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    Tributes to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's birthday and Her love for Thai handmade textiles

    Muse, Pimchanok Phungbun Na Ayudhya, Published on 06/08/2016

    » Central Chidlom Department Store and Central Embassy, together with The Foundation of the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand (The Support Foundation) and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, present the beauty of Thai garments and traditional art of embroidery. Starting from documenting the role of Her Majesty as the royal patron of Thai handwoven textiles and craftsmanship, the eight-part exhibition narrates the beauty of Thai fabrics, the ancient craft of embroidery, the royal khon costumes, hill tribe textiles, as well as a rare opportunity to witness seven well-preserved royal gowns, lent from Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles.

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    Exhibition honours HM the Queen

    Muse, Published on 13/08/2016

    » The Contemporary Thai Fabric Project, Honouring HM the Queen's 84th Birthday

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    Get your mooncakes

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 23/08/2019

    » Available for a very limited time, mooncakes signify not just the approaching of the Chinese Harvest Moon Festival but also prosperity and family reunion.

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    Fly me to the moon (cake)

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 31/08/2018

    » Once upon a time, Chinese emperors worshipped the Moon in the midst of autumn, believing it would bring them an abundant harvest in the following year. Sacrificing to the Moon later became popular among ordinary folks. And a round-shaped pastry, which symbolises the harvest moon, has become an utmost culinary essential during the season.

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    The Mother of mooncakes

    Guru, Published on 03/08/2018

    » What is the Mid-Autumn Festival but a festival of harvest and mooncake-gifting? If you're in an unspoken competition among family and friends to find the best mooncake-gifter then you've come to the right place because we have curated a list of the best of the best from the mooncake arena (along with their kick-ass packaging in some cases). No Chinese blood is required to enjoy these treats.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Published on 21/07/2018

    » 1 Celebrating the meditative spirit of Buddhism amid the bustling Bangkok city life, Patrik Budenz's Samadhi photographs are black and white portraits of Northern Thai monks, capturing and immortalising the moment of sheer concentration. It makes the viewer stop and admire the split second of realism and transcendence. At Cinema Oasis. The exhibition runs until Aug 31.

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    Divine Divana

    Muse, Published on 23/06/2018

    » Divana: Enchante par le Poem

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    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.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 25/03/2017

    » 1. For those looking to experience world-class classical music, the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing two concerts at Prince Mahidol Hall on Mahidol University's Salaya Campus. The concerts, at 7pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, will be conducted by Edward Dardnre and feature piano soloist Benjamin Grosvenor. Tuesday's programme includes HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's compositions, Gary Carpenter's Dadaville, Benjamin Britten's Piano Concerto and William Walton's Symphony No.1. Wednesday's programme will include HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's compositions, Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Mozart's Piano Concerto No.20 In D Minor, Mendelssohn's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, and Elgar's Enigma variations. Tickets start at 1,000 baht. For reservations, call 028496565 ext 6604 or 6609.

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    Modern natives

    Guru, Mika Apichatsakol, Published on 12/08/2016

    » In Japan, a young person dressed in full traditional kimono in the big city on a regular day is no spectacle. Nor does there need to be a special occasion in India or Bangladesh to don a vibrant saree. So why in a country that far from lacks traditional culture and a city that loves fashion, have we shied away from the beauty and uniqueness of Thai fabrics and traditional style? I mean when was the last time you wore a proper pha nung or chong kraben?

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