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  • LIFESTYLE

    The sweet sounds of Thailand

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 28/10/2018

    » A dramatic story of loud bell ringing at a temple in Bangkok's Bang Kholaem district reported earlier this month is a reminder that man-made noises are closely associated with Thai culture. Noises are made for a reason regardless of form. Noises surround Thai people despite changes in society and the environment.

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    For whom the Bell bows

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 06/08/2018

    » When Joshua Bell plays a single work with an orchestra, tickets anywhere in the world are sold out within minutes. However, Bell, one of the leading lights in fiddle-playing, won't be playing a mere single piece with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra on Sept 4.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Nun the wiser

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 27/05/2018

    » How wonderful to be back in the Land of Smiles after my week-long sojourn to Italy, as documented in this column last week.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Celebrities bring awareness to mental health issues

    Life, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has discussed his battle with depression. Mariah Carey recently revealed she has bipolar disorder. And Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has acknowledged dealing with anxiety disorder.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Spooky skyscraper

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/09/2017

    » Director Sophon "Jim" Sakdaphisit likes to create his horror films based on locations. His 2008 directorial debut, Coming Soon, is set in a haunted cinema. The follow-up smash hit Laddaland -- his best-known project, which grossed 117 million baht in Thailand -- is set in a housing estate. And The Swimmers (2014) takes place mostly around a swimming pool.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The roles of a lifetime

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/09/2017

    » 'I think I'd like to bring a cassette tape back," a tall figure next to me said as we were discussing what we would like to bring back from 1990s.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Hail and farewell

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 19/05/2017

    » Contemporary historians are predictable -- penning book after book about Atlantis, ancient Rome, the Templars, World War II. But then a few looked at the calendar and the penny dropped. 2017. Isn't this the anniversary of something? Indeed. The Russian Revolution a century ago.

  • TRAVEL

    TAT to organise T-POP Festival 2015

    Published on 30/04/2015

    » The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the T-POP Festival 2015: Thailand Music Festival from May 22-23 at Ram Ratchaniwet (Ban Puen Palace) in Phetchaburi province, with the objective of boosting tourism.

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