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    Star spangled dinner

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 16/11/2018

    » The Michelin Guide has led to an explosion in the Thai food scene since it was first published a year ago. Now, for better or for worse, every restaurant new and old is chasing stars. Having made such waves in Bangkok, it is not surprising that the guide has decided to spread its wings and look further afield to see what the rest of Thailand has to offer. This year's edition, in addition to its selection of the capital's finest, also features picks from nearby provinces, as well as Phuket and Phangnga.

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    The city of eternal spring

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 15/11/2018

    » There are few more dazzling sights than a field of French hydrangeas in full bloom. The pale blue flowers are widely grown throughout the hilly farmlands of Da Lat, the capital of Lam Dong province in southern Vietnam.

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    School of pop

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 14/11/2018

    » If you like to argue that modern pop music sucks, here's some ammunition. Beyoncé's 2016 album Lemonade had no less than 72 writers involved, and her single Hold Up had 15 alone. Compare that with, for example, Billie Jean, whose songwriting credits in their entirety read: "M. Jackson."

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    A mandate on heeding health

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 13/11/2018

    » For over two decades, ever since arriving in Mae Sot as migrants from Myanmar, Muslims Wahid Abdulla and Myo Aung and their families were dogged by constant ailments due largely to the squalid living conditions they found themselves in.

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    Free for all

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Sky. Seon: Have you eaten anything yet?<br> Pa. Hoon: Not yet. We are so busy in the kitchen.<br> Sky. Seon: Shall we have rice soup together?<br> Pa. Hoon: Of course, but Seonho …<br> Sky. Seon: Yes?<br> Pa. Hoon: Could you check on Pa. Ong?<br> Sky. Seon: Hmmm.

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    Permanent revolutionary

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 09/11/2018

    » When your father happens to be Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine Marxist revolutionary who was an engine of the Cuban Revolution, you learn early in life to be emotionally strong, grounded and defiant -- proud of your ideology, regardless of how it may be viewed by the rest of the world.

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    Chanthaburi's other gems

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 08/11/2018

    » One morning during the rainy season, around 30 adventure seekers could be seen tying used tyres together. They then took these out on a raft to install them as "homes for fish" in Ban Bang Sa Kao in Chanthaburi's Laem Sing district on the Gulf of Thailand.

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    Beauty and the beasts

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/11/2018

    » Once upon a time, not long before the Siamese Revolution, there was a princess who was born in a palace but had to leave home, and who lived happily ever after as an artist in a faraway land.

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    Making a better treatment work

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/11/2018

    » The attempt to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes has gained momentum, especially now that the National Legislative Assembly has promised to go in full-speed toward passing amendments to the 1979 Narcotics Act, decriminalising weed for health reasons. Despite controversy, such a movement would be another significant treatment alternative to cope with a growing number of illnesses.

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    Get it before it's gone

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 02/11/2018

    » Not so long ago, Charoen Nakhon Road was one of Bangkok's major thoroughfares that enjoyed light traffic while its bordering neighbourhoods, all of them culinarily abundant, are less flocked-to by visitors.

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