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    The ghost of pop culture future

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 08/08/2014

    » Last month, Thai fans had their first Comic Con experience, when BEC Tero and TrueVisions hosted the Bangkok Comic Con at Paragon Hall, an event local devotees of all things pop culture welcomed with delight.

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    To markets, To (Indie) markets

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 12/09/2014

    » You would think Bangkokians have their shopping needs fulfilled to the brim already, given the ever-growing number of malls out there. To the contrary, there are many more special marketplaces that are popping up around the capital to offer different vibes and goodies. This weekend alone there will be two niche markets – Million Bike Market for bicyclists and Pet Design Fair for dog and cat people. We have decided to help you diversify your shopping experience with our pick of indie markets. We can’t be held responsible if you run out of cash before the end of the month, though.

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    Geek out

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 04/07/2014

    » If you’ve ever fantasised about sitting on the Game of Thrones’ Iron Throne, hugging a life-sized Rilakkuma, and/or taking a selfie with an army of Stormtroopers, you can make your geeky dreams come true at Bangkok Comic Con (fb.com/bangkokcomiccon, B150 per ticket), which runs from today (Jul 4) until Sunday (Jul 6) at Siam Paragon’s Royal Paragon Hall. The Geek God has blessed us with another opportunity to geek out again after Thailand Comic Con in May. As the event kicks off, we break down the highlights from Bangkok Comic Con and also tell you about made-in-Thailand comic books.

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    Facebook police

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 26/06/2014

    » Haven’t we all used Facebook to complain about something we see as wrong at some stage? There are some Facebook pages created and dedicated to raising awareness on improper behaviour in public places that you may not be aware of. Check them out in case you want to share your frustration, see what not to do so you won’t end up on one of these pages, or at least get a laugh out of them.

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    Curious cafes

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 02/05/2014

    » At your average cafe, you can drink coffee, nibble, socialise, take selfies and whatnot. However, Bangkok is home to some special venues where you can do more than just chillax. This week we searched the city for cafes that offer unique add-ons and experiences. Here are our findings that should pique your curiosity.

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    Chatchart the superhero

    Published on 07/02/2014

    » Some people can kill two birds with one stone, but Chadchart can kill two stones with one bird. How did caretaker Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt become a superhero? Here is the story.

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    A very Thai Christmas

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 20/12/2013

    » Christmas is just five days away, and it does matter despite the fact that we live in a Buddhist country. Even though we don’t know how to re-enact the Nativity Scene and most likely can’t name all of Santa’s nine reindeers, that doesn’t stop us from embracing this jolly occasion. We explore how Thais get their Xmas spirit on.

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    Activism reawakens as students hit the streets

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 21/12/2013

    » The political turbulence in Bangkok has given an unexpected boost to the institutional prominence of Thammasat University as it counts down to the celebration of its 80th anniversary.

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    Behind the bars, hope stirs

    News, Supaporn Asadamongkoln, Published on 21/12/2013

    » Most people prefer to keep their distance from prisons and have scant knowledge of what life behind the walls and bars is really like.

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    The best of Pantip 2013

    Life, Published on 30/12/2013

    » Pantip, the popular Thai website, has compiled its top 10 forums of 2013. Pantip is an online reflection of Thai interests - serious, useful or frivolous - and contains everything from travel journals to short stories to directions on how to clean rust off a sink.

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