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    Bangkok is turning into a giant art gallery

    Bloomberg News, Published on 23/10/2018

    » Bangkok is renowned for street food and shopping delights as well as notorious nightlife, but the latest effort to woo tourists aims for the cultural high ground by turning the metropolis into an art gallery.

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    Journeys of northern art

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/02/2019

    » Travel is fun, especially when it can be carried out under uncommon themes. The North is charming for the beauty of its nature, art and culture. Visiting the North to learn and appreciate traditional craftsmanship is an interesting idea, inspired by the ongoing exhibition "Tracing The Fading Legacy: Stories Of Living Legends" at Raya Heritage, Chiang Mai, that will run until the end of March as a tribute to handicraft masters and teachers.

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    An art oasis

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 12/07/2019

    » One of a handful of hotels in Siem Reap, Cambodia, spearheading the sustainability movement is Treeline Urban Resort. The urban resort, which gets its name from the Angkorian trees dotting the pathways of the city, opened in November 2018. It is right on the beaten path and off it. Best described as designed for the eco-conscious traveller, Treeline makes sure the balance between nature and urbanisation coexist in artistic harmony. Built by pioneering Cambodian architect Hok Kang, the resort promotes environmental consciousness while maintaining the luxury.

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    Edgy art in the Northeast

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 17/10/2018

    » It began on Oct 6, but it's not too late to check out the edgy art festival Khonkaen Manifesto, taking place at various sites around the northeastern province until Oct 26.

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    Enchanting visitors with design

    Life, Published on 30/04/2019

    » Central Embassy is celebrating its 5th anniversary with the world premiere of a world-class art and design project that will transform its ground floor and the front area into a forest of inspiration for one month, from Thursday May 2 until June 2.

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    Pixelated Present

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 14/12/2018

    » Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone has displayed his works in the organised set-up of galleries and on the street with the urban landscape as a backdrop around the world, including Mexico City, New York and Osaka. He has collaborated with brands like London-based label Romance to design a bicycle produced by Specialised and has also repainted a bridge in Guadalmedina, Spain. The artist who describes himself as a "child of the internet era" brings his analogue/digital imagery to Thailand with an art installation at Siam Center.

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    The sacred and the mundane

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/07/2019

    » When people want to learn of certain cultures, they mostly look to something big like opera, literature, arts and even cultural heritage specific to that country.

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    The art of used plastic, courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 13/03/2018

    » Britain's dame of punk, Vivienne Westwood, is known for taking modern punk mainstream, but she is also outspoken on environmental issues. It is no surprise that her latest collection to drop in stores for spring summer 2018, Anglomania, draws most of its motifs from the concept of saving the world through sustainability and using less plastic.

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    Nothing standard about it

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 07/09/2018

    » Having worked as the assistant of hospitality for trailblazer Barry Sternlicht when the Starwood empire was just getting launched, Amar Lalvani was right at the birth of the whole "cool lifestyle hotel" movement as it came into fruition 20 years ago. "I was there since the beginning and I loved it," the California-born hotelier recalls. "I didn't seek it, but when I saw it, it encapsulated everything I liked to do so I just stuck with it."

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    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.

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