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    Cultivating a love of reading in the digital age

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 12/01/2018

    » The Neilson Hays Library on Surawong Road has become a much-loved Bangkok institution since its foundation in 1869. It was designed by Italian architect Mario Tamagno and dedicated to the memory of Jennie Neilson Hays. The elegant neoclassical building houses some 20,000 books and magazines across many genres, the largest collection of English-language books in Thailand.

  • LIFE

    Telling the story of India

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 02/03/2018

    » The jewel in the crown for India has perhaps always been its cuisine. It has been the cultural, religious and casteless bridge for people of the subcontinent. And narrowing this great divide like a cultural sponge is Thomas Zacharias, executive chef and co-owner of the Bombay Canteen, India's No.2 restaurant 2017 (as voted by Condé Nast Traveler).

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    The right amount of sweet

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 06/04/2018

    » Described as the "Thom Yorke of pastry", celebrated pastry chef and owner of Room4Dessert in Bali, Indonesia, Will Goldfarb is much like his desserts and also, very unlike them.

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    Swede's in season

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 01/06/2018

    » Fäviken Magasinet is often described as the world's most isolated two Michelin-starred restaurant and chef Magnus Nilsson tends to agree. "One should go once, maybe twice and it should enrich the rest of your year as a very unique experience."

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    Bollywood parties big into the small hours

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 29/06/2018

    » Monsoon season may have arrived in Bangkok, but on Sunday it rained Bollywood stars as the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) put on a spectacular melange of glitz and glamour at the Siam Niramit Theatre in Bangkok. The grandest celebration of Indian cinema, the 19th IIFA Awards returned to the City of Angels for the second time since their inception in 2000.

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    Supperclub society

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 20/07/2018

    » Dining in unusual places with people you've never met is a new concept in Bangkok, and has still to catch on. So, here I am trying to promote the supperclub agenda. If you like good food and meeting new people, a supperclub is for you.

  • LIFE

    Hungry for hummus

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 17/08/2018

    » One of the greatest foods to be put into a bowl is the almighty hummus. It makes a great snack or dip and sometimes, even a great meal. And no longer do the Bangkok hipsters have to be caught dead on Sukhumvit 3 for their hummus fix.

  • LIFE

    The new black gold

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 24/08/2018

    » Canadian Blake Dinkin is the creator and owner of the world's rarest and most expensive coffee, refined naturally by elephants — Black Ivory Coffee. Partnering with Ban Taklang in Surin and the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, Dinkin produces "elephant dung coffee". However, production of Black Ivory Coffee provides valuable income for elephant care-giving families, as well as students who are taught how to wash and dry the coffee. The mission of Black Ivory Coffee is to take a negative situation, namely human-elephant conflict and turn it into a positive one by creating a luxury product that helps not hurts elephants, as Dinkin tells Guru.

  • LIFE

    Warm, welcoming, rustic

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 24/08/2018

    » Mallard, a newish Mediterranean eatery is nestled half-way in the popular food soi that is Sukhumvit 49, attached to the Adelphi Forty-Nine Hotel. Named after the dabbling duck known for its adaptability, the restaurant's philosophy is "what we cook is who we are", with a focus on wild and exotic meats. The interior looks like a country farmhouse, with a patio and terrace seating, complete with potted plants, outdoor fans (to keep the hot summer days cool), animal trophies, antler chandeliers and wood and leather furniture. Warm lighting completes the look, which includes a bar in the centre of the restaurant. A very macho restaurant.

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    Let them eat cake

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 07/09/2018

    » Everyone has heard of the saying, "Let them eat cake", made by a French royal on hearing that the peasants had no bread to eat. And dare I say, you will not be craving bread at this quaint café out in the sticks.

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