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  • NEWS

    Ringing in the new year again

    Life, Published on 26/04/2018

    » Although the nationwide celebration of Songkran was two weeks ago, the traditional Lanna Songkran ceremony in Chiang Rai marked its revival last Friday, after having disappeared for 30 years.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A full slate of Songkran festivities

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 06/04/2018

    » The Dusit Winter Festival (Oon Ai Rak) may be over, but initiatives from His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn to spread the good grace of Thai culture continue. From today until Sunday, a number of activities relating to Songkran festivities will be hosted at the Royal Plaza and nearby Sanam Suapa. Tonight, at 6pm, members of the public are invited to join in a Buddhist chant along with 239 monks to pay homage to Queen Sirikit and the past monarchs.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Valentina Lisitsa's outspoken words, outgoing music

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 12/12/2017

    » Wonderful news for music lovers who hate Tchaikovsky symphonies. On Friday, the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) will be performing a Tchaikovsky symphony.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The violinist whose bow is a sabre

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 23/11/2017

    » Attention Insurance Companies: Boris Belkin is coming to Bangkok on Nov 28, and nothing anywhere in the path of his knife-sharp bow is safe. Not the Bangkok Concert Hall, not Michael Tilkin, the conductor of the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra or any buildings in the area are liable to shake, rattle and roll.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A musical greeting to Japan

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 04/10/2017

    » As Japanese conductor Koji Kawamoto waved his baton in one swift motion, the 63 musicians of the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra filled Tokyo's acoustically stunning Suntory Hall with an unfamiliar tune.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Our Farewell Flowers

    Life, Published on 21/06/2017

    » 'Flower-making is all about imagination," Aporn Kulkusol said as her fingers nimbly arranged the petal of a paper daffodil. Scattered on the table in front of her were petal-shaped paper, scissors, thread spools, candles and incense sticks. "Use your heart," was the middle-aged woman's advice as she completed the daffodils -- dararat -- the flower that the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej often gave to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit when they lived in Switzerland.

  • TRAVEL

    Santol fair in the town of monkeys

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 01/06/2017

    » Until June 13, the 26th Sweet Santol And Good Products Of Lop Buri Festival will take place in front of Muang Lop Buri district office with the aim to promote local fruits and agro-tourism, and create public awareness for the conservation of agricultural resources.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A gift from the King

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 06/12/2016

    » Most, if not all, Thais do not know the Tilapia nilotica by its full-fledged name. But most, if not all, have probably eaten it before.

  • TRAVEL

    Lent Celebrations

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 14/07/2016

    » To celebrate the start of Buddhist Lent on July 20, Buddhists nationwide have organised ceremonies which mirror their faith and local traditions.

  • TRAVEL

    Ride to Khong's Legendary

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 22/10/2015

    » The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will organise "Ride to Khong's Legendary", the road bicycle race through four provinces along the Mekong River, from Oct 29 to Nov 1. The aim is to promote sport tourism and to see the potential to organise the event as an annual international bicycle race, according to TAT chief Yuthasak Supasorn. TAT invested about 13 million baht in the event, which is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants.

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