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    3,700 arrested for football gambling

    Online Reporters, Published on 06/07/2014

    » Police arrested 3,771 people in almost a month allegedly for being involved in World Cup football gambling in Thailand.


    Declaring dependence

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 06/07/2014

    » In light of last Friday’s American Independence Day celebrations, I am closing my eyes right now and imagining a Thailand devoid of all things American.


    Sound Survivors

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 06/07/2014

    » Culled from what survived from the ruthless Khmer Rouge era, this compilation provides a fascinating glimpse into Cambodia’s lost musical golden age


    Keep calm and diva on

    Brunch, Published on 06/07/2014

    » In the constellation of Thailand’s vocal stars, one has been shining brighter and for longer than the rest. The very name Nantida Kaewbuasai could be a substitute for the word “diva”. She has a powerful voice and has cultivated an image of physical glamour, and has endured many obstacles in the easy-come, easy-go music industry.


    Biopic takes no prisoners

    Brunch, Jim Algie, Published on 06/07/2014

    » Conflicted characters make for some of the best protagonists and hinges for dramatic tension.


    Let the shop come to you

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 06/07/2014

    » If you live around Sukhumvit, Yen Akat or Sathon and want to buy bunches of fresh coriander and spring onions and some pla tu, it will cost you about 60 baht. If you decide to buy it at a market far from the middle of town you’ll need at least 200 baht for transport and a spare two hours. But if you live on the outer fringes of the metropolis — Om Noi or Phutthamonton in Nakhon Pathom; Thaa It or Pak Kret in Nonthaburi; or Lam Luk Ka, Lat Lum Kaeo in Pathum Thani — and you want to get hold of the same coriander, spring onions and fish, you’ll have no problems with transport or price.


    More on mangoes

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 06/07/2014

    » I have eaten mangoes all my life. I have seen mango trees since I was a child, for it was one of the most common fruit trees in the Philippines, where I grew up. When I was in high school and an examination was coming up, I’d climb a tree that my grandfather had planted in our compound and review my lessons while sitting in its branches. But it’s only now that I realise how little I knew about mango trees, and why the tree in our family compound seldom bore fruit.


    A birthday to remember

    Brunch, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 06/07/2014

    » It was much more than just a concert that took place at the Four Seasons Hotel, Bangkok, last weekend. The birthday tribute to maestro ML Usni Pramoj was attended by a full-house audience comprised of friends and relatives who were eager to wish the conductor a happy 80th birthday. They were also treated to the Pro Musica orchestra performing a rare selection of compositions by ML Usni himself, with Tasana Nagavajara as solo violinist and concertmaster.

  • NEWS

    In a numbers game, the house always wins

    Spectrum, Published on 06/07/2014

    » The new Government Lottery Office headquarters on Sanambin Nam Road in Nonthaburi is a gleaming modern glass and concrete monument to the agency’s achievements, complete with a helicopter landing pad on the roof.

  • NEWS

    Minding Thailand's business

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 06/07/2014

    » Pranom Kowinwipat never missed any of the 60 general meetings during her five years on the audit committee at Bangchak Petroleum Plc.

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