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    Building BASE

    Guru, Published on 15/06/2018

    » With kind eyes and a confident smile, Jack Thomas is on a mission to make your workout the favourite part of your day. He is the founder and CEO of BASE, one of Bangkok's leading fitness studios, which was voted "Gym of the Year 2018" at the recent Fitness Best, the biggest fitness industry awards in Asia. He has a long list of qualifications, including a diploma in personal training from the UK and has been exercising his expertise in Bangkok's fitness scene since 2009. In addition to the two BASE locations in Thong Lor and Sathon, Thomas has advocated a healthy lifestyle for all through his contributions to various local and international publications. We decided to ask him a few questions about his journey, the BASE experience and for a few fitness tips.

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    The city streets less travelled

    Life, Published on 23/08/2018

    » Community-based tourism is seen as a key to developing the economy of less-travelled areas. It is tourism by local communities to enable visitors' learning in consideration of environmental, social and cultural sustainability. Recently, a total of 120 representatives of community-based tourism groups gathered at a seminar to learn and share opinions on tourism management that emphasises learning and value adding.

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    From the ground up

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 16/05/2016

    » A sufficiency economy is a concept very close to Thais' hearts. But, as widely known as it is, not many seem to realise its potential and possible application, especially in the world of business.

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    New rendition of old standby

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 08/06/2018

    » Rarely does a time-honoured restaurant see success when its business is revamped with a modern concept. The challenge gets tougher, especially when relocation is part of the change.

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    Doorway to Gourmet

    Guru, Chris Raufeisen, Published on 21/07/2017

    » The Setting: Surrounded by a jungle of business towers and high rise condos is Chunky. From the outside it looks upscale yet modest in comparison to its neighbours. A step inside will reveal a cosy loft space with high ceilings and generous amounts of sunlight, creating an open ambience. The modest yet sophisticated interior makes it feel like you're stepping into someone's high-rise loft. There's plenty of seating and a prep kitchen ready to whip up drinks on the ground floor while a pleasant little loft for more intimate seating can be found up the staircase at the back of the restaurant.

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    Yielding dining excellence

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 22/07/2015

    » Eatigo, an online restaurant reservation platform, recently won the Global Brain Award and was second place in the Best Startups in the Region category from Tech in Asia Singapore 2015. The service, which requires no coupon printing and no credit card, works with more than 300 restaurants in Bangkok, Pattaya and Singapore, and has racked up more than 250,000 app downloads since being founded in 2013.

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    Lifestyle news from the streets

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 08/07/2015

    » Post International Media, the publisher of Thailand's lifestyle and business magazines, recently launched its new sales channel Magbox, claiming it as Thailand's first magazine vending machine.

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    Gold and glam

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 16/11/2018

    » Last weekend, eager Bangkokians finally got a chance to wander through the massively enchanting Iconsiam retail and entertainment centre. Co-developed between Siam Piwat, Magnolia Quality Development Corporation and Charoen Pokphand Group, Iconsiam is the biggest retail complex in Thailand, featuring majestic architecture and global stores with luxury brands to provide a shopping experience unlike any other (minus the heavy traffic that comes with it).

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    The art of interpretation

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 02/11/2018

    » The first Bangkok Art Biennale has finally hit the city, covering 20 locations and venues by more than 70 local and international artists from 33 countries around the world. There is a lot of art to be seen and admired by just what these talented creators have produced, giving those who are interested an incentive to explore the Big Mango. The event, which took off on Oct 19, will end on Feb 3, 2019.

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    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.

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