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    Serafimerringningen provides closure for Thais in Sweden

    News, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 29/10/2017

    » Attended by thousands of people, the Serafimerringningen ceremony provided closure for the many Thais living in Sweden and surrounding areas who were unable to attend the grand royal cremation in Bangkok on Thursday.

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    Common threads

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 21/09/2017

    » The silk woven cloth village of Ban Sanuan Nok plants the most mulberry trees in Huai Rat district, Buri Ram. The fresh leaves are the food of silkworms and of the people who use them to enhance their cuisine, and a few of the leaves are even bigger than the size of an adult's hand.

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    A 'sacred' quest to save the past

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 16/09/2017

    » Artisan crafts have been falling out of favour for years, with many morphing into exhibits and even finding their final resting place at museums.

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    The dandy photographer

    Guru, Published on 08/09/2017

    » Whoever said you can't do it all clearly hasn't heard of this guy. Fashion photographer, humanitarian and now curator: Kanachai 'Kit' Bencharongkul is catching everyone's eye, and not just for his dapper style or envy-inducing IG account. Far more than a globe-trotting son of telecom tycoon Boonchai, Kit has proven himself to be a tireless and wholehearted worker. He has shot covers for magazines such as Lips, Monocle and E; hosted Who Are You on TV and launched his own sweater brand (@KitB_Brand) from which all profits go to charity. But that's not all. He is also the curator of the ongoing "King of Kings" exhibition at MOCA Bangkok, a photo exhibition in tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. We asked Kit a few questions about his work, style and what curating this significant exhibition involves.

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    A larger-than-life Aussie lit up Thailand

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 07/05/2017

    » The annual Australian TV awards called The Logies were on last week. Having been away from Australia for nearly three decades I can't get too excited about them, primarily because most of the winners were born after I left. Watching excerpts of the shows up for awards does remind me that one cannot confine a discussion about bad TV to Thailand only.

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    Weaving ties and traditions

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 04/04/2017

    » Wongduean Udomdechawet smiles when she talks about the craft of creating the tie-dyed silk woven cloth, known as mudmee.

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    An enduring tradition

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/03/2017

    » Khamson Srathong, 78, sits comfortably in front of a weaving loom under her raised-floor house in Ban Phon village in Kalasin's Kham Muang district.

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    Forever grateful

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/02/2017

    » 'My Dearest Khun Prisna, I am now in one of the most beautiful places. Our hotel's name is 'Castello del Sole' (Castle of the Sun). Isn't it chic? The name is like one in a fairy tale. This town is so cute. It has a bright-coloured lake and nice houses on slopes. Routes and paths criss-cross the hills. Colourful flowers blossom everywhere ..."

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    Finding their footing

    Life, Published on 23/05/2016

    » The recent disappearance of women's glossies, including local titles such as Priew, Volume and Image as well as international franchises InStyle and Cosmopolitan, seems rather sudden yet not surprising.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Published on 07/05/2016

    » 1 In collaboration with the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, the Goethe-Institut of Thailand will be hosting the Green Cycles Symposium, a two-day event aimed at highlighting issues around the sustainable production of textiles. Featuring professional figures and representatives from the textile and fashion industry from Germany and Southeast Asia as well as start-ups, student projects and local hilltribes, the symposium will be discussing various topics with the goal of developing ecologically sustainable business practices in the textiles industry. The event will be held at the BACC on May 11-12.

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