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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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    Lost in ruination

    Brunch, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 26/02/2017

    » The light breeze and perfect natural setting of the one-time Hindu sacred land of the Champa kingdom in central Vietnam wafted my curiosity about how this site began, when India started being interested in this country and how everything that used to be so much alive in the old days ended up abandoned in the ample jungle.

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    Challenge accepted

    Brunch, Duangkamol Panya, Published on 22/01/2017

    » While most athletes are content with their achievements in their given field, some have tried to bask in the bright lights of showbiz -- and Buakaw Banchamek is the latest to be added to the list.

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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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    Girls just want to have fun

    Brunch, Published on 15/02/2015

    » Nutwadee Pram-nak, 14, dreams of playing football with the skill and flair of the South American greats. “I prefer Brazilian style,” she said with a smile after training at the Thai-Japan Youth Centre Stadium.

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    Why Uber won't work here

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 07/12/2014

    » How dare they. How … dare … they. Uber has set up shop in Bangkok and Phuket. Uber is the new app you can download onto your smartphone. You register yourself along with your credit card, then whenever you need to go somewhere you call it up and choose between a regular or a luxury car.

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    Just kids at heart

    Brunch, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 20/07/2014

    » When Praephan “Prae” Thammawattana travelled overseas, she would notice how Thai tourists loved buying souvenirs from Disneyland. That is what gave her the idea to open a toy shop in Bangkok.

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