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    A social disease

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/09/2018

    » One of my favourite actors recently left this world prematurely due to frail health caused by chronic excessive drinking. It is sad, because Warut Woratham, once the country's No.1 heartthrob, had managed to quit drinking and opted for a healthy lifestyle a few years prior to his death, but the alcohol-related damage to his health had been done. Warut was just 49 when he died.

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    Absurd Thailand, displayed in Germany

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 31/08/2018

    » Hope, desperation and celebration guide the logic of this paradise. "Absurdity In Paradise" is the title of the first Thai contemporary art exhibition to be displayed at Museum Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany, from today until Oct 28.

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    Royal beneficence in Nong Ung

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/07/2018

    » Eighteen years ago, thousands of local villagers living in the seasonally flooded lower part of tambon Kho Nua in Muang district, Yasothon, learned that their lives would change for the better after His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, then the crown prince, visited them. His royal initiatives to dredge Nong Ung, a dry 430 rai swamp, improve soil quality in the community, and revitalise a damaged forest led to the villagers' better livelihood.

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    Exploring Sendai in festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/06/2018

    » Japan-loving Thais should not miss the Toyotsu Japan Festival 2018, a Japanese lifestyle and food festival, which will be held from June 29 until July 1, 10am-9pm, at Royal Paragon Hall on the 5th floor of Siam Paragon.

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    Preserving history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/04/2018

    » Ruins and ancient sites are always under threat from time and disaster. The great flood of 2011, for instance, damaged 128 archeological sites on and around the city island of Ayutthaya. After the incident, the government provided a budget of 600 million baht for the clean-up and restoration work, and there was also financial and technical aid from Unesco, as well as certain foreign countries.

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    Preserving literary heritage

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/04/2018

    » At Wat Sung Men in Phrae province, monks and a dozen local villagers are busy scanning the temple's old manuscripts into a computer. The same activity, in fact, is happening at several temples in the North, including Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong in Chiang Mai as well as others in Lamphun and Nan. Initiated by a German professor, the novel efforts of digitising and conserving ancient manuscripts have caught on with enthusiasm among locals.

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    For the love of kites

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/03/2018

    » Kite-flying enthusiasts should not miss the opportunity to see traditional and decorative kites from around the world when a popular festival returns to the resort town of Hua Hin from March 23-25.

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    A sporting chance

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/02/2018

    » Several teenagers were playing table tennis and badminton, their eyes fixed on movements, their brains whirling, their hands skilfully moving as they played forehand and backhand drives. Most of them are young people who were once juvenile delinquents but now they are trying to turn their lives around. Some of the support they receive is from sports training and empowerment projects initiated by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha.

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    Charitable elephant polo

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/01/2018

    » Like every year, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will host the annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament on the grounds next to the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Hotel by the Chao Phraya River from March 8-11.

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    A royal inspiration

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/12/2017

    » To celebrate the 39th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha today, the princess's initiative, the Nabha Foundation, hosts "Nabha: The Secret Scenes" fair at Plenary Halls 1-3, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok, from tomorrow until Sunday.

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