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  • THAILAND

    Days of future past

    Life, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 31/12/2018

    » Bangkok is a city of contrasts. Despite being ranked as Southeast Asia's third most liveable city by the Economist this year, the capital was also named the world's worst in terms of inequality, based on the Global Wealth Databook by Credit Suisse.

  • LIFE

    Contemporary mission

    Life, Published on 10/04/2018

    » A few months prior to its 10th anniversary, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) made a major announcement: a new director. As of March 1, Pawit Mahasarinand has taken the helm of the city's main art venue and the largest public-funded art centre in the country, a surprising choice to many, though an entirely welcoming one.

  • LIFE

    Following the smoke from neighbourhood joints

    Life, Published on 23/03/2018

    » In Bangkok, an impromptu street-side meal can easily turn into a never-ending, and perhaps tummy-exploding, culinary expedition.

  • THAILAND

    Nang Loeng neighbourhood is no longer a banana republic

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 02/03/2018

    » Figures in colourful aprons weaving through traffic selling bags of banana fritters have long been a familiar sight in Nang Loeng neighbourhood of Bangkok. But today, the roads felt almost empty without their presence.

  • LIFE

    Finding the face behind the statistics

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 12/01/2017

    » Stories about drug use and addiction in Southeast Asia are a common sight in the media. But while we get the lowdown on raids, crackdowns and statistics, there are rarely human faces behind the figures.

  • TRAVEL

    Raptor watching

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 08/10/2015

    » From mid-October until mid-November, the annual raptor-watching festival will take place on Khao Radar, a mountain in Bang Saphan Noi district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province.

  • LIFE

    Mavericks meet their match

    Life, Published on 22/09/2014

    » The winners of the SEA Write Awards, the region's most distinguished literary prize, will be announced early next month, the category to be judged in this year's competition being the short story. In the run-up to that glittering event, we talk to the six Thai finalists, all unconventional individuals in their own way, asking them about their work, their favourite authors and why they prefer to express themselves in the short-story format.

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