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  • THAILAND

    On the run with Toon again

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 31/08/2018

    » On Dec 25 last year, the entire nation cheered on Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai as he crossed the finish line in Mae Sai, the northernmost district of the country. It was the completion of his much-celebrated, and much-debated, 55-day charity run to raise funds for 11 public hospitals. The "Kao Kon La Kao" project covered a distance of 2,215km, starting from the country's southern tip in Betong, Yala, and arriving up north in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai. Over 1 billion baht was raised from the run.

  • LIFE

    SEA of delights

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/07/2019

    » The Bangkok Asean Film Festival runs until July 8 and features 30 titles. Here are our top picks.

  • LIFE

    Colourful journey into Thailand's soul

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 20/01/2017

    » The train clangs ahead, moving people and dreams, as it has done since 1893. In Railway Sleepers, a minutely observed film shot entirely on-board a Thai train, we see kids on school trips, young men travelling north and south, hawkers selling food and horoscope books, families and lovers, vacationers who turn the sleeping car into a party venue. They're passengers, and they're also humans. They are, as director Sompot Chidgasornpongse says, a collection of faces that make up a portrait of Thailand.

  • LIFE

    The European Union Film Festival 2018 comes to Chiang Mai

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 21/12/2018

    » The European Union in Thailand, in association with SFX Cinema, will mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage with the European Union Film Festival 2018, Dec 21-26 at SFX Cinema Maya Lifestyle Shopping Centre in Chiang Mai.

  • BUSINESS

    Weak earnings a slight hiccup

    Business, Published on 10/11/2018

    » Market Recap: Thai shares moved sideways in the past week, with volatile movement in individual stocks in response to their third-quarter results.

  • BUSINESS

    Set sheds another 2.2% as Asian sentiment subdued

    Business, Published on 07/12/2015

    » Recap: Asian stocks retreated last week, weighed down by negative factors including downbeat Chinese factory data, signals from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that an interest-rate increase this month is all but certain, and the smaller-than-expected scale of new stimulus by the European Central Bank. In Thailand, rumours in social media that the European Union (EU) had imposed sanctions against the country triggered panic selling.

  • LIFE

    Asean films receive special showcase

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/07/2018

    » The riches of Southeast Asian stories and images are celebrated at the 4th Bangkok Asean Film Festival, which opens tonight at SF CentralWorld and runs until Sunday. Hosted by the Thai Ministry of Culture, this year's edition marks the 51st anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the regional body whose primary mission is economics and which increasingly pays more heed to cultural promotion.

  • LIFE

    Rainbow on the silver screen

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/05/2018

    » Some of the many LGBTI films now playing or coming soon to Thailand

  • LIFE

    Alternative screenings this week and next

    Life, Published on 08/06/2018

    » Cinephiles can choose from old gold or rough diamonds.

  • LIFE

    What’s trending and happening this week

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 21/04/2018

    » 1 Feel like putting your strength to the test? Under Armour is bringing back its annual urban fitness challenge Test Of Will, to be held on April 28 and 29 at CentralWorld. Participants will complete physical challenges -- Over and Under (hurdles), Deadball Squats, Kettlebell Farmer Walks and Bear Crawls -- in a four-minute circuit challenge. Contestants will be divided into age categories: 18-34, 35-44 and 45+. Each will be scored based on the maximum number of correct repetitions they can achieve within one minute. A cash prize of 50,000 baht is up for grabs for the male and female competitors who achieve highest overall score. Register to compete, for 500 baht, at testofwill.com. Available only for Thai residents over the age of 18.

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