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  • LIFE

    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

  • LIFE

    2018 in geek

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 26/01/2018

    » It's a good year to be nerd! Actually, it's a good year every year. 2018 has a lot of things in store for us nerds, from movies to games, so strap yourselves in. Let's get ready for a whole year of intense fanboying/fangirling!

  • LIFE

    Thai musicians charm Bavarian audiences

    Life, Michael Proudfoot, Published on 16/08/2016

    » Opera Siam and the Siam Sinfonietta are in Bayreuth, Germany, home each year to the famous Wagner Festival, for the European premiere of Somtow Sucharitkul's opera The Silent Prince, which forms part of the Bayreuth Annual Young Artists Festival. Before the opera opens members of the ensemble have performed concerts in Bayreuth and some small Bavarian towns nearby.

  • OPINION

    Lighting the dark

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/10/2016

    » I am an American who had the privilege of living in Thailand under the reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • LIFE

    A song of kings

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/06/2016

    » Much like the National Anthem, Thailand's Royal Anthem, known as Pleng Sansoen Phra Barami, is an iconic tune that every Thai person knows by heart. Most commonly heard before the beginning of state occasions, movies, theatre or music performances, the cultural and musical significance of the Royal Anthem, which celebrates the monarch's glory, can't be understated.

  • THAILAND

    Academic waxes lyrical over Royal Anthem

    News, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 16/06/2016

    » Renowned classical music professor Sugree Charoensook is asking the government for 100 million baht to standardise the way the Royal Anthem is played, so it matches how Mahidol University's orchestra performs it.

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