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  • LIFE

    Creativity, Thai-style

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 20/03/2018

    » Creativity converged at Singapore Design Week which took place earlier this month. A citywide event, the design week held under the theme "A March Of Design" was an amalgamation of events. From panel discussions with the top minds in design from around the world to gallery shows and city tours, the week is reaffirmation of Singapore's desire to shift to a more modern, creativity-driven society.

  • LIFE

    One amazing documentary

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 16/03/2018

    » Some people like to say there's nothing left to discover in the world. As humans continue to develop better technology, the far-flung corners of the metaphorical map continue to be coloured in.

  • LIFE

    Animated Swiss film My Life As A Zucchini first in new series at RCB

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 15/03/2018

    » Arts and antiques emporium River City Bangkok returns with its second monthly film series, the RCB Film Club. This month, the club aims to please lovers of international cinema with four critically acclaimed films of diverse origin, one film screened each week.

  • LIFE

    Deconstructing teenage obsessions

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 16/02/2018

    » Much like AKB48 before them in Japan, the girls of BNK48 are shaping up to be nothing short of a phenomenon in Thailand. With thousands of worshipping fans across the country, BNK48 has created an entire culture around itself in just the short time it has been active, becoming bona fide idols in the collective Thai consciousness.

  • LIFE

    Life, death and rebirth

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 21/09/2017

    » As any honest Thai person can tell you, Bangkok is a city of dualities. Walk down one street and you'll find the most serene parks, bombastic high-rises and venerable temples. Turn down the wrong soi, however, and you're suddenly in a seedy alleyway filled with drugs, alcohol and questionable "massage parlours".

  • OPINION

    Learning from history

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/08/2017

    » I recently watched Netflix's Death Note adaptation, officially released last Friday on the streaming site. Based on a famous Japanese manga series, the film revolves around a young man's twisted crusade for justice after having received a special notebook -- the titular death note -- that has the power to kill anyone whose name has been written in it, provided the writer knows their face. Fed up with the many injustices in the world, the young man -- named Light -- uses the note to kill bullies, criminals and even corrupt officials from around the world under the alter-ego Kira, earning a cult-like following from those who agree with his extreme brand of justice.

  • LIFE

    Planes, trains and assorted thrills

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 29/06/2017

    » Touted as an art gallery, theatre, cinema, co-working space, cafe & restaurant, design studio, exotic garden, vintage barber and private museum -- among several other creative things -- ChangChui has become the talk of the town in recent days as much for its artsy, hipsterish concept as its contribution to the massive traffic congestion in the Bang Plad area since its opening last Friday. Over the weekend it attracted thousands of visitors, shoppers, diners and selfie addicts who feasted on ChangChui's industrial chic backdrop. By last Sunday, the space suggested through its Facebook page for visitors to come by taxi, for the convenience of everyone.

  • LIFE

    Keeping it real

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 08/05/2017

    » Dedicated to the protection of victims of armed conflicts around the world, with three Nobel Prizes to its name, the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) is the oldest and most venerated humanitarian organisation in the world. More recently, it has also become the first humanitarian organisation in the world to internally utilise video-game technology in its operations.

  • LIFE

    World films on world tour

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 18/04/2017

    » Oxlaey -- a group of non-profit filmmakers who created short documentaries about local life -- will be showing their latest batch of films this coming Sunday at the Jam Cafe. Focusing on the people of Songkhla, the film event, Lost In Homeland, is a series of 10 short films, each focused on a different person in the province, and is told in documentary-style interviews with locals about everything from art and culture to food. The screenings will last a combined 60 minutes, and are free.

  • LIFE

    Jackie Chan goes yoga

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 26/01/2017

    » With over 200 films under his belt dating back to the 1960s, Jackie Chan needs no introduction. The popular stuntman, director and actor -- whose long career recently earned him an honorary Oscar for his "extraordinary achievements in film" on Nov 12 last year from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the first Chinese in history to receive the award -- is back with his latest film, Kung Fu Yoga, a Chinese-Indian production set for Thailand release today.

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