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  • LIFE

    The where of history

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 27/10/2017

    » It is without doubt one of the most melancholic time periods in the history of Thailand. The royal cremation yesterday was a historic event of sorrow and grandeur, and as the mourning period will soon come to an end, Thais young and old will continue to hold onto the fond memories of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • LIFE

    Playing tribute to King Bhumibol for charity

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 21/12/2017

    » As a tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Bangkok-based British jazz musician Stuart Hawkins has produced, arranged and released his foot-tapping rendition of Love At Sundown, the king's first song in his prolific music career.

  • LIFE

    Bangkok dreams

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/04/2019

    » To any outsider visiting Bangkok for the first time, the first word they might use describe the city would probably be "chaos". From the polarity of old and modern, rich and poor, nature and synthetic, it's a lot for anyone to take in.

  • OPINION

    Biting the bullet

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 25/03/2019

    » For the past year or so, I've had pretty much the same routine. Go to the office, write, eat lunch, chat with colleagues, interview someone interesting, write some more, rinse and repeat. It's been a fulfilling, secure and comfortable existence.

  • LIFE

    One man and his piano

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 01/04/2019

    » When it is announced that a concert will be held at Bangkok's Scala cinema, it's usually a good one. The intimate setting, crisp sound system and unblocked views of the stage make it the perfect venue to show off an artist's raw talent. This was precisely the case with 28-year-old British singer-songwriter Tom Odell.

  • LIFE

    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 25/03/2017

    » 1. For those looking to experience world-class classical music, the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing two concerts at Prince Mahidol Hall on Mahidol University's Salaya Campus. The concerts, at 7pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, will be conducted by Edward Dardnre and feature piano soloist Benjamin Grosvenor. Tuesday's programme includes HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's compositions, Gary Carpenter's Dadaville, Benjamin Britten's Piano Concerto and William Walton's Symphony No.1. Wednesday's programme will include HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's compositions, Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Mozart's Piano Concerto No.20 In D Minor, Mendelssohn's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, and Elgar's Enigma variations. Tickets start at 1,000 baht. For reservations, call 028496565 ext 6604 or 6609.

  • THAILAND

    The hovering eye

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 23/01/2019

    » 'I shoot a lot of crap every day," said Thomas Hoepker after being asked what it feels like to be lauded as a master photographer. "You see something and a car comes, or the person I wanted to photograph turns around. I would say, if I walk on the street in the evening, I see 10 pictures, maybe one I keep from that scene."

  • LIFE

    Adam Lambert shines amid Mercury rising

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 04/10/2016

    » It almost seems like a crime when you first hear of it -- the legendary English rock band Queen, going on tour sans the late Freddie Mercury, and having American Idol finalist Adam Lambert sing in his place. How is it possible or even thinkable to succeed one of the most enigmatic and iconic frontmen in rock'n'roll history?

  • LIFE

    Bridging the gap

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 24/10/2018

    » Ancient temples and modern art. They seem like two ends of a cultural spectrum that wouldn't seem to bridge well with one another.

  • LIFE

    Omega women

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 09/11/2018

    » For 170 years, Swiss luxury-watch company Omega has been pushing the frontiers of precision in horology, proven by the calibre of individuals donning Omega's timepieces on their wrists. From John F. Kennedy to Neil Armstrong to North Pole explorer Ralph Plaisted, watches like the Speedmaster and Seamaster have been cemented in some of the most important moments and milestones in world history.

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