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    Mario's marvellous medicine

    Brunch, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 03/03/2019

    » Traditional Thai medicine is perceived by many to be old and outdated. But when Channel 3 decided to place it centre stage in its recent period romcom, Thongek Morya Ta Chalong (Doctor Thongek Of Ta Chalong), it sparked renewed interest among viewers.

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    Who is our Oscars Favourite?

    Brunch, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/02/2019

    » The most important of all unimportant things, the Oscars arrive on Monday morning, Thailand time. In a year that seems more muted than usual, Hollywood's biggest jamboree has striven to stay relevant with the inclusion of blockbuster titles such as Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody, besides the more edgy and less popular films that have claimed much of the headlines, such as Roma and Green Book. While there are many cinematic awards around the world, the Oscars still seem to matter the most, and the ritual of predicting the winners is at once a frivolous parlour game and an annual survey of the vital signs of mainstream cinema. Don't bet on it, but we offer our takes here.

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    Top of the world

    Brunch, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/10/2018

    » Miss Thailand World 2018 Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan has plans of rising to the top, and does not intend to go alone.

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    Journey to the top

    Brunch, Duangkamol Panya, Published on 03/06/2018

    » On the surface, Chanon Santinatornkul may pass as a cliché teen idol molded with just the right degree of charisma and looks to fit in the showbiz world. But beneath the exterior lies an actor who is deeply passionate about acting. At only 22 years of age and having already experienced success in television and film, the star, whose role in Chalat Gaem Goeng (Bad Genius) propelled him to international stardom, is taking another step towards a career goal. Now that he's packing up and leaving Bangkok to film a TV series in China for a few months, Chanon's list of achievements seems only set to grow.

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    'Nutty' Thai chef wows 'MasterChef' judges

    Brunch, Published on 22/04/2018

    » An amateur Thai chef described as "nuts" because of his eccentric food combinations wowed the judges in the final of Britain's top TV cooking competition. Nawamin Pinpathomrat, 28, from Songkhla province, competed against two English chefs in Friday's final of the BBC hit show MasterChef 2018.

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    Dogs on a mission

    Brunch, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 01/01/2017

    » After an eight-storey building on Sukhumvit Soi 87 collapsed on Dec 16, four construction workers were stuck underneath the rubble. The rescue teams worked hard to get as many survivors out as possible, but two people were found dead. Last week an additional two workers were found.

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    Serious Moonlighting

    Brunch, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 17/01/2016

    » David Bowie’s concert in Thailand on the night of Dec 5, 1983, was not supposed to happen. With a price tag of US$1 million per show, a Bowie concert was too expensive for those who hoped to lure him here. Yet, the singer took a huge pay cut simply so he could be in Bangkok and explore the city.

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    Dengue season's extra sting

    Brunch, Phil Thornton, Published on 05/07/2015

    » Dr Pipat is a worried man. As head of the paediatric department and deputy director of Mae Sot Hospital, he fears that 2015 is going to be a bad year for dengue cases.

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    Future looks bright for Yangon hotel market

    Brunch, Published on 08/06/2014

    » The social and economic reforms that began in Myanmar in 2011 have allowed tourism to flourish in the country. In the former capital city and still the commercial hub, Yangon, international arrivals grew 46% from 550,000 in 2012 to just over 800,000 in 2013.

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