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  • LIFE

    A better way forward

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 29/11/2022

    » Bangkok has an image of a gay-friendly city, but LGBTI still face discrimination.

  • OPINION

    Theatre of the absurd

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 28/11/2022

    » Last week, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and Tourism Authority Thailand announced that 8,745 people from Surin province succeeded in setting a new record of "the highest number of people folding fabric animals simultaneously" in the Guinness World Record. This event was part of the Elephant Festival, an annual event in Surin. Organised by the Surin provincial administration and TAT, the event of folding fabric into elephant dolls aimed to boost tourism since numbers had dropped due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Organisers also hoped the event would promote Surin fabric, which is a signature product of the province.

  • LIFE

    From product developer to painter

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 23/11/2022

    » Thai artist Aimi Kaiya felt discouraged after she saw artwork by other international artists at Chianciano Biennale 2022 in Italy. Aimi felt the works were creative and of excellent quality. Therefore, she did not expect to win any prize at the Chianciano Biennale Award. Surprisingly, Aimi was the only Thai artist at the biennale who won the Chianciano Biennale Award for abstract artwork for her mixed media painting Romance In Venice.

  • LIFE

    Mango sticky rice-eating Milli drops album on YouTube

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 22/11/2022

    » In the middle of November, Danupha "Milli" Khanatheerakul, a Thai rapping sensation, released her 10-track album Babb Bum Bum (Extravagant) on YouTube. Most people recognise Milli as the singer who caused mango sticky rice sales to surge after she ate the dessert onstage at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the US. Babb Bum Bum proves that this 20-year-old rapper is not famous by chance. Milli is a versatile performer who works hard to achieve her goal.

  • LIFE

    Cutting down on fast fashion

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 22/11/2022

    » More people have become aware of the negative impact of fast fashion on the environment, such as polluted water, use of water and energy, greenhouse gas emissions, textile waste in landfills and microfibre debris in oceans. To save the environment, some people decide to buy fewer clothes.

  • LIFE

    Honouring our veterans

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 21/11/2022

    » If you wake up and discover that your favourite celebrity has suddenly disappeared from this world, what would you do? Pim, who is a plastic surgeon, experienced this incident. She is also a devoted fan of the popular K-pop group Little Tiger. One day, she finds she is the only one who remembers K, the leader of Little Tiger. Pim later experiences time travel to the Korean War in 1950. It was a time when Pim's grandfather, Kram, joined the 21st Royal Thai Regiment in the Korean War.

  • LIFE

    Keeping the tradition alive

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 16/11/2022

    » Due to her interest in northern handicrafts, textile artist Kanchalee Ngamdamronk worked with an artisan from Lamphun and one from the Lisu ethnic group. Their collaborative work resulted in the exhibition "Polychrome".

  • LIFE

    Of myths and legends

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 15/11/2022

    » Traibhumi is a universe in the Thai novel Traibhumi Phra Ruang, which aims to encourage people to not engage in negative behaviour. In Traibhumi, there are several mythical creatures with Garuda, Ratchasee and Giant being the more well-known ones. Artist Konthorn Taecholarn, better known as Hongtae, recreated Traibhumi and its mythical creatures in his exhibition "Creatures Of Triloga". Konthorn, the director of Art of Hongtae, and his team created Triloga from their own interpretations of Traibhumi.

  • LIFE

    After chaos comes calm

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 08/11/2022

    » The third edition of Bangkok Art Biennale 2022 (BAB 2022) with its theme "Chaos: Calm" reflects obstacles that mankind encountered during the Covid-19 pandemic. Both chaos and calm are temporary states that are interchangeable according to situations and conditions.

  • LIFE

    BTS member RM set for solo album release

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 08/11/2022

    » Two updates about the K-pop industry this week are that RM of BTS will release his first solo album soon and former member of 2NE1, Park Bom, released a single titled Remembered.

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