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    Rediscovering my city

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 27/11/2015

    » Returning to Bangkok in the late 1980s, ML Poomchai Chumbala became a New York Times foreign correspondent that had him writing a column about Thailand. The assignment had him rediscovering his hometown after being away for 12 years following schooling in the UK.

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    Flying the flag

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 13/10/2015

    » Going vegetarian, the old style

  • TRAVEL

    Vegetarian Festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/10/2015

    » The Vegetarian Festival originated in China, and is based on a Chinese belief that seven Lord Buddhas and two bodhisattvas (enlightened beings) annually visit the world in the form of nine deities. They stay for nine days and nine nights in the ninth lunar month. In Southeast Asia, the Vegetarian Festival has become a tradition in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. This traditional observation of vegetarian diet is for people of Chinese descent to do spiritual cleansing and merit-making. This year, the festival in Thailand is being celebrated until Oct 21.

  • TRAVEL

    Chinese New Year around Thailand

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 12/02/2015

    » From Feb 12-28, colourful Chinese New Year festivities will take place at different venues in Bangkok and 11 other cities nationwide.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Raising the yellow flag

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 30/09/2014

    » The sky above Chinatown is blocked by a dense layer of yellow flags and lanterns and banners; the air heavy with grease from industrial-sized frying pans. Navigating Yaowarat with any form of transportation, on foot or on a bus, during the past week has been more chaotic than ever. The annual Vegetarian Festival, which ends on Thursday, is celebrated not by just believers, young and old, in white and in every other colour, but also by the media and sponsors ranging from banks to amusement parks.

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