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    Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park named "Best Meetings Hotel"

    Published on 08/10/2019

    » strengthening its position as a world class MICE destination

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    The queen of prints

    Guru, Published on 23/08/2019

    » Orla Kiely, an Irish fashion designer based in London, was nicknamed "the Queen of Prints" by The Guardian. Her designs have appeared on a wide range of things from kitchenware, stationery, furniture, wallpaper, dresses and accessories. With a passion for fashion since young, she pursued a bachelor's degree in art in Dublin and moved to London to earn a master's degree. Soon she founded her fashion brand, Kiely Rowan PLC, with husband, Dermott Rowan. She becomes an internationally renowned designer, winning many big awards, including the UK Fashion Export Gold Award. She has exhibited at the Fashion and Textile Museum Exhibition in London while her famous fans include Kate Middleton (the Duchess of Cambridge), Kirsten Dunst and Alexa Chung. After her company ceased trading in late 2018, Kiely is back with a collaboration with Jaspal, Thailand's leading fashion line. Guru speaks to Kiely to find out what makes her the "print queen".

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    CGI overload

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 18/10/2019

    » Mother is back. And now there are two of them! Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer face off in Disney's Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, now in cinemas. It's entertaining. It's busy. It's over the top with CGI faeries, winged creatures and warfare.

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    The girl can't help it

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 18/10/2019

    » After all the attention surrounding its first season, not all of which was positive, Netflix's oddly compelling darkly comic series Insatiable returned for a second season last week.

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    New media theatre

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 18/10/2019

    » The first bilingual podcast on the Bangkok performing arts scene, Bangkok Offstage Podcast is hosted by two Thai theatre critics: Amitha Amranand and Kaewta Ketbungkan. The podcast deals with discussions, reviews and interviews of local and foreign artists who perform on the Bangkok stage. Amitha is a writer, translator and language and writing teacher. She has been a theatre critic for the Bangkok Post since 2006 and teaches journalistic writing at Chulalongkorn University. She is on the artistic committee of the Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting. Kaewta Ketbungkan is a writer, translator and content creator with strong knowledge in Thai cinema, theatre and culture from her nine-year experience in broadcast journalism. She has been an active member of the International Association of Theatre Critics — Thailand Center since 2016. Currently, she is developing her website www.annkaewta.com. Guru discuss the need for such a podcast and Thailand's theatre scene with Amitha and Kaewta.

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    Successful transformation

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 15/10/2019

    » Transformation is the key to survival, both in life and in work, according to Jakkaphong "Anne" Jakrajutatip, CEO of JKN Global Media, who was recently awarded Asia Media Woman of the Year at Content Asia Summit 2019 in Singapore. She is the first Thai person -- and also the first transgender woman -- to win the award.

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    A moving performance

    Life, Published on 05/09/2019

    » The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra presented an astoundingly accomplished evening of masterworks last month in the Main Hall of the Thailand Cultural Centre, entitled "Romantic Piano Celebration For The Queen Mother", in celebration of Her Majesty's birthday. The highly lauded Japanese conductor Koji Kawamoto directed emotionally profound performances of Romantic repertoire, opening with a particularly vibrant rendition of the Hebrides Overture by Felix Mendelssohn. German concert pianist Severin von Eckardstein then took to the stage for a marvellous interpretation of the Grieg Piano Concerto In A Minor, with the second half of the concert featuring Robert Schumann's delightful Symphony No.1 In B-flat Major (the so-called Spring symphony).

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    Korea's finest female talent hit town

    Life, Published on 17/09/2019

    » Some of K-pop's top female acts are coming to town to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience in the shape of the "K Crush 2019 Concert" at Impact Challenger Hall 1, Muang Thong Thani, on Saturday at 7pm.

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    'Skycycle lane' offers elevated congestion-free travel

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 15/09/2019

    » In a bid to promote the use of bicycles for daily transport, Smart City Innovative Research Academy (Scira), a think-tank on urban development under King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang has come up with an idea it calls "The Skycycle Project".

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    It's a transglobal affair

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 10/09/2019

    » The summer festival season in Europe, North America and Japan draws to a close this month as bands rest up from touring and take a break before the end-of-year festive season. Those bands that have put out summer releases hope that their albums reach the various charts and get decent airplay; others, meanwhile, have waited for the end of the season to release their new music, so we have a mixture of hot releases from the summer and new ones just released.

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