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    Khao chae cool

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 14/04/2023

    » At this very scorching minute, khao chae, which in recent decades came to be seen as a rather old-fashioned gastronomic ritual, is all the rage on Thailand's food scene.

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    French film fest hits Bangkok

    Life, Published on 28/02/2023

    » Eight films from French-speaking countries are among a line-up of various cultural events for Francophonie Festival 2023 In Bangkok which will kick off tomorrow and run until April 1.

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    Bangkok urged to go green

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 17/12/2021

    » Surrounded by high-rises, large trees offer shade to urban residents, protecting them from all kinds of pollution. Nevertheless, the expansion of green space in Bangkok remains a tough nut to crack now that vacant land is harder to come by. But an environmental expert believes building pocket parks around corners and turns can help increase green cover and make the city more sustainable.

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    Filmmaker's dream

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/05/2021

    » The Serpent, an eight-episode crime drama series screening on Netflix since April, left the audience including me wondering where the film was shot.

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    A summertime delicacy

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 16/04/2021

    » The monumental-looking khao chae has over recent decades been labelled as old-fashioned food. Therefore, young people have had no reference about it while adults have no clue about how to prepare it.

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    Alliance Francaise to spotlight dementia

    Life, Published on 23/02/2021

    » Alliance Francaise is staging Le Père (The Father), a play by French playwright Florian Zeller, at its auditorium from Thursday to Saturday at 7pm.

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    BAB in Brief

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 06/11/2020

    » Bangkok Art Biennale 2020 is in full swing, showcasing more than 200 artworks by 82 artists at 10 venues until Jan 31, 2021. River City Bangkok was the last to be added as the tenth venue. If you don't know where to begin, allow me to present a cheatsheet to help you discover pieces that you shouldn't miss from BAB.

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    US turns focus to South China Sea

    News, Thana Boonlert, Published on 14/07/2020

    » Last week, US army chief of staff Gen James McConville visited Thailand to strengthen the 65-year-old military alliance, culminating in the signing of the Strategic Vision Statement. Early this month, China held a five-day naval drill near the contested Paracel Islands. Then the US carried out military exercises in the waterway showing support for the free and open Indo-Pacific, as the South China Sea has been subject to overlapping claims by many countries, including China.

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    Trimming off the top

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 01/05/2020

    » I suspect there is more at play than mere incompetence with regard to the excessive "pruning" of Bangkok's urban trees (BP, April 27). At least some of the trees in question are Burma padauk (known in Thailand as pradu, and scientifically as Pterocarpus macrocarpus).

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    Room service

    Guru, Kankanok Wichiantanon, Published on 01/05/2020

    » With everyone adapting to the new norm, hotels have had to reimagine the services they provide. Thinking well outside the box has become an important prerequisite, not just to generate revenue, but also to comfort and soothe the safety-conscious, yet still discerning guests. Guru lists a few examples of the innovative measures.

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