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    Full Moon Festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/11/2017

    » One of Thailand's most popular festivals, Loy Krathong, will be celebrated from tomorrow. This year, the Full Moon of the 12th lunar month falls on Nov 3.

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    A view on the new zoo

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 03/01/2018

    » When news broke last month that Thailand's oldest zoo, Dusit Zoo, will be relocated from its present location in inner Bangkok to a new home in Pathum Thani province, it sent shock waves through the hearts of generations of Bangkokians. Back before shopping malls, cinemas, skating rinks, aquariums and wax museums took over as the capital's popular destinations, Dusit Zoo was a favourite attraction for the entire family -- a place where countless such families have had their photographs taken.

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    Historic stays

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 18/05/2018

    » New hotels popping up around the city are a common sight in Bangkok. It's a delight to see that tourism isn't slowing down and that the city is being modernised more and more each day. The downside is that the essence and spirit of old Bangkok may be forgotten amid the urbanisation. However, there are a few who choose to not only preserve the old culture of the city, but also share it with people from out of town. We've got four hotels with rich histories you could check in at for a different experience.

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    The tides of tourism

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 29/12/2016

    » During the past 12 months, there have been good and bad things that have impacted the tourism industry. Here is the shortlist of the best and worst situations.

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    A trip through 'Little Osaka'

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 09/06/2016

    » Signs with Japanese characters can be seen on any corner, at general post offices, mini-marts, bars and little restaurants. Red paper lanterns are hung in lines outside shops decorated in Japanese style. Mother and son walk on the footpath, and, until they come closer, their Japanese conversation in soft voices make me think I may be displaced.

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    Water to the rescue

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 21/04/2016

    » To cool people down during the summer, new waterparks have sprung up around Bangkok and in the provinces.

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    A bumper Chinese New Year

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/02/2013

    » The Tourism Authority of Thailand expects the Chinese New Year festival to attract 2.6 million domestic and international travellers who will spend more than 10.8 billion baht between now and Feb 14.

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    Dancing with sea creatures

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 18/10/2012

    » Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium this week launched an underwater dance show performed by two Belarussian champions.

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    Going deep into the waterways of life

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 01/07/2012

    » Visitors to Bangkok 100 years ago described a city of tree-lined canals and floating markets, of languid ferry drivers taking people around town. In a modern age of choking traffic, concrete high-rises and hectic urban life, such images of the past are still layered with nostalgia.

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