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  • LIFESTYLE

    A Return To Form

    Brunch, Published on 09/09/2018

    » There is an oft-recounted anecdote that tells the story of how B5 came to be B5. Basically, each of the group's members -- Suwira "Q" Boonrod, Mariam Grey, Saksit "Tor" Vejsupaporn, Chalatit "Ben" Tantiwut and Uthai "Cake" Poonyamund -- was slated to pursue a solo career as part of Bakery Music's new crop of artists. But that was before they shared the stage for Boyd Kosiyabong's Million Ways To Love: Part I concert, subsequently leading fans to believe that they were an actual, single-unit group. The label, apparently subscribing to the "there's no such thing as bad publicity" ethos, decided to market them as a quintet called B5. And what a decision that was, for their 2004 debut Event became a huge success, giving Bakery Music, whose popularity had been waning during the country's 1997 economic crisis, a much-needed boost.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Takin' it to the streets

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 19/09/2018

    » It's an exciting time for the graffiti and street-art enthusiasts of Thailand. Banksy, Mr. Brainwash and Dotmaster have finally landed in the Kingdom.

  • NEWS

    Palace: Mahathir invited to form next government

    Reuters, Published on 10/05/2018

    » KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's king, Sultan Muhammad V, has decided to invite Mahathir Mohamad to form the next federal government, palace officials said in a statement on Thursday.

  • LIFESTYLE

    An accessible yet enchanting reimagination of Romeo & Juliet

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 31/08/2018

    » "Wilt thou be gone? it is not yet near day: It was the nightingale, and not the lark, That pierc'd the fearful hollow of thine ear; Nightly she sings on yon pomegranate tree: Believe me, love, it was the nightingale." Romeo And Juliet, William Shakespeare

  • LIFESTYLE

    Likay lives on

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 07/08/2018

    » My first experience of popular theatre in Thailand was a likay performance in the main market in Chumpon. I had not been in Thailand for long and was on my way back from a trip to Malaysia, travelling by local bus and train.

  • BUSINESS

    A Day executives form The Standard

    Business, Nanat Suchiva, Published on 06/06/2017

    » A new Thai-language multimedia news agency, The Standard Co, was launched yesterday, run by media veteran Wongthanong Chainarongsingha and Nitipat Suksuay, former executives of A Day Magazine.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Function, form and a fab bod

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 13/01/2017

    » If you're in need of that extra push to get in shape this year, look no further than F45, a brand new functional training studio tucked inside Novotel Bangkok Hotel on Soi 20. We tried out three of their classes, survived and now can confidently tell you that you'll be tired AF and sweating out from every single one of your pores (even if you're a regular gym-goer).

  • OPINION

    Elite true to form

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/09/2016

    » It is no great surprise to read that Andy Hall has been found guilty of criminal defamation (BP, Sept 21).

  • LIFESTYLE

    The shape-shifting form of protests

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 06/10/2015

    » The streets remained empty and all was quiet when thousands of people gathered last Wednesday night to protest against the government's Single Gateway proposal. Protesters weren't, however, down at major landmarks like Asoke or Ratchaprasong intersections, but simply in front of their computer screens. By merely punching the refresh button, these protesters let their resentment known to the authorities by crashing at least six government sites, including the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.

  • NEWS

    Farmer groups form new alliance

    Published on 16/07/2015

    » Nine associations representing farmers across the country joined forces on Thursday to present a powerful united front to protect their members.

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