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  • BUSINESS

    Tearing down the automotive industry

    Business, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Every company has a competitor -- and within the automotive industry, competition is fierce. Some 14 major companies control more than 60 car brands around the world, and independent automakers like Tesla, VinFast and China's "big four" are shaking up the industry.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Bangkok dreams

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/04/2019

    » To any outsider visiting Bangkok for the first time, the first word they might use describe the city would probably be "chaos". From the polarity of old and modern, rich and poor, nature and synthetic, it's a lot for anyone to take in.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Springing forward

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 11/04/2019

    » When one thinks of Swatch, it's usually the timelessly fun, quirky and colourful plastic Swiss-made watches that come to mind. Yet earlier this year -- set against the minimalistic new headquarters of the Swatch Group in Biel, Switzerland -- the company's enigmatic CEO Nick Hayek and creative director Carlo Giordanetti launched their latest heavy-duty (and one can say revolutionary) timepiece -- the Swatch Flymagic.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Problem solved

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 09/04/2019

    » If you attended a concert or event in the past four years, chances are you would have encountered a little ticket-selling website called Ticketmelon.com.

  • LIFESTYLE

    An egalitarian exhibition

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 03/04/2019

    » Placed methodically across the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre's (BACC) 8th floor gallery are 200 little figurines of a boy pointing towards the sky. Each decorated, painted and reimagined in different ways by international and Thai artists tells a story of their own. There's one wearing a camo military uniform donning multiple watches, one lying on the floor in a pool of blood, and one on a wooden pedestal -- dressed in a traditional Thai headdress with tiny little zebras lined up on the floor next to it.

  • LIFESTYLE

    One man and his piano

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 01/04/2019

    » When it is announced that a concert will be held at Bangkok's Scala cinema, it's usually a good one. The intimate setting, crisp sound system and unblocked views of the stage make it the perfect venue to show off an artist's raw talent. This was precisely the case with 28-year-old British singer-songwriter Tom Odell.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Pushing the limits

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 29/03/2019

    » Towering inside the 4th-floor studio of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre are tall ceramic structures, giant gravity-defying vessels, and impossibly large porcelain vases that any porcelain fanatic would marvel at.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Black pride

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 27/03/2019

    » The savoury aroma of jambalaya, jerk chicken and corn bread filled the century-old chambers of Bangkok's US Ambassador's Residence recently. The dining room of African-American expats waiting for the feast listened intently to Joanne Hyppolite, a Haitian-American curator from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Hyppolite, who's an expert in African-American and African-diaspora material and expressive culture, was explaining how these famous African-American dishes came to be.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The world is your oyster

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/03/2019

    » To any students, workers or retirees who are thinking of taking a much-needed break or sabbatical, we have just the book for you. Lonely Planet has released the fourth edition of The Big Trip.

  • OPINION

    Biting the bullet

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 25/03/2019

    » For the past year or so, I've had pretty much the same routine. Go to the office, write, eat lunch, chat with colleagues, interview someone interesting, write some more, rinse and repeat. It's been a fulfilling, secure and comfortable existence.

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