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    A better life

    Life, Published on 02/09/2019

    » Born in Thailand, 14-year-old Jidapa Wongsathan from the Tai Yai ethnic group dreams of becoming a tour guide. To turn her dream into reality, the ninth-grader has decided to attend Lanna Commercial Technological College in Chiang Mai after she finishes Grade 9 next year, instead of opting for high school.

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    Troubles aren't so far away

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 30/08/2019

    » Troubles aren't too far away in Yesterday, a new romcom celebrating music legend The Beatles now showing in cinemas.

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    No longer places to just pass by

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 29/08/2019

    » Mae Sot city in Tak province is widely known as one of the Kingdom's largest hubs of border trade. However, for holiday-makers, it's often overlooked. I, for one, have made brief stops in Mae Sot several times, on my way to Umphang to its south, to Mae Sariang and Mae Hong Son to its north, and even to Mawlamyine, the capital of Myanmar's Mon State to the west.

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    Swift, Cardi B and Missy Elliott bring girl power to MTV Awards show

    Reuters, Published on 27/08/2019

    » Taylor Swift won video of the year and Ariana Grande was voted artist of the year in a girl-powered MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) show on Monday, while rapper Cardi B won best hip-hop video and newcomer Lizzo celebrated large women.

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    Lovely Latin flavours at Flamenco

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 27/08/2019

    » World Beat was out and about this past weekend to sample some locally made Latin music at Flamenco, a bar/entertainment venue in The EmQuartier on Sukhumvit Road. Flamenco is a fairly new venue, according to senior entertainment manager Anton Schutte. The bar is linked with another entertainment space, Escape Bangkok, found in the same building.

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    English town celebrates local hero Ed Sheeran

    AFP, Published on 20/08/2019

    » IPSWICH: The little-known town of Ipswich in eastern England has historically prided itself on farming and football, but is now celebrating the stellar pop career of its most famous son, Ed Sheeran.

  • LIFE

    New experiences in old Bangkok

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 15/08/2019

    » The area you'll be reading about in this article is only around 1.2km². Yet, it's packed full of fascinating things to see and do, from Wang Burapha, Saphan Han and Sampheng, to Phahurat, Saphan Phut, Pak Klong Talat and Ban Mo.

  • LIFE

    Out of comfort zone

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 09/08/2019

    » Every Bangkokian knows that the MRT has launched a trial run for its five new stations. This is perhaps, one of the most gleeful news we have received this year (we haven't had much of that lately) as it allows you and me an easier way to explore beyond the three S's of Bangkok: Siam, Silom and Sukhumvit. Not that these three areas are guilty of anything but there's so much more to Bangkok that awaits your discovery.

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    Perfectly unexplored

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/08/2019

    » The Setouchi region might not be at the top of your list if you are a first-time traveller to Japan. But it can be a perfect destination for those who love to explore more off-the-beaten path locations and travel like locals.

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    Not what it seems

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 01/08/2019

    » As you can see on the map, Klong Yai district is a narrow strip of land that extends from the main part of Trat province. Flanked by the Gulf of Thailand on one side and the mountains of western Cambodia on the other, it doesn't look like a place where much has happened.

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