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    Late King's wishes for Thai children

    News, Published on 12/01/2019

    » As Thailand celebrates National Children's Day today, I wish to share my recollection of a memorable audience with His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his profound message and wishes for the children of Thailand and the world. I had the great honour to meet the late king on Nov 12, 1998. I was then serving as Unicef's regional director for East Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok. The occasion of my audience with the late king at Chitralada Palace was to accompany visiting Unicef executive director Carol Bellamy. Also accompanying us was the late Thai foreign minister Surin Pitsuwan. ​

  • LIFESTYLE

    Family forever

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 23/11/2018

    » A workaholic husband who just got laid off. A wife whose direct-sale career is soaring. Two teens devoting their time to friends and mobile phones. Here is the recipe for a broken home, and an ordinary-yet-spicy plot for Still On My Mind The Musical from director Takolkiat Viravan.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Smuggling Thai culture by film

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/06/2017

    » A group of Chinese fans of Thai actress Davika Hoorne shouted her nickname -- "Mai! Mai!" -- as she slowly walked out from the gate at the arrivals hall of Shanghai International Airport. They had prepared bouquets of colourful flowers and a large bunch of 999 red roses for the admired star of Phi Mak Phrakanong and 20 Mai U-Turn Wai Huai Jai Return (Suddenly Twenty).

  • LIFESTYLE

    King Bhumibol, Pokémon Go top searched items in Thailand

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 04/01/2017

    » While Pokémon Go, the location-based augmented reality game, was Google's most-searched item globally last year, Descendants Of The Sun topped the list of Google's most searched topics in Thailand in 2016, according to Google's trends report.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Dutch diva serves up jazz and love

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/06/2015

    » 'Entertainer" is the perfect word to describe Laura Fygi, as well as the appellation "jazz diva". Proof of this was her performance at "The Glorious Celebration With Laura Fygi", a concert that played to various shades of pleasant moods, which took place last Thursday in Bangkok.

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