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    Songkran hot spots throughout Bangkok

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 13/04/2018

    » If last year's Songkran was a blast, just imagine what it will be like this year when the fun-filled festival kicks off today.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Weekend watch

    Muse, Published on 17/02/2018

    » Parc Paragon, Siam ParagonRama I11am-9pm, until tomorrow

  • LIFESTYLE

    In the heart of the city

    Life, Published on 22/11/2017

    » It's often said that the success of an art biennale, which, by definition, makes selections and therefore excludes, can also be found in the success of the "off", which utilises and gathers the energy of those not selected. Last Friday Apinan Poshyananda, chief executive and artistic director of the Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB 2018), announced the first 15 artists -- of more than 70 planned -- who will participate in the citywide show, whose venues include historic temples and modern galleries.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Where to pay final respects to King Bhumibol

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 26/10/2017

    » The royal cremation day has arrived. Hundreds of thousands are expected to turn up at the ceremonial grounds to witness the historic event. Millions more are going to watch the proceedings on television. Those who would like to pay their last respect to King Bhumibol also have the choice of placing the sandalwood flowers at the 85 replicas of the royal crematorium around the country. There is one in each province and nine in Bangkok.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Cinema paradiso no more

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 18/08/2017

    » Everything changes. It changes in its own time.Cells die. Cells grow. Death and birth happen all the time.Like the mind, it's gone before you even know. Like when I project a movie, a reel of film rotating at high speed looks like a still image.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Laos turns up a winner

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 29/04/2017

    » Stepping off of the red carpet, the gorgeous Lao star Vilouna Phetmany -- known by her stage name Tot Lina -- began to greet us in perfect Thai. On Wednesday, she attended the gala opening of the Bangkok Asean Film Festival, shining among the regional superstars. Tomorrow the festival will screen the film she stars in, a new-wave Lao horror called Nong Hak, before it goes into general release on May 18.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Giving women a voice

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 03/03/2017

    » A robust line-up of films is coming to us in HeForShe Arts Week Bangkok Film Festival. Organised by UN Women, next week's festival has selected films with messages on gender equality -- or inequality -- and unfair treatment of women in different cultures (not just in the "Third World" countries, to be sure). It sounds heavy, but the good thing is that the titles picked for the event this year are entertaining and heartfelt on top of being socially relevant.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Wrist candy

    Life, Noko, Published on 01/09/2016

    » An opulent Japanese masterpiece of a watch, priced at more than 20 million baht, is on display at the Central International Watch Fair 2016, at Central Chidlom.

  • TRAVEL

    Away

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/12/2015

    » To welcome 2016, Bangkok and several cities around Thailand will host a range of activities starting with the countdown on New Year's Eve, then New Year's Day and beyond. Here is a list of events planned in Bangkok and elsewhere:

  • TRAVEL

    Winter fair in Phetchaburi

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/12/2014

    » From Dec 26 to Dec 28, a winter fair will be held at Mrigadayavan Palace in Phetchaburi province from 8am-6pm. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of King Rama VI's former palace and view the "Three Royal Ladies Of Siam" exhibition on the lives and work of that king's mother, Queen Saovabha Phongsri, his only child Princess Bejraratana Rajsuda and one of his consorts Phra Nang Chao Suvadhana. The display shows reproductions of their jewellery, antiques and photos. In addition, there will be cultural performances, traditional Thai and contemporary music, delicacies and high tea. Admission fees are 30 baht for adults and 15 baht for children.

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