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    Oblivious army

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/09/2019

    » According to the latest UN report on rising sea levels, Bangkok is one of the cities that will be experiencing yearly floods 30 years from now. If the military was really serious about protecting the country, they would be using their budget to move their more vulnerable installations to higher ground and buying equipment to combat floods instead of the attack helicopters, missiles and rockets that army commander Gen Apirat Kongsompong wants.

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    Master of puppets

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/08/2019

    » His heart and mind remain true to aesthetics. His eagle eyes are still sharp, focusing on every detail. National Artist Chakrabhand Posayakrit is 76 years old today. To celebrate, a new exhibition is showcasing the hun krabok (traditional Thai rod puppets), paintings and drawings from his 1989 production of Sam Kok (Romance Of The Three Kingdoms).

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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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    Labour policy lacks common touch

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 30/07/2018

    » The Ministry of Labour has used the tripartite committee mechanism to solve problems on labour issues for more than three decades but it has recently come under fire from both employers and workers.

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    Clearing the path to a walkable city

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 12/05/2018

    » Bangkok's pavements are notoriously filthy, bumpy and riddled with obstacles such as potholes, food carts and unused phone booths. It is hard to imagine walking along the city's streets with ease.

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    Last light at Lido

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/05/2018

    » The Lido Theatre opened on June 27, 1968, a 1,000-seat movie palace in the fast-modernising neighbourhood of Pathumwan. The first title on the marquee was Guns For San Sebastian, a cowboy film starring Anthony Quinn.

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    The sweet life

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 19/04/2016

    » Desserts are a form of culture. They are more than just food since they mirror history and civilisations. In some countries, desserts were even used to save cities from invaders, such as when the Chinese put secret messages for their allies inside moon cakes during wartime. In various cultures, desserts are integral to religious ceremonies, rituals and festivities and also symbolise friendship.

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    A cultural crossroads

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 28/01/2015

    » In the trailer for the currently running Channel 3 TV series Bang Rajan, the formidable Somchai Kemglad bellowed: "I'll fight with my body and blood for the my fellow Thais, for them to be at peace, whether awake or asleep."

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    Crowds still hungry after controversy

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 23/11/2014

    » A week of controversy has not dampened enthusiasm for the latest Hunger Games blockbuster, which drew a 20% bigger crowd than its predecessor in its opening two days.

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