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    Epicurean expedition

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Running parallel to the Chao Phraya River, Charoen Krung is commonly known as one of Bangkok's oldest thoroughfares -- the first to be built according to modern engineering.

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    A galleries galleria

    Life, Published on 31/01/2018

    » Galleries' Night is returning to Bangkok for a fifth year, bringing together art lovers and inquisitive minds alike for a two-night exploration of over 50 galleries and art spaces.

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    How did it start?

    Life, Published on 09/02/2017

    » It's hard to say who was the first tourist in Siam, because tourism as we know it didn't exist until a few centuries ago. Indian merchants sailed here in the 5th century, the Chinese came to trade and later to settle, and one of the earliest European travellers were the Portuguese, arriving in Ayutthaya in 1511. In 1680, Ibn Muhammad Ibrahim, a Persian, visited the land and recorded his impressions -- "All around us were trees that never feel the withering touch of autumn" -- while the first guidebook to the Kingdom was written by local resident J. Antonio in 1904. (Its most highly recommended activity is the shooting of birds and mammals.)

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    Forever grateful

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/02/2017

    » 'My Dearest Khun Prisna, I am now in one of the most beautiful places. Our hotel's name is 'Castello del Sole' (Castle of the Sun). Isn't it chic? The name is like one in a fairy tale. This town is so cute. It has a bright-coloured lake and nice houses on slopes. Routes and paths criss-cross the hills. Colourful flowers blossom everywhere ..."

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    New books worth reading

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 29/12/2016

    » From Dust To Dust: A Journalist's Memoir

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    High concept

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 28/09/2016

    » Entang Wiharso, Geraldine Javier, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhao Zhao -- I've Googled them, and yes, they are all huge in the contemporary art world.

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    Romancing Bangkok

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 26/08/2016

    » Paris had Paris Je T'aime, New York had New York I Love You. Now Bangkok has its own film ensemble drawn from different neighbourhoods of the city. Bangkok Stories, a portmanteau of six films telling tales of brief encounters and nebulous romance, will premier tonight at the 20th Short Film and Video Festival at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, before going on to cinema and television release later.

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    A place among the dead

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 26/07/2016

    » Cemeteries are a sanctuary for the dead and the mourners. But the Bangkok Protestant Cemetery on Charoen Krung 72/5, known as Soi Susan Farang, has been known as a tourist attraction, due to the beautiful architecture of the memorial sites and splendidly carved gravestones. The cemetery, besides being one of the oldest burial grounds that remain unaffected by the urban development of the city, has a cultural value as a testament of foreign cultures present in Thailand from the mid-19th century until the present day.

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    Double-necked devilry

    Life, Joe Cummings, Published on 11/02/2016

    » Ron Thal, who will perform in Bangkok tomorrow night at Whiteline on Silom, knew he wanted to be a rock musician after the first time he heard Kiss' Alive! album. A year later he had a band with his older brother and was writing and recording songs, playing shows and designing band merch.

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    A swinging Sunday

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 25/02/2016

    » Heading a little bit out of town this weekend might not be a bad idea especially to those who have dancing shoes. "Big Bang: Swing Dancing at Phra Pathom Chedi", will take place on Sunday at Rod Fai Street in front of Nakhon Pathom's famous stupa. Even if you don't dance, come check it out.

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