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  • NEWS

    Cambodia deports wanted Russian tycoon

    Kyodo News, Published on 17/05/2015

    » PHNOM PENH - Cambodian authorities deported a Russian tycoon back to his country on Sunday, two days after he was arrested on charges of overstaying his visa in the Southeast Asian country, a Cambodian police official told Kyodo News.

  • LIFE

    A learning curve, from Nakhon Nayok to Finland

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 17/05/2015

    » Forty years ago Finland was languishing economically and educationally. Today it leads the world in many global surveys. What did the country do?

  • LIFE

    The shape of things to come

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 17/05/2015

    » Argentine-born songstress Valerie Teicher expands her sonic palette even further with gorgeous sophomore EP 'Verde'

  • LIFE

    An old Nightingale still sings

    B Magazine, Published on 17/05/2015

    » Walking into Bangkok's Nightingale shopping mall is like a pleasant step back in time. It's like stepping into a world of make-believe or diving into a box of vintage toys that have been untouched for generations — except that every item in the mall is real, and for sale.

  • LIFE

    A taste of Tokyo style

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 17/05/2015

    » There are certain things that arouse buyer’s lust in second-hand or “pre-owned” form — vintage cars, works of art, or original furniture in Art Nouveau or Art Deco styles. When it comes to items for personal use like bedding, clothing or shoes, however, interest drops off sharply.

  • LIFE

    Have plants will travel

    B Magazine, Normita Thongtham, Published on 17/05/2015

    » Mayeeda Choudhury said she first saw Millingtonia hortensis, commonly known as Indian cork tree, while visiting Bangkok two years ago. “I tried to look for it in Chatuchak plant market but as I did not know the Thai name, I could not communicate to the shopkeepers what I was looking for,” she wrote. “I travel to Bangkok quite often, so I will be very obliged if you can inform me where I can find saplings.”

  • LIFE

    Flying the flag for Finnish style

    B Magazine, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 17/05/2015

    » For the first time in Thailand, Finnish brand Marimekko has a flagship store. It opened in the Atrium Zone on the first floor of CentralWorld with a grand launch celebration that was attended by well-heeled fashionistas and celebrities who are dedicated fans of Marimekko.

  • THAILAND

    Brewing up trouble with Bangkok's rebel beer buffs

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 17/05/2015

    » Dubbed Thailand’s “Silicon Valley” of brewers among the craft beer community, Nonthaburi province is where it all began. It was where Wichit Saiklao, an army colonel, started Chitbeer, after two attempts at brewing in his condominium failed. It was also where all eight members of the Sandport beer collective grew up, while a major malt importer has an office in Pak Kret district. The island of Koh Kret even hosts beer-tasting nights on Fridays.

  • THAILAND

    Breaking a deadly cycle

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 17/05/2015

    » Like many Bangkok office employees, Amornthep Chuenchailek commutes to work by car. But twice a week, the 36 year old gets together with a few cyclist friends to ride the popular “Choc Ville” route on Ratchada-Ram Intra Road in the city’s northeast.

  • THAILAND

    Pirates on the high seas threaten Asean

    Spectrum, Published on 17/05/2015

    » One of the most dangerous maritime zones in the world is not so far from home. While piracy off Somalia is in decline, thanks largely to international naval cooperation, attacks in the South China Sea have risen in the past few years, raising concerns over a new type of security threat to the region and an economic challenge to Asean countries.

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