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  • LIFE

    Remembering A Prince Of Art

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/04/2019

    » After two years of temporary closure for restoration, Ban Plainern, the residence of the late Prince Narisaranuvattiwongse -- the Great Craftsman of Siam -- is today reopened for a special occasion. Every year, the Naris Foundation and the Chitrabongs family celebrate Naris Day, the prince's birthday, by opening up the residence in Bangkok's Klong Toey district to distinguished guests on April 28 and to the public all day on April 29.

  • LIFE

    A beautiful responsibility

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Immediately after the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 13 last year, a team of Fine Arts Department architectural specialists began their work to design the royal crematorium. Kokiart Thongphud -- known as the trusted right-hand man of the late architect Arwut Ngernchuklin, who designed several previous royal crematoriums -- knew that the responsibility would fall on his shoulders. That night his brain began to whirl, his hands skilfully moving the pencil, rulers and paper, his eyes focusing on the details.

  • TRAVEL

    Once in a lifetime

    B Magazine, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/04/2019

    » The sky in Mae Hong Son was grey with haze, blanketing the province day and night. The smell from forest fires and the open-air burning of farm waste hurt the nose. The polluted air hurt the eyes. But the ongoing air crisis couldn't ruin the celebratory spirit of Ban Pha Bong community as it hosted Poi Sang Long, the annual mass novice ordination ceremony of the Tai Yai ethnic group.

  • LIFE

    Carving out history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Their skilful hands focused on art pieces they were creating, and their eyes were locked on the details. Their hearts, apparently, were with HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away on Oct 13 last year. At the Fine Arts Department's Office of Traditional Arts in Nakhon Pathom, two groups of 20 men and women from all walks of life brought out their best during a recent audition where the office recruited volunteers to help official artisans build a royal urn and coffin and sculpt statues for decorating the royal crematorium.

  • LIFE

    A matter of life and death

    Life, Dave Kendall, Published on 22/03/2019

    » A river that sustains approximately one-tenth of the world's population is dying. Victor Mallet's River Of Life, River Of Death: The Ganges And India's Future explores why -- and simultaneously melds political and economic analysis with a compelling travelogue and a journey through the mythology of one of the world's great religions.

  • LIFE

    RuPaul's Drag Race gets a Thai spin-off

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 29/01/2018

    » And other happenings of note

  • LIFE

    For queens and country

    B Magazine, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 18/02/2018

    » Grab your wigs and get yourself properly tucked. Drag Race Thailand has descended upon us, and is taking Bangkok by a storm.

  • LIFE

    Lampang readies for annual fair

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 13/07/2017

    » Lampang will showcase its glorious history during the Ngan Luang Viang Lakorn Fair, to be held on Monday and Tuesday.

  • LIFE

    As majestic as ever

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 12/11/2015

    » Even more flawless than previous editions, the Support Foundation's annual khon performance impressed once again at its premiere last week. This year, the featured episode is The Battle Of Indrajit: Prommas, and the beautiful dancing, great acting, costumes and props were as splendid as in previous years -- the setting, however, was more stunning than ever.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    In the city of roosters

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 16/08/2012

    » The symbol of Lampang is the white cock, and it is noticeable all around town. The town is not extremely busy like most popular destinations; nor is it entirely quiet or boring. Every corner tells a story.

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