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  • LIFE

    K-pop legend to meet Thai fans

    Life, Published on 16/05/2019

    » Kim Jae Hwan, former member of the now-defunct K-pop group Wanna One, is ready to embark on his first solo Asia fan meeting tour which will include stops in Thailand and six other countries.

  • LIFE

    Saint and sensibility

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 16/05/2019

    » A Christian fable or a Marxist allegory? A magical-realist myth or a political cry against neoliberalism (or feudalism, which produces the same catastrophe anyway)?

  • LIFE

    The most famous four notes in music history

    Life, Published on 15/05/2019

    » Compositions by Mozart and Beethoven to celebrate His Majesty the King's coronation.

  • LIFE

    Fare isn't fair

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 14/05/2019

    » Bangkok's buses are known to offer a Fast And Furious kind of ride. Years ago, the No.8 was voted worst in the city in the Transport Ministry's Facebook survey, due to the horrible experience. Despite a sudden change in driver and conductor behaviour after the survey was released, many public buses are still notorious for their impolite and inefficient services, as well as poor facilities, among many other things.

  • LIFE

    Cinema paradiso in Bangkok

    Life, Published on 13/05/2019

    » A selection of 10 Italian movies will be screened at the 5th Italian Film Festival Bangkok, which kicks off this Thursday and runs until May 26.

  • LIFE

    The beautiful Alps, with a dose of slapstick

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 10/05/2019

    » A good comedy is a sure-fire way to uplift a person's spirits.

  • TRAVEL

    Phuket's hidden pearl

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 09/05/2019

    » During one of last year's downhill mountain biking competitions, there was a new team participating. The group was made up of skilled riders I had never met before. They were from Phuket. I must admit I wasn't aware that the Pearl of the Andaman is home to an active community of downhillers. Where's their training ground?

  • OPINION

    A better Korean option

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 06/05/2019

    » South Korea is one of the most popular destinations for Thais -- both tourists and illegal workers. According to the Ministry of Labour, there are 165,854 Thais living in South Korea, 143,169 of them illegally. Such a large number of illegal workers has caused Korean immigration officers to strictly screen Thai visitors. On April 20, a Facebook user shared a post saying that only five Thai passengers from a low-cost flight could get through Seoul, while the rest were detained for deportation. On the post, many comments blamed illegal workers for causing trouble for those attempting to travel legitimately. An unlawful worker defended himself by saying others didn't have sympathy for his poverty.

  • LIFE

    Korean Hip-Hop Act Hits Bangkok

    Life, Published on 02/05/2019

    » K-pop boy bands and girl groups have taken turns flowing in to steal the hearts of many Thai fans with their impressive shows nearly every week. But it isn't often to see a rap show by a top Korean rapper.

  • TRAVEL

    Trip to Phetchaburi

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 02/05/2019

    » The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and the Phetchaburi Office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are co-organising special train trips to the old city of Phetchaburi every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays throughout May.

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