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  • LIFE

    Memories buried in soil

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/07/2019

    » Memories and war, illusory borders and invisible scars: These themes are resonant in two documentary films shown late last month at the SAC Film Festival (hosted by the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre). In the Thai documentary Din Rai Dan (Soil Without Land), a Tai Yai man in Shan state talks about his life as a waiter in Bangkok and as a soldier in his ethnic army. In the Vietnamese film The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil, a group of men in a rural village bear the indelible wounds of the Vietnam War, still stinging after 40 years.

  • LIFE

    Growing industry

    Life, Published on 31/01/2019

    » Pasin Thongbo, 47, remembers the time when, more than a decade ago, Sampran Riverside Hotel introduced its plan for an organic farm. Back then, he did not think that he would become the man in charge, acting as guide for visitors coming for that organic farm experience.

  • LIFE

    Experience the Ayutthaya period

    Life, Published on 08/08/2018

    » Operating under the theme "Krungthep Dvaravati Sri Ayudhya", the Krungthep Thara Presented By Kbank fair is giving us 10 more days to experience the way of life during the Ayutthaya period, in front of CentralWorld, Ratchadamri Road, until Aug 17.

  • THAILAND

    Three months of edgy grassroots art

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 06/07/2018

    » Bangkok's first-ever Biennial officially kicked off on Sunday night with an evening aerobics session on the Chao Phraya riverside at a popular spot for dwellers and sports lovers beneath the Rama VIII bridge. The choice of location -- anchored in Bangkok residents' daily lives -- and the disruptive event itself -- complete with ceremonial opening remarks and a ribbon-cutting moment -- set the tone (i.e. caustic, critical and edgy) for the many art exhibitions and activities to be held in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand in the coming months.

  • LIFE

    World's oldest ballet story to delight Bangkok audiences

    Life, Published on 24/05/2018

    » Rising Star Dance Studio, one of Bangkok's premier centres for ballet training and performance, will delight Bangkok audiences with performances of La Fille Mal Gardee, the oldest ballet story still performed, on June 2 and 3 at the M Theater on New Phetchaburi Road. Partial proceeds from the performances will be donated to benefit the Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand and the School for Life in Chiang Mai.

  • THAILAND

    A weird and wonderful journey

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 18/05/2018

    » When Roger Crutchley set off from London on a mainly overland sojourn to Australia as a 22-year-old, little did he know that he had embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. Fate had him destined to head towards Thailand instead, which eventually became his home away from home for now almost half a century. And counting.

  • TRAVEL

    Tourism fest in the park

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/01/2018

    » From Jan 17-21, the Thailand Tourism Festival, the country's largest domestic tourism fair, will take place at Lumpini Park from noon-10pm.

  • LIFE

    Smuggling Thai culture by film

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/06/2017

    » A group of Chinese fans of Thai actress Davika Hoorne shouted her nickname -- "Mai! Mai!" -- as she slowly walked out from the gate at the arrivals hall of Shanghai International Airport. They had prepared bouquets of colourful flowers and a large bunch of 999 red roses for the admired star of Phi Mak Phrakanong and 20 Mai U-Turn Wai Huai Jai Return (Suddenly Twenty).

  • LIFE

    Hanging politics on the wall

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 31/05/2017

    » Art and artists aren't as detached from worldly matters as many like to think. In the past couple of years, contemporary artists have undoubtedly given form to some of the most daring and powerful expressions of our collective feelings of angst, unrest and hope -- while increasingly becoming aware of, and subject to, the restrictions on freedoms that are in place.

  • LIFE

    In musical tribute

    Life, Published on 25/10/2016

    » After the passing of His Majesty the King, several pop singers have released songs reflecting their grief. From rap to rock and ballads, we take a look at some of the most memorable

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