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  • BUSINESS

    Seven things to look for in a private power purchase deal

    Business, Published on 28/04/2017

    » As the costs of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels decrease, new business opportunities are emerging. In addition to the traditional model of independent power producers establishing large-scale generating facilities to sell electricity directly to public utilities, a new dynamic model of direct electricity selling is beginning to take shape.

  • LIFE

    Smooth operators

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 28/04/2017

    » A Rolls-Royce executive warns not to walk around the recently-passed Bangkok International Motor Show with Victor Braun. Speaking of his colleague who had flown in from the luxury car manufacturer's headquarters in England, he says: "He'll look at things and say, 'Oh, that's all wrong. That's not nice'. His trained eye from Paris makes his taste in art very sharp. He sees things we don't see."

  • LIFE

    Social Media Maven

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 28/04/2017

    » While many may have a hard time fulfilling one job, Samantha Proyrungtong wears many hats and pulls it off too. She's best known as an online marketing whiz, being the boss of Extrovert Marketing Agency, and has launched many successful projects through social media with the latest being the Natural Wine Festival at About Eatery. Sam founded a women's group for entrepreneurs and professionals and also administers various Facebook groups including Bangkok Foodies and Phuket Foodies where food lovers go to for restaurant recommendations, promotions and honest reviews. This earns herself a player position in Bangkok's dining scene. Moreover, she was behind the success of VIVIN, her husband's fine food specialist grocer, which recently opened a mini boutique in Gourmet Market at The EmQuartier. On top of it all, she manages to find time to contribute as a freelance writer for various English-language publications. My, that's a lot. We talked to Sam about how she managed to do it all, as well as her passion for Thailand's dining scene.

  • LIFE

    Khun's Wishlist

    Life, Published on 28/04/2017

    » Your shopping checklist this month for the good life

  • LIFE

    Must-haves this month

    Life, Published on 28/04/2017

    » Our editor picks the hottest pieces in store now for this summer

  • LIFE

    Sweet cheesus

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 28/04/2017

    » Cheese toasties are one of those deceptively simple dishes that are -- for some reason -- rather hard to find in Bangkok. At least a decent one is, anyways. Sure, anyone could put a slice of bread with a piece of cheese on top, shove it in the grill and call it a day. But that ain't the way I like my cheese toastie.

  • LIFE

    put your hands up

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 28/04/2017

    » Premier auction house Christie's will be showcasing some of their to-be-auctioned highlights in Bangkok next month to woo luxury and art enthusiasts to raise their paddles in the much-anticipated Christie's Hong Kong Spring Auctions scheduled for May 26-31.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar courting Thai steel ventures

    Business, Lamonphet Apisitniran, Published on 28/04/2017

    » The Myanmar government is wooing Thai steel producers to set up a joint venture to produce hot-rolled coil steel in Bagan, according to the secretary-general of the Iron and Steel Club under the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), Korrakod Padungjitt.

  • LIFE

    Lowbrow reads

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 28/04/2017

    » In lieu of the opening of the Bangkok City Library (a four-story library that -- ironically -- is currently struggling to fill up its shelves with books), it's only fitting we celebrate the city's efforts to provide the public with something more useful than another condominium, shopping mall or public transport filled with new rail lines that don't interlink.

  • LIFE

    Tea time in Bangkok

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 28/04/2017

    » A multi-tiered platter of Western-style finger food accompanied by a pot of tea never fails to portray modern-day gastronomic sophistication. This is despite the fact that the English tipple time tradition was established more than two centuries ago.

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