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    Get it before it's gone

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 02/11/2018

    » Not so long ago, Charoen Nakhon Road was one of Bangkok's major thoroughfares that enjoyed light traffic while its bordering neighbourhoods, all of them culinarily abundant, are less flocked-to by visitors.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Food fit for a King

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 02/03/2018

    » I bet you wouldn't expect anything like this from an establishment labelled generally as a tourist-centric duty-free retail hub.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The volunteer spirit

    Life, Published on 24/10/2017

    » Over 2 million Thais registered to serve as volunteers during the royal cremation period, carrying out several unpaid tasks, at Sanam Luang and elsewhere, from venue preparation, catering, public information services and funeral flower distribution to first aid and traffic safety. Here we talk to some of them about their duties and their pride in serving King Bhumibol one last time.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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 ..."

  • LIFESTYLE

    Finding their footing

    Life, Published on 23/05/2016

    » The recent disappearance of women's glossies, including local titles such as Priew, Volume and Image as well as international franchises InStyle and Cosmopolitan, seems rather sudden yet not surprising.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The spread of lifestyle markets

    Life, Published on 16/03/2016

    » As the city's iconic bazaars like Khong Thom, Sapan Lek and Pratu Nam have been cleared out for "peace and order", a new breed of market has changed the way some Bangkokians perceive the meaning of good old talat. "Lifestyle market" has popped up in Bangkok's empty lots and squares almost every weekend over the past year. They're usually well-organised, balmy, and clearly targeted at the middle class or higher. The last two months of 2015 alone had 16 events, all run by different entities, including big names such as The Great Outdoor Market, Art Box, Noise Market and Area Five Art & Market Fair.  

  • LIFESTYLE

    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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