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  • LIFE

    The boys are back in town

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 29/07/2019

    » After listening to their music for more than half my life, Westlife became one of those bands on my bucket list that I wanted to see live. And so, when word came that they would be performing in Thailand following their reunion last year, there was no hesitation -- I just had to be at their concert.

  • LIFE

    The sacred and the mundane

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/07/2019

    » When people want to learn of certain cultures, they mostly look to something big like opera, literature, arts and even cultural heritage specific to that country.

  • LIFE

    No beauty shines brighter

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 03/07/2019

    » When Paweensuda "Fahsai" Drouin was announced Miss Universe Thailand 2019, the hall erupted in a thunderous cheer. Fans were jumping up and down, screaming and hugging one another. Some even had tears down their faces as they finally got to witness this beauty queen's eventual moment of success after having been rooting for her for a long time.

  • LIFE

    Ruling on rape

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/06/2019

    » Rape always brings with it devastation -- to the victims, their families and even the public that learns of such crimes. The condemnation is loud, a cry for harsh punishment up to the penalty of death -- a solution many believe can put an end to rape.

  • LIFE

    Pride on the silver screen

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/06/2019

    » In time for Pride Month, the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, the Documentary Club Thailand and Alliance Francaise Bangkok will be presenting the 2019 Taiwan LGBTQ+ Film Festival in Bangkok starting on Saturday.

  • LIFE

    The one-man band

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 30/04/2019

    » It was Sunday. The traffic was bad. We could've stayed indoors and binged on TV series to escape the heat. But where did we go? Across the city to a concert, of course. Ed Sheeran was back, now for his Divide Tour 2019 at Rajamangala Stadium, and we couldn't have been more excited.

  • LIFE

    Into the light

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 19/04/2019

    » Transgender drag queen Angele Anang lowered to the floor as she was pushed around and thrown away by a group of masked men. Her wig was removed. Nude, she crawled to her father, who was sitting nearby. He put a white flowing dress on her, crying as he did so. Angele, then bald and in white, went back to fight the masked men, over whom she proudly triumphed.

  • THAILAND

    The spectral art

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/04/2019

    » Sexy women, ghosts, simplistic plot, tendency to be naughty and violent. These are the stereotypical characteristics people have come to associate with the old-school Thai-style pulp comics that are close to disappearing from the market.

  • LIFE

    Krasue Siam falters

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/04/2019

    » One of the most famous Thai ghosts is getting yet another modern interpretation. The legend of krasue now sees a new life in cinema in the form of the fantasy thriller Krasue Siam (Sisters), though the results aren't as thrilling as they've been cooked up to be.

  • 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.

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