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    Thank You!

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 06/07/2018

    » Thailand breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday night after a team of 12 teenage football players and their coach were found alive inside Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai after 10 days of being trapped inside. Though we may be able to sleep sound, there's still a long way to go (and many more dramas, rumours and photos of handsome rescuers to come) before they are evacuated to safety. It's already been reported that they may have to stay there for months so let's keep our fingers crossed and our hopes alive.

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    The sacred and the mundane

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/07/2019

    » When people want to learn of certain cultures, they mostly look to something big like opera, literature, arts and even cultural heritage specific to that country.

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    Made in Thailand

    Guru, Published on 05/07/2019

    » To say that Thailand has been getting global recognition lately may be a bit of an understatement. After all, it's not a secret that it's a famous tourist destination with plenty of beautiful beaches and street food that's been topping lists for years now. Of course, these are only just a few things Thailand is well-known for but we don't really have the time to get into all of that (*cough* rigged election *cough*). However, people from the outside may have a narrow view of what Thailand and its culture really is, but fortunately, there are things that help put a spotlight on these things. The next instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise is filming right now in parts of Thailand, including Krabi where its governor stated that the film would be a "great advertisement for the nature, culture and history of the kingdom". Erm sure, that's what the Fast and Furious franchise is all about anyway. While the film will most likely be more about cars zoom-zooming and vroom-vrooming, there are a number of shows on TV that give a better focus on Thai culture. Here are a few.

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    Exhibition chronicles Tham Luang rescue

    News, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 27/08/2018

    » Supakorn Palawong, a 15-year-old student from Triam Udom Suksa school, said he was very impressed with an informative an exhibition held to shed light on how 12 teenage footballers and their coach from Moo Paa (Wild Boars) Academy football team became trapped inside a flooded cave and their subsequent rescue.

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    Skateboards, turbines among rescue ideas

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 06/07/2018

    » Tubes, skateboards and turbines are being suggested as possible ways to help get the 12 trapped boys and their football coach out of Tham Luang cave faster.

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    Double-edged words

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/06/2019

    » Re: "Witch-hunts must end", (Editorial, June 12). Future Forward Party (FFP) spokeswoman Pannika Wanich should not be judged by society as guilty over the alleged anti-monarchist posts on her Facebook page.

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    The rhythm of self-mastery

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 24/11/2017

    » Katsumi Sakakura is a world-renowned Japanese artist/performer known for his spectacular video projection performances. He syncs his martial arts movements perfectly with a projection of Japanese imagery on a screen, delivering adrenaline-pumping performances. His group ORIENTARHYTHM travels around the world to perform at various events and on TV shows but it has been a long journey for Katsumi to get to where he is today. When we learned that his group will fly to Bangkok to perform at the opening of the Asian Football Confederation Annual Awards on Nov 29, we couldn't resist an opportunity to talk to this fascinating man.

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    Fielding his future

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 22/01/2017

    » 'All I ever wanted was to play football and own a pair of good football boots," says Suvin, the seven-year-old football sensation, better known among the public as Nong Pee. "The fame and the attention I've got was never my goal."

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    New centre gives rehab a shot in the arm

    News, Thana Boonlert, Published on 12/05/2019

    » Many drug addicts go through hell in their struggle to quit, but the rehabilitation model known as "Camp 35" in Pattani aims to bring hope and optimism for the future back into their lives as they begin their long, difficult process of recovery.

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    Friends through the years

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 02/10/2017

    » From the exchanging of envoys to the bond between the two monarchies, from a Thai football star in J-League to a Japanese actor in a major Thai movie, from Thai liquor to Japanese dessert, Japan and Thailand have treasured a relationship that has strengthened, politically and culturally, in recent years.

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