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    Thai architects vie for international honours

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 25/07/2016

    » Thai architecture can feel anonymous and banal -- but then maybe we don't look close enough. The design scene has its share of clever, outstanding or unusual architecture and emphasis on material, location and the environment.

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    The next wave

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 06/10/2016

    » South Korea knows best how to capture the Thai heart, and the Thai market. Their export of cultural commodities over the decade has been exceptional in different media, from K-pop music to TV series (in both historical and contemporary styles), from movies to cuisine. Now they want to shift the spotlight to Korean books.

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    Bookworms' paradise

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 17/11/2016

    » Though this year's major book fairs and festivals have already passed, other small book-related events to enliven reading culture can still be enjoyed. There are two reading events that may be of interest for bookworms in days to come.

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    Kafka as inspiration

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 15/09/2016

    » After the premiere of Jitti Chompee's Red Peter contemporary dance at The Hague in the Netherlands went successfully under the support of The Kylián Foundation, the Thai choreographer and director is bringing the show back to local audiences.

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    Imported home brew

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 12/07/2016

    » Chant Khamthongthae's life story sounds like the plot of a melodrama. After winning the lottery, he chose to start a new life abroad. Then from a motorcycle taxi driver in Bangkok working hand-to-mouth, Chant became a well-known barista with 15 years of experiences in Sydney. The boot is on the other foot now.

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    Spicy and sour

    Muse, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 26/12/2015

    » There are many more varieties of Thai curries than just yellow, green and red. Although these three are probably the most well-known to foreigners, in the typical daily life of Thais, there are more popular curries.

  • NEWS

    The Dawei development dream left high and dry

    Spectrum, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 19/03/2017

    » Over a decade ago, the Myaung Pyo creek in Myanmar's Tanintharyi region was clean and crystal clear -- a steady, trickling life source. The creek, running alongside a stretch of lush farmland, was relied on by villagers for various daily tasks such as watering crops.

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    Samarn calls for total ban on booze ads

    News, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 10/02/2017

    » A total ban on advertising and marketing alcoholic beverages should be enforced, similar to that of cigarettes, after producers used loopholes to launch tacit marketing, says Samarn Futrakul, director of the Alcohol Control Committee Office.

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    A bumpy ride

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 26/12/2016

    » A benchmark of a developed city is when everyone, and not just the poor, take public transport. Bangkok still has a lot to do even though 2016 has seen several developments in the continual effort to improve our public transport. We have new GPS in buses and sparkling new canal boats and trains. Meanwhile, a trial run of water transportation in Klong Padung Krung Kasem has been launched.

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    Drawing attention

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 20/12/2016

    » It's been more than two months since His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away. Since then we've seen people coming out to show their generosity, to offer help and use their skills to honour him. Print and memorabilia collections of the monarch are in high demand.

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