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The Piman Chakri Throne Hall greets visitors with mesmerizing projection mapping.//Photo by Warunee Maneekum

Stepping into the Dazzling Light at Wang Phya Thai

No longer just a historical landmark, Phya Thai Palace is now all about light, as the palace plays host to a magnificent light show to celebrate its 101st anniversary. “The…

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Thai film director Ing Kanjanavanit with the DVD cover of Shakespeare Must Die, her adaption of Macbeth.//AP

Court lifts ban on “Shakespeare Must Die”

After 11 years of legal battles, the Supreme Administrative Court has finally lifted the ban on the Thai movie “Shakespeare Must Die”. Manit Sriwanichpoom, producer of the Thai movie, an…

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Bt104 million approved to promote Maha Songkran World Water Festival

The Cabinet approved a budget of about Bt104 million from the Central Fund today, to promote the ”Maha Songkran World Water Festival” in Bangkok and across the country in April….

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[FILE] (L-R) Miss Universe President Paula Shugart, CEO of JKN Global Group Jakapong Jakrajutatip, Miss Universe CEO Amy Emmerich stand on stage together during the Miss Universe Extravaganza, after JKN’s acquisition of the Miss Universe franchise, in Bangkok on November 7, 2022. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Defamation lawsuit threat against former Miss Universe brand owner

A former president of the Miss Universe Organisation (MUO) has threatened a defamation lawsuit against the former owner of the Miss Universe brand, Anne Jakrajutatip, for allegedly implying that she…

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Wat Chaiwatthanaram in Ayutthaya will host an outdoor performance of khon, the traditional Thai masked drama, on March 9 and 10.//Photo: Fine Arts Department

Thailand’s Rich Cultural Tapestry Unveiled Beneath the Stars

Wat Chaiwatthanaram, a seventeenth-century Buddhist monument in Ayutthaya, is poised to host a groundbreaking outdoor performance of traditional Thai masked dance on March 9 and 10. This unique cultural event,…

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BLACKPINK singer Lisa to star as ‘White Lotus’ hits Thailand

Singer Lisa of megastar K-pop girl group BLACKPINK will join the cast of “The White Lotus”, HBO said Tuesday, as the third season of the hit TV series moves to…

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File photo : Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa// AFP

Star Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa dies at 88

Charismatic Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, who led the Boston Symphony Orchestra for nearly 30 years and delighted audiences with his energetic style, died at his home in Tokyo aged 88,…

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TAT working on details of extended Songkran celebrations

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will hold meetings next week with the Culture and Interior ministries, the private sector and other relevant agencies to discuss details of this year’s…

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Welcome to Bangkok Chinatown, a dazzling wonderland.//Photo: Prasert Thepsri

A Dragon Lights Up the Night in Yaowarat

As the sun sets over Bangkok, the vibrant lights of Yaowarat Road in the heart of the city’s Chinatown illuminate the bustling streets, marking the beginning of the Chinese New…

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US singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus accepts the Record Of The Year award for “Flowers” on stage during the 66th Annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4.//AFP

Miley Cyrus wins Record of the Year Grammy for ‘Flowers’

Pop chameleon Miley Cyrus bested a stacked field that included Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish to win the Grammy for Record of the Year on Sunday. She nabbed the prize…

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Anti-war Russian rockers held in Thailand arrive in Israel

A Russian-Belarusian band that denounces Moscow’s Ukraine invasion arrived in Israel Thursday after being held in Thailand on immigration charges that had sparked fears they could be deported to Russia…

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NSC to probe arrests of dissident Russian musicians in Phuket – Panpree

National Security Council (NSC) is looking into a report that members of the Russian rock band “Bi-2”, known for their outspoken criticism of the Russian government, were arrested in Phuket…

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A mesmerizing stage performance narrating the illustrious history of Phra Narai Ratchaniwet Palace, the second residence of King Narai the Great.//Photo: King Narai’s Reign Festival Facebook

Royal Spectacle: King Narai’s Reign Festival in Lop Buri

Located in the heart of Thailand, where history seamlessly intertwines with the present, is the city of Lop Buri. Renowned for its rich cultural heritage, this province serves as a…

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Thai PBS wins award at Indian film festival

The film “Letter from the Sun: Unforgettable Moment”, produced by Thai PBS, received the Special Mention Award at the 6th Innovative International Film Festival held in Bengaluru, India between October…

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Malaysian filmmakers charged for hurting religious feelings

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Two Malaysian filmmakers behind a banned indie movie touching on differences and similarities between various faiths, including Islam, were charged in court on Wednesday for hurting religious…

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People are setting up the red carpet for the 75th Emmy Awards at the Peacock Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on January 14.//AFP

‘Succession’ set to dominate TV’s delayed Emmys

Los Angeles, United States – Postponed by four months because of Hollywood strikes, the Emmy Awards will finally celebrate television’s best and brightest on Monday, with the last season of HBO’s…

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Experts warn of ‘lost generation’ as Thailand marks Children’s Day

Since 1956, Thailand has celebrated National Children’s Day with fun activities and impressive speeches about how important kids are to the country’s future. But as this year’s Children’s Day approaches,…

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File photo : US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift//AFP

NY Times essay speculating over Swift’s sexuality sparks backlash

New York, United States  – A lengthy essay speculating over superstar Taylor Swift’s sexuality has triggered anger online, with some social media users calling for its retraction. The 5,000-word guest column published…

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List of Golden Globe winners

Los Angeles, United States – Here are the winners of the 81st Golden Globe Awards, which were handed out on Sunday. “Oppenheimer” was the big winner with five awards including best…

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Legal Battles Loom as First Mickey Mouse Copyright Ends

Los Angeles – Almost a century after his big-screen debut, Mickey Mouse enters the public domain Monday, opening the floodgates to potential remakes, spin-offs, adaptations … and legal battles with Disney….

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Anntonia Porsild

Art, culture and entertainment shine in an otherwise gloomy year

2023 may not have been a very good year for most of us given the sluggish economy, wars and uncertainties but for Thais at least, there were some glimpses of…

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Cullen Hateberry Channel

“Cullen Hateberry” channel invited to promote Thailand’s national parks

YouTubers from South Korea, who share content via the “Cullen Hateberry” channel about Thailand, are being invited to support the promotion of tourism in Thailand’s national parks. Atthaphon Charoenchansa, director…

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Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban

Boosting the Thai economy with soft power assets

From cat patterned pants to crab printed trousers and sumptuously designed ice cream imitating mackerel, Thailand’s provinces are going all out to promote the country’s creative economy. They are using…

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A person removes a piece of art work by Banksy, which shows what looks like three drones on a traffic stop sign, which was unveiled at the intersection of Southampton Way and Commercial Way in Peckham, south east London, Friday Dec. 22.//AP

Police arrest man after Banksy installation removed from London street

london – Police in London said Saturday officers had arrested a man on suspicion of theft and criminal damage after a Banksy artwork was removed from a south London street corner within hours of appearing. The…

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File photo : US actor Ryan O’Neal// AFP

‘Love Story’ star Ryan O’Neal dead at 82

Los Angeles, United States –  Actor and heartthrob Ryan O’Neal, the Oscar-nominated star of “Love Story” who also appeared in “Paper Moon” and “Barry Lyndon,” has died, his son said Friday. He was…

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Bangkok pub closed for 5 years after 120 patrons failed drug tests last night

A pub in Bangkok’s Ram Inthra area was ordered closed for five years as an initial penalty after it was found to have been operating with an expired license for…

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Those images courtesy of TIME/TIME Person of the Year obtained on December 6, 2023, shows the covers of Time magazine announcing the 2023 Person of the Year with US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. //AFP

Led by Taylor Swift’s $1 bn tour, 2023 concerts set new record

New York, United States – Led by Beyonce and Taylor Swift, whose “Eras Tour” was the first to bring in more than $1 billion, ticket revenues from the top 100 concert…

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A man walks past a bus used for promotion for the BlackPink band on the eve of their two day concert in Hanoi on July 28.//AFP

All BLACKPINK members renew contracts with label YG

Seoul, South Korea – All members of the megastar girl group BLACKPINK renewed their contracts with YG Entertainment on Wednesday, the company said, ending speculation around their future and driving…

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Fireworks and light art turn the Chao Phraya River into a captivating canvas of illuminated brilliance.//Photo by TAT

December delight: the Chao Phraya comes alive with extravagant light shows

Fireworks, shopping sprees, inspiring events, tasty cuisine and the festive mood set the stage for year-end celebrations. With the arrival of December, Bangkok is gearing up for plenty of spirited…

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Concert in Kelantan with sexy Thai dancers stirs controversy

A concert featuring a well-known Thai folk songstress and scantily clad dancers at a Buddhist festival to celebrate Loy Krathong has stirred controversy in the conservative Malaysian state of Kelantan,…

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Pubs and bars in parts of Thailand a step closer to 4am closing

The Cabinet agreed in principle on Tuesday to an amendment to the Interior Ministry’s regulations which would allow pubs and bars in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Chon Buri and Koh…

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Culinary chronicle of royal chef launched

A culinary masterpiece comprising a collection of cookbooks inspired by the memoirs of Thanphuying Prasarnsuk Tantivejkul, the esteemed royal chef of King Rama IX and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit the…

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Digital options for floating your krathong

Today is Loy Krathong Day. For those who are unable to visit places to celebrate, some agencies are offering the option to float krathongs (festive baskets) online. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration…

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Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip

Billionaire Anne’s slide to bankruptcy

Billionaire Anne’s slide to bankruptcy The meteoric rise and fall of Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip, a transgender businesswoman, has been of epic proportions. Just a few months ago, she was flying…

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Runner up in Miss Universe 2023 returns to Thailand

Anntonia Porsild, the first runner-up in the Miss Universe 2023 pageant, is scheduled to return to Thailand this afternoon. According to the Miss Universe Thailand Facebook page, the Thai-Danish beauty…

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In Sukhothai, the birthplace of the Loy Krathong festival, the celebration promises festivalgoers a spectacular event.//Photo by TAT

Lighting up the night for Loy Krathong

Thailand is abuzz with excitement as the much-anticipated Loy Krathong celebrations kick off with the “Delightful Colours of the River, Loy Krathong Celebrations 2023” festival. Loy Krathong, often referred to…

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Flights cancelled or rescheduled due to planned lantern festival in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai International Airport has cancelled 101 flights and rescheduled 59 others during the two-day sky lantern festival next week for safety reasons. Chiang Mai is the heart of the…

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K-Pop band Blackpink’s members, Lalisa Manoban, Roseanne Park, Jisoo Kim and Jennie Kim pose with their medals following a special investiture ceremony to present them with Honorary MBEs (Member of the Order of the British Empire), at Buckingham Palace in London on November 22.//AFP

K-pop stars Blackpink get UK honours for climate advocacy

London, United Kingdom – The four megastar members of K-pop girl group Blackpink were given one of Britain’s most prestigious honours Wednesday by King Charles III, recognising their work as environmental advocates. The…

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From the UN to eco-business to charity – the many lives of Thai beauty queen Anntonia Porsild

Even after achieving success in several different arenas, 27-year-old Anntonia Porsild has continued to pursue her dreams. One of her many passions recently took her as far as El Salvador,…

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Loy Krathong 2023 celebrations around the country

The Loy Krathong festival is just around the corner; this year, Loy Krathong day will fall on November 27. This is the Thai PBS World list of provinces in which…

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Miss Thailand jUniverse Apasara Hongsakula is crowned Miss Universe in 1965.

Facts, fun, and frenzy: the Miss Universe pageant explained

The most anticipated beauty pageant in the world, the Miss Universe Pageant started life as a model search promoting a swimsuit brand but is now regarded as an annual global…

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Miss NIcaragua Universe Sheynnis Palacios wins Nicaragua’s first Miss Universe crown on Sunday.

Nicaragua wins first Miss Universe crown

Nicaragua wins the title of Miss Universe 2023, in a historic crowning moment filled with glamour and tears of joy. Sheynnis Palacios bagged Nicaragua’s first Miss Universe crown at the…

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Experience the magical beauty of the 17th-century monument with the ‘Tonight at Wat Chaiwatthanaram’ light-up. Photo by FAD

Historical parks and sites light up after dark in a winter celebration

For those who love roaming around historical parks and ancient sites by day to be captivated by their mystic beauty, the thrill can now reach new heights. This holiday season,…

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Thailand’s Goddess Earth comes to the Miss Universe stage

Those unfamiliar with Thai culture might be curious as to the story behind the meticulously crafted costume worn by Miss Universe Thailand Anntonia Porsild in the national costume round of…

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File photo : Loy Krathong festival

Loy Krathong, the festival of light, color and … garbage

The environmental damage done by one of Thailand’s most colorful festivals, Loy Krathong, has grown so high that many netizens want people to stop floating their krathong in natural waterways….

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Art in our dreams

The 10th edition of “Galleries’ Nights” is once again bringing a feast of visual delights to Bangkok over two nights, with a variety of events taking place tonight (Friday, November…

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File photo : Thai businesswoman and owner of Miss Universe pageant Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip//AFP

Miss Universe owner files for bankruptcy in Thailand

The Thai media company that owns the Miss Universe beauty pageant brand said on Thursday it has filed for bankruptcy while it tries to resolve a “liquidity problem”. JKN Global…

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Patrick Damsey

Patrick Dempsey named People magazine’s ‘sexiest man alive’

“Grey’s Anatomy” actor Patrick Dempsey was named People magazine’s “sexiest man alive” for 2023 on Tuesday, taking over the title from 2022 honoree and Marvel star Chris Evans. Dempsey, 57, said he was…

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A man plays Nintendo’s game “Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” inside a store at the Causeway Bay district in Hong Kong on May 19.//AFP, 2023, as the company announced its latest game in the Zelda series has sold more than 10 million copies in just three days. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP)

Nintendo announces new live-action ‘Zelda’ movie

Los Angeles, United States – Nintendo is developing a film based on its hugely popular “The Legend of Zelda” franchise, the Japanese gaming giant announced, as it bids to capitalize on…

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Luxury brands remove Blackpink Lisa’s photos on social media

All of the photos featuring Lisa have disappeared from Weibo accounts of the two high-end brands, for which the singer is acting as the global ambassador, reported VN Express International…

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Blackpink’s Lisa dazzles at ‘Crazy Horse’ in Paris

Blackpink star Lisa’s Weibo page disappears

Blackpink star Lisa’s Chinese social media page on Weibo appears to have been taken down, weeks after she performed a burlesque routine in Paris that sparked a huge debate on…

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The Undertaker

Is Thai film industry, the weak pillar of the soft power edifice, on the cusp of better days?

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin recently led Cabinet members to watch a popular movie, Sup-pa-rer (The Undertaker), as proof of his commitment to promoting Thai soft power in general and the…

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Actor Matthew Perry//AFP

‘Friends’ cast ‘utterly devastated’ by death of Matthew Perry

The cast of “Friends” said in a joint statement Monday that they have been left “utterly devastated” by the sudden death of their co-star Matthew Perry. In their first public reaction since Perry’s…

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PM advises revellers to avoid overcrowded Halloween events

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has advised people celebrating Halloween to avoid severely crowded areas, to prevent repeat of the fatal crush in South Korea last year. 159 people were killed,…

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‘Dog God’ (‘My Teacher Eats Biscuits 2020’) gets green light after 25-year ban

In an article for The Nation newspaper’s Weekend magazine on her directorial debut, independent filmmaker Ing Kanjanavanit (Ing K) wrote: “A film is not really a film until it’s seen”….

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The Tai people in Mae Hong Son decorate their surroundings with colourful lanterns and paper cuttings to celebrate the Poi Lern Sip Et festival.//Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee

Poi Learn Sip Et: A journey through time and culture

As northern Thailand prepares for the culmination of the Buddhist Lent, the “Poi Lern Sip Et” Festival in Mae Hong Son Province is all set to take centre stage. Renowned…

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Thailand to bid to host 2028 World Pride

Thailand will bid to host World Pride in 2028, to reflect the country’s acceptance of and open mindedness regarding LGBT+ issues. Government spokesperson Chai Wacharonke quoted Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin…

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Srettha and Paetongtarn to watch “the Undertaker” tomorrow

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and his cabinet will watch the popular Thai movie “Supparer” (the Undertaker) tomorrow (Wednesday). The film has grossed at least Bt400 million at the box office…

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Photo by Carabao Official Facebook page

Famous Thai rock band Carabao to disband in March

The legendary Carabao rock band, which has been entertaining Thai fans with its hugely popular songs for more than four decades, has decided to disband next March, with their last…

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Photo : X (@popbase)

Blackpink’s Lisa dazzles at ‘Crazy Horse’ in Paris

Blackpink member Lisa has given her first performance at the famous “Crazy Horse” venue in Paris, France. On September 28, Lisa made history by becoming the first K-pop artist to…

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French artist Miguel Chevalier

The immersive world of Miguel Chevalier

Digital art may be very common today but 40 years ago, it was not recognised as “art” with non-enthusiasts regarding it as a waste of time and effort. “In the…

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American model Paloma Elsesser presents a creation for Mugler during the Haute-Couture Spring-Summer 2023 Fashion Week in Paris on January 26.//AFP

The ‘tyranny of thinness’ still dominates fashion

Despite claims that the fashion industry is embracing curvier bodies, the data suggests it could be guilty of what one expert calls “fat-washing”. While a handful of plus-size models such…

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This picture shows an engineer from artificial intelligence company Pulse9 conducting a demonstration as a live actor for virtual human Zaein, seen on-screen, during an interview with AFP at the company in Seoul.//AFP

From K-pop to sales girls: AI goes mainstream in South Korea

Seoul, South Korea – Her face is a deepfake. Her body belongs to a team of similar-sized actors. But she sings, reads the news, and sells luxury clothes on TV as AI…

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The Secrets of Si Thep

Visiting the ancient town of Si Thep is now at the top of many travellers’ wish lists, thanks to UNESCO’s recent recognition of it as a World Cultural Heritage site….

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French rap star MHD poses for a picture after his performance at U Street Music Hall in Washington DC, n 2017.//AFP

French rapper MHD gets 12 years in prison for youth’s murder

Paris, France – French rapper MHD was sentenced Saturday to 12 years in prison for the 2018 murder of a young man in Paris who was rammed with a car before being set upon…

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File photo : French fashion designer Olivier Rousteing//AFP

Paris Fashion Week starts after Balmain robbery

Paris, France – The hectic fashion season reaches its last stop in Paris on Monday, with the biggest intrigue being whether beloved brand Balmain can recover from the theft of 50 outfits…

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Monet and Impressionist artists immortalized in Bangkok exhibition

In what promises to be a real feast for the eyes, the newly opened digital immersive exhibition “Monet & Friends Alive Bangkok” brings the best impressionist artworks by Claude Monet…

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The 10 awardees at the opening of Learning Fest 2023

Promoting life-long learning with the ‘Wonderlearn’ project

What do young celebrities like actor Chanon “Nonkul” Santinatornkul, singer Nanthapak “Fame” Kittirattanawiwat and Gen X media personalities Karuna Buakamsri and Thapanee Eadsrichai have in common? And what do opposition…

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Shares of K-pop agency plunge after Lisa Blackpink reportedly rejects contract renewal offer

Shares of K-pop agency YG Entertainment tumbled almost 9% on Friday after South Korean media reported that Blackpink member Lisa has rejected a contract renewal offer from the agency, reported…

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This photo illustration taken in Tokyo on July 10, 2019 shows front pages of Japanese daily newspapers publishing pictures of Japan’s leading boyband star-maker Johnny Kitagawa, who died on July 9, 2019. //AFP

Japan boyband agency admits founder’s sexual abuse

Tokyo, Japan – The president of Japan’s biggest boyband agency admitted on Thursday that its late founder sexually abused young aspiring stars, decades after the allegations against him first emerged. Johnny…

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Historical stone sculptures stand in rows at the Central Storage of National Museums.

Antiquities get a new life at the Fine Arts Department’s CSNM

Located 60 kilometres north of Bangkok in Pathum Thani province, the Central Storage of National Museums (CSNM) is a haven for archaeologists, researchers, scholars, and art enthusiasts. Spanning 300,000 square…

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Inside the Nang Yai museum//Photo by Dae Warunee

Three museums in Sing Buri offer a tasty menu of historical delights

Despite its historically rich background, Sing Buri – a province in Central Thailand – is far from a typical tourist destination for either foreign and local visitors. Situated adjacent to…

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Co-curators Manuporn Luangaram (right) and Angkrit Ajchariyasophon (left) with Ajarn Nakorn Pongnoi (centre) of Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park.//Photo courtesy of the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture

Celebrating the colours of culture

Thailand Biennale Chiang Rai co-artistic directors Rirkrit Tiravanija and Gridthiya Gaweewong revealed the second batch of 20 artists and also unveiled the brand-new pavilions that will be part of the…

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Technology comes to the rescue of a dying performance art

Among the traditional Thai performance arts, puppetry is probably one of the most underrated and undernourished. While khon (masked play), nang ta lung (shadow play), likay (folk theatre) and others…

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Farewell Petch Osathanugrah – (Not) just an ordinary man

The public has been posting condolences left, right and centre after learning that avid art collector and former pop singer/composer turned Bangkok University Rector, Petch Osathanugrah has passed away at…

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The Boyz

K-pop to the rescue? S. Korea all-in for scout jamboree closing concert

Seoul : Tens of thousands of scouts are set to gather for a massive K-pop festival in Seoul on Friday, as South Korea seeks to salvage a problem-plagued jamboree with…

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Rodolfo Sancho (L) and his son Daniel Sancho Bronchalo

Son of Spanish actor detained over Thai island murder

The son of a Spanish actor who confessed to killing and dismembering another foreigner on a popular Thai tourist island has been placed in pre-trial detention, police said on Wednesday….

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Police question actor Mario over his vintage car purchase

Well-known actor Thai-German Mario Maurer was questioned today (Wednesday) by Cyber Crime Suppression Bureau (CCIB) officers, as a witness in a case in which he bought a vintage car issued…

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A view of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline in Malaysia May 30, 2023. REUTERS/Hasnoor Hussain/File Photo

Malaysia halts music festival after same-sex kiss by UK band The 1975

Malaysia’s government halted a music festival in the capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, a day after the frontman of British pop rock band The 1975 kissed a male bandmate onstage…

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Fur-ever after: Indonesians sorry after lavish dog ‘wedding’ backlash

Jakarta – Two Indonesian women have apologised after a lavish “wedding” for their dogs sparked a backlash in the middle-income country, where wealth distribution is one of the most unequal in…

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Another new South Korean TV series a hit in Thailand

“King the Land” is the latest series from South Korea which has become the talk of town in Thailand, and not because of the usual good-looking stars. It is because…

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US actor Kevin Spacey (C) arrives to the Southwark Crown Court in London on July 13.//AFP

Actor Kevin Spacey calls sex assault case against him ‘weak’

Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey on Friday spent a second day in the witness box at a London court, denying sexual assault charges and claiming the prosecution case against him was…

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Members of the SAG AFTRA bargaining committee step out the bus dedicated to guild members traveling to picket lines to join members of the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild outside Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California, on July 14.//AFP

Stars hit Hollywood sidewalks as anger at studios simmers

Honking horns, simmering heat, a smattering of stars, and a lot of anger at Disney boss Bob Iger. The Hollywood actors’ strike kicked off on a sweltering Friday morning in…

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(FILES) An Emmy statue is seen ahead of the 74th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on September 12, 2022. Can any TV show topple “Succession” at the Emmys? Will Amazon’s lavish “Lord of the Rings” rule them all? And, with ongoing Hollywood strikes, will television’s finest even be honored this year? Nominations for television’s equivalent of the Oscars will be announced in a live-streamed ceremony Wednesday July 12, starting at 8:30 am Pacific time (1530 GMT), after which final-round voting begins for the 75th Emmy Awards, tentatively set for September 18. (Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP)

‘Succession’ and strikes: what to expect from Emmy nominations

Can any TV show topple “Succession” at the Emmys? Will Amazon’s lavish “Lord of the Rings” prequel rule them all? And, with ongoing Hollywood strikes, will television’s finest even be…

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Coco Lee attended an event of Make A Wish Foundation in 2019. (Photo on Coco Lee’s Instagram)

Chinese American pop star Coco Lee dies at the age of 48

Singer Coco Lee died yesterday (Wednesday) at the age of 48, following a suicide attempt earlier in the week, according to her sister, Nancy Lee. Coco, who released several popular…

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Fans celebrate BTS anniversary at Seoul city hall with purple lights

Fans of the South Korean boyband BTS on Tuesday (June 13) celebrated the 10th anniversary of the group’s debut. The group’s followers, known as members of ARMY, which is the official fandom…

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A model shows a BTS 10th anniversary postage stamp during its unveiling event at Seoul Central Post Office in Seoul on June 12, 2023. Seoul this week marks 10 years of megastars BTS, the supergroup credited with bringing K-pop into the global mainstream and generating billions of dollars for the South Korean economy. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

South Korea celebrates 10 years of K-pop megastars BTS

Fans of K-pop megastars BTS flocked to hotspots around Seoul on Monday to mark the supergroup’s 10-year anniversary, with South Korea unveiling a special commemorative stamp series to celebrate. The…

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“E-Ticket Queen” arrested

A woman, known among netizens as the “e-ticket queen”, has been arrested and charged with online fraud, after she allegedly sold fake e-tickets to major concerts in Thailand, including Blackpink’s…

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U.S. singer Tina Turner performs at the O2 Arena in London March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

‘Queen of rock ‘n’ roll’ Tina Turner dies at 83

Tina Turner, the American-born singer who left a hardscrabble farming community and abusive relationship to become one of the top recording artists of all time, died on Wednesday at the…

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Korean screenwriter Park Jae-Beom speaks to the audience at the ‘Seminar on Script writer development to increase the value of the creative content industry’.

S. Korea’s investment in its screenwriters results in a K-content global sensation

“There is a saying ‘don’t invest in the project, do invest in screenwriters’”,  said Park Jae-Beom, screenwriter of several well-known K-dramas, including Vincenzo, The Good Manager and The Good Doctor,…

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Two Thai trainees declared official members of new K-pop group BABYMONSTER

After much anticipation among fans, South Korea’s YG Entertainment has announced the official line-up for their new female K-pop group “BabyMonster”, which includes two Thais, “Chiquita” and “Pharita”. The announcement…

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MasterChef presenter Jock Zonfrillo dies aged 46

MasterChef Australia host Jock Zonfrillo has died at the age of 46, his family said in a message on Monday. Zonfrillo, a Scottish-Australian father of four who was a judge…

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Thailand’s Suphannahong movie awards boycotted

Many Thai movie directors, playwrights, actors, actresses, along with other people in movie industry, have used social media to withdraw from being nominated in the Suphannahong National Film Awards, as…

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“Van Gogh Alive” arrives in Bangkok

On March 31st, the world-renowned “Van Gogh Alive” exhibition will open its doors at ICONSIAM in Bangkok, offering visitors the most immersive and highly attended art experience in the world. …

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Source: Facebook/Malaysia Pub 马来西亚酒吧 Promotional material for the “Thai Hot Guy” event

Malaysian police order cancellation of “Thai Hot Guy” event

Malaysian police, on Wednesday, ordered a scheduled performance by Thai cross-dressing men at a club in Kuala Lumpur to be cancelled, after opposition MPs cried foul over the event. Opposition…

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Source: Facebook/Malaysia Pub 马来西亚酒吧 Promotional material for the “Thai Hot Guy” event

Malaysian opposition cries foul over planned “Thai Hot Guy” performance

According to local media reports, a scheduled performance by Thai men wearing lingerie at a bar in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur next week has triggered controversy, with a…

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The cast and crew of “Everything Everywhere All at Once” Michelle Yeoh (2nd R), Ke Huy Quan (2nd L), Stephanie Hsu (R), Jamie Lee Curtis (L), James Hong (3rd L), Daniel Kwan (bottom L), Daniel Scheinert (bottom R), Jonathan Wang (C) pose with their Oscar trophies in the press room during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2023. “Everything Everywhere All At Once” producers Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang (Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP)

‘Everything Everywhere’ wins best picture at the Oscars

In the end, its victory was utterly predictable and yet still totally implausible. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” — a wacky sci-fi featuring hot dog fingers, sex toys, bagels and…

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Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh poses with the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for “Everything Everywhere All at Once” in the press room during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2023. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP)

Michelle Yeoh makes history as first Asian to win best actress Oscar

Michelle Yeoh made history by becoming the first Asian woman to win the best actress Oscar, for her exuberant portrayal of an immigrant business owner thrust into a zany multiverse…

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We are the ‘Zs’ – The inspiring ASEAN New Generation documentary series screening

The voices, dreams and passions of the young, whose intersectionality creates desire for change in our current world, as told in a six part documentary series. On Mar 8th, 2023,…

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Five hunters sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for killing tiger and its cub

Five poachers were each sentenced to a total of four years and nine months months in prison and fined 5,500 baht, after they were found guilty of killing a tiger…

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