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  • LIFE

    A dose of green

    Guru, Kankanok Wichiantanon, Published on 11/10/2019

    » Hidden away amid the towering office buildings of Phloenchit, Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort transports you to the seaside with its tropical vibe and what-seems-like an untamed wilderness setting.

  • LIFE

    Everything old is new again

    Guru, Kankanok Wichiantanon, Published on 11/10/2019

    » Bangkok is a city that constantly sees new constructions reaching up to the sky. But if you look close enough, a great number of ancient homes are being brought back to life, reborn with renewed purpose. They demonstrate that embracing historical beauty along with modern innovation produces fascinating and profitable results, with the reassurance that architecturally significant homes are being kept alive. Over the recent years, such places have been popping up more and we hope they continue to. Guru has scoped out some of Bangkok's most admirable, century-old homes to discover the stories behind them.

  • LIFE

    Horror haunts

    Guru, Kankanok Wichiantanon, Published on 25/10/2019

    » For countless generations, superstitions have loomed large in the Thai psyche, often interweaving themselves into hundreds of horrifying tales, both factual and fictitious. Regardless of one's inclination to believe in them, there is no denying that a few real-life events in our fine city send shivers down the spine. Guru has listed places in the city with purported paranormal activity and macabre pasts. If you dare to experience them, you have been warned: proceed with caution.

  • LIFE

    Brioche from heaven

    Guru, Kankanok Wichiantanon, Published on 01/11/2019

    » Upon entering the intimate space that evokes an old-school boulangerie spirit, greeting guests by the door are gleaming rolls of giant-size brioche rolls, with their soft surfaces sheen of dark copper hues.

  • LIFE

    Humble home taste

    Guru, Kankanok Wichiantanon, Published on 01/11/2019

    » Down a small residential alley, Zongter presents itself with a quaint look that takes cues from traditional Chinese coffeehouse amid worn-out shophouses. Built in 1962, the house is looked after by Sirapong Supattarasade, the family's third generation, who has revived the space into a stylish cafe.

  • LIFE

    The millennial approach to conservation

    Guru, Kankanok Wichiantanon, Published on 01/11/2019

    » Wildchain, a blockchain-based mobile game, is designed to raise awareness about wildlife conservation programmes and will be released in March 2020. Guru chats with the game designer Pochara "Tern" Taweesuk and Wildchain Director Florian Rehm to learn more about this millennial approach to conservation.

  • TRAVEL

    Run for the hills

    Guru, Kankanok Wichiantanon, Published on 08/11/2019

    » With Thailand's scorching heat almost all year round, there's never been a better time to take a break away from the hustle and bustle of the city and meander through verdant fields in 20+C weather. Looking for a place to soak in winter breeze? We've got you covered. From the leafy northern province of Chiang Rai to mountainous Loei, Guru has collected eight blooming flower gardens and exciting winter markets, which are open only for the next couple of months.

  • LIFE

    Into the wilderness

    Guru, Kankanok Wichiantanon, Published on 22/11/2019

    » It always feels like summertime in Bangkok, the exception being the few days when the temperature drops. When that happens, many Bangkokians grab the opportunity and swiftly head up north for winter camping Thai-style. This time, ditch the ordinary tents and get cozy with some lavish camping instead. We've got a few spots to choose from:

  • LIFE

    Flavours of the Mediterranean

    Guru, Kankanok Wichiantanon, Published on 29/11/2019

    » Nestled inside a residential village off Rama IX, the whitewashed two-storey house gives the impression of a Greek restaurant that is fresh and contemporary-looking. Inside, the gleam of brass light fixtures against bleached stone walls creates a classy feel; while dark wooden furniture and granite floors tone that down a little for a casual, homey vibe. The scheme of ocean blue runs throughout the place in the form of comfy cushions and blue glassware, which help bring a touch of flair to the rather neutral-toned dining room. The restaurant is spacious, with space for 100 diners. However, this doesn't mean reservations are not needed.

  • LIFE

    The BIG Holiday

    Guru, Kankanok Wichiantanon, Published on 29/11/2019

    » Brian Yang is a US-born architect/partner in Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), an inventive architecture firm based in Copenhagen, New York, London and Barcelona. With 13 years of experience, Yang has been behind many big architecture projects, like the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, and the Shenzhen Energy Mansion in Shenzhen, China. This year, BIG has joined forces with Central Embassy to create festive Christmas-inspired displays throughout the mall's seven floors. Guru talks to Yang to find out about the inspiration behind the first project of BIG in Thailand and what it's like to be part of Central Embassy's big year-end celebrations.

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