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  • LIFE

    The shape-shifting form of protests

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 06/10/2015

    » The streets remained empty and all was quiet when thousands of people gathered last Wednesday night to protest against the government's Single Gateway proposal. Protesters weren't, however, down at major landmarks like Asoke or Ratchaprasong intersections, but simply in front of their computer screens. By merely punching the refresh button, these protesters let their resentment known to the authorities by crashing at least six government sites, including the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.

  • LIFE

    Clay play

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 14/07/2016

    » Bowls, dishes and cups are stripped of their original function in the exhibition "The Ceramic View Bangkok" at the National Gallery. Their forms are extorted, and at times, there are no recognisable shapes left at all. Ceramic, a material usually associated with kitchenware or decorative items, is employed in this show, as paint is by painters, to create pieces of art.

  • OPINION

    A calendar for the 99.3%

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 08/01/2016

    » New year is for new beginnings. This is as much a cliché as it is true. While it is just a new day, we carry the illusion that comes with Jan 1. The past is suddenly forgiven and forgotten, a clean slate: new hobbies, new goals, new habits, new lives, and, of course, new calendars. Now, the first week of January is already over, and if you are still in search for the right calendar to guide you through the year, there's never a more fun place to search for one than our beloved country, Thailand.

  • LIFE

    Art when it alteration finds

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 13/11/2013

    » From now until February next year, Singapore has a lot more to offer than Orchard Road, the water-spouting Merlion and crunchy Garret popcorn. The fourth edition of the Singapore Biennale, arguably the biggest art festival in all of Southeast Asia, is now in top gear, and the Bras Basah and Bugis Street areas have been transformed into an artistic hub where visitors, local and foreign, can soak up art in all its possible incarnations.

  • LIFE

    All the world's a stage

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 30/10/2013

    » Plays, musicals, contemporary dance, pantomime, physical and experimental theatre, performing acts for children and families _ you name it _ the Bangkok Theatre Festival returns for the 11th year this Saturday, highlighting the city's small yet thriving scene.

  • LIFE

    Special delivery

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 06/08/2013

    » Rather bulky and not very tall, Pol Sen Sgt Maj Mana Jokkok-sung doesn't have the ideal physique for chasing thieves. Late in the evening as he and his colleagues are about to mount their motorcycles, ready to go home, a voice comes through his police radio.

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