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    Seeking the past

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 01/06/2018

    » Narrow alleyways, ancient houses, mansions of bygone aristocrats, temples and mosques, shrines and churches in the old town: The vintage craze has brought about a proliferation of speciality tourism, and it's enjoying huge popularity while promoting history lessons.

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    Anointed

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 06/12/2017

    » Out of all the period dramas released within the past few years, probably nothing has blown an audiences' minds like Netflix's The Crown. Created by Peter Morgan -- one of the creative forces behind feature films The Queen and Frost/Nixon -- The Crown in its first season chronicled the early years of Queen Elizabeth II's unexpected accession to the throne and her role in the tumultuous politics of post-war Britain.

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    What's trending and happening this week.

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 07/10/2017

    » 1. October marks the one-year anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol's passing, and in a gesture of dedication and remembrance, ChangChui creative hub in Thon Buri is holding a month-long programme called From Particles To Father's Universe, featuring numerous art exhibitions and talks on His Majesty and his works. Highlights include the Silence Of The Universe art exhibition, consisting of a collaboration of over 70 artists, talk sessions from PorLeawDee - The Creator, live music from Silpakorn University's Faculty of Music and tastings of nine favourite dishes of His Majesty. The programme will run from now until Oct 29, Tuesdays to Sundays (free on weekdays; 40 baht on the weekends), 11am-11pm at ChangChui. For more information visit their Facebook page.

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    Bangkok dreams

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/04/2019

    » To any outsider visiting Bangkok for the first time, the first word they might use describe the city would probably be "chaos". From the polarity of old and modern, rich and poor, nature and synthetic, it's a lot for anyone to take in.

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    Bridging the gap

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 24/10/2018

    » Ancient temples and modern art. They seem like two ends of a cultural spectrum that wouldn't seem to bridge well with one another.

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    In his own time

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 09/03/2018

    » Out of the countless international concerts planned for Bangkok this year, one announcement caused an appropriate collective freak-out. In a short promo video, nine-time Grammy- and Academy Award-winning recording artist John Legend, with his half-Thai, half-Norwegian wife, Chrissy Teigen, greeted Thai fans with a cheery "Sawasdee".

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 18/11/2017

    » 1. Bangkok CityCity Gallery has a new exhibition launching tomorrow and on display until Jan 21. Museum Of Kirati, a solo exhibition by Thai artist Chulayarnnon Siriphol, reinterprets the classic Thai novel Behind The Painting (1937) by Sri Burapha (the pen name of Kulap Saipradit). The multidisciplinary show which consists of moving images, watercolour paintings and sculptures acts as a museum of remembrance to Mom Ratchawong Kirati, the protagonist in the novel. Artist Chulayarnnon portrays himself as both Kirati and her lover Nopphon, and reinterprets their tragic love story. For more information go to facebook.com/bangkokcitycity.

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    Familiar beauty

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 11/10/2017

    » Hung on the 4th and 5th floors of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre are familiar photographs of Buddhist statues, stunning ancient pagodas, and people and monks absorbed in prayer. The photos, taken by veteran Italian photographer Andrea Pistolesi are highly dramatic -- sometimes overly so, with high dynamic range effects, high contrast, and interesting textures superimposed on top.

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    Feeling the heat again

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/12/2017

    » Thailand can't seem to get enough of American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons. They're coming back again for the third time in four years after blowing away Thai audiences with their high-energy performance back in 2015.

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    We ain't Nate, mate

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 21/07/2017

    » Nathan Bartling, aka "My Mate Nate", is a hero to some and a low-life to many. The Mormon missionary-turned-local-YouTube star has been plastered all over the news this week once again -- finding himself on the end of public outrage after his latest stunt of trying to flatten coins on Bangkok's railroad tracks. The whole event may seem like an overreaction, but this hasn't been the first time that the 24-year-old American has angered locals and expats due to his juvenile stunts.

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