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  • 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.

  • LIFE

    Cheesy rock at its finest

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

    » While recent high-profile concerts would have likely featured the city's party people drinking beers, Bangkok's latest gig had a totally different atmosphere. For a brief moment, I almost thought I'd wandered into a high school reunion for middle-aged people.

  • OPINION

    This carefully plotted soap opera called life

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

    » During the last three-day weekend, many of us were stuck at home while half the country was out travelling. At least it wasn't too boring. We had Father's Day on Saturday and political corruption and TV dramas to occupy ourselves with during the brief no-work period.

  • LIFE

    Dust or bust at BMMF

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 24/12/2015

    » It was difficult to decide how to best spend the past weekend. While many went decided to chill at the Wonderfruit Festival in Pattaya (see opposite page), others flocked to Impact Arena for Star Theque -- GTH's 11th anniversary concert. Some opted to avoid the traffic altogether and spent their night watching The Face Thailand Season 2 and Hormones 3 The Final Season's finale at home.

  • LIFE

    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.

  • LIFE

    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.

  • LIFE

    Moment of Muse

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 25/09/2015

    » Among the three international acts that graced the stage of Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani this month, Muse had to be the most low-key performance. From Maroon 5's ticket-hawking drama to Bon Jovi's surprise visit after two decades, Brit rock band Muse slipped quietly under the general public's radar, but not their devoted fans' enthusiasm and keenness. The hall was packed on Wednesday night for the band's first ever concert in Thailand.

  • LIFE

    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.

  • THAILAND

    Dancer in the light

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 25/08/2015

    » Kanyanan Jittreenit performs traditional Thai dance for a living. It's a relatively safe job, unless you perform at the Erawan Shrine. Though rare, there are a few occupational hazards for <i>nang ram</i> -- female dancers -- at this world-famous, four-faced Lord Brahma shrine on the corner of Ratchaprasong intersection, a site of many political demonstrations and, most recently, a bomb attack.

  • LIFE

    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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