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  • LIFE

    Let there be light

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 27/02/2018

    » Outdoor cinema, or nang klang plaeng, rose and fell and has risen again, its popularity reflecting the changes in technology and taste of Thai viewers. Once suffering due to home entertainment and the spread of multiplexes into rural areas, outdoor cinema, having found a footing, has made a surprising comeback.

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    Nang Loeng neighbourhood is no longer a banana republic

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 02/03/2018

    » Figures in colourful aprons weaving through traffic selling bags of banana fritters have long been a familiar sight in Nang Loeng neighbourhood of Bangkok. But today, the roads felt almost empty without their presence.

  • LIFE

    21st century guitar man

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 21/11/2017

    » Frizzy orange wigs. T-shirts saying "When I Was 26 Years Old, I Broke My Arms". Thai fans sure brought inside jokes with their props at the sold-out Ed Sheeran Live In Bangkok 2017, held last Thursday at Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani.

  • LIFE

    Dreaming (of more) out loud

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 26/09/2017

    » A decade after the worldwide hit Apologize got us hooked, we finally got the men behind the song, the American pop-rock band OneRepublic playing live on our shores for the first time last Thursday evening.

  • LIFE

    A right to know?

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 25/09/2017

    » In Bangkok, a form recently surfaced at a hotel in Nana, and it has gone viral. It tells guests to be aware that "the person" -- an allusion to a prostitute -- they are bringing to the room could be a "ladyboy".

  • LIFE

    Spooky skyscraper

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/09/2017

    » Director Sophon "Jim" Sakdaphisit likes to create his horror films based on locations. His 2008 directorial debut, Coming Soon, is set in a haunted cinema. The follow-up smash hit Laddaland -- his best-known project, which grossed 117 million baht in Thailand -- is set in a housing estate. And The Swimmers (2014) takes place mostly around a swimming pool.

  • LIFE

    Voices of their generation

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/08/2017

    » Documentary filmmaker Nontawat Numbenchapol has a knack for exploring the voices and fragility of young people -- in different places and societal contexts.

  • LIFE

    Life in the fast lane

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 02/06/2017

    » James Williams has one of the most coveted jobs in the world. As host of In 24 Hours, a CNN monthly travel series that delivers insights on high-end experiences in major cities around the globe, his job has brought him on several exciting and outrageously glamorous journeys since its beginning in late 2015.

  • LIFE

    Classic cool

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 12/05/2017

    » Charoen Krung neighbourhood is a crossroads where traditions meet contemporaries -- a clash of old and new, past and future, and it is now clamouring with street art, retro shops, galleries, street food and fine dining.

  • LIFE

    Bad genius

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/05/2017

    » It's always a thrill -- despite being morally wrong -- to cheat on an exam.

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