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  • THAILAND

    Read any good books lately?

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 05/04/2019

    » Literary magazines around the world have long helped readers to discover exciting new writers and serve as channels to read new works by established authors.

  • LIFE

    Start a new chapter at the 47th Book Fair

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/03/2019

    » Time to get more shelf space as the 47th National Book Fair and Bangkok International Book Fair 2019 begins on Thursday. Splurge on good deals at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center from now until April 7. The book fair has always been popular for its staggering amount of titles and publishers that always fill the halls. From lesser-known independent publishers to big names, visitors can experience the vast literary landscape of Thailand right in one place.

  • TRAVEL

    Gearing up for tourists

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/03/2018

    » After harvesting season, rice farmers in the Northeast hold an annual merit-making ceremony to express gratitude to Mae Phosop (the Goddess of Rice). The farmers bring a portion of their newly harvested rice and pile it up on a temple ground for monks to bless.

  • LIFE

    The heaviness of history, worn lightly

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 28/02/2018

    » Suddenly, Thai traditional costumes have made a quiet comeback -- for at least a month or so.

  • 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

    Performing arts for the royal funeral

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/10/2017

    » On the grounds of Sanam Luang this Thursday, dancers will dance, puppeteers will weave their magic and singers will croon sad songs. This is the time of mourning, but there is a centuries-old tradition of the royal court to host festivities on the occasion of a royal funeral. A wide range of majestic performances will grace the stages from 6pm on the royal cremation day until early the following morning.

  • TRAVEL

    A monarch's vision

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 12/10/2017

    » More than 30 years ago, the treeless hill of Khao Chi On in Chon Buri was dry and barren. The lack of natural water adversely affected the farmers in Sattahip and Bang Lamung areas. When the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej made royal visits to Wat Yansangwararam, a Buddhist monastery under the royal patronage of the king, he took note of the farmers' misery.

  • TRAVEL

    Common threads

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 21/09/2017

    » The silk woven cloth village of Ban Sanuan Nok plants the most mulberry trees in Huai Rat district, Buri Ram. The fresh leaves are the food of silkworms and of the people who use them to enhance their cuisine, and a few of the leaves are even bigger than the size of an adult's hand.

  • LIFE

    Music fit for a Queen

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 29/08/2017

    » Under the baton of National Artist Rear Adm Veeraphan Vawklang, The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) last week performed "Thai Classical Music" to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's 85th birthday at the Main Hall of the Thailand Culture Centre. The programme consisted of works from different genres that reflected Her Majesty's great benevolence to the country during the reign of the late King Bhumibol.

  • LIFE

    For great Thai kings of the past

    Life, Published on 21/08/2017

    » To pay tribute to Thai monarchs, piano virtuoso Nat Yontararak will deliver three rounds of a piano performance accompanied by Thai traditional dance by dancers from the Christian Communications Institute of Payap University, at three different venues this week.

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