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    Bangkok songkran agendas

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 12/04/2013

    » OMB! We have five days off in a row because the cabinet kindly declared that this year's "official" Songkran break starts from today until Tuesday. Say what you will about PM Poo, but she is so right in giving us a long holiday since we can't function properly during this kind of heat anyway. Anyhoo, that's over 7,000 minutes we're supposed to wisely spend relaxing before going back to the grind on Wednesday. And even though some shops and places in Bangkok may be shut during the Thai New Year, there are plenty more options for celebrating. Here's what we suggest you do and, hopefully, you may also find a deeper meaning of Songkran Festival (besides throwing water at strangers) along the way. Happy splashing, everyone.

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    Will chao din take a powder?

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 08/04/2015

    » Payong Huangmitr makes a living selling din sor pong — the natural white powder Thai people put on their faces and mix with water during Songkran. During next week's festival, where revellers' faces everywhere in the country will be painted with the powder, she expects to rake it in.

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    Wash your troubles away

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 14/04/2012

    » Thai people forgot their troubles and put aside their differences yesterday kicking off the Songkran festival with wet and wild water fights across the country. (Lots of photos)

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    (Updated) Topless no more

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 20/04/2011

    » Two of the three teenage girls who danced topless during Songkran festivities have publicly apologised for their conduct.

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    Brownstone Studio

    Life, Published on 03/12/2014

    » After featuring in "Under The Radar", which showcased works by six emerging artists earlier this year at Chulalongkorn University's The Art Center, "Sub-Sukhumwit" is Pongsakul Chalao's debut solo exhibition in which he uses denim collage to create everyday scenes with incredible vividness.

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    The Jam Factory Gallery

    Life, Published on 26/11/2014

    » The Jam Factory Gallery presents "Tàmçois", the first solo exhibition by Thaweesak "Loley" Sritongdee in two years. Like the exhibition title suggests (Tamsua is a kind of Thai papaya salad influenced by Lao papaya salad which mixes a variety of ingredients from rice noodles, pickle and bean sprouts), Loley presents in this set of works various thoughts about being human, from love to sex, desire and death.

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    Epicurean expedition

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Running parallel to the Chao Phraya River, Charoen Krung is commonly known as one of Bangkok's oldest thoroughfares -- the first to be built according to modern engineering.

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    Gemstones & Jewellery: New market strategy

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 05/03/2012

    » Low labour costs gives advantage to factories in China so Thailand must add value elsewhere: unique designs, quality certification, Chinese luxury market.

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    Food for thought

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

    » This week I enjoyed a delicious lunch at Suan Dusit University, my host being none other than the dean of the Faculty of Education.

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    Fashion city Bangkok

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 24/12/2010

    » Perhaps the most dynamic and cosmopolitan city in Asia, proper planning could put Bangkok on the fast track for becoming Asia's fashion center.

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