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    Travel with meaning

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 30/09/2016

    » Somsak "Pai" Boonkam is the founder and CEO of Local Alike (http://fb.com/LocalAlike), although he does prefer the title social worker, as this describes what he does through his noted social enterprise more accurately. Through various trips and travel packages arranged by Local Alike, he has connected travellers with various local communities to create a unique travel experience based on the concept of community-based tourism. Pai tells us how people can give back while expanding their horizons through travel.

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    Red-hot and indispensable

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 11/04/2016

    » What's missing in your pot of tom yum soup? Ah, maybe it doesn't pack a hot and spicy punch without a tablespoon or two of nam phrik pao, the red-brown chilli paste. What about fluffy pork floss? It is less scrumptious without being paired, again, with nam phrik pao, as a topping or stuffing in buns. On a day when your budget is tight or when time is limited, nam phrik pao serves as a quick-fix savoury spread on bread. As a seasoning ingredient, as a dipping sauce, or as a base note in Thai culinary chemistry, the roasted chilli paste has great versatility, in your grandma's kitchen as well as right now.

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    Breaking the cycle with rhythm

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 30/12/2016

    » Daniel Eastwood is the head rhythm cycling instructor at Absolute Cycle, The Commons (fb.com/absolutecyclebangkok). If you've ever been to one of his classes you'll know how fuelled with energy he is — the type that motivates you to keep going. Working in the finance industry (for 18 years) marked a time when he experienced dwindling energy, held excess weight and had no standard exercise routine. Falling in love with rhythm cycling was what changed his life. And now he just keeps going.

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    Are those abs you're cooking?

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 07/04/2017

    » We were really excited when we heard about Energy Kitchen, a brand new lunch delivery service offering nutritious alternative meals for all of Bangkok's health freaks. Don't you just get tired of all the MSG, sugar, oil and additives that you are ingesting into your body every lunchtime, or any meal time, during the week? Yeah, those meals taste so darn good, but they leave you feeling so darn awful. And, the better they taste, the more suspicious you should be we reckon, especially when it comes to a lot of the Thai food being served out there. #msgcentral

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    Ginger up

    B Magazine, Normita Thongtham, Published on 27/11/2016

    » Regular reader Paul Schiller sent me a photo of a plant growing in a flower pot at his summer home in Khao Lak, Phangnga province. "Do you know this small beauty?" he asked. The plant was a cluster of lance-shaped bright green leaves, with a terminal pendant inflorescence hanging from each stem. What's attractive about the plant was the unusual inflorescence, which comprised of showy, widely spaced purple bracts. From the base of each bract emerged the long, tube-like pedicel of a small yellow flower. The plant's stems and leaves are those characteristically belonging to members of the ginger family.

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    Recalling Thailand's darkest hour

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 15/09/2016

    » Next month marks the 40th anniversary of the Oct 6, 1976, event, or Thammasat University Massacre -- a tragedy in which arguably more than 100 students were killed by Thai state forces and far-right paramilitaries, and in commemoration of that, critically-acclaimed director and choreographer Teerawat Mulvilai of B-Floor Theatre presents his latest performance Fundamental which is running at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

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    Bangkokian Phones

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 03/02/2017

    » We're all familiar with the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover", i.e. don't judge people by their appearances. Well, we totally agree. It's 2017, so judge them by their phones instead!

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    Going bananas over Chinese investment

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 20/04/2016

    » Kluai hom -- or the Cavendish banana -- found itself in the spotlight recently on social media and in local news. The issue involves Chinese investors renting land in Chiang Rai to grow kluai hom. Local villagers complained about water because the farm sucked up a large volume of it, leaving so little for local farmers. Fears about the use of chemical fertilisers also arose. Another problem is that the practice might be against the law, which reserves the occupation of farmer for Thais. The public is alarmed because Chinese-backed kluai hom farming in Laos has already proved a disaster. Toxic pesticides are dumped into the river, while environmental management is below par.

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    How to thrive

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/06/2016

    » Professor Bundhit Eua-aporn has a lot on his plate. As the newly appointed Chulalongkorn University President, he is not only at the helm of the country's most respected educational institution, but a rich landlord in a prime location in Bangkok. Over the next four years (eight if he gets extended), there will be an overwhelming number of goals and concerns -- academic, economic and everything in between -- that he has to quickly act on.

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    Cinema scope

    Life, Published on 12/07/2016

    » Decades have passed since the residents of Bang Rak have been able to count a proper cinema in their vicinity. The tight-knit neighbourhood -- sited near the river and the financial downtown of Silom -- is known for its kaleidoscopic mix of architecture, mom-and-pop businesses and narrow streets, and the district was once home to several stand-alone cinemas all within walking distance of each other. Over the years, those cinemas went out of business as Bangkok expanded to the north and east, and disinvestment gradually drained the old-fashioned district of some vitality.

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