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  • BUSINESS

    He's lovin' it

    Business, Pitsinee Jitpleecheep, Published on 06/05/2017

    » Hester Chew calls himself "Thaiporean", a Singaporean who has lived and worked in Thailand half his life.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Pearls of wisdom

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 22/05/2019

    » Nana Dakin is a familiar name on the Thai theatre scene. The member of B-floor Theatre is known for her intelligent and sensitive pieces of physical theatre that deal with such issues as identity, migration and violence.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Molam's mass movement

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 07/11/2014

    » 'Molam can't be tamed," so the old saying goes. The years have certainly proven this true. From now until the end of March next year, the Jim Thompson Art Center presents "Joyful Khaen, Joyful Dance", an exhibition tracing the development of molam from its ritualistic roots in Isan, through its passage as anti-communism propaganda, to its current place in pop culture, where the once rural music is played to the cool or even international crowd of Bangkok.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The sweet sounds of Thailand

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 28/10/2018

    » A dramatic story of loud bell ringing at a temple in Bangkok's Bang Kholaem district reported earlier this month is a reminder that man-made noises are closely associated with Thai culture. Noises are made for a reason regardless of form. Noises surround Thai people despite changes in society and the environment.

  • NEWS

    Learn about LGBTI, say activists

    News, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 18/05/2016

    » People from all walks of life should study the Gender Equality Act to quell discrimination against LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) communities in Thailand, gender activists say.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Wake up and smell the coffee

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 14/09/2014

    » There is no way to know how much coffee the people of Thailand drink in the course of a day. In the future, when the population grows even bigger, they are bound to consume even more. Thais and coffee are inseparably bound, and it isn't only the taste that has hooked them. One of the pleasures of Thai life is to meet up with friends in a coffee shop and relax over a steaming cupful.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Quite a character

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 22/07/2016

    » Phakdi "Try" Santaweesuk avoids the press like the plague. We didn't have to throw an ear-splitting fit on the floor the way his comic characters tend to, but it did take much pestering and badgering before the cartoonist for Ai Tua Lek -- which stars the nation's most popular mischief-maker, Pangpond -- agreed to come out of hiding.

  • LIFESTYLE

    On and off the screen

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 03/08/2015

    » With the aim of learning from an established agency, representatives of the Thai film industry met with executives of the British Film Institute (BFI) in June during the inaugural Thai Film Festival in London, organised by the Ministry of Culture.

  • NEWS

    BBC vows to 'suit Thai laws, culture'

    News, Published on 07/04/2017

    » The BBC is ready to move forward as a digital news content provider in Thailand and it is also ready to adjust its work culture to suit Thai laws and audiences, a BBC World Service executive says.

  • LEARNING

    Thai government adopts open source fonts

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 22/09/2010

    » The Thai government is now taking the lead in open source promotion by requiring free open source fonts be used for government documents.

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