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  • LIFE

    The sacred and the mundane

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/07/2019

    » When people want to learn of certain cultures, they mostly look to something big like opera, literature, arts and even cultural heritage specific to that country.

  • LIFE

    A real-life fairy tale

    Life, Published on 27/03/2018

    » It all began in 1871 when 17-year-old member of Austria's aristocracy Erwin Mueller decided to take up a job as a store clerk in Hamburg, Germany, instead of fulfilling his father's dream of walking an academic path and serving the country. There he met German pharmacy student Bernhard Grimm who interned at the shop's chemical section.

  • LIFE

    Flying the flag

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 13/10/2015

    » Going vegetarian, the old style

  • THAILAND

    Still Songkran-crazy

    News, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 16/04/2016

    » There was no let-up in the action on the last day of Songkran on Friday, and across the country water was still being thrown about with abandon as Thais and visitors tried to forget the worries of drought days ahead.

  • LIFE

    It's all in the stars

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 08/12/2017

    » Months of kitchen rumours, speculations from experts and chef anxieties are finally over.

  • LIFE

    A Noodle's Tale

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 18/02/2018

    » Noodle trends in Thailand come in waves; movements initiated by both sellers and customers. But the popularity of noodles won't go away any time soon. It's like reading a never-ending novel.

  • LIFE

    A recipe for harmony on the streets of Bangkok

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 28/05/2017

    » When the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced its decision to clear vendors from the city's streets, they didn't present a clear-cut plan for the procedure. Many wondered where the vendors would be moved to. Others asked if sellers would quit their livelihoods altogether and find a different job once and for all.

  • LIFE

    Old names for a new sensation

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 10/07/2016

    » When a popular food or way of eating remains a favourite over time, it lodges deep in people's memories. Even if the food in its original form changes or disappears completely, new ones that come in to replace it will often be referred to by the famous old name.

  • LIFE

    Cinema scope

    Life, Published on 12/07/2016

    » Decades have passed since the residents of Bang Rak have been able to count a proper cinema in their vicinity. The tight-knit neighbourhood -- sited near the river and the financial downtown of Silom -- is known for its kaleidoscopic mix of architecture, mom-and-pop businesses and narrow streets, and the district was once home to several stand-alone cinemas all within walking distance of each other. Over the years, those cinemas went out of business as Bangkok expanded to the north and east, and disinvestment gradually drained the old-fashioned district of some vitality.

  • LIFE

    The purveyors of Islam

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 30/06/2015

    » At the age of 12, after finishing Prathom 6, Shakireen Malilee left normal education to study to become a hafiz. Originally from Prachuap Khiri Khan, he moved to an Islamic boarding school in Min Buri, a Bangkok suburb, and devoted himself to the ancient art of memorising the Koran. Every day for eight hours, Shakireen recited from Islamic holy scripture and committed each word, each verse, each page, each chapter into his young brain. After four years, he had memorises the entire book, roughly equivalent of memorising every single word of a 500-page tome. At 16, he achieved the rare honour of being called a hafiz.

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