Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Government urged to focus on Blue Carbon action

Building Blue Carbon ecosystems should become an integral part of national mitigation and carbon sink plans, said Assistant Professor Thon Thamrong-Nawasawat of the Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University. Research findings…

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Starred chefs and award recipients at Michelin Star Revelation 2023

Michelin Guide Thailand 2023 demonstrates culinary strength

That famous “little red book”, the Michelin Guide, has just revealed 441 entries in the sixth edition of its Michelin Guide Thailand 2023 with the addition of five restaurants given…

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“Changing Asia -New Normal” exhibition in Bangkok.

Zooming in on the ‘New Normal’

Asian countries have always shared a degree of similarity but the past 3 years have seen the region go through a multitude of changes due to the COVID outbreak. Scenes…

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APEC leaders return to feast their eyes on Royal Thai Navy Convention Hall

The Royal Thai Navy Convention Hall has once again been chosen to host world leaders at the APEC Gala Dinner, reprising its role after two decades.  On Thursday night, APEC…

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Light extravaganzas illuminate the Chao Phraya River to greet APEC delegates, promote tourism

As the host of the APEC 2022 (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation), the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has organised the “Vijit Chao Phraya” lighting event along the Chao Phraya River, the…

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The silken, harmonious and dazzling touch of Thainess gracing APEC 2022

While Thainess is not the official theme of APEC 2022, it has been omnipresent in hundreds of APEC meetings that Thailand has hosted since December. This unique Thai touch will…

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Locals offers a ride on horseback to the top of Doi Pha Tang. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

Chiang Rai: The east side story

In late October, the Meteorological Department officially declared the arrival of winter in Thailand, and the change of season has thrust Chiang Rai, Thailand’s northernmost province, into the travel spotlight….

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Best Thai ingredients to travel to Apec from all over the country

Phuket lobster, caviar from the Royal Project, Jasmine rice from Tung Kula Ronghai, free-range chicken from Nakhon Pathom, Betong chicken from Yala, beef from Sakon Nakhon, wine from Khao Yai,…

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You are what you watch

Ever wonder why you “waste” time watching blackhead acne removal for almost an hour, a food hawker setting up shop and preparing food before a busy day, or someone kneading…

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Locals in Tak Bai, in Thailand’s South, leave their threadfin fish to dry under the sun. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

No place says salted fish like Tak Bai

Around Asia, salted fish has earned the moniker “poor man’s food.” That’s because its extreme saltiness enhances the flavour of simple rice-based meals and also means there’s enough for everyone…

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A perfect departure

Talking about a “good” departure is more common today than it has been in the past. Although not everyone believes there is life after death, an increasing number of people…

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Sakwut Wisesmanee at his home.

An artist for every platform

For most of us, 44 years since graduation is too long a period to start over. But that hasn’t stopped artist Sakwut Wisesmanee from embracing new ideas and putting his…

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The EV beyond mobility

Electric car owners will soon find themselves making a greater contribution to the country than they ever imagined. Apart from reducing emissions, electric cars become potential “power plants” that strengthen…

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Will Bua Noi finally leave her cage in Bangkok mall after global outcry?

Bua Noi, Thailand’s last gorilla, is ironically attracting big crowds after an account of her life spent caged in a Bangkok department store made domestic and international headlines. International organizations…

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Inferno Series by Vasan Sittiket on display at BACC. (Photo by Veena Thoopkrajae)

Leading artists believe art could inspire change

Art can’t solve problems the world is facing but leading artists showcasing their works at the Bangkok Art Biennale 2022 (BAB2022) are positive that works of art could be a…

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Iconic Thai cartoon turns into animation for TV

A series of cartoon strips in a mass-circulation newspaper debut 50 years ago and books from 1976 “Kabuan Karn Gae Jon” (Anti-Poverty Club) remain highly popular among fans of Thai…

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Wichaya Dataroon, centre, and his troupe perform a Manora dance.

The national education project equipping ‘left-behind’ Thai children with skills to survive

Wichaya Dataroon left his hometown at age 15 to hunt for a job so he could earn money to pay off his long-overdue tuition fees. Paying up was necessary; only…

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World’s 1st space tourist signs up for flight around moon

The world’s first space tourist wants to go back — only this time, he’s signed up for a spin around the moon aboard Elon Musk’s Starship. For Dennis Tito, 82,…

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Slower growth for “future food” projected this year

Thailand’s vegetarian festival or “J Fest” may help boost sales of so-called “future food” including plant-based meat, but the overall 2022 market will be growing at a lower-than-expected rate due…

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An aerial view shows reef balls, made from a mixture of cement, sand and crushed oyster shells and part of the South Bay Native Oyster Living Shoreline Project, September 30, 2022 near the Chula Vista Wildlife Refuge in Chula Vista, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

To save California coasts, scientists turn to the humble oyster

There are no pearls growing on the oyster reefs in San Diego Bay, but scientists hope they will yield an even more valuable treasure: protection against coastal erosion wrought by…

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A customer looks at refrigerated items at a Grocery Outlet store in Pleasanton, Calif.,. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. / AP

‘Best Before’ labels scrutinized as food waste concerns grow

As awareness grows around the world about the problem of food waste, one culprit in particular is drawing scrutiny: “best before” labels. Manufacturers have used the labels for decades to…

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Bio-circular-green economy: Good for the World, Good for the Country

Thailand’s three leading public organizations have announced their commitment to support and promote the country’s bio-circular-green economy (BCG) vision, while echoing their views on the critical role of BCG as a new…

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A replica of pocket park by we!park exhibits how one can enjoy a green space in their neighborhood. (Photo by Dae Warunee)

The greening of a city

Experts recently agreed that Bangkok is getting closer to becoming a green metropolis, though only if every stakeholder lends a hand. At the “Bangkok Green Link”, part of the Sustainability…

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The Chon Buri Buffalo Racing Festival heralds the end of the Buddhist Lent. (Photo by TAT)

Stand well clear, buffaloes on the run!

Farmers in Chon Buri, an hour’s drive east of Bangkok, hold an annual buffalo racing festival in early October around the end of the Buddhist Lent to have some fun…

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The exhibition of Thai and Japanese ceramics at the Bangkok National Museum will appeal to all. (Photo by Fine Arts Dept)

Ceramic creations go on show

From a sixteenth-century blue-green glaze jarlet from Sukhothai to an Arita figurine created around the same period in Japan, the peerless ceramic exhibition at the Bangkok National Museum will appeal…

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Ban Tai Lue Café, an Instagram-worthy hangout, sits in the middle of a picturesque rice field in Pua, Nan province. (Photo by Ban Tai Lue Café)

Soothing tired eyes with a hundred shades of green

Located between downtown Nan and the Thai–Lao border, Pua is a bucolic green valley dotted with local villages, small Buddhist temples, and majestic mountain ranges. This small town in a…

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Chiharu Shiota’s stunning installation will be one of the highlights at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. (Photo courtesy of BAB 2022)

Out of chaos comes the calm

The weather forecasters might be predicting rain for October but the Thai capital’s art scene will bring out the sun as the Bangkok Art Biennale returns for its third edition…

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Bronze Bust of King Rama IX in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by Kanokchan Patanapichai)

King Bhumibol bust to put Lausanne back on the map of Thai tourists

The bust of King Bhumibol Adulyadej will become a new landmark for Thai tourists planning a visit to Switzerland. The inauguration ceremony will take place on 14 September 2022 at…

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Laughter really is the best medicine

Health is the best gift you can give to yourself. And Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital (SiPH) is more than happy to give the gift of health to help you live well…

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Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) Bangkok Office. (Photo by Veena Thoopkrajae)

South Korea and Thailand team up to drive tourism back to the boom times

Thailand and South Korea can add to their list of “things in common” their tourism industries, both of which are working to get back on track after COVID-19. Tourism exchanges…

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Probiotics and prebiotic foods are recommended to help support the immune system. (Photo by Nirzar Pangarkar)

Long COVID: what to expect, what to eat and what to avoid

Life in Thailand may seem to have returned to normal, but the coronavirus that has plagued the world for the best part of three years is still making its presence…

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Spicy Fish Salad at Khao Kwan. (Photo by Veena Thoopkrajae)

Floral feast in Thai fine dining

A simple yet very effective way of elevating any culinary is to add a splash of color with edible flowers. This is applied to both savory and sweets including drinks….

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Creative Economy Agency empowers Thai creative business on the global stage

With the goal of taking Thailand’s creative industry to another level and having a greater impact on GDP, the new leadership of the Creative Economy Agency (CEA) has unveiled a…

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12 Signs that show you’ve been in Thailand for a long time

Things are very different from the days when you first arrived in Thailand. Back then, you questioned those “weird” lifestyle quirks and experienced culture shock at the local myths and…

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Doi Chang Mub viewpoint on the Thai side of Thailand-Myanmar border offers a panoramic view of the Golden Triangle. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

A Chiang Rai road trip: the Golden Triangle revisited

If there is a silver lining to the pandemic, it is that road trips are becoming more popular. Fuelled by the myth of the Golden Triangle and home to different…

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This photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows an ancient Egyptian artifact. Federal agents in Memphis have seized the potentially 3,000-year-old ancient Egyptian artifact that was shipped in from Europe. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they intercepted the Egyptian canopic jar lid of the funeral deity named Imsety on Aug. 17, 2022. The jars were used to hold the internal organs of mummies. ( U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)

US agents in Memphis seize shipped ancient Egyptian artifact

Federal agents in Memphis have seized a potentially 3,000-year-old ancient Egyptian artifact that was shipped in from Europe. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they intercepted the Egyptian canopic jar…

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“Thirteen Lives” – highly recommended for all except for the claustrophobic

As one of over a thousand media covering the 12 boys and their coach trapped inside a northern Thailand cave four years ago, I didn’t expect “Thirteen Lives”, the new…

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Domesticated by humans like no other animal, dogs have developed specific communication skills over time. Eye contact has been shown to play a role in forming the relationship between a dog and its owner. (Photo by Tyler Rutherford)

Study shows dogs get teary-eyed when they reunite with owners

Dog owners know the pure joy of returning home from a long trip to be greeted by their tail-wagging, uncontrollably jumping, face-licking companion. But those ecstatic canines might be shedding…

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The main tower of Sdok Kok Thom was built to enshrine Shiva Linga. (Photo by Fine Arts Department)

Sdok Kok Thom: Labours of love and hard work

In the 1980s, the eleventh-century temple of Sdok Kok Thom in Sa Kaeo province wasn’t your typical tourist attraction. Back then, this Hindu monument, an abode of Lord Shiva –…

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Mother’s Day celebrations with a cultural slant

Mother’s Day is coming soon, and if you looking for ways to spoil your mum (and dad too), why not take her to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam where…

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Putting Yala back on track by turning it into a center of Malay fashion

With the COVID crisis now receding, Yala City Municipality is working on getting quickly back on its feet with a series of events aimed at boosting the economy and people’s well-being….

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American style breakfast set, fried rice

Fried rice gets a superstar boost

Thanks to Chinese singer Jackson Wang, one Thai rice dish has suddenly become a hot favorite. Wang revealed his love for American fried rice (Khao Pad American in Thai), which…

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Though damages can be claimed by women who are dumped at the altar, there is a catch. Under Thai law, jilted brides can only seek financial remedy if they were engaged to the man. (Photo by Soroush Karimi)

Jilted at the altar? How Thai law treats abandoned grooms and brides 

Women are said to be happiest and most beautiful on their wedding day, with the love of their life by their side. However, many brides are left shocked and in…

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Thailand has proposed organizing the Phuket Expo between 20 March and 17 June 2028 and expects to welcome 4,930,000 visitors. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

TCEB and Phuket unite for BIE assessment of Expo 2028 bid

Thailand’s public and private sectors are busy preparing for an inspection by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) from July 25 to 29 which will assess the feasibility and viability…

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Danish ‘Geranium’ restaurant crowned world’s best

London (AFP) – Danish establishment “Geranium” has been crowned number one in the coveted list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year, which left a bad taste for shunned French…

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Grand Palace welcomes new attractions, stirs interests in history

Recently discovered under the ground, several ancient sculptures are now adding to the attractions of the already splendid Grand Palace. They have drawn public attention not just for their looks…

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City data platform shows Mae Hia municipality on the map. (Photo by Patcharee Luenguthai)

Embracing digital-based urban development

Concerned about the impacts of rapidly urbanizing communities, some municipalities in Thailand are shaping their future development to provide new opportunities for local populations and coming up with solutions to…

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A tattoo master measures and scales down the tattoo (once inked on the legs) for the arms. (Photo by The Fine Arts Department of Thailand)

Spiritual stories under the skin

The National Gallery is getting inked. Its temporary exhibition, “Trance Figuration: Tattoos from birth to death”, which runs through August, focuses on Thai and Southeast Asian culture through sacred tattoos….

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The Javanese Batik Collection of King Chulalongkorn of Siam”. (Photot by Samatcha Apaisuwan)

Story-telling through threads, designs and patterns

Anyone interested in design, textile, culture, and history should make a point of visiting the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in July before one of the main exhibitions, “The Power…

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Virtual book community gets physical

On 16 July 2020 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Chiang Rai hotelier and entrepreneur Narumon Nilmanon set up a group on Facebook to promote reading among Thai people. Together…

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Water buffaloes enjoy the freedom of an abandoned airfield established by the Imperial Japanese Army in the 1940s.

Beauty and the beasts

Well off the beaten tourist track, the island of Ko Kho Khao offers a tranquil beach, water buffaloes roaming a secret airfield, and unspoiled beauty. The island, which is only…

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Fine Dining dish with a Cannabis leaf. (Photo by Veena Thoopkrajae)

Cannabis-infused food and drink products are not for everyone

Anyone can now grow cannabis plants at home following registration with authorities via a mobile app as well as use and sell them in Thailand. The change in the law…

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Leading art critic and activist Thanom Chapakdee remembered

Thailand is mourning veteran Thai art critic and artist practitioner Thanom Chapakdee, who was best known for practicing what he liked to refer to as the “Aesthetics of Resistance” calling…

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Society needs to learn how to use Cannabis and Hemp

Thailand is not the first country to legalize the cultivation and sale of cannabis and hemp for recreational use, but it requires a well-planned approach and preparation to ensure people’s…

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Cool tastes with a distinctive spicy kick

On a hot and sticky day, there’s nothing quite like a scoop (or two) of strawberry sherbet to cool the mind and body. But what was once regarded as a…

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An incomplete truth that calms

Culture vultures who happen to be in Pattaya should not miss the chance to visit the unfinished “Sanctuary of Truth” museum. Yes, you read that correctly: the museum is unfinished…

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Japan’s first tuna auction of the year 2022 takes place Thursday

The first tuna auction of 2022 takes place at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market, as the special observation deck reopened on Thursday, following a recent decline in coronavirus infections. It had…

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New beginnings burst into bloom in Yala Stories

For many, Yala is perceived as one of the three Deep South provinces long laced with terror. But for a lot of its youths and the new generation, it is…

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Visitors take a boat ride through the mangrove forest around the Trat River estuary. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

Small town Trat will put you under a spell

Famous islands like Ko Chang, Ko Kood and Ko Wai tend to get plenty of attention as the most popular destinations in Trat Province. Less so the small town of…

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East meets west as Southern Thai Nora dance lands in Venice

In an unprecedented move, Thailand National Artist Thummanit Nikomrat thrilled spectators by performing the traditional Nora dance not on stage but in a gondola on a Venetian canal. Most had…

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Top 3 trends at Thailand’s largest food exhibition underline the importance of sustainability

Sustainability, plant-based and clean label food products have dominated the THAIFEX-ANUGA ASIA 2022, Thailand’s top food exhibition and one of the region’s largest. No one was surprised to see that…

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World No Tobacco Day, May 31 this year, highlights the detrimental impacts of tobacco on the environment. (photo by Freepik.com)

Tobacco is bad for the planet and the health

Smoking and second-hand smoking not only cause cancer and other respiratory diseases but tobacco use also has a negative impact on the environment, both of which place a significant burden…

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Getting Creative with Face Masks

Since the start of the COVID-virus outbreak, face masks have become part and parcel of our daily lives. Medical and health experts insist that the simple protocol of wearing a…

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Thailand on August 24 decriminalised kratom, a tropical leaf long used as a herbal remedy but which some health regulators around the world have criticised as potentially unsafe. (Photo by Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board / AFP)

Truths & Myths behind utilizing Kratom for energy

If you’re looking for an energy boost, you’re likely already drinking coffee as it is the most popular source of energy around the world. In Thailand alone, coffee consumption is…

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Rediscovered Michelangelo sketch sells for 23 mn euros

A recently rediscovered sketch by Michelangelo, the artist’s first known nude, sold at auction at Christie’s in Paris on Wednesday for 23 million euros ($24 million), a record for one…

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Devotees light lanterns during Vesak day celebration at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, central Java on May 16, 2022. (Photo by JUNI KRISWANTO / AFP)

Vesak Day celebration in Borobudur with thousands of lanterns

Indonesia organized the 2566 Vesak day celebration at the Borobudur temple in Central Java, local media TVRI reported. The event, by the Indonesian Buddhists Council and the Indonesian Buddhists Association,…

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Durian-mangosteen pairing benefits health, research finds

Summertime in Thailand can be torture in the heat, but it is also the best time of year to tuck into the abundance of local fruit, particularly durian, which is…

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Indulging the senses in the mangrove forest

We always need to go back to nature, no matter how far our urban lives lead us away from it. And a perfect place to do just that is a…

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A woman checks the Bangkok Follow up website, one of the tools created by King Prajadhipok Institute (KPI) to enhance voters’ involvement in the upcoming poll.

From vote-counts to matchmaking – 4 innovations boosting voter participation in Bangkok election

Excitement is rising as around 4.4 million Bangkok voters prepare to cast their ballots in the first gubernatorial election for almost 10 years. But this time, their participation in the…

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A glass cabinet with a Ukrainian car plate past a US flag at an exhibition as she visit the exhibition “NATO. A Chronicle of Cruelty” at the Museum of Contemporary History of Russia in Moscow on May 5, 2022. (Photo by AFP)

Moscow museum chronicles NATO ‘cruelty’ amid Ukraine campaign

Paintings of wounded children and grieving women line the walls, while loudspeakers spit out the sound of approaching warplanes. Welcome to a Moscow exhibition depicting NATO’s “crimes” amid Russia’s military campaign…

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All you need to know about Thailand’s favorite sweet treat

Thailand’s mango and sticky rice has been in the international spotlight ever since young Thai rapper Milli – Danupa Kanateerakul devoured the Thai dessert during her live performance at Coachella…

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Gearing up towards sustainable energy transition in Thailand

Thailand is in the transition toward the carbon neutrality goals aligned with the Conference of Parties (COP 26) commitment to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, according to an expert. In…

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Phang Nga sea

Re-introducing Phang Nga through art

Now in his 60s, Chainarong Na Nakorn is determined to give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Phang Nga while also encouraging the new generation to appreciate their roots…

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With its undeveloped beach, Ko Phra Thong’s beauty is complete. (Photo by Thanissorn Luckchai)

Ko Phra Thong: An Island Escape

Everyone has heard of the Similan Islands, Surin Islands, and James Bond Island, but when it comes to enchanting islands in the Andaman Sea, Phang-nga Province has more to offer…

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Milli: Thailand’s dissident rapper serves a bittersweet message for government

Thai teen rapper Danupha “Milli” Khanatheerakul, who made global headlines by eating mango sticky rice on a US stage recently, is pursuing not just a music career but also ambitions…

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The Michelin Guide announced the addition of Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, and Khon Kaen as representative cities of the Isan region that will be featured in the sixth edition of Michelin Guide Thailand.(Photo by Jerome Jome)

Four Northeastern cities to debut in 2023 Michelin Guide Thailand

Marking the sixth year of its presence in Thailand, the Michelin Guide today announced its expansion into the Northeast region or Isan, selecting four provinces to represent Isan’s unique and…

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Night at the Museum

Walking down a dark and quiet alley next to a Buddhist temple or a graveyard at night is probably not a great idea. However, going to the museum at night…

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Sea sick: how we are destroying our oceans and what we can do about it

Oceans are amazing. Covering more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface, they are among the most valuable natural resources that keep us alive in many different ways. But unfortunately, this…

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Thai mango sticky rice dessert craze grows as embassies join in

The mango sticky rice craze continues in Thailand, after female rapper, Danupha “Minnie” Kanateerakul, a.k.a Milli, ate the Thai dessert during her performance at the Coachella event last weekend. This has prompted…

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Jazz returns to Hua Hin

Kenny G, Grammy-award winner and legendary American jazz saxophonist, is all set to bring jazz (and blues) back to Hua HinBeach on May 7. The International Jazz & Blues Festival…

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The ‘Evolving Civilisation: From Lopburi to Ayutthaya Periods’ exhibition at Bangkok National Museum features a sculpture of planetary divinities. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

Songkran at the museum

At Bangkok National Museum, which is within easy walking distance from Khaosan Road and the Grand Palace, you can celebrate the Thai New Year in a traditional and subtle way….

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Songkran brings a splash of memories

For anyone who has lived in Thailand for more than a year, Songkran time is unforgettable. The bright yellow flowers, called Golden Shower or ratchaphruek, burst into bloom weeks ahead,…

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Workers under the Mirror Foundation’s Work From Homeless project take a short break in Minburi, Bangkok. (Photo courtesy of Mirror Foundation)

Stories of suffering and struggle reveal tragic side of Thailand’s ageing society

Eighty-year-old Chalong does not just sit at home waiting for his monthly government subsidy payment. Instead, he keeps himself busy doing odd jobs four days a week. “What I want…

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The number of children aged 12-17 who fell victim to online child sexual exploitation and abuse last year surged to about 400,000, according to the Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Covid-19 lockdowns drive surge in online child sexual exploitation and abuse

Lockdowns forced children to move online for learning and play, putting them at risk of harm including sexual exploitation and abuse. Unsurprisingly, predators have taken full advantage of the unprecedented…

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Sour Yellow Curry with Young Mangosteen and Gu Fish, Sorn’s original recipe highlighted on its Instagram page.

Sorn scores high in Asia’s best’s 50 Best Restaurants

Nine Thai restaurants raise the flag at the 10th annual culinary excellence awards Sorn, the chef Supaksorn ‘Ice’ Jonsiri’s celebrated restaurant, raised the flag for authentic Southern Thai cuisine, rising nine…

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A never-ending hunger

Seeing their children tuck into their food usually brings a smile to a mother’s face. Not, though, to Paweerisa Assawasoontornnate. Her boy is suffering from a rare disease caused by…

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A nature trail goes through the forest of Samet trees in Rayong Botanical Park. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

Rayong’s best-kept secret: A mysterious marshland and ancient-looking trees

The island’s beaches might get all the attention, but when it comes to tranquility and serenity (and escaping the crowds), the marshland of Rayong Botanical Garden is the biggest star. About…

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Delicious sausages may pose health risks

Sausages are among the world’s favourite foods. They’re delicious and go well with drinks, with fried and grilled sausages a perfect match for beer. They can be part of a…

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A map shows the “Happy Journey with BEM” travel route, which connects Bangkok’s historical and heritage districts. (Photos by Chusri Ngamprasert and Wararat Tumtuti)

Riding the Train of Wonders

Bangkok’s Chinatown, or Yaowarat as it is more properly known, along with Rattanakosin island and Thonburi are well-known for their historical sites and delectable cuisine. Excursions to these famous areas…

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Meet the demon, Kumbhakarna, a 135-year-old copper mask with wide eyes and a grin on his face. (Photos by Phoowadon Duangmee)

Gods, demons and finery

Visitors to Bangkok’s Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center are now able to see one of Thailand’s oldest Khon masks, as well as a range of glittering headdresses and spectacular traditional costumes….

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Food operators forge ahead with green initiatives to help save the planet

Food delivery services in Thailand increased dramatically during the pandemic and even though dine-in restrictions have now been lifted, ordering in remains as popular as ever. Granted, ordering is a…

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Sorrapong, the humble king of the Thai screen

Today’s kids might not be aware of how handsome Sorapong Chatree was some four decades ago. In fact, the only thing differentiating him from today’s definition of “beauty” is that…

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The Chakkrabongse Villas- view from the Chao Phraya River

Chakrabongse Villas opens to the public to mark Chula Chakrabongse Day

The main house of Chakrabongse Villas will open its doors to visitors from 11 to 13 March 2022 to commemorate the birthday of Prince Chula Chakrabongse, the charming author who was…

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A big Buddha statue is another highlight seen from the canal. (Photo by Veena Thoopkrajae)

Discovering the canals of Thonburi the green way

There are many reasons for visiting an old town and the main ones are either to see how it has been developed over time or how it used to be…

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Western settlement along the Chao Phraya River

The Chao Phraya River is the main artery of Bangkok. In the old days, it was where everything happened, full of life and culture. So, the river’s banks were where…

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Seven tips for a younger and healthier brain

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is frightening – memory loss and cognitive impairment and all that. To a sufferer’s loved ones and indeed, the sufferer him or herself, it is the…

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Nakee cliff- once you reach the top, the reward is a fabulous view of the Mekong river. (Photo by Veena Thoopkrajae)

Stunning mythical shapes drawn by nature bring fame to Bueng Kan

The small province of Bueng Kan in the Northeast was way off the tourism track until recently but is now enjoying a surge in visitors thanks to some mythical beliefs….

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Galileo Chini’s sketch depicts the royal guests, including foreign dignitaries and members of royal families, who attended King Rama VI’s Coronation Ceremony. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

Every picture tells a story

After three years of preservation, the long-lost sketch by Italian Galileo Chini, a prototype of the fresco on the ceiling of Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, is up for a sneak preview….

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Taopiphop Limjittrakorn: The home brewer turned MP shaking up Thailand’s liquor industry

A young man’s passion for craft beer has taken him to heights most Thais can only dream of – a seat in Parliament where he is now fighting to break…

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(Photo courtesy of Ramathibodi hospital)

Hospitals of the Future

Despite the disruptions COVID-19 has caused in the way healthcare is delivered in many countries, there are reasons to be optimistic about the future We have learned a great deal…

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