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  • LIFESTYLE

    In praise of mangoes

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 20/04/2018

    » At this very minute, no fruit dominates Thailand's food scene like the mango. The juicy, brightly yellow flesh of the fully ripe fruit, typically accompanied by sweet sticky rice, is regarded as the gastronomic holy grail for the summer season by many aficionados, locals and visitors alike.

  • TRAVEL

    Collaborating on happiness

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Soil has been piled up and from afar it looks like a red hill. Frangipani trees without leaves or flowers stand around the foothill as if guarding it from intruders. From the base where locals laid flowers, one can only see some big umbrellas -- the kind used in monk-ordination ceremonies -- at the hilltop.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Floral flavours

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 10/11/2017

    » From Nov 16-20, Eathai, the upmarket "street food" centre at Central Embassy, and FoodLoft, the gourmet food court at Central Chidlom, will be turned into a floral-themed culinary sanctuary dubbed "Floral Flavour".

  • 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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Flowers for the late king

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 01/06/2017

    » The royal cremation ceremony of our beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej is five months away and many organisations are contributing to prepare a large number of dok mai chan (funeral cremation flowers) to be distributed to the public.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The Royal Family tree

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 28/11/2016

    » The tree is about 15m-tall. It stands in the forest of Kui Buri National Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan, 280km south of Bangkok. Its branches spread out, but they do not have a single leaf.

  • TRAVEL

    Lent candle processions

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

    » To mark the start of Buddhist Lent on July 20, Buddhists nationwide have organised special celebrations that reflect local traditions and beliefs.

  • TRAVEL

    New adventures in Loei

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/06/2016

    » Loei is one of the 12 provinces chosen by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as must-sees. With mountains in various shapes and its location by the Mekong River, this Northeastern province boasts beautiful, natural attractions, which are different from those in the other Northeastern provinces.

  • TRAVEL

    Lent celebrations in Saraburi

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/07/2015

    » From July 29-31, Wat Phra Phutthabat in Saraburi will host the "Tak Bat Dok Mai" (floral merit-making) ceremony to mark Khao Phansa Day, the start of Buddhist Lent.

  • TRAVEL

    Flowering of a village

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 11/09/2014

    » A ton dok mai, which literally translates as flower tree, is finally planted at the temple grounds of Wat Sirimongkol, in the village of Ban Ahee in Loei.

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