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  • LIFESTYLE

    Boys from heaven

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 27/03/2019

    » During the school break, young boys from the Tai Yai ethnic group in Mae Hong Son will take part in the annual mass novice ordination ceremony known as Poi Sang Long.

  • NEWS

    Conquistador Hernan Cortes, as dramatic in death as in life

    AFP, Published on 27/03/2019

    » MEXICO CITY - The body of Hernan Cortes, the conquistador who launched three centuries of Spanish rule in Mexico, today lies all but forgotten in a Mexico City church, even as a new debate rages over his legacy.

  • OPINION

    EC has no vision

    News, Postbag, Published on 28/03/2019

    » A conscientious Election Commission would have counted the 1,500 ballots from New Zealand that arrived at their precincts after ballot counting had begun.True, the law allows for them to not be counted, but a duty-bound, proactive EC would have noted that the ballots' delay was not any fault of the voters, nor had they been tampered with en route.

  • NEWS

    Erdogan says time has come for Hagia Sophia to be a mosque

    AFP, Published on 28/03/2019

    » ISTANBUL - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday it was time to rename Istanbul's landmark Hagia Sophia as a mosque, saying that it had been a "very big mistake" to convert it into a museum.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Asia's culinary stars

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 29/03/2019

    » No other restaurant awards are as prestigious as Asia's 50 Best, which brings together the finest restaurants and chefs from across the continent. Eight restaurants from Bangkok made it to this year's list with a few ups and downs. As the seventh edition of the Oscars of Asian gastronomy kicked off at the Wynn Palace in Macau on Tuesday night, it came as a surprise that there was a new No.1 -- Odette in Singapore.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Uplifting Journey

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 29/03/2019

    » After DJing at friends' parties and weddings, John Budh, better known as Jonnie B, went on to become the founder of Trance Lovers Thailand, a community where DJs, fans and promoters can gather and share their love for the music genre. He, along with fellow local trance DJs have been responsible in organising trance events and booking international DJs to play at clubs and festivals. In addition, Jonnie B also manages Pure Decibel Academy, a music production studio that offers courses in DJing and electronic music production. He is developing the upcoming Dontri Festival, a music festival with seven stages that showcases the best Thailand has to offer in terms of electronic music — from electro, progressive, trance, to hip-hop, trap, hardstyle, etc. He talks to Guru about his love for the genre.

  • NEWS

    UK murder mystery of Thai 'Lady of the Hills'

    Published on 31/03/2019

    » The discovery of an unidentified woman’s body on an English hillside more than a decade ago sparked a mystery still as yet unsolved. For 15 years her remains, found as a hill walker posed for a photo in England's Yorkshire Dales in 2004, had no name -- and were later buried in an anonymous grave.

  • NEWS

    Buddha statue 'sweats' holy water

    News, Published on 01/04/2019

    » Wat Toom, a local temple in Ayutthaya province, is famous for its ancient Buddha statue, which believers claim to be a source of mysterious holy water.

  • NEWS

    Rapists get 'No.1 enemy' tag

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 01/04/2019

    » The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) has identified rapists as the "No.1 public enemy", as part of its bid to reduce the incidence of the crime whose frequency has been rising to alarming levels across the country.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A celebration of Phrae's unique history

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 02/04/2019

    » From now until April 17, the northern province of Phrae plays host to the "Tam Roi Chao Luang" event, held in memory of Phrae's last ruler, Chao Luang Piriya Theppawong, who governed the former vassal state of Siam during the reign of King Rama V.

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