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    The return of royal khon

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/09/2018

    » The wait is over for the return of the annual khon masked dance. The much-loved performance by the Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques (Support Foundation) of HM Queen Sirikit under the Reign of King Rama IX will make a comeback at the Thailand Cultural Centre from Nov 3 until Dec 5, this time featuring an episode called The Allegiance Of Phiphek.

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    Pieces of silver

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/12/2018

    » One of Bangkok's grandest villas, once the private residence of princes, will be open to the public on Dec 15 and 16 for the "Unique Silver And Nielloware Exhibition At Chakrabongse House". As the name suggests, the exhibition features a stunning collection of silver and nielloware, as part of the release of a new book celebrating Thailand's rich heritage in these crafts. This is also a rare opportunity to visit the magnificent riverside villa of Chakrabongse House, opposite Wat Pho.

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    The khon spectacle is merrier than ever

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/11/2018

    » The Support Foundation's annual khon performance never fails to entertain its audience. This year's instalment is a hugely enjoyable production of The Allegiance Of Phiphek episode from the Ramakien. The acting, dancing, costumes and props are as impressive as ever. And while the production may be restricted to a slightly more economical setting, this has been compensated for with funnier dialogue, including plenty of satirical gags riffing on current events.

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    Rock of ages

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 14/02/2019

    » The name Ang Sila (rock pond) has long rung a bell for almost every Thai household for its high-quality granite mortars. Nowadays, this tambon in Chon Buri has fewer rocks for the production of this kind of kitchen tool. Nonetheless, the community is still an interesting attraction with old temples, markets, fishing villages and the beach.

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    Drawing on Thainess

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/12/2018

    » One day in August, the month of National Mother's Day, Chusit Wijarnjoragij was given one of the most challenging tasks in his life: to be the key visual artist for the 2018 Miss Universe pageant taking place in Thailand. He started working right away, his brain and hands moved fast, putting flowers and stars on paper while the main theme music of the contest was played in his home studio.

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    Chanthaburi's other gems

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 08/11/2018

    » One morning during the rainy season, around 30 adventure seekers could be seen tying used tyres together. They then took these out on a raft to install them as "homes for fish" in Ban Bang Sa Kao in Chanthaburi's Laem Sing district on the Gulf of Thailand.

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    The final resting place

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/11/2017

    » Within walking distance from Bangkok's popular Khao San Road in Phra Nakhon district is one of Thailand's most important temples -- Wat Bowon Niwet. Since Oct 29, many have flocked to the temple to pay respects to the ashes of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, enshrined in the base of the principal Buddha image, Phra Phuttha Chinnasi.

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