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    Re-characterising HIV and Aids

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/03/2016

    » A round-up of queer-related entertainment and happenings in Thailand

  • LIFE

    A star reborn

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/01/2016

    » The Bangkok Planetarium -- along with the prime minister's chair and tanks -- has been one of the capital's most popular destinations on Children's Day for many years. After 50 years in operation, the planetarium recently underwent its first major facelift; the ceremony to unveil it was held on Tuesday, just in time for Children's Day tomorrow.

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    The beautiful people

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/11/2015

    » As the three ladies in gowns strutted our way, people stopped mid-stride just to gaze at their beauty. It was not difficult to be transfixed by their charm. In a green dress -- and wearing a glittering crown -- Trixie Maristela, 29, led the way for the trio. She recently won the Miss International Queen 2015 beauty pageant.

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    Pleasure at the fairground

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 24/11/2015

    » Forget hazardous flying lanterns of the North. This Loy Krathong Festival, make your way to the old-school ngan wat, or temple fair, and while many temples around the country have put up fairgrounds to celebrate the Full Moon night of the 12th lunar month, none can beat Bangkok's oldest and most legendary ngan wat Phu Khao Thong.

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    The new Brahmins

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 12/10/2015

    » A man dressed in white blew into a conch as if it were a horn. Joss sticks were burning. Heads bowed but people's lips were praying. A screenplay on a golden tray was engulfed in a cloud of white smoke. Surrounding the tray was a feast which included a pig's head, Thai golden desserts, fruit, boiled eggs and seafood.

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    In the mind's eye

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/07/2015

    » On a black Velcro board, a pair of small hands gently glided along its slightly thorny surface. In her right hand, a girl held a plastic "tool" that mimics a large pencil. When she dragged it along the Velcro surface, a thread of yarn came out from its tip — sticking on the board and forming into different shapes. Her fingers carefully felt each line that she drew.

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    From exile to acceptance

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/07/2015

    » 'Every journey starts with one step. So today is one step for a long journey," said Burmese activist Aung Myo Min in the documentary film This Kind Of Love. During the scene, he was standing inside a Bangkok BTS Skytrain. He was on his journey home to Myanmar after 24 years of exile.

  • LIFE

    Spotting a bad egg

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 21/07/2015

    » When rumours spread that fake eggs were circulating in markets last month, consumers were sure to panic.

  • LIFE

    Threats raise more questions than answers

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 25/06/2015

    » 'Why do men continue to get prettier as the days go by?" The question, a rhetorical one, was asked by Woody Milintachinda on his morning TV show Woody Teun Ma Kui last week. And, no, he was not referring to Caitlyn Jenner. His subject was homebound and revolved around Thailand's latest sensation that most of us have come to know as Nong Wo.

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    Change from the outside

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/05/2015

    » 'If there is anybody who's against homosexuals, transsexuals or bisexuals, you can leave the area," announced event host Meesuk Jangmeesuk outside the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC).

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