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    Street Food Success

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 17/05/2019

    » After working as a seamstress for several years and losing everything in a fire, Supinya Junsuta, better known as Jay Fai, would go on to become the owner and sole chef of her eponymous street food restaurant. Recognisable by her use of giant woks over two charcoal braziers, ski mask goggles and exuberant energy when cooking, her shophouse restaurant earned a Michelin star in 2017, becoming the first street food restaurant to do so. The eatery has become a popular foodie destination for locals and tourists alike, who are eager to try her signature dishes such as her stir-fried noodles, tom yum and of course, the crab omelette. The veteran chef was recently featured in the Netflix series Street Food, Thailand being one of the nine Asian countries highlighted. We chat with Jay Fai on what it's like to be where she is today.


    A royal discovery

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 03/06/2019

    » A decade ago when a male elephant was brought from the southern province of Krabi to live in an elephant conservation centre in Maha Sarakham in the northeast, only Khruba Thammunee Thitadhammo, a monk who founded the centre, believed that it was a white elephant.


    The lives of others

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 07/06/2019

    » Born in 1969 to a farming family in Chon Buri, Pimjai Juklin -- aka Duanwad Pimwana -- is one of Thailand's preeminent writers of contemporary fiction. After briefly working as a journalist, Duanwad started writing short stories. She was first published in 1989 in a local Thai magazine. In 2003, she published her first novel, Chang Samran (Bright), which won the SEA Write Award, making her one of only seven women writers to have won the prestigious award since its inception 40 years ago.


    Fare isn't fair

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 14/05/2019

    » Bangkok's buses are known to offer a Fast And Furious kind of ride. Years ago, the No.8 was voted worst in the city in the Transport Ministry's Facebook survey, due to the horrible experience. Despite a sudden change in driver and conductor behaviour after the survey was released, many public buses are still notorious for their impolite and inefficient services, as well as poor facilities, among many other things.


    Celebrity Handbook

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 10/05/2019

    » Dear global celebrities, iconic superstars and social influencers,


    Awkward Advertisements

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 07/06/2019

    » When you think of any form of advertisement, you probably think of a long process that involves many people until a final decision is reached. And if anything that can cause controversy or mixed message is spotted, someone would probably be like, "Hey, I think the public would object to this" or "Guys, let's not do blackface to sell charcoal doughnuts. It's very unnecessary."


    Banksy's home city an urban canvas for elusive artist

    AFP, Published on 21/05/2019

    » BRISTOL (UNITED KINGDOM) - Five years ago, British street artist Banksy adorned the side of a once uninspiring white brick building in Bristol with the familiar image of a girl gazing out solemnly.


    Failing to heed history

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 19/05/2019

    » You've got to hand it to Ekachai Hongkangwan. Like him or not, the man keeps coming back for more.


    Dutch ballad bookies' favourite for Eurovision

    AFP, Published on 18/05/2019

    » TEL AVIV: Holland, Sweden and Australia are the bookmakers' favourites going into Saturday's Eurovision song contest finals, as last year's winner and current host Israel battles to emerge with the biggest brand boost.


    Phuket goes upscale

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 09/05/2019

    » The rise in jet-setters and other high-end tourists along with the boom in upscale residential projects has fuelled the growth of the luxury market in Phuket.

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