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    Thailand in film

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 27/07/2018

    » It has been a few weeks since the rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team from Tham Luang cave. With the successful and miraculous feel-good news of the rescue, it was inevitable that plans to dramatise the entire ordeal will be made into a movie. Reportedly, six film production companies are in talks with the Thai government and have expressed interest in obtaining rights to make a dramatic movie version of the events.

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    Advocating for acceptance

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/12/2016

    » South African Paul Heymans is the founder of OUT BKK, a non-profit organisation whose goal is to address the needs of the LGBT community in Thailand. In this exclusive interview, Paul talks to us about how his organisation started and the impact it wishes to create.

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    Beyond the ropes

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 19/10/2018

    » In Bangkok's Charoen Krung area, tucked within an alley lies Maison Close, a dark bar/art gallery and home to some of the more uncommon tastes in art from abstract calligraphy to ero guro. However, as you enter the venue on some nights, art isn't the only focus but a blindfolded woman hung in suspension with ropes. The ropes have been tied up by a rope artist and her model serves as a canvas for elaborate and intricate patterns. Despite looking uncomfortable, the model, dubbed a rope bunny, is in a state of stillness and relaxation, with the ropes symmetrically wrapped around the curves of her body -- something beautiful or mesmerising. This is shibari or the art of Japanese rope bondage. Enter at your own risk.

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    From the Big Apple to the Big Mango

    Muse, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 26/05/2018

    » It's all been there done that on the Cannes Lion advertising award circuit for Kantapon Metheekul. The young creative executive has won many awards, been featured in several publications and has illustrated for a handful of high street and luxury fashion brands -- but that's not his true calling. As someone who loved to draw since he was five, it was only natural that Kantapon's veins throbbed to become a full-time artist -- to draw his own creations and not what others briefed him to. After three years of working for advertising agencies, he packed his bags and headed to New York to become an artist.

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    What's trending and happening this week.

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 19/05/2018

    » 1. Happivore by Evelyn Yap is honoured to bring their latest Supper Club experience to FABB, an academy renowned for its uncompromising drive towards the advancement of world-class coffee culture. With her training honed under Michelin- and James Beard-winning chefs in the US and Thailand, chef Evelyn's personal philosophy focuses on discovering the finest and freshest local ingredients from Thailand's small-scale farmers and artisanal purveyors. Presented within Fabb's sanctuary of excellence, be prepared to experience an imaginative and refined 8-course menu inspired by a month-long Thailand discovery road trip. Held today from 7-10pm, 3,200 baht nett includes eight courses and one Special Aperitif. Visit FABB Academy of Coffee at 259/313 Sukhumvit 71, Pridi Banamyong 15. Limited to 20 seats. Call or Line to book: 081-444-1554 or 097-226-0221.

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    Livin' La Vida Mocha

    Guru, Lydia Bilton, Published on 10/03/2017

    » Here's a Friday fun fact for you. Did you know that Starbucks (that world-famous green and white coffeehouse you Bangkokians love) failed miserably in Australia? In 2003, the American coffee giant opened eighty-four stores Down Under, and eight years later, sixty of those closed.

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