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    Hong Kong movie riles China, taps city's deepest fears

    AFP, Published on 24/03/2016

    » HONG KONG - In Hong Kong, a woman sets herself on fire in protest, a taxi driver despairs at the eradication of the local language and young children in military uniform prowl the streets, echoing the horrors of China's Cultural Revolution.


    Rolling Stones' first Cuba concert: it's not only rock 'n roll

    AFP, Published on 25/03/2016

    » HAVANA - When the Rolling Stones rock Havana this Friday in their first ever Cuban concert, the sound system will blast to as many as a million fans. Back in the 1980s, Ricardo Gutierrez listened a little differently: in secret.


    Farang behaving badly

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 28/02/2016

    » There was a news story a month ago that made a splash in the Thai press but went under the radar here in the English-language news world. It happened at the Southern Bus Terminal in Taling Chan, and it involved two Australian tourists who were robbed at gunpoint of their belongings.


    Connecting people with public places

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 17/02/2016

    » Aspiring interior architectural designer Yolapath Ruchithamkul could not have asked for a better beginning to 2016 as she proudly held the highly coveted Thailand Interior Designers' Association (TIDA) Thesis Awards last month.


    Winning love race, MIT Unfazed, Aum's web of despair

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 24/01/2016

    » Actress Napapa "Pat" Thantrakul, 29, is the flavour of the month with young men on motorcycles after her ill-fated union with a young man from the slums boosted her profile.


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    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 29/01/2016

    » With traffic often crawling to standstills on the busy Bangkok streets, motorcycle taxis have become a necessary alternative for the population, especially during rush hours. But calling a motorcycle taxi in this city is not always easy, especially if there isn't a motorbike taxi station in the area.


    Face of a survivor

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 12/01/2016

    » At first glance, few people would ever expect 51-year-old taxi driver Subin Samart to be as happy as he is today. Subin's story made waves on social media late last year when a photo of him was posted by one of his sympathetic passengers, accompanied by his story of rejection from various jobs and passengers due to his disfigured face, the result of a childhood accident when he was five years old. This attention has earned him the support of various organisations, most recently GrabTaxi, which late last year approached Subin to recruit him as a driver.


    Treasuring the humble tuk-tuk

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/12/2015

    » The three-wheeled tuk-tuk, along with temples, elephants and tom yum goong, is a top symbol of Thailand. Recognising the significance of this small, boxy vehicle to the country's cultural legacy, Thailand's contestant for the Miss Universe 2015 pageant -- 21-year-old Aniporn "Nat" Chalermburanawong -- took to the stage in Las Vegas last week wearing a tuk-tuk costume, a mix of experimental Thainess and extraterrestrial thingumajig. The dress, designed by Hirankrit Pattaraboriboonkul, won her the Best National Costume award from the international competition (see side story).


    ‘Cancer’ shock, unwanted guest, Tum’s trial

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 29/11/2015

    » Thai superstar Patcharapa "Aum" Chaichuea says she feels shocked after learning a member of her fan club claimed she was ill with cancer and, unknown to her, duped another fan into parting with 7.5 million baht.


    Ploy’s joy, police ‘inaction’ irks pong, what sex clip?

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 22/11/2015

    » The estranged wife of singer and actor Peter Corp Dyrendal has welcomed news he intends sending his mother and other seniors along for talks on the future of their family.

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