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  • NEWS

    Expat survey puts Thailand fourth in Asean

    Online Reporters, Published on 07/09/2018

    » Despite the many high-profile international campaigns that tout the welcoming people, exotic food and attractions of the Land of Smiles, Thailand is not the top choice for expats in Southeast Asia, according to a new survey.

  • LEARNING

    Justin Bieber's Thai girlfriend prompts move to Bangkok

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 08/04/2013

    » Do you remember this April 1st story from 2011? When we first published there were quite a few believers despite the untrustworthy date.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Doorway to Gourmet

    Guru, Chris Raufeisen, Published on 21/07/2017

    » The Setting: Surrounded by a jungle of business towers and high rise condos is Chunky. From the outside it looks upscale yet modest in comparison to its neighbours. A step inside will reveal a cosy loft space with high ceilings and generous amounts of sunlight, creating an open ambience. The modest yet sophisticated interior makes it feel like you're stepping into someone's high-rise loft. There's plenty of seating and a prep kitchen ready to whip up drinks on the ground floor while a pleasant little loft for more intimate seating can be found up the staircase at the back of the restaurant.

  • TRAVEL

    Friendly Thailand

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 20/04/2017

    » Thailand has been ranked fifth among the "Top 10 Friendliest Destinations For Families Living Abroad", according to the annual Expat Insider survey conducted by InterNations, the website of expatriate networks that has 2.6 million members in 390 cities.

  • TRAVEL

    Thailand 18th for expats

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 24/11/2016

    » Taiwan has been voted top Expat Destination 2016, while Thailand's position has dropped from seventh to 18th, according to the online Expat Insider survey.

  • BUSINESS

    Rise of Chinese business schools a sign of the times

    Asia focus, Published on 05/02/2018

    » As the biggest contributor to the world economy, it's no surprise that China is experiencing its latest boom in business schools. This year 15 Asian universities, seven of them Chinese, have made the latest Financial Times MBA rankings published last week.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Your horoscope for 2018

    Guru, Chaiyospol Hemwijit, Published on 29/12/2017

    » As is Guru tradition, we present our yearly horoscope in the last issue of the year. Since we're about to say goodbye to 2017, shall we see what 2018 has in store? Happy New Year, everyone!

  • LIFESTYLE

    Meet Bangkok's best BBQ

    Guru, Adam Kohut, Published on 21/08/2015

    » A blue neon sign lures the hungry into The Smokin' Pug, which is perhaps Bangkok's only true American barbecue restaurant. There are chains offering pale imitations of the fabled cuisine, but that, to an eye even remotely trained, reveal themselves to be imposters, cowering behind shields of rubbery steak, smothered in a viscous armour of cloying, pre-bottled sauce.

  • LIFESTYLE

    In the mood for food

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 29/05/2015

    » We here at Guru love us some wordplay (especially when it’s naughty). Punch “5318008” into a calculator and turn it upside down to spell a certain part of female anatomy. Rearrange “dog food lid” backwards (with the right spacing) and you’ll get a NSFW phrase. And remember that time you meant to type “see” on a keyboard, but had forgotten to switch from Thai to English? So when we saw the logo of MOODZ, a five-month-old restaurant at the mouth of Thong Lor Soi 10, we channelled our inner Robert Langdon and discovered the word’s upside-down reflection is “WOODS” — the name of another project by the same management team. The restaurant’s interior feels grown-up with a retro touch, but by no means comes across dated. Turquoise walls make other decorative details pop, from the checkered floor to the custom-made chandeliers. The sophisticated indoor area is perfect for an eye-locking, romantic dinner between lovebirds, while the rattan seats outside create a nice setting for shooting the breeze and people watching. The patrons here are expats, couples on date nights and after-work Thai execs. MOODZ also sees families on Sundays.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Thong Lor's Spanish star

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 13/02/2015

    » The Thong Lor strip is already filled with high-end Japanese restaurants but what many residents don't know, is that a Japanese expat has branched out on his own to open up an authentic Spanish eatery. Hidden right under our noses, it's tucked inside a sub-soi that you would only venture in if your Merc decides to break down. Don't let the huge Spanish flag out front fool you, tapas is not the star of the show here. Instead, the focus is on hearty and hefty Spanish dishes, packed with exciting and authentic flavours that will have you demanding seconds. The decor is modern and comforting, with bright yellow and red tablecloths spicing the place up. Diners include Japanese expats and the area's residents.

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