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  • LIFESTYLE

    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

  • TRAVEL

    Tribute to the King

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 17/11/2016

    » On Saturday, Pattaya will host the "76 Million People's Hearts In Mourning For The Father Of Thailand" event on Beach Road from 3-7.20pm.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Thai musicians charm Bavarian audiences

    Life, Michael Proudfoot, Published on 16/08/2016

    » Opera Siam and the Siam Sinfonietta are in Bayreuth, Germany, home each year to the famous Wagner Festival, for the European premiere of Somtow Sucharitkul's opera The Silent Prince, which forms part of the Bayreuth Annual Young Artists Festival. Before the opera opens members of the ensemble have performed concerts in Bayreuth and some small Bavarian towns nearby.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A song of kings

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/06/2016

    » Much like the National Anthem, Thailand's Royal Anthem, known as Pleng Sansoen Phra Barami, is an iconic tune that every Thai person knows by heart. Most commonly heard before the beginning of state occasions, movies, theatre or music performances, the cultural and musical significance of the Royal Anthem, which celebrates the monarch's glory, can't be understated.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A masterclass in music

    Life, Published on 23/10/2014

    » It came as no surprise whatsoever to witness, once again, a full house at the Thai Cultural Centre last Friday, in large part because of the highly anticipated return of West End maestro Michael England, who packed the same venue with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra just over a year ago.

  • LIFESTYLE

    As good as it gets

    Life, Published on 24/04/2012

    » An entertaining musical event is not such a rare occurrence in Bangkok but one that combines this aspect with education is. When the highly-capable a cappella Bangkok Voices, led by Kittiporn Tantirungrot, MD, performed at Thammasat University's small auditorium late last month, we're expecting to be "edutained." We weren't disappointed.

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