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  • NEWS

    A unique bond

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 21/05/2018

    » If Zack Blackmon Jr were to tell you that he's a direct descendant of the original Siamese Twins Eng and Chang Bunker, there's no way you'd believe him. White skinned, blue eyed and with a delightfully thick North Carolinian accent, Blackmon Jr, 67, is surprisingly in fact, the great-great grandson of Eng.

  • LIFESTYLE

    New books worth reading

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 29/12/2016

    » From Dust To Dust: A Journalist's Memoir

  • LIFESTYLE

    Bookworms' paradise

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 17/11/2016

    » Though this year's major book fairs and festivals have already passed, other small book-related events to enliven reading culture can still be enjoyed. There are two reading events that may be of interest for bookworms in days to come.

  • 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.

  • OPINION

    Seeing the world through another's eyes

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 13/11/2015

    » As much as Facebook is a virtual space of borderless interaction, it has, for many, undeniably become our most immediate and primary news source. It's a personalised pool of information, which though we have chosen consciously, can transform who we are and the way we think without our even realising it. And I have often wondered what it would be like to live, maybe for a day, in the social media world of other people's Facebook accounts.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A cultural crossroads

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 28/01/2015

    » In the trailer for the currently running Channel 3 TV series Bang Rajan, the formidable Somchai Kemglad bellowed: "I'll fight with my body and blood for the my fellow Thais, for them to be at peace, whether awake or asleep."

  • LIFESTYLE

    A right royal read

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 09/02/2015

    » When Subhatra Bhumibrabhas said she wanted to translate The King In Exile: The Fall Of The Royal Family Of Burma by Sudha Shah, people warned that the prospects weren't that bright. Why, they said, would Thai readers want to read about the late Burmese king who lived in exile and died almost a century ago? Subhatra, former journalist and now media activist whose interest in Myanmar dates back years, shrugged off such caution and followed her heart in translating the book into Thai.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Mavericks meet their match

    Life, Published on 22/09/2014

    » The winners of the SEA Write Awards, the region's most distinguished literary prize, will be announced early next month, the category to be judged in this year's competition being the short story. In the run-up to that glittering event, we talk to the six Thai finalists, all unconventional individuals in their own way, asking them about their work, their favourite authors and why they prefer to express themselves in the short-story format.

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