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    Come on Baby, Light My Fire

    B Magazine, Published on 30/07/2017

    » After 24 years in Bangkok there's no hoodwinking Jerry Hopkins, pioneering Rolling Stone reporter and author of No One Here Gets Out Alive, the cult biography of The Doors' self-styled shaman-poet Jim Morrison.

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    We didn't start the fire

    Guru, Mika Apichatsakol, Published on 10/03/2017

    » People, it's not even April yet, and the city feels as though it's been chosen as the launch site for the opening of the gates of hell. Stay cool and hydrated. Make this your daily mantra. This, we're serious about. But as you sip your sweet ice coffee under some air-conditioned refuge, we offer you a light-hearted recap of a few funny, exciting or random bits of news that are theoretical and totally scientific explanations of why this country is so ******* hot right now!

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    Playing with fire (and eggs)

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/06/2017

    » Living up to its name, Len Khai (or "play with eggs" in English) food truck tries to put its own twist on the famous omelette, albeit with mixed results. It's the brainchild of self-taught cook Ton who operates it mostly all by himself. His food truck has travelled to many places, from Rama III Road and ABAC to Ratchapak Park in Hua Hin.

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    Contemporary interpretations of regional favourites

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 27/09/2019

    » Inspired by his travels throughout Thailand, chef Krit Prathuangsukh's new tasting menu at Basil at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit showcases the diversity of Thai ingredients and cooking techniques. Each dish of the nine-course "Thai Journey" menu reinvents a regional classic with a modern twist, while remaining distinctly Thai.

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    Street Food Success

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 17/05/2019

    » After working as a seamstress for several years and losing everything in a fire, Supinya Junsuta, better known as Jay Fai, would go on to become the owner and sole chef of her eponymous street food restaurant. Recognisable by her use of giant woks over two charcoal braziers, ski mask goggles and exuberant energy when cooking, her shophouse restaurant earned a Michelin star in 2017, becoming the first street food restaurant to do so. The eatery has become a popular foodie destination for locals and tourists alike, who are eager to try her signature dishes such as her stir-fried noodles, tom yum and of course, the crab omelette. The veteran chef was recently featured in the Netflix series Street Food, Thailand being one of the nine Asian countries highlighted. We chat with Jay Fai on what it's like to be where she is today.

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    The beautiful Alps, with a dose of slapstick

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 10/05/2019

    » A good comedy is a sure-fire way to uplift a person's spirits.

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    A tale of two cities

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 21/08/2019

    » There is no room for nostalgia in modern Thailand. At least, that's what the prevailing attitude in the capital appears to have been in recent decades, as its rapid development has continued apace. Grand old buildings, temples, villages and other heritage structures have been knocked down to make way for roads, urban rail, high-rises, condominiums and glitzy shopping malls.

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    Turning art into life

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/08/2019

    » Illustrator Phannapast "Yoon" Taychamaythakool took on her biggest canvas to date at MRT Wat Mangkon where she created murals for Nescafe. Beautiful Chinese imageries fit the station's location in Yaowarat and come alive via AR technology. Her illustrations have adorned various canvases from mooncake packaging to a hi-end speaker. She had a major exhibition earlier this year at Gaysorn Village, while Gucci and Instagram are among the leading brands that have commissioned her. Guru spoke to Yoon about her journey as an artist.

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    A phoenix rising

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 02/08/2019

    » When the Lido Theatre announced it was closing in May 2018 after over 50 years in operation as one of Bangkok's legendary three Apex's classic stand-alone cinemas long known for its unique programming of non-Hollywood titles and old-fashioned architectural style, a thousand fans congregated to bid a final farewell.

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