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    The ghost of pop culture future

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 08/08/2014

    » Last month, Thai fans had their first Comic Con experience, when BEC Tero and TrueVisions hosted the Bangkok Comic Con at Paragon Hall, an event local devotees of all things pop culture welcomed with delight.

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    Concrete jungle

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 05/09/2014

    » Living in Bangkok is like eating a durian — you either love it or hate it, but it's usually smelly. There are those who are Bangkok-born and bred and those who have travelled thousands of miles to live in the so-called City of Angels (or #CityofSelfies, which seems more appropriate nowadays). Don't be fooled by the beautiful temples and overpopulation of 7-Elevens, as living here is not easy and it takes a lot more than an ability to eat spicy food and knowing the BTS map by heart to be called a Bangkokian. Here are some tell-tale signs that you have what it takes to survive the city.

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    Co-working communities

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 20/06/2014

    » Bangkok has many options of co-working spaces for freelancers, start-ups and small companies and their number is on the rise. Two such places — Hive and Ma:D — opened last month while one more — Street67 — is on the way.

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    The best of Pantip 2013

    Life, Published on 30/12/2013

    » Pantip, the popular Thai website, has compiled its top 10 forums of 2013. Pantip is an online reflection of Thai interests - serious, useful or frivolous - and contains everything from travel journals to short stories to directions on how to clean rust off a sink.

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    Jumbo Problems

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/11/2013

    » In the recent Thai action flick Tom Yum Goong 2, martial artist Tony "Jaa" Panom successfully creates a myth of being the most ferocious animal lover on the planet. After his elephant is kidnapped, he punches, kicks and risks his life, and even kills, to protect his "brother" _ the pachyderm believed to be a descendant of an auspicious war elephant.

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    iBangkok

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 22/11/2013

    » Bangkok life comes with its fair share of first-world problems i.e. "What restaurant should I go to for my two-hour lunch break?", "How can I get a taxi when the condo's security guard is sick?", "Is the number of my champagne-gold iPhone 5s auspicious enough?", "How should I direct my chauffeur to avoid traffic?"

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    Get active

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 18/10/2013

    » Ademonstration against a controversial dam project in Mae Wong National Park will start at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre tomorrow. The dam plan has been criticised for its lack of transparency, questionable effi ciency in preventing future fl ooding and its threat to irreplaceable trees and wildlife. To deputy PM Plodprasob Suraswadi, forests can be regrown and wildlife bred, but an online petition against the project on Change.org has garnered over 113,401 signatures, becoming the biggest campaign of its kind in Asia (who knew that Thais are such environmentalists?!).

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    Paradise lost

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/08/2013

    » The words "national park" should convey the spirit of conservation and a well-protected space of natural beauty. But in Thailand, sometimes the parks are beset by scandals and controversy that also imply problems: law violation, land disputes, poaching, encroachment and environmental abuses.

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    Bridge over troubled roads

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 16/03/2013

    » While motorists may snarl and spit at the long lines of traffic trying to get around the Thai-Belgian Friendship bridge, now partially closed for repairs, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration deputy clerk Jumpol Sumpaopol takes a measure of pride in what the structure represents.

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    Thai scientists enter a new era

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 07/07/2012

    » Thai researchers are stepping up to break new ground in biotechnological development after agreements were reached with foreign partners to commercially produce medical products and equipment.

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