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  • LIFE

    Spotify sets the stage

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 10/10/2019

    » Music streaming has been growing in popularity over the past decade or so. Among the most popular music streaming services in Thailand currently is Spotify. To capitalise on this popularity, the Swedish audio streaming giant has in recent years launched the concert event "Spotify On Stage BKK".

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    Game over?

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 27/08/2019

    » Late one night, Toh* decided to steal a motorcycle and then a van. He was swiftly caught by police. According to reports, the 20-something was a video game addict and claimed to have been inspired by the infamous game Grand Theft Auto (GTA), in which players can perpetrate criminal acts. Toh also claimed he had a record of mental illness.

  • LIFE

    Street Seoul in the heart of Bangkok

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 20/09/2019

    » The Korean wave continues to wash through Thailand. To strengthen relations with Korean business partners and promote Korean culture and products to Thais, the Pano Industry Company has teamed up with The Gravity Motion for the Seoul Street Festival Thailand 2019, taking place on Saturday and Sunday at CentralWorld. The event will feature performances from popular Korean and Thai acts as well as food, fashion, beauty and travel goods for sale.

  • LIFE

    Creating an X-man

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 03/09/2019

    » Idol groups from South Korea like BTS, EXO, Blackpink and Twice seem to come with the whole package -- the talent, the looks and the personality. But before reaching stardom, every one of them went through intense trainings for years.

  • LIFE

    The sound of Isan on your TV

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 02/08/2019

    » When TV drama Dok Khoon, Sieng Khaen was planned to be screened on GMM25, the announcement received positive response. Featuring locations in Thailand's northeastern region and characters speaking Isan, the show was expected to be an enjoyable programme.

  • LIFE

    Separating fact from fiction

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Last October, Singapore's online news channel Asia One reported a gruesome story from Thailand. It alleged that a vegetarian restaurant in Bangkok served human flesh to diners. The news went viral, and was quickly picked up by various news outlets worldwide, including The Sun and the Daily Mail in the UK, and Newsweek in the US.

  • LIFE

    Born again

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 26/06/2019

    » Life in showbiz can be a roller-coaster ride. One day, you are one of the most in-demand singers. The next you could suddenly face a vague future. That's how two former members of the band Room 39 -- Olran Chujai and Chutimon Vitchitrisadee -- felt when their group of three disbanded earlier this year after Isara Kitnitchee, winner of the popular singing contest The Mask Singer Season One, decided to not renew a contract with their music label LoveIs.

  • LIFE

    One-night reunion

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 24/05/2019

    » When the popular pop duo Four Mod disbanded over conflicts in 2015, nobody expected they would reunite. But showbiz is always full of surprises. The organiser Archive BKK is bringing the former top duo back.

  • THAILAND

    The sound of silence

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 24/05/2019

    » Two men pit themselves against each other, taking on the challenge of the Matterhorn. As they test their limits to conquer one of the highest peak of the Alps, they also hope to win the heart of the same woman.

  • LIFE

    Time for T

    B Magazine, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 28/04/2019

    » Despite the language barrier, most Thai pop stars dream of being recognised on the international stage. Some have made inroads. Pop rock outfit Slot Machine released an album of English-language songs, which helped get them on the international music festival circuit. Thai-German pop idol Jannine "Ploychompoo" Weigel has built up a significant fan base online with the help of a number of songs in English; she currently has more than 3.3 million followers on YouTube. Thanwa "The Toys" Boonsoongnern caught the eye of Korean fans with his performance at the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards in South Korea. Last month, the 23-year-old was back in Seoul for a fan meeting.

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