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    The heaviness of history, worn lightly

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 28/02/2018

    » Suddenly, Thai traditional costumes have made a quiet comeback -- for at least a month or so.

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    Mental projection

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 29/08/2018

    » Throughout the Bangkok Biennial, a number of pavilions have been set up in unusual locations -- from a temple in Nang Loeng district (the Supernatural Pavilion) to the Bangrak Bazaar market (for "Quid Pro Quo"), a light bulb shop (for "Sangnual 2551") or even an internet website (

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    High hopes

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 26/01/2018

    » If Jim Thompson were alive today, Gerald Mazzalovo -- the Thai silk company's chief executive officer -- would want to ask him questions about his multifarious life. Not only did the late designer and founder of the Jim Thompson brand live through a tumultuous political era -- alternately as architect, spy, collector of antiques -- but he maintained relationships with local revolutionaries, European and American socialites and A-list celebrities, from Ho Chi Minh to Truman Capote.

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    Our friend

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 30/06/2017

    » Don't let his simple kitchen fool you. Jérôme Coldefy has cooked unforgettable dinners in more unusual settings and offbeat locations, from the pavements of Chinatown to a yacht off an island near Koh Samui.

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    When Chinatown is no longer Chinese

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 25/01/2017

    » To visitors, Yaowarat comes to life when the gold shops' tall windows go dark and neon signs burn bright on top of buildings. As night falls, the main street of Bangkok's Chinatown transforms into a lively canteen, buzzing with vendors and noise and cars. Tourists, sitting on plastic stools as they wait for their seafood dishes to be served, flood the pavements. Their overflow on the road causes drivers to manoeuvre their cars in stop-motion, honking at each other.

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