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    It's no child's play

    Muse, Published on 13/01/2018

    » This Children's Day, Lego aficionados can witness the beauty of Bangkok via the world's most popular building blocks. Created with over 500,000 Lego bricks, 11 iconic destinations in Bangkok have been recreated in both mosaic and 3D, and from an 8.5m, snap-ready panorama. Both traditional and colonial treasures are on display, be it the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Wat Phra Kaew or Yaowarat Road. The model-building team -- all men who have a hobby of Lego building -- first decided where to position each place, before they worked together to connect the sky mosaic in the background. Then, each person worked to scale down their building, a process which averaged up to two months, with one month to design the final display and another month to build the actual destination. We talked to two of the 11 builders who have long been on the Lego circuit about how creating model destinations is no child's play.


    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 13/01/2018

    » 1It's a good start to the new year for music lovers as English indie pop band The XX will make their debut in Bangkok on Jan 29 at ThunderDome Muang Thong Thani. The London-based pop trio -- Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith are known for their minimal and hypnotic sound, drawing in huge raves from critics with their first album XX (2009) and later on Coexist (2012). After four years, the band just released their latest album I See You in early 2017. Prepare to be hypnotised by their biggest hits like Intro, Crystalised and Say Something Loving. The tickets are on sale now via, 02-026-3068. 2,800 baht per person for standing tickets only.


    Designer brands shed big bucks to stave off copycats

    Oped, Published on 13/01/2018

    » Thailand is on a drive to clamp down on black market branded goods with its "Stop Fake Goods" campaign aimed at tourists, which started at the end of last year.


    PM playing astute game

    News, Published on 13/01/2018

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is now taking flak for selling politicians short.


    Leave Yingluck be

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 13/01/2018

    » Re: "Officials 'must capture Yingluck'," (BP, Jan 12). We should all extend our sympathy to the government for having to resist pressure from various sources to pursue extradition proceedings against Yingluck Shinawatra.

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    England ponder painful performance

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 13/01/2018

    » The final moments of the Ashes series could not have been more symbolic in summing up England's plight in what has been a nightmare tour Down Under. While the victorious Australian team gleefully collected all the awards and sprayed champagne at the Sydney Oval, England's captain Joe Root, suffering from a stomach illness, was asleep in the dressing room.


    Solar key to accelerating Africa's energy transition

    Oped, Charlotte Aubin, Published on 13/01/2018

    » For much of Africa, the transition from fossil fuels to cleaner forms of energy is seen as an environmental imperative. With fossil fuels comprising a majority -- as high as 70% in some cases -- of the energy mix, the situation on the continent is indeed ecologically dire.

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    All abuzz about going solar

    News, Taam Yingcharoen, Published on 13/01/2018

    » Who says solar power doesn't save institutions money?

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    Centre gives home and hope to lost youth

    News, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 13/01/2018

    » Today is National Children's Day, a time when many Thai children are taken for a day out somewhere nice by their parents. But for others, those who live on the streets, it is just another sad day that they have to endure alone with nowhere to go and no parents to turn to.


    NEC cuts ribbon at Pathum Thani plant

    Business, Published on 13/01/2018

    » NEC Platforms Ltd, a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based ICT solutions firm, has opened a new plant in Pathum Thani for its production-related affiliate, NEC Platforms Thai Co.

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