malaysia this month. Athletes are not made in a day and Beaze Za has been competing since her pre-teens. She's also now currently doing military service and working at the Weapon Production and Defence centre. To follow her in her cycling journey to the SEA games, or to learn more about her day-to-day life, do follow her on Facebook (fb.com/Jutatip-Maneephan).

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    A multi-national musical feast

    Life, Published on 23/08/2017

    » The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra will present a feast of Austrian, French, Italian and English opera to mark HM Queen Sirikit's 85th birthday, at the Main Hall of the Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Road, on Friday at 8pm.

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    National jobs, international workers

    Life, Published on 06/09/2016

    » Last week activist Srisuwan Janya filed a petition with the Office of the Ombudsman claiming that Thailand's new tallest building, MahaNakhon Tower, breached Thai laws by hiring a foreign architect to design it. He also complained that several foreign workers also run or own shops in markets around the country, a practice that is against the law.

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    Ancient China comes to Bangkok

    Life, Published on 15/10/2018

    » Chinese imperial artefacts and artworks will be showcased at an interactive art exhibition held for the first time in Southeast Asia at River City Bangkok, Charoen Krung 24, from this Thursday Oct 18 to Feb 12 next year.

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    Cycling Towards Victory

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 05/10/2018

    » Thai-American athlete Amanda Carr has always been competitive in the realm of BMX cycling. Born in Punta Gorda, Florida, the 28-year-old cyclist took up the sport at the age of five, deciding to compete professionally at the age of 16. After racing for USA Cycling and attempting to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games, she was approached by the Thai national team and decided to race with them. Carr had previously won the gold medal for the Women's BMX race category at the 2014 Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea, as well as having competed in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. She had recently competed and won the qualifier round in June for the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship in Aranyaprathet, where more than 70 riders competed for a spot in the finals. She is now set to compete in the finals on Oct 12 to be held in the US at the Jones Centre in Arkansas, representing Thailand in the hopes of bringing the gold back home and winning the championship title.

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    Israeli exhibition shows playful side of life

    Life, Published on 25/08/2014

    » To mark the 60th anniversary of Thailand-Israel diplomatic relations, Israeli artist Hanoch Piven's debut Bangkok exhibition invites viewers to look at the world in a new and playful way.

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    Choose Your Own Adventure: When You Are Arrested with a Wildlife Carcass*

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 12/10/2018

    » Let's play the bad guy. Warning: playing this game may cause you to lose faith in humanity. Spoiler: No happy ending.

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    Family business

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 21/09/2018

    » The tagline goes "Blasting mountains, torching huts". That's how the action films of Chalong Pakdivijit are usually described, for his legendary productions are known to be full of explosions, gunfire, intense fighting and villages being burned at the hands of the villains before the heroes arrive to save them. For five decades Chalong, now an 87-year-old National Artist, has been Thailand's best-known action auteur, on both the cinema and television screens.

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    Superstition killed the turtle

    Life, Published on 08/10/2018

    » Throughout the 25 years of her life, Om Sin -- a sea turtle from Chon Buri -- was a symbol of luck and longevity to people who threw coins into her concrete pond believing that doing so would bring them prosperity. Little did she know that it would bring bad luck upon herself.

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    A tour of taste

    Life, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 05/10/2018

    » The Vietnamese are no strangers to Thailand. Going back 230 years, to the beginning of the Ratanakosin reign, a group of Vietnamese were forced to move into Kanchanaburi province as a military troupe to protect the country from war enemies.

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