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  • TRAVEL

    Full Moon Festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/11/2017

    » One of Thailand's most popular festivals, Loy Krathong, will be celebrated from tomorrow. This year, the Full Moon of the 12th lunar month falls on Nov 3.

  • LIFE

    Our Farewell Flowers

    Life, Published on 21/06/2017

    » 'Flower-making is all about imagination," Aporn Kulkusol said as her fingers nimbly arranged the petal of a paper daffodil. Scattered on the table in front of her were petal-shaped paper, scissors, thread spools, candles and incense sticks. "Use your heart," was the middle-aged woman's advice as she completed the daffodils -- dararat -- the flower that the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej often gave to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit when they lived in Switzerland.

  • LIFE

    Connecting the past to the present

    Life, Published on 13/03/2017

    » The Australian embassy in Thailand sits on Sathon Road behind a tall white fence, a mustard-gold building elevated on stilts, lined with tiles made by a ceramicist in Chiang Mai. A lake twists around and under the embassy and a flat shrub, perfectly fashioned in the shape of Australia, lies out the front of the building. For decades, it has been one of the most recognisable works of architecture on the busy Bangkok road.

  • TRAVEL

    Chinese New Year around Thailand

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/01/2017

    » From Jan 28 to Feb 4, colourful Chinese New Year festivities will take place at different venues in Bangkok and several other cities.

  • LIFE

    A visit from Mexico

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 28/11/2016

    » Renowned Mexican sculptor Jorge Marín's exhibit Wings Of Mexico, an interactive bronze sculpture, is on show at Thai Lanna Pavillion, Lumpini Park, from today until Wednesday.

  • LIFE

    The future's made of augmented reality

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 27/07/2016

    » With more than 30 million downloads in less than a month since its release, calling Pokemon Go a social phenomenon is hardly an overstatement. An augmented-reality mobile game (AR) released earlier this month in some regions, Pokemon Go has made daily headlines around the world ever since its launch.

  • TRAVEL

    River Kwai Fair

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/12/2015

    » The annual River Kwai Bridge and Red Cross Fair runs until Dec 7 at the River Kwai Bridge and Klib Bua Field in Muang district, Kanchanaburi. The event is held under the concept of "70 Years Of Peace in Kanchanaburi". A highlight is a light and sound show depicting the history of the bridge and the "Death Railway", which were constructed by POWs during World War II. Also, there are the Provincial Red Cross Council's shops, government agencies and public enterprises' exhibitions, concerts by famous singers and bands, a mini motor show and amusement park.

  • OPINION

    Bangkok -- what a waste of space

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 06/10/2015

    » This "Urban October" should have us all rethinking the future of Bangkok.

  • LIFE

    Employees: On your bikes

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 15/01/2015

    » Bangkok is not bad at embracing special events observed around the world to raise awareness of a particular issue — be it Car-Free Day, World No Tobacco Day, Earth Day, to name only a few.

  • OPINION

    Take Thainess with a grain of salt

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 19/01/2015

    » The main intersections of downtown Bangkok were once again closed to traffic and packed with crowds last week, but it had nothing to do with political protests. We were just being encouraged by the Tourism Authority of Thailand to "discover" our "Thainess" with an elaborate procession of decorated floats replete with dancers and literary tableaux. 

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