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    Be my guest

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/12/2019

    » Some arrived by boat, others by air. Some came when the British still ruled their homeland, others were driven by the bloodshed of The Partition. Some came with numerous gods, others with the one and only Allah. Some came from near Bombay, others from in and around Madras. Some came with the intention of returning, others arrived knowing that there was no going back.

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    Staying afloat on a sea of despair

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/12/2019

    » Chakra (Sarm Heng) is a Cambodian peasant boy who wants to escape a rural existence that offers him no future. "How's Thailand?" he asks a friend who returns from working at a construction site in Bangkok. "If you work hard, there's no problem," his friend assures him. Through trafficking agents, Chakra is smuggled across the border, but instead of being sent to a factory or a construction site, the boy is thrown onto a fishing trawler and forced to work without pay in conditions resembling a floating prison.

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    Relive Groundhog Day this weekend

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 12/12/2019

    » It's time to embrace the winter season! And for any film buff, there's nothing better than bringing their date and friends to go see movies on such holidays. This coming Saturday, join Bangkok Screening Room on Sala Daeng 1 and see the Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day returning for a special screening in English with Thai subtitles.

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    View from the Far South

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 06/12/2019

    » Young men lie face-down on the floor, their hands tied at the back. Uniformed officers punch and kick them. "Squeeze in!" they shout at the men on the ground. More kicks, more punches.

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    Only chance to see Ruel in Asia

    Life, Published on 03/12/2019

    » Australian singer-songwriter Ruel will return to Bangkok with his only full-scale Asian concerts at Scala Theatre, Siam Square, on Saturday and Sunday Dec 7-8 at 8pm.

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    Chinese group WayV to make Bangkok debut

    Life, Published on 28/11/2019

    » WayV, a hot rookie group from China, will meet their Thai fans for the first time during the "2019 WayV Fanmeeting Tour 'Section#1_We Are Your Vision' – in Bangkok" at the Thunder Dome, Muang Thong Thani, on Dec 14 at 6pm and Dec 15 at 5pm.

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    A Christmas Eve gift for Lee Ji-eun lovers

    Life, Published on 28/11/2019

    » K-pop sweetheart Lee Ji-eun gave a sold-out debut concert in the Kingdom just last year and she promises to come back to delight her Thai fans once again on Christmas Eve.

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    New rendering of ancient epic

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 26/11/2019

    » With its scenario pertaining to the current situation in Thailand, this is a good chance for the classic novel character Mae Ploy to educate young audiences about history, as Si Phaen Din: The Musical will stage at Lhong 1919 from Friday until Dec 15. It's an adaptation of MR Kukrit Pramoj's classic novel Si Phaen Din (The Four Reigns).

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    Of madness and joy

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 25/11/2019

    » We review two original works -- a Thai-language political satire and an English-language musical -- with LGBTQ central characters.

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    Last band standing

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 19/11/2019

    » I first heard Orchestre Les Mangelepa's seductive and sweet sound on one of their songs from the late 1970s, Embakasi, which was a nationwide hit in Kenya and beyond. Initially, I thought they had recorded the song in what was then Zaire but in fact they were expatriate Congolese musicians who had settled in Nairobi, Kenya, mainly to take advantage of the sophisticated recording industry that had developed around East Africa's biggest commercial centre.

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