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  • LIFESTYLE

    Their story

    Life, Published on 12/07/2018

    » 'I feel like I'm walking into an execution ground," said Thai artist Thasnai Sethaseree at the end of June, a few minutes before the Signature Art Prize 2018 award ceremony in Singapore was about to start. "Personally, when I'm in a position that I'm judged, I feel uncomfortable. It doesn't have to do with winning or not winning. I just don't like getting tested."

  • NEWS

    Three months of edgy grassroots art

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 06/07/2018

    » Bangkok's first-ever Biennial officially kicked off on Sunday night with an evening aerobics session on the Chao Phraya riverside at a popular spot for dwellers and sports lovers beneath the Rama VIII bridge. The choice of location -- anchored in Bangkok residents' daily lives -- and the disruptive event itself -- complete with ceremonial opening remarks and a ribbon-cutting moment -- set the tone (i.e. caustic, critical and edgy) for the many art exhibitions and activities to be held in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand in the coming months.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Thailand's Thasnai facing a jury

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 27/06/2018

    » Thai artist Thasnai Sethaseree, whose monumental-scale paper collage work questions Thai historiography and structures of power, is among the finalists nominated for the 2018 Signature Art Prize in Singapore.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The burden of giving

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 26/10/2016

    » For someone who's been living and working near the Giant Swing of Bangkok for 15 years, Prajin* -- a middle-aged restaurant worker -- said he has never seen his neighbourhood in such a messy state.

  • TRAVEL

    A hidden gem

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 25/08/2016

    » Along a stretch from Lan Luang Road to Nakhon Sawan Road, less than 500m from Phan Fa Bridge, is the Nang Loeng Community. Its former name is E-Loeng, named after the oversized Mon-style jars.

  • TRAVEL

    River Kwai Fair

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/12/2015

    » The annual River Kwai Bridge and Red Cross Fair runs until Dec 7 at the River Kwai Bridge and Klib Bua Field in Muang district, Kanchanaburi. The event is held under the concept of "70 Years Of Peace in Kanchanaburi". A highlight is a light and sound show depicting the history of the bridge and the "Death Railway", which were constructed by POWs during World War II. Also, there are the Provincial Red Cross Council's shops, government agencies and public enterprises' exhibitions, concerts by famous singers and bands, a mini motor show and amusement park.

  • TRAVEL

    Cycling in Hua Hin

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/09/2015

    » The "Ratchapak Bike and Concert: Gratitude to Motherland" cycling race will take place on the 126km route between Ratchapak Park and Jalaprathan Cement Factory and back to the park in Hua Hin district, Prachuap Khiri Khan, on Sept 12.

  • TRAVEL

    Marking Khao Phansa Day

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/06/2015

    » On July 30, the Lat Chado Municipality in Ayutthaya's Phak Hai district will host a Buddhist Lent candle procession ceremony on the Lat Chado Canal to mark Khao Phansa Day.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 a tribute to Thai-Italian relations

    Life, Published on 10/04/2015

    » Staged under the main theme of "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", the Expo Milano 2015 will be a global showcase where more than 140 countries will display technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone. The expo, which runs from May 1 through Oct 31 in Milan, Italy, expects to welcome more than 20 million visitors.

  • TRAVEL

    Floral festival in Mae Hong Son

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/09/2014

    » From Nov 1-Dec 13, the "2014 Blossoming Bua Tong Flowers on Doi Mae U- Khor" festival will take place in and around fields of dok bua tong, or marigold flowers, on Doi Mae U-Khor in Khun Yuam district, Mae Hong Son province.

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