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  • OPINION

    What's past is prologue

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 21/07/2019

    » The movie Chang is a cinematic curiosity from nearly 100 years ago.

  • TRAVEL

    An art oasis

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 12/07/2019

    » One of a handful of hotels in Siem Reap, Cambodia, spearheading the sustainability movement is Treeline Urban Resort. The urban resort, which gets its name from the Angkorian trees dotting the pathways of the city, opened in November 2018. It is right on the beaten path and off it. Best described as designed for the eco-conscious traveller, Treeline makes sure the balance between nature and urbanisation coexist in artistic harmony. Built by pioneering Cambodian architect Hok Kang, the resort promotes environmental consciousness while maintaining the luxury.

  • LIFE

    Disrobing Ghosts

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 12/07/2019

    » Software engineer by profession and photographer by passion, Akkara Naktamna is best known for his street photography. The co-founder of Street Photo Thailand and proud dad has taught himself how to take pictures and was selected a finalist in international competitions such as Miami Street Photography Festival 2013, Singapore Photo Festival 2016 and Photo Bangkok Festival 2015-2018. He also founded e-magazine "CTypeMag" in 2016 to promote interesting photo series from the unknown photographers around the globe. Akkara is having his solo exhibition titled "Demonic" to satire the unsavoury sides of monkhood in Thailand. It runs until Aug 31 at Kathmandu Photo Gallery. We talked to him about his photographic journey and his need to disrobe fake monks.

  • LIFE

    Flowers for monks

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 09/07/2019

    » To mark the annual three-month Buddhist Lent (Khao Phansa in Thai), Wat Phra Phutthabat Ratchaworamaha Wihan in Saraburi's Phra Phutthabat district will host the tak bat dok mai event next week for Buddhists to offer flowers to monks.

  • LIFE

    A symphony of towering masterpieces

    Life, Published on 11/07/2019

    » The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra will perform two towering masterpieces in honour of HM the King's birthday during the "Royal Celebration Concert" in the Main Hall of Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Road this Friday at 8pm.

  • BUSINESS

    Star-crossed: Indian 'Oscar girls' suddenly unemployed

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 08/07/2019

    » Sneha Tanwar and her friend Suman have seen the best and worst of the world in the last four months.

  • LIFE

    A house of exotic delights

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 05/07/2019

    » PERSIAN HOUSE Iranian cuisine 48/2-3 (Soi Wat Khaek), Thanon Pan Silom, Open daily 11am-10pmCall 02-635-2674Visit persianhouserestaurant.com

  • LIFE

    Made in Thailand

    Guru, Published on 05/07/2019

    » To say that Thailand has been getting global recognition lately may be a bit of an understatement. After all, it's not a secret that it's a famous tourist destination with plenty of beautiful beaches and street food that's been topping lists for years now. Of course, these are only just a few things Thailand is well-known for but we don't really have the time to get into all of that (*cough* rigged election *cough*). However, people from the outside may have a narrow view of what Thailand and its culture really is, but fortunately, there are things that help put a spotlight on these things. The next instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise is filming right now in parts of Thailand, including Krabi where its governor stated that the film would be a "great advertisement for the nature, culture and history of the kingdom". Erm sure, that's what the Fast and Furious franchise is all about anyway. While the film will most likely be more about cars zoom-zooming and vroom-vrooming, there are a number of shows on TV that give a better focus on Thai culture. Here are a few.

  • WORLD

    Taiwanese 'graffiti village' eases elderly loneliness

    AFP, Published on 18/07/2019

    » RUAN CHIAO (TAIWAN) - Nestled in the mist-covered foothills of Taiwan's central mountain range, Ruan Chiao village is virtually devoid of young people, but artist Wu Tsun-hsien is coaxing the Instagram generation back by transforming local homes into a canvas of colour.

  • LIFE

    Gods unite at Cao Dai temple

    Life, Published on 18/07/2019

    » After centuries of wars -- as well as the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand and Sri Lanka -- it's easy to despair about religion and the conflict it causes. What seems to spark the extremism is the insistence, by most faiths, that they offer the one and only path to salvation -- and the rest be damned.

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