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  • LIFESTYLE

    In her art, religion and ruins

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 19/01/2017

    » Last Friday inside the Singapore Art Museum, Pannaphan Yodmanee tiptoed around her giant art installation, an arrangement of ruins and pagodas scattered on the floor, as she tried to find the best spot for a portrait. Once able to set her feet down properly, the commotion started.

  • LEARNING

    Isan home to ancient Dvaravati ruins

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 31/08/2012

    » Scattered across Isan & other parts of Thailand, the 1200-old ruins of ancient Dvaravati show how long Buddhism has been here.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Food for thought

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 11/11/2018

    » This week I enjoyed a delicious lunch at Suan Dusit University, my host being none other than the dean of the Faculty of Education.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Bismillah, Freddie will not let us go

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 02/11/2018

    » Freddie Mercury, played with an earnest commitment bordering on fetishism by Rami Malek in the biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody, is a rock star the likes of which we hadn't seen before the 1970s and haven't since: An Asian frontman of a British rock outfit, a four-octave opera lover who sang in leotards and thongs, a proud organiser of orgiastic jamborees, and a gay man who endeared himself to the hard-rock audience that, in all likelihood in those pre-diversity days, either failed to realise that their mustachioed rock-god was out-and-out queer or suppressed their suspicion so completely that they didn't feel any cognitive dissonance in their devotion to Queen. Even the name Freddie gave the band laid it all bare.

  • NEWS

    Hit TV series brings tourists and traffic to Ayutthaya

    News, Sunthorn Pongpao, Published on 11/03/2018

    » Ayutthaya: The ruins and historical sites in this central plains province are a must-see in every guide book, but this ancient former capital is being taken by storm since the premiere of TV series Buppaesannivas (Destiny), a historical fantasy.

  • NEWS

    Parks officials refuse to budge over Similan quota

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 16/10/2018

    » The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has rejected a request by business operators to postpone a quota system for tourists in Similan National Park in Phangnga province.

  • NEWS

    Indonesia mourns as tsunami death toll climbs

    Reuters, Published on 01/10/2018

    » PALU, Indonesia: The toll from an earthquake and tsunami soared to 832 confirmed dead on Sunday, with authorities fearing the numbers will climb as rescuers grappled to get aid to outlying communities cut off from communications and help.

  • OPINION

    Noisy riders are relevant

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/10/2018

    » Re: "Summary execution", (PostBag, Oct 6). Unfortunately, my letter was cruelly edited to the point that it made little sense. In my original, I included photographs in support, and said that although a (very weak) argument could be made for motorcycles riding on the footpath against the flow of traffic, none can be made for those that ride on the footpath with the flow of traffic.

  • OPINION

    Shared items with no sole 'owner'

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/09/2018

    » Over the past weeks, social media has buzzed with a number of Khmer netizens jittering over Thailand's registration of khon masked dance performance as intangible cultural heritage with Unesco.

  • LIFESTYLE

    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 15/04/2017

    » 1. On Friday the 21st, at 7pm, the Foreign Correspondents Club will be playing host to award-winning Spanish photojournalist Omar Havana, who will be speaking of his experiences working on Endurance, a photo book chronicling the lives of people in Nepal following the devastating earthquake that left the country in ruins in 2015. The book will be on sale at the event.

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