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  • THAILAND

    The Korean wave keeps swelling

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 12/10/2018

    » The wave of K-pop has seeped into the lives of people throughout Asia and the world. Its soaps, movies, music and fashion trends have dazzled, influenced and merged into the local entertainment scene in different places. We've seen K-pop music like the viral Gangnam Style take over the world and artists like BTS storm the US Billboard charts with their music. Recently, a K-pop gathering in Oakland, California, drew thousands of fans.

  • LIFE

    Thailand in film

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 27/07/2018

    » It has been a few weeks since the rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team from Tham Luang cave. With the successful and miraculous feel-good news of the rescue, it was inevitable that plans to dramatise the entire ordeal will be made into a movie. Reportedly, six film production companies are in talks with the Thai government and have expressed interest in obtaining rights to make a dramatic movie version of the events.

  • LIFE

    Nun the wiser

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 27/05/2018

    » How wonderful to be back in the Land of Smiles after my week-long sojourn to Italy, as documented in this column last week.

  • THAILAND

    Top 5 social media stories of the year

    News, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 30/12/2017

    » The influence of social media on society today is of profound importance, and 2017 was no exception. This past year was one when netizens widely used social media platforms to scrutinise matters of public interest. Below are the top five news stories of the year that spread online mostly through social media initially in a much faster and wider manner before the mainstream media picked up and pursued them.

  • LIFE

    Reeling in the viewers

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 08/07/2017

    » To the eyes of your average Joe, Googling the words "Bangkok Hooker" may get you some strange, if not disgusted looks. But to anyone who knows a thing or two about fishing, it's a whole different story.

  • LIFE

    The outspoken monk

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/05/2017

    » At the start The Venerable W., we see the firebrand Myanmar monk Ashin Wirathu speaking to the camera, calmly and casually. He talks about the African catfish, a creature that "grows fast, breeds a lot and is violent". The punchline is not totally unpredictable: "Muslims are like that."

  • LIFE

    The road is all the rage these days

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 13/11/2016

    » What is more valuable in the Land of Smiles -- a brand new luxury car or the dignity of the lower classes?

  • THAILAND

    Push for legalisation reaches new highs

    Spectrum, Published on 08/05/2016

    » 'Can I hear it from the ganja lovers in the house?" yelled Sutipong "Junior" Tanakoset, lead singer of the underground reggae band Rastafah 4E. A roar of cheers from the crowd of more than 1,300 erupted in reply.

  • THAILAND

    Crippled Skytrain repairs not expected until midnight

    Online Reporters, Published on 24/02/2016

    » A switching problem that crippled Bangkok’s Skytrain mass-transit system Wednesday morning is not expected to be resolved until late tonight.

  • THAILAND

    Rescued Norwegian bird watchers return to Krabi mud

    Online Reporters, Published on 20/10/2015

    » Undaunted by their narrow escape, an elderly Norwegian couple rescued by a fisherman after becoming trapped in thick river mud in Krabi on Friday are back photographing birds along the same river - with the help of two black plastic basins.

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