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  • LIFE

    A royal birthday extravaganza

    Life, Published on 25/07/2019

    » Special cultural performances from around the world will be held at the "Long Live Our Beloved King" event, which starts today and runs until Sunday at the Parc Paragon of Siam Paragon, Rama I.

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    And a child shall lead them

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 09/06/2017

    » In 1989, the world was sent reeling following the horrifying massacre at Tiananmen Square, when the Communist regime of the People's Republic of China (as ironic today as it was all those years ago) ruthlessly mowed down hundreds of unarmed pro-democracy protesters. The massacre sent a stern message to the people of China as well as the entire world from the regime: the Communist Party will not be swayed by dissension of any kind, and will eliminate those standing in its way.

  • LIFE

    In the closet -- or not

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 27/08/2015

    » Actress Kristen Stewart's refusal to confirm her sexuality, and a round-up of other worldwide LGBT news this month

  • LIFE

    Curating cultural creativity

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 20/03/2015

    » It's a continuous run on the treadmill for art collectors and design devotees when the art fair season kicks off in January. March is undoubtedly a peak period, with exhibitions going on every weekend. The most prominent one in Asia, Art Basel Hong Kong, something of a high-end art supermarket, wrapped up on Tuesday. The fair saw over 3,000 artists around the world touch down at the gateway to Asia for the third year to beguile the moneyed and style-savvy art connoisseurs.

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    The dawning of the age of Aquaria

    B Magazine, Published on 22/09/2019

    » The sight of sea turtles, penguins, rays and hundreds of other marine species is a truly captivating one. The grand new aquarium Aquaria Phuket recently became a welcome addition to Central Phuket Floresta, boasting over 300 species of 51,000 creatures inside its gigantic total tank volume of 7 million litres.

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    The many interpretations of bliss

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 08/10/2018

    » With the monsoon comes the art. With the wind and bluster come the artists. Here it is, finally, after a year of fanfare and preparation. The first Bangkok Art Biennale 2018 (BAB 2018) will open on Oct 18 and run until next February in a city-wide surfeit of artistic affairs, from exhibitions to talks, workshops to pool parties (which is, of course, art!). The programme will keep Bangkokians and visitors busy for months starting from next week.

  • LIFE

    Understanding China's banks

    Life, Chris Baker, Published on 26/01/2017

    » Every couple of years now, a book appears predicting the imminent crisis, breakdown, collapse or disintegration of China. The professor Cassandra touting a recent example passed through Bangkok last week. Among such works there is a subset that focuses on finance, especially banking. These books and articles argue that China's banks are inefficient because of government control; that they are racking up debt, much of which is hidden; and that, unless they are quickly privatised, they will be the spark for the aforesaid crisis, breakdown, collapse, or disintegration. In the last month, I have twice been treated to this argument first-hand, once from an American and once from a Japanese.

  • LIFE

    Image consciousness

    B Magazine, Michael Ruffles, Published on 20/03/2016

    » Two weekends, two exhibitions, many weighty issues: Bangkok art lovers are about to see something profound.

  • LIFE

    Finding the words in Ubud

    Life, Published on 16/11/2015

    » Poet Zachariya Amartya was the first Thai in many years to take part in the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF). The 12th edition of Southeast Asia's top literary festival was held between Oct 28 and Nov 1 on the Indonesian island of Bali. The host nation had just been the featured country at the Frankfurt Book Fair and was the festival's focus under the theme "17,000 Islands Of Imagination".

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    Letters from Thailand

    Life, Pimchanok Phungbun Na Ayudhya, Published on 21/10/2015

    » Assoc Prof Dr Santi Khunprasert walked straight to one of his artworks when the photographer asked him where he preferred to get his picture. The piece is a butterfly wing-shaped painting with flowing calligraphic lines, in Thai, that reads: "Art is long, life is short".

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