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  • NEWS

    Royal ritual melts hearts of a nation

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 06/05/2019

    » His Majesty the King, in full regalia, sat on the royal palanquin Budtan Thong as he was carried for a customary procession around the Grand Palace to pay homage at several historically significant temples as a part of the King's coronation ceremony.

  • NEWS

    Well-wishers brave the heat to pay homage to HM the King

    News, Published on 07/05/2019

    » A sea of well-wishers clad in yellow endured the scorching heat in front of the balcony of the Suddhaisavarya Prasad Throne Hall on Monday, where Their Majesties the King and Queen granted a public audience to Thais from across the country.

  • NEWS

    Streets lined with yellow as King greets loyal subjects

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 06/05/2019

    » The chant of "Long Live the King" was heard all along the seven-kilometre route of His Majesty King Rama X's post-coronation procession on Sunday.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Remembering A Prince Of Art

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/04/2019

    » After two years of temporary closure for restoration, Ban Plainern, the residence of the late Prince Narisaranuvattiwongse -- the Great Craftsman of Siam -- is today reopened for a special occasion. Every year, the Naris Foundation and the Chitrabongs family celebrate Naris Day, the prince's birthday, by opening up the residence in Bangkok's Klong Toey district to distinguished guests on April 28 and to the public all day on April 29.

  • OPINION

    Perpetuating sexism through prayers

    News, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Is it possible that women's lower status in Thai society has something to do with the way we Thai Buddhists pray?

  • LIFESTYLE

    Suphanburi Soul

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 30/04/2019

    » It's been a while since Bangkok-based Zudrangma Records has released any new compilations. Last week, the label put out two compilations that will be of great interest to fans of Thai (Central Plains) traditional music and molam from Isan.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The skin I live in

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/01/2019

    » The body is a temple. But it can also be a torture chamber, from which escape, while possible, is soul-crushing. Lukas Dhont's Girl is an emphatic, moving story about Lara (Victor Polster), a Belgian trans teen at an elite ballet school who's going through male-to-female gender reassignment. That she has to contend with her own hormones and pre-assigned biological specifics, as well as the fact that her chosen career mandates extreme rigour in how the body should bend and behave, Lara's fight is nothing short of heroic. And in that vein, the film is as well.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The sweet sounds of Thailand

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 28/10/2018

    » A dramatic story of loud bell ringing at a temple in Bangkok's Bang Kholaem district reported earlier this month is a reminder that man-made noises are closely associated with Thai culture. Noises are made for a reason regardless of form. Noises surround Thai people despite changes in society and the environment.

  • TRAVEL

    Once in a lifetime

    Brunch, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/04/2019

    » The sky in Mae Hong Son was grey with haze, blanketing the province day and night. The smell from forest fires and the open-air burning of farm waste hurt the nose. The polluted air hurt the eyes. But the ongoing air crisis couldn't ruin the celebratory spirit of Ban Pha Bong community as it hosted Poi Sang Long, the annual mass novice ordination ceremony of the Tai Yai ethnic group.

  • NEWS

    Followers' faith in busted monk strong as ever

    News, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 10/06/2018

    » Frequent visitors to Wat Sam Phraya and disciples of former abbot Phra Phrom Dilok still believe in the innocence of the former abbot even though he has been charged with temple fund embezzlement.

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