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    Sad, melancholic rhythms

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 31/10/2016

    » Since Oct 14, one day after the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the sounds of conch shells, bugles, pipes and drum beats, followed by the melancholic tones of classical music, have been heard from the Grand Palace six times a day. Each session lasts about 15 minutes and often makes many mourners nationwide burst into tears. This royal tradition is called prakhom yumyam.

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    When Siam met Russia

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/07/2017

    » 'Duty And Passion: The Life And Times Of Prince Chakrabongse" is an exhibition of historical correspondence based on the royal letters of King Chulalongkorn and one of his sons, Prince Chakrabongse. A rare chance to view important artefacts from the late 19th century, the show is being held until the end of September at the Police Museum -- formerly Chitralada Villa -- which was the home of Prince Chakrabongse.

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    Timeless elegance

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 22/02/2016

    » Nestled in lush green ground in the Chidlom area, Nai Lert Park Heritage Home is a hidden treasure in the heart of the capital. Apart from the architectural beauty of the house, the 14 rai Nai Lert Park has historic importance as Bangkok's first Western-style park that existed even before Lumpini Park was initiated by King Rama VI in 1925. In his day this private property was open for the public to enjoy its tranquil atmosphere.

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    Woven back to life

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/11/2015

    » Every year The Support Foundation’s annual Royal Khon performance plays a major role in conserving the national performance art through the staging of a spectacular show. This year it’s even more special: besides renewing the art of making of khon costumes, ornaments and settings, the performance has helped restore an ancient weaving technique of Muang Nakhon brocades which were worn by royals and the elite in the past.

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    Her ribbons of love wind around your heart

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 12/08/2015

    » To celebrate Mother's Day today, Life talks to three brave mums whose strength was the powerful driving force behind their children

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    Luminescent rite of passage

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/08/2014

    » Anyone who gets the chance to tour the ordination hall at Wat Ratchapradit Sathitmahasimaram Ratchaworawihan, the temple chosen by King Rama IV to officially represent his reign, will surely notice the many murals depicting royal ceremonies performed during the Rattanakosin period, the era that began with the accession of King Rama 1 to the throne in 1782.

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    Weaving a legacy

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/07/2013

    » Her face and hands are full of lines and wrinkles, but her memory is still sharp. Nguan Sermsri, of tambon Ban Puek in Chon Buri province is still teaching others how to weave the rare Ang Sila cotton textiles at the ripe old age of 93. Six months ago, she was the only Ang Sila cotton weaver in Thailand. But since then, the ancient art has been revived and passed on to a number of local women.

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    All set to inspire

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/05/2012

    » A veteran player on the local advertising scene, MR Piyachatra Chatrajaya is the co-founder of In Between Communications, a public relations consultancy which has diversified into publishing. Operating as In Between Publications, this offshoot focuses on four major book categories: inspirational/family interest/educational/self-development; works that enlighten and promote spiritual growth; works of imaginative fiction (novels, short stories); and special publications on history and the royal family.

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