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    Tourism, consumption spur June revival

    Business, Parista Yuthamanop, Published on 31/07/2010

    » Tourism and domestic consumption rebounded in June from sharp declines in April and May, when the country was racked by political unrest, the Bank of Thailand said in its monthly briefing yesterday.

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    Madame Tussauds launching in Bangkok

    Business, Pitsinee Jitpleecheep, Published on 01/10/2010

    » Fans of celebrities may never get a chance to see their heroes in the flesh, but luckily for them the opening of a branch of the London-based Madame Tussauds wax museum in Bangkok will offer enthusiasts a chance to hold hands or lock lips with Hollywood heart-throbs like Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp or football studs David Beckham and Steven Gerrard.

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    Double Vision

    Guru, Published on 06/01/2012

    » Life in Bangkok is exactly like the adverts. Our wonderful society is a perfect utopia, without any unsavoury characters. The people are smiley, polite and helpful, and the food is healthy and delicious.

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    The Land of Scams

    Guru, Published on 20/01/2012

    » Let's face it, the world is at a lowpoint and definitely going to end soon. It's 2012, and all the actors have been replaced by clones while the music charts are full of attention-seeking kids with ADHD. So it's no wonder that morality is plummeting to darker depths than Donald Trump on a bad hair day.

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    'Top' happily no longer in poll position

    B Magazine, Saritdet Marukatat, Published on 05/02/2012

    » If Varawut "Top" Silpa-archa could have just one wish, this is what it would be: "I'd really want to give all the judges a kiss on the cheek." He's referring to justices from the Constitution Court who on Dec 2, 2008, disbanded his Chart Thai Party and banned its executives, Top included, from politics for five years.

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    Keeping an eye on global affairs

    B Magazine, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 05/02/2012

    » Anna Coren is an anchor and correspondent for CNN International, and hosts World Report, broadcast live every weekday from CNN's Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. Although she made a name for herself in "tabloid" television in Australia, she is now the regional face of the international 24-hour news network. She reported on last year's red shirt riots, has interviewed former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva among a host of world leaders and was in Bangkok at the end of last year for a week of "Eye on Thailand" programming.

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    All Fired UP

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 10/02/2012

    » At stake wasn't a condominium, a car or even a sizeable chunk of cash, but Kantavich Poriyanont didn't care. For he was getting the chance to display his knowledge of a subject very close to his heart.

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    Sek on road to reform, Annie orphan saga ends, Fluke takes a chance

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 12/02/2012

    » Sek Loso on high road to recovery Rocker Sek Loso is back home with his family, after the hospital where he was being treated for drug addiction decided to release him as an out-patient.

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    Dan Dances to a Romantic ‘Melody’

    B Magazine, Published on 12/02/2012

    » 'I feel like I fill my life with crap,'' Worrawech ''Dan'' Danuwong says. It's an odd statement coming from a guy who at only 27 years of age has played numerous roles including being an entrepreneur, singer, songwriter, producer, actor, short film and

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    Delving into the past

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/02/2012

    » Bhawan Ruangsilp, a history lecturer at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Arts, finds the past intriguing. But her fascination is not limited only to Thai history. The 40-year-old historian is an expert in the history of Asian and European relations. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Chulalongkorn's Faculty of Arts, with a major in German language and minor in history, and pursued her graduate studies, majoring in German history, at Tubingen University in Germany. She later received a doctorate degree from Leiden University in the Netherlands for her study of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie _ VOC), which conducted brisk trade in the Court of Ayutthaya during 1604-1765. Her research offers new perspectives of the Kingdom of Siam through different evidence.

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