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    A right to know?

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 25/09/2017

    » In Bangkok, a form recently surfaced at a hotel in Nana, and it has gone viral. It tells guests to be aware that "the person" -- an allusion to a prostitute -- they are bringing to the room could be a "ladyboy".

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    Supply and demand

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 22/09/2017

    » During the era of the Raj, India was the leading poppy grower. It was sold worldwide as a treatment for hysteria in women and hyperactivity in children. Only China refused to have anything to do with it because it was addictive, but two opium wars taught them how to take it.

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    Travelling Thaiger

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 01/12/2017

    » We first interviewed Thai-German Michael Biedassek for his role as the co-founder of bangkokvanguards, a unique travel agent which explores undiscovered paths in Bangkok. Michael is also involved in raising awareness on preserving local communities and organising the "Santa Cause" (http://fb.com/SantaCauseBangkok) event every year to provide gifts and necessities for less privileged children and their families. We wondered what he had been up to lately and what the upcoming Santa Cause would entail.

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    The first rumblings of The Last Jedi

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 07/09/2017

    » It's officially Star Wars season. With the much-anticipated worldwide release of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi just around the corner in December, Disney has officially kicked off their big ramp-up toward the release with their second Force Friday event, which began around the world on Sept 1. Until Sunday, fans around the world can download and use the official Star Wars phone app to seek out various augmented-reality (AR) figures. Doing so will allow fans to get a sneak-peak at both returning and first-time characters in the upcoming film, along with Star Wars-related prizes.

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    Scorned She-Devil takes a back seat

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 20/08/2017

    » The phone number was not one I knew, but still I took the call. "This is immigration police … we'd like to make a time to see you." Would such a phone call initially have given you a chill down your spine as it did with me? I may live a life as chaste as Mother Teresa but I still feel a sudden surge of guilt.

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    In full bloom

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 24/05/2017

    » The rainy season has officially begun and the downpour is a wake-up call for many travel destinations featuring colourful wild blossoms.

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    Curious Creations

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 11/08/2017

    » Holy Helmets and Other Crazy Thai Items You Didn't Know Existed

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    Craving the real deal

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 23/07/2017

    » Many Thai people move to other countries due to work, family matters or education. Some of us love to travel abroad often. We miss Thai food when we are not home. When we do, we dine at a Thai restaurant in the city we visit. You might be surprised there are quite a few, especially in big cities.

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    Freak like me

    Brunch, Duangkamol Panya, Published on 23/04/2017

    » James Fagerlund was working for a company event in Stockholm when he was approached by one of Thailand's top actors, Saksit Tangtong, who later told him that he had star potential. "You have a unique character that Thai showbiz doesn't have," Saksit told the then 29-year-old James. With those spare, simple words in mind, the American-Thai decided to pack up and go back to his motherland that he had left 19 years earlier to pursue his career abroad.

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    James Bond in Thailand

    Life, Published on 24/10/2017

    » The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) will present the very best from the venerable James Bond song book during the "Music From James Bond Movies 007" concert at Thailand Cultural Centre's Main Hall, Ratchadaphisek Road, on Nov 4 starting at 8pm.

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