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  • TRAVEL

    Vegetarian Festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/10/2015

    » The Vegetarian Festival originated in China, and is based on a Chinese belief that seven Lord Buddhas and two bodhisattvas (enlightened beings) annually visit the world in the form of nine deities. They stay for nine days and nine nights in the ninth lunar month. In Southeast Asia, the Vegetarian Festival has become a tradition in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. This traditional observation of vegetarian diet is for people of Chinese descent to do spiritual cleansing and merit-making. This year, the festival in Thailand is being celebrated until Oct 21.

  • NEWS

    Chinese SIM card vendor blacklisted, to be deported

    Online Reporters, Published on 08/03/2016

    » The Immigration Bureau has blacklisted a Chinese SIM vendor who supplied a phone card to one of the Chinese men arrested during a botched holdup at a gun shop in Bangkok late last week.

  • TRAVEL

    A floral route in Nakhon Pathom

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/03/2016

    » Until Sunday, visitors will be able to enjoy the beauty of over 20 blossoming pink trumpet trees (chompoo phantip in Thai) in the Kamphaeng Saen campus of Kasetsart University in Nakhon Pathom.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Double-necked devilry

    Life, Joe Cummings, Published on 11/02/2016

    » Ron Thal, who will perform in Bangkok tomorrow night at Whiteline on Silom, knew he wanted to be a rock musician after the first time he heard Kiss' Alive! album. A year later he had a band with his older brother and was writing and recording songs, playing shows and designing band merch.

  • OPINION

    Think more carefully

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/02/2016

    » T Hinker ("Abused by the men in orange", Postbag, Feb 14) is accurate in referring to the corrupt commercialism of Thai Buddhism. But when he refers to Buddhism as a "simple philosophy of naive intent" it is he who is being naive.

  • NEWS

    Urumqi flights begin quietly

    Business, Published on 28/01/2016

    » China Southern Airlines has established the first direct air link between Bangkok and Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang region.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Crime and culture

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 04/01/2016

    » As a New Yorker, my friends and neighbours sent me off to Asia, via Japan, to do my duty in the Korean "Police action". The continent got into my blood and I resolved to head back after receiving my honourable discharge from the military, which I did as a backpacker six years later.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Expressionist Coles changes tack for latest work

    Life, Published on 14/01/2016

    » American expressionist painter Chris Coles is better known in Thailand and Cambodia for his neon-like work featuring bar girls and their customers, but now he's gone green.

  • BUSINESS

    World of Wellness

    Asia focus, Published on 03/08/2015

    » Immerse yourself in a milky, floral bath amid soft music, enjoy a massage with aromatic herbal oils to relax your muscles, or open up your pores and rejuvenate your skin in a sauna. The choices are endless in the growing world of wellness spas and resorts. With more than 100 million trips taken every year, wellness tourism is booming in Asia Pacific.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A rather fruity affair

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 24/12/2015

    » The second edition of Wonderfruit, a four-day festival of arts, ended late last weekend. And now there's already a common saying: "You have to be rich to get drunk at Wonderfruit."

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