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    An infusion of Australian entertainment

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 18/10/2015

    » I am watching, with absolute focus, the most amazing thing I’ll see on TV for a long time. Those aren’t my words; they are Ken’s.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The Order Restored

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 18/10/2015

    » After a two-year hiatus following their lukewarm 2013 LP Lost Sirens and the departure of longtime bassist Peter Hook, iconic English post-punk outfit New Order are finally back with their 10th studio record, Music Complete. In Hook’s place, the band have introduced Bad Lieutenant’s Tom Chapman. And to make things even more exciting, not only have Bernard Sumner and Co reunited with multi-instrumentalist Gillian Gilbert and vocalist Dawn Zee, they’ve also recruited a panel of eclectic collaborators which includes Elly Jackson (La Roux), Iggy Pop and Brandon Flowers (The Killers).

  • LIFESTYLE

    Where there’s wool, there’s a way

    Brunch, Published on 18/10/2015

    » My eyes are sore and my fingers are stiff but I cannot stop the click-clacking of the knitting needles. The rhythm is hypnotic as the wool threads between my fingers and the needles twist it into place, as stitch after stitch turn into row after row and a beanie starts to take shape.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Where good food is always in fashion

    Brunch, Published on 18/10/2015

    » Milano da bere — Milan to drink. That was the slogan of a famous local aperitif, referring to the pleasure of having a drink at the end of a busy working day in the Italian city that never sleeps. That was back in the ’80s, and Milan has remained a 24-hour city since then. It is the heart of Italian economy, the true financial centre of the nation, a place where everything is hectic.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Tap jak of all trades

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 18/10/2015

    » In the past, this column has taken a look at many of the plants found in Thailand’s fields and kitchen gardens — the trees that bear coconuts, bananas, tamarind, mangoes and papayas and smaller plants grown close to the house, like lime trees, chillies, kaffir lime, taling pling, galangal, ginger, lemon grass and different kinds of basil.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Government stumped on tree pruning

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 18/10/2015

    » I had a strange dream last night. The mahogany trees along Rama IV Road from the railroad crossing to the Klong Toey market were so huge that their branches reached to the middle of the road, providing much-needed shade for motorists stopped by the red traffic light. In reality the trees are spindly for their age.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Morocco brings a touch of spice

    Brunch, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 18/10/2015

    » To honour 30 years of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of Thailand, Moroccan ambassador Abdelilah El Housni organised a week-long festival at The Sukosol Hotel Bangkok. Kicking off the festival was a gala dinner titled “A Moroccan Night in Bangkok”, which was well-attended by diplomats, socialites and those with a love of Moroccan culture.

  • NEWS

    Winning the battle royal

    Spectrum, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 18/10/2015

    » It was a royal battle that read like a fairy tale, with a young prince winning back his family inheritance from an evil uncle. After a nine-year legal battle, a court has granted Maharaj Devraj Singh his share of his father and grandmother’s estate.

  • NEWS

    Milking the system

    Spectrum, Published on 18/10/2015

    » Wilaiwan Kongnan, 29, has been working at Ban Nam Lee primary school in northern Nan province for the past four years. Since day one she has found the school milk, delivered in bulk once a semester to her 21 students aged four to 12, spoiled.

  • NEWS

    The new weapon in the fight against HIV

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 18/10/2015

    » Krit spends weekdays in his office on Sathon Road and nights out at a gay club on Silom Soi 2. The 28-year-old is a gym fanatic, and can also be found at one of Bangkok’s most famous gay saunas twice a week.

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