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  • LIFESTYLE

    An almost forgotten glory

    Life, Published on 28/06/2018

    » It was a fine sunny day when more than 70 culture vultures strolled the old Front Palace (Wang Na), the palace of viceroys in the early Rattanakosin period, near Sanam Luang, to learn about its history, importance and changes. Anyone wanting to know the old palace as more than just the National Museum Bangkok can follow the footsteps of the recent "Walk With The Cloud: The Hidden Palace", led by Khun Sirikitiya Jensen, an official of the Fine Arts Department and the youngest daughter of Princess Ubolratana.

  • NEWS

    Paradise?

    Life, Published on 05/06/2018

    » Leaves sway, sand sparkles as the Sun shines brightly over the blue-green water. The 300m-long white beach of Maya Bay looks quiet and serene. It's a strange sight: Not a single visitor in sight, not a sign or noise from the long-tail or speedboats that usually dump hordes of tourists on the curved beach.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Manga brings down curtain

    News, Patipat Janthong, Published on 03/06/2018

    » The old-school Lido theatre played its last scene on Thursday, with a Japanese manga movie. The cinema, which has a storied history, opened 50 years ago, on June 21, 1968.

  • NEWS

    Clearing the path to a walkable city

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 12/05/2018

    » Bangkok's pavements are notoriously filthy, bumpy and riddled with obstacles such as potholes, food carts and unused phone booths. It is hard to imagine walking along the city's streets with ease.

  • OPINION

    Chiang Mai logic

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/04/2018

    » Re: "Chiang Mai installs 5 more air monitors", (BP, April 3).

  • LIFESTYLE

    A deserving place on stage

    Life, Published on 01/03/2018

    » Following swiftly from the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra's fine opening classical concert of the 2018 season, their "Classical Concert No.2" at the Thailand Cultural Centre, Small Hall last month, had the spotlight focused on one of their star members -- the trombonist Arunkorn Chaisubankanok.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Creatively canine

    Life, Published on 23/02/2018

    » To have a passion that makes you want to eat, sleep and breathe it, is rare. To have a passion that turns into a career is even rarer. But artist Tavorn Silakunaporn is one of the lucky ones, oozing an infectious fervour -- in a way that only someone who has found their sole purpose in life can -- when discussing his latest installations, currently on show at Gaysorn Village.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Shooting star

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/12/2017

    » In Europe, the angle at which sunlight hits Earth is lower than in Thailand, says Sayombhu Mukdeeprom. In Europe, he explains, the air also has less humidity, meaning the suffusion of colour in the light is more intense.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Fine (home) dining

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 15/09/2017

    » There are people who like eating out at fancy restaurants helmed by Michelin-starred chefs and making it a special occasion. There are also people who prefer home-cooked meals and opt for simplicity over lavish dining. But who's to say you can't have both? Chef Pam Utharntharm is doing just that at The Table. It's not a conventional "restaurant" because she serves patrons at her home and cooks their meal in the comfort of her own kitchen. Guru talked to her about how she's bringing home-cooked Michelin quality food to Bangkokian foodies and helping them experience -- to use the words of the eternally wise Hannah Montana -- the best of both worlds.

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