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    A southern pearl with personality

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 31/03/2017

    » Forget the usual beach huts and bland hotel buildings you've seen on your previous visits to Phuket. Instead, imagine an eye-popping destination set on a lush and tranquil beachfront where the sand stretches for miles and the sea is made up of 20 different shades of blue. Welcome to The Slate.

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    Words behaving badly

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 15/07/2016

    » If the politicians and people of power here do anything well, it's finding the right euphemisms to spin "bad" terms into, well, "not so bad" terms.

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    Flip the health switch

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 27/01/2017

    » The new year brings about so many idealistic goals and changes -- and from our own past experiences, let's just say that it's fairly likely that not all will be achieved by February. So we figured, instead of completely cutting out sugar or carbs from your diet, how about making a few healthy swapsies instead.

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    Of rice and ramen

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 04/11/2016

    » The setting: Silom isn't shy of Japanese restaurants and ramen joints. Laden with hole-in-the-wall izakayas, tonkatsu dens and ramen stalls, you could do a Japanese food crawl just walking inside Thaniya Plaza. While office workers in other parts of the city enjoy their bowls of boat noodles, the Silom ones are probably tucking into piping-hot ramens during their lunch breaks.

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    Taking the plunge

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 31/03/2017

    » Isawan "Oil" Sutthinark may be a familiar name in the circle of Thai designers. And although we're huge fans of her super sleek handbags, recently we've been more drawn into her other new project, Suntan Tour (fb.com/Suntantour), a boutique travel company dedicated to free-diving. You may have seen some of her diving pics on Instagram and wondered how she got into the sport? Well, Guru's got you covered as we sat down with our favourite thalassophile to find out more about her unique tour and where, in her opinion, the best places are to free-dive.

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    Samui's extreme escape

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 07/04/2017

    » Some holidays should be spent being active and exploring new places, while others should be reserved for extreme relaxing and doing absolutely nothing. If you're after the latter, there's no need to look any further than here.

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    Hunting for rice bowls

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 17/02/2017

    » For those of you familiar with poke, you'll know that this rice bowl trend has been fast and hard-hitting the East and West Coast of the US, as well as Australia. It's no surprise that this healthy option is quickly becoming the next big thing. After all -- what with the rise of clean-eating and the guilt-trips that we continue to inflict on ourselves every time we see those skinny b**ches in yoga pants -- this certainly makes sense.

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    Lunch like you mean it

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 09/12/2016

    » As the end of the year approaches, we're constantly on the lookout for the perfect dining venue for eating out with friends and colleagues to celebrate making it through another year without getting fired. Hooray!

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    Knock-out cocktails

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 29/07/2016

    » There's something about a cocktail. Whether it's the instagrammability of how they're presented or the vigour of hipster-looking bartenders using Boston shakers like jackhammers to make them -- whatever it is, they're rather easy to love.

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    Phuket On Point

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 01/07/2016

    » Planning an itinerary for a modern-day traveller is no easy feat. One minute they expect to be thrilled and swept off their feet with adrenaline-filled activities and in the next, they expect to be lying in the sun doing absolutely nothing, exerting minimal energy, deciding which cocktail to have next or reapplying sun cream.

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