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  • LIFE

    Made in Thailand

    Guru, Published on 05/07/2019

    » To say that Thailand has been getting global recognition lately may be a bit of an understatement. After all, it's not a secret that it's a famous tourist destination with plenty of beautiful beaches and street food that's been topping lists for years now. Of course, these are only just a few things Thailand is well-known for but we don't really have the time to get into all of that (*cough* rigged election *cough*). However, people from the outside may have a narrow view of what Thailand and its culture really is, but fortunately, there are things that help put a spotlight on these things. The next instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise is filming right now in parts of Thailand, including Krabi where its governor stated that the film would be a "great advertisement for the nature, culture and history of the kingdom". Erm sure, that's what the Fast and Furious franchise is all about anyway. While the film will most likely be more about cars zoom-zooming and vroom-vrooming, there are a number of shows on TV that give a better focus on Thai culture. Here are a few.

  • TRAVEL

    Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens Friday

    Business, Published on 31/05/2019

    » ANAHEIM, California: Chewbacca climbed into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon and fireworks flew overhead as Walt Disney Co dedicated its new Star Wars section at California's Disneyland Resort on Wednesday.

  • TRAVEL

    New theme park to star 'Hunger Games'

    Business, Published on 24/05/2019

    » LOS ANGELES: Some of Lionsgate's most popular film franchises from Hunger Games to Twilight will be brought to life when the studio opens what it calls the world's first vertical theme park in China this summer.

  • BUSINESS

    Student shoes expect tough competition

    Business, Pitsinee Jitpleecheep, Published on 29/04/2019

    » The 5-billion-baht student shoe market is expected to intensify this year, as existing players race to capitalise on recovering consumer spending after the long-awaited general election, the government's planned economic stimulus measures and the long holidays in May.

  • LIFE

    The magic of movies

    Life, Published on 09/04/2019

    » The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana has recently focused on a number of Russian classical works. For its concert at the Thailand Cultural Centre tomorrow, the RBSO moves firmly into the late 20th and early 21st centuries with a programme devoted to film soundtracks featuring the music from four classic movie musicals. Titled "Music From Great Movie Musicals", the concert under the baton of Vanich Potavanich is presented in honour of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

  • LIFE

    Skating spectacular returns

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 14/03/2019

    » The ice rink is a flurry of colour as everyone's favourite princesses, animated toys and anthropomorphic animals take turns skating out, drawing cheers from the young crowd looking on in wonder. Disney On Ice has been entertaining crowds in Thailand for two decades now, and at the end of this month, the beloved ice skating show returns with a big celebration that is more interactive than ever.

  • LIFE

    Use your illusion

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 27/11/2018

    » Most of the images on Hollywood screens, whether they be everyday or fanciful, look incredibly real. It's getting harder to tell which effects are practical and which are computer-generated.

  • LIFE

    George Lucas's tops Forbes list of richest US celebrities for Star Wars empire

    Life, Published on 20/12/2018

    » Filmmaker George Lucas's Star Wars empire -- the movie franchise, not Darth Vader's fictional galactic government -- planted him firmly atop Forbes magazine's third annual ranking of the wealthiest US celebrities, which was released this week.

  • LIFE

    2018 winners & losers in geek

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 28/12/2018

    » The year has seen its share of ups and downs, highs and lows and memorable moments. Here's a breakdown of the "who owned 2018" and who were "struggs to func" (that's "struggling to function" for you non-Queer Eye fans)

  • BUSINESS

    Online safety for children is everyone's responsibility

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 07/05/2018

    » Shutting children away behind closed doors, away from prying eyes and with no internet, can protect them up to a point. But preventing children from engaging with the world hurts their development in the long run.

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