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  • LIFESTYLE

    Remembering A Prince Of Art

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/04/2019

    » After two years of temporary closure for restoration, Ban Plainern, the residence of the late Prince Narisaranuvattiwongse -- the Great Craftsman of Siam -- is today reopened for a special occasion. Every year, the Naris Foundation and the Chitrabongs family celebrate Naris Day, the prince's birthday, by opening up the residence in Bangkok's Klong Toey district to distinguished guests on April 28 and to the public all day on April 29.

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    A night of wallflower jazz

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 25/02/2016

    » It was a memorable night when Diana Krall, the five-time Grammy-winning jazz pianist and vocalist, showcased her musical talent and beautiful voice at the "Diana Krall Wallflower World Tour Live In Bangkok 2016" last Friday. That evening played to both joyous and melancholy moods through various classic and light jazz tunes.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Rocket Man rocks Bangkok

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/12/2015

    » Sir Elton John entertained thousands of his Thai and foreign fans at "Elton John All The Hits Tour Live in Bangkok" at Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani on Sunday night.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Forever grateful

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/02/2017

    » 'My Dearest Khun Prisna, I am now in one of the most beautiful places. Our hotel's name is 'Castello del Sole' (Castle of the Sun). Isn't it chic? The name is like one in a fairy tale. This town is so cute. It has a bright-coloured lake and nice houses on slopes. Routes and paths criss-cross the hills. Colourful flowers blossom everywhere ..."

  • TRAVEL

    Tribute to the King

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 17/11/2016

    » On Saturday, Pattaya will host the "76 Million People's Hearts In Mourning For The Father Of Thailand" event on Beach Road from 3-7.20pm.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Sad, melancholic rhythms

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 31/10/2016

    » Since Oct 14, one day after the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the sounds of conch shells, bugles, pipes and drum beats, followed by the melancholic tones of classical music, have been heard from the Grand Palace six times a day. Each session lasts about 15 minutes and often makes many mourners nationwide burst into tears. This royal tradition is called prakhom yumyam.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Little puppet master

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/06/2016

    » Last month, hundreds of people were enjoying the traditional southern Thai shadow puppet performance known as nang talung. At a show at Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Centre in Bangkok, they were mesmerised by the puppeteering, singing and dubbing skills of Thailand's youngest nang talung performer, Sakon Suwannakhot. This nine-year-old boy from Phra Phrom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, started practising the art at the age of seven. Today, he is the puppet master of a seven-member troupe under the Talung Dharma Youth Project of Wat Phra Phrom.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A play of righteousness

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 28/06/2016

    » After the great success of its premiere on June 9, the Fine Arts Department's stage play Phra Mahajanaka, makes a comeback tomorrow at 1pm at the National Theatre near Sanam Luang.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The sweet life

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 19/04/2016

    » Desserts are a form of culture. They are more than just food since they mirror history and civilisations. In some countries, desserts were even used to save cities from invaders, such as when the Chinese put secret messages for their allies inside moon cakes during wartime. In various cultures, desserts are integral to religious ceremonies, rituals and festivities and also symbolise friendship.

  • TRAVEL

    Chinese New Year around Thailand

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 12/02/2015

    » From Feb 12-28, colourful Chinese New Year festivities will take place at different venues in Bangkok and 11 other cities nationwide.

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