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    Tears for fears, Pinit's brave transformation, lottery win 'joke' turns sour

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 22/04/2018

    » The grandmother of a conscript who burst into tears at an army conscription draw as he contemplated the plight of his family if he was forced to serve, has urged him to put aside his fears.

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    All in a dream

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 18/11/2018

    » He appeared out of nowhere. My personal assistant. He was dressed in his work uniform. I don't know where he came from but he ran towards me.

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    Laos turns up a winner

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 29/04/2017

    » Stepping off of the red carpet, the gorgeous Lao star Vilouna Phetmany -- known by her stage name Tot Lina -- began to greet us in perfect Thai. On Wednesday, she attended the gala opening of the Bangkok Asean Film Festival, shining among the regional superstars. Tomorrow the festival will screen the film she stars in, a new-wave Lao horror called Nong Hak, before it goes into general release on May 18.

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    Suffocated by the synthetic

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 07/10/2018

    » I am sitting in a diner in the southern town of Surat Thani, staring down at three toothpicks.

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    Where to pay final respects to King Bhumibol

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 26/10/2017

    » The royal cremation day has arrived. Hundreds of thousands are expected to turn up at the ceremonial grounds to witness the historic event. Millions more are going to watch the proceedings on television. Those who would like to pay their last respect to King Bhumibol also have the choice of placing the sandalwood flowers at the 85 replicas of the royal crematorium around the country. There is one in each province and nine in Bangkok.

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    The volunteer spirit

    Life, Published on 24/10/2017

    » Over 2 million Thais registered to serve as volunteers during the royal cremation period, carrying out several unpaid tasks, at Sanam Luang and elsewhere, from venue preparation, catering, public information services and funeral flower distribution to first aid and traffic safety. Here we talk to some of them about their duties and their pride in serving King Bhumibol one last time.

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    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.

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    Life in the fast lane

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 02/06/2017

    » James Williams has one of the most coveted jobs in the world. As host of In 24 Hours, a CNN monthly travel series that delivers insights on high-end experiences in major cities around the globe, his job has brought him on several exciting and outrageously glamorous journeys since its beginning in late 2015.

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    How I lost my past but found nirvana

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Dateline Brisbane, Australia: A reunion of cadet reporters is under way at the iconic Breakfast Creek Hotel. It is a feel-good gathering; each of my three friends produces old photographs and paraphernalia harking back to the alleged good old days of 35 years ago when we had our whole lives ahead of us. We gasp and scream and realise that despite what we thought, we really have changed physically over 35 years.

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