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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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The Genius of Thai cinema

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 20/10/2017

    » A high-school thriller shows films from the Kingdom can be a hit on the world stage

  • 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

    Polish week ends with celebration of Joseph Conrad's most seminal work

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 27/04/2017

    » The Polish Arts and Culture Week started last Sunday at Chualalongkorn University's Central and Eastern European Studies Section. While previous activities over the past four days have attracted much interest, the centrepiece is tomorrow's event at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre: the celebration of Polish-British writer Joseph Conrad.

  • BUSINESS

    Rama connection

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 09/01/2017

    » The Ramayana and Ramakien have long served as reminders of the deep cultural bonds between India and Thailand. Now scholars and other experts on the two epics are looking at ways to use them in the context of cultural and historical, tourism and economic connections between the two countries.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Music is the best medicine

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 20/11/2014

    » The Supatwanich siblings — Kanlaya, Kangsadal and Chatr — share a talent for singing, and team up as a trio, Plern Asa, for monthly performances at Ramathibodi Hospital's bustling outpatient department.

  • OPINION

    Filling in the pages of history

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 30/04/2015

    » I roll my eyes so hard I can practically see the back of my brain. My 16-year-old tutee, Jag, hasn't the faintest idea of the difference between World War I and World War II. I don't think I'm going to let him off the hook — by this age he should at least have some rough idea about two of the most crucial turning points in modern history.

  • OPINION

    Refugee fears well founded

    Oped, Published on 15/07/2014

    » The announcement by Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha last Friday that Myanmar refugees will be repatriated was a surprise to everyone. The army commander said he had come to a personal agreement on the matter with the head of the Myanmar military. The head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) cited national security for wanting to move out all 130,000 people and close the refugee camps. But national security will be even more irreparably harmed if any part of this huge, proposed human movement is mismanaged or bungled.

  • LEARNING

    Animal flood rescue

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 16/11/2011

    » Marooned on the couch with bowl of dogfood, floating over the sea of floodwaters in a plastic basin, these poor hungry dogs are the lucky ones, alive & ready to be rescued.

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