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    A month of many traditions

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/05/2019

    » Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holy month of fasting, is practised by Muslims around the world, including Thailand. Having begun earlier this month, it is a time for Muslims to practise self-restraint, by not just fasting from dawn to dusk from food, drink, sexual activity, impure or unkind thoughts, and more. Ramadan is also a time of reflection.

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    The sound of silence

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 24/05/2019

    » Two men pit themselves against each other, taking on the challenge of the Matterhorn. As they test their limits to conquer one of the highest peak of the Alps, they also hope to win the heart of the same woman.

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    The spectral art

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/04/2019

    » Sexy women, ghosts, simplistic plot, tendency to be naughty and violent. These are the stereotypical characteristics people have come to associate with the old-school Thai-style pulp comics that are close to disappearing from the market.

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    Welcome to the Holy Pond

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 06/04/2019

    » At a temple in Sing Buri about 150 kilometres north of Bangkok, worshippers carry buckets of water which they then pour into a sacred pond to fulfil their vows after their wishes have come true.

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    Born this way

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 15/03/2019

    » What is it like to be a transgender woman living in Asia?

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    Mario's marvellous medicine

    Brunch, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 03/03/2019

    » Traditional Thai medicine is perceived by many to be old and outdated. But when Channel 3 decided to place it centre stage in its recent period romcom, Thongek Morya Ta Chalong (Doctor Thongek Of Ta Chalong), it sparked renewed interest among viewers.

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    Who is our Oscars Favourite?

    Brunch, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/02/2019

    » The most important of all unimportant things, the Oscars arrive on Monday morning, Thailand time. In a year that seems more muted than usual, Hollywood's biggest jamboree has striven to stay relevant with the inclusion of blockbuster titles such as Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody, besides the more edgy and less popular films that have claimed much of the headlines, such as Roma and Green Book. While there are many cinematic awards around the world, the Oscars still seem to matter the most, and the ritual of predicting the winners is at once a frivolous parlour game and an annual survey of the vital signs of mainstream cinema. Don't bet on it, but we offer our takes here.

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    Melayu Day puts Yala on the map

    News, Kornchanok Raksaseri, Published on 23/02/2019

    » Under the scorching late afternoon sun, hundreds of people packed both sides of the main road in Nakhon Yala municipality, eager to witness one of the main spectacles of the year -- the parade celebrating Melayu Day.

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    Bad education?

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 11/02/2019

    » Sex is rarely a topic we discuss freely in Thailand. Shunned in our conservative culture, sex -- as a topic of discussion -- is received with either embarrassment, shame or laughter, not to be taken seriously or with a straight face.

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    The hovering eye

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 23/01/2019

    » 'I shoot a lot of crap every day," said Thomas Hoepker after being asked what it feels like to be lauded as a master photographer. "You see something and a car comes, or the person I wanted to photograph turns around. I would say, if I walk on the street in the evening, I see 10 pictures, maybe one I keep from that scene."

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