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  • LIFE

    A tale of two cities

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 21/08/2019

    » There is no room for nostalgia in modern Thailand. At least, that's what the prevailing attitude in the capital appears to have been in recent decades, as its rapid development has continued apace. Grand old buildings, temples, villages and other heritage structures have been knocked down to make way for roads, urban rail, high-rises, condominiums and glitzy shopping malls.

  • LIFE

    Remembering A Prince Of Art

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/04/2019

    » After two years of temporary closure for restoration, Ban Plainern, the residence of the late Prince Narisaranuvattiwongse -- the Great Craftsman of Siam -- is today reopened for a special occasion. Every year, the Naris Foundation and the Chitrabongs family celebrate Naris Day, the prince's birthday, by opening up the residence in Bangkok's Klong Toey district to distinguished guests on April 28 and to the public all day on April 29.

  • LIFE

    Merry Xmas from Bangkok Music Society

    Life, Published on 29/11/2018

    » Bangkok Music Society will mark its 40th anniversary with a Christmas concert featuring the BMS Choir of 50 international singers at Siam Society, Asok Road, tomorrow Nov 30 at 7pm and again at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sukhumvit 50 (Soi Roemcharoen), on Saturday Dec 1 at 4pm.

  • 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

    The wild old days

    Life, Published on 13/04/2017

    » As people prepare to celebrate Songkran, this year's festival sees a number of stricter road safety rules and regulations -- from the Section 44 edict requiring all car passengers to buckle up to the ban of water-throwing from the back of pickups along major roads and highways. But the spirit of Songkran has always been high -- and wild. Here we take a look at photos from the Bangkok Post's archives to see how Songkran revellers enjoyed the water war in the past with or without harsh traffic rules enforced.

  • TRAVEL

    A miniature town

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/12/2016

    » Stanley MiniVenture, the latest miniature town, will be opened today at Gateway Ekamai shopping mall.

  • LIFE

    As tough as old boots

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 26/04/2016

    » After Anong Kerdhung was diagnosed with leprosy, the first thought that crossed his mind was that he wished to no longer exist.

  • TRAVEL

    Like a bat out of hell

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 04/02/2016

    » Life is full of surprises. Luckily, in my case, they are mostly pleasant. During my recent visit to Phitsanulok, which was my first to Noen Maprang, the province's recently revealed hidden gem, I was amazed time and time again.

  • OPINION

    The call of the mild

    Life, Published on 21/01/2015

    » Last week there was a big parade. People danced and sang and ate special food, all right in the streets. They were celebrating something called "Thainess".

  • LIFE

    Documenting the eye of the storm

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 21/01/2015

    » When 46-year-old Nikolaus Freiherr von Nostitz, better known as Nick, sent emails to his contacts on Dec 20 seeking financial help, some thought it was a scam. Soliciting donations is uncharacteristic of the outspoken but humble Nostitz. For years, people could see that the German was a modest guy who roamed around Bangkok on his decade-old Kawasaki GTO motorcycle to cover the turbulent transformation of Thai politics, from both sides (or more) of the conflict.

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