Letting Thai culture live and breathe through time

Culture is like a little bird in your hand. You want to keep it and nurture it. Grasping it too firmly might stifle it, while holding it too loosely could…

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Embracing intangible cultural heritage

While countries around the world are harnessing their unique mix of cultural heritage to boost their economies Thailand, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations with a rich and…

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Nutrition a key weapon in strengthening kids’ immune system during Covid-19 pandemic

Graphic designer Sirintira Tonvorakul started to worry after reading about the recent surge in Covid-19 cases amongst children in the country. In addition to keeping up on personal hygiene practices…

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Bangkok’s dark secrets to be revealed in a new Thai-made Netflix series

Film buffs around the world will be treated to a glimpse of Bangkok’s darkest corners, where conspiracy hides behind a facade of charity, in the new series Bangkok Breaking, slated…

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Freshly fried Pad Thai at Thai Park in Berlin, Germany.

A True Taste of Thailand … in Berlin

The call would go out the moment officials were spotted nearing the informal market. Vendors would quickly unfurl the parasols and hide them under the mats before quickly walking away,…

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Queen Rambai Barni and king Prajadhipok of Thailand or Rama VII (1893-1941). (Photo by AFP)

The rollercoaster life of Queen Rambhai Barni

At 14, she married a prince and at 21 became queen. At 31, she moved to the UK with her husband following his abdication and was widowed by the age of…

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Organic eggs from Baan Rai Ninchana in Chainat province.

Consumers more ethical despite the pandemic

From edible items to residential units, consumers are increasingly concerned about their health and Mother Nature. Chuleeporn Yamnil is raising 56 chickens on her farm in Chainat province. These are…

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Castard Lava Mooncake from Hong Kong by MX Mooncake

Fancy mooncakes up for grabs on e-platforms

The economy might be ailing but bakers of mooncakes are betting on a healthy appetite for their tasty pastries as the run-up to the Mid-Autumn Festival gets underway. Celebrated all…

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Segregation the answer to contaminated waste, experts say

After a steep decline early this year, coronavirus cases are again on the rise due to the fast-spreading Delta variant. The surge has led to an increased demand for medical…

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How COVID-19 has changed the way we shop

The ongoing outbreak is affecting our lives in various ways and going to grocery shopping is no exception. Gone are days when we stopped at a supermarket to pick up…

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In this July 14, 2021, file photo, people wearing face masks wait as caskets with bodies are queued outside a crematorium at the Yay Way cemetery in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo, File)

Help Myanmar Fight Pandemic and You Help Yourselves, Expert Tells Asean

Myanmar could turn into the global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic unless neighboring countries and international organizations adopt pragmatic strategies to inoculate high-risk groups of people to stop the spread of…

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Breaking down barriers to Covid-19 vaccination: Advice from a psychiatrist

The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across many parts of the world including Thailand. The highly transmissible Delta variant of the novel coronavirus is spreading quickly, resulting in a…

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Choi Young Seok, the “Thai” coach who won Thailand its first Olympic gold medal in Taekwondo

Behind every successful man is a supportive (albeit sometimes grumpy) woman, but behind the Olympics gold medal success of taekwondo heroine Panipak “Tennis” Wongpattanakit is a South Korean man who…

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The Dos and Don’ts when Doing a COVID Test at Home

You wouldn’t think about doing Covid-19 self-testing any time soon, but the day may have come. The news that the Food and Drug Administration hadapproved eight antigen Covid-19 test kits…

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As a Bryde’s whale feeds on the water, aquatic birds sweep down into their open mouths to snatch some fish. (Photo by Smith Sutibut )

Where There’s a Will, there’s a Whale

Tell anyone you’ve gone whale watching in Thailand and you’ll probably get some very strange looks. The kingdom is well-known for many things – the winning smiles of its people,…

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The ancient lintel depicts Yama, the god of death, riding a buffalo above Kala’s face. The lintel is from Prasat Nong Hong temple in Buriram province. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

A tale of two lintels: The National Museum welcomes back Thailand’s long-lost treasures

Bangkok’s National Museum is currently displaying two ancient stone lintels that were recently retrieved from the Asia Art Museum in San Francisco. Sculpted sometime in the 9th or 10th century,…

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LGBTQ activists hold up the rainbow flag as they take part in the Pride Parade in Bangkok late last year. Thai activists must be watching developments in Europe with great interest. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Private sector recognises LGBT+ and offers certain ‘rights’

Business operators have started granting “rights” to members of Thailand’s LGBT+ community as they continue to wait to be granted legal rights Thailand is one of the world’s friendliest Lesbian,…

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A bridge over troubled waters gets a makeover

The scene is hardly unfamiliar: youngsters taking selfies, a couple in full wedding attire posing for photos before their big day, groups of friends all wearing face masks, having fun…

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Damrong Wong-upraj’s large portrait greets visitors on the 8th floor (Photo by Veena Thoopkrajae)

Recovering a Love of Art in the New Normal

After another Covid-related shutdown, the BACC opens its doors again to art-hungry enthusiasts Proving that art always has a place in people’s hearts, more than 500 art enthusiasts turned out…

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Yoghurt with Mulberries and Almonds is rich in protein, minerals and vitamins that can raise your immunity levels and reduce inflammation. (Photo by Chusri Ngamprasert)

Tips and tricks to make life a little easier – and tastier – before and after vaccination

As more of us become eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, we are increasingly concerned about preparing, including what to eat and drink before and after we get our shots. Potential…

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The Lupin, a legume from down-under, jumps on the superfood bandwagon

Thailand meet Lupin: Lupin meet Thailand!  No, we are not talking Reus Lupin, the Defence Against Dark Arts professor in Harry Potter, but a legume in the same family as…

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Khanom-Tokyo with sweet filling. (Photo by By Charles Haynes)

What’s in a name? Thai favourites that hint at coming from elsewhere

Many Thai dishes that are, well, quintessentially Thai, have been given foreign names over the years. Take American fried rice, for example, which despite its name doesn’t hail from the…

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A medical staff member draw vials of the Coronavac vaccine, before administering it to members of the Klong Toey community, at a school in Bangkok on May 4, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

A shot in the arm: foreign residents and their eligibility for a jab

Thailand’s foreign residents are often left scratching their heads at the confusing and sometimes apparently contradictory information on Covid-19 vaccines and their eligibility for a jab While many Thais are…

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“Ghost Lab”, a thriller from GDH , becomes the first Thai film to premiere on Netflix

Were it not for the coronavirus, “Ghost Lab” would have premiered last year and would now be an “old movie” on Netflix. The new thriller produced by GDH was originally…

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Thai massaman beef curry.

So when did you last eat this Thai curry?

Massaman may be once again top CNN’s “The World’s Best Food” list but it’s far from being an everyday dish for Thais Thailand can raise a toast to its culinary…

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US actress Regina King (R) presenting English director Emerald Fennell the Oscar for Original Screenplay for “Promising young woman” during the live ABC Telecast of the 93rd Oscars at Union Station in Los Angeles, on April 25, 2021. (Photo by Todd Wawrychuk / AMPAS / AFP)

A less than glittering Oscars ceremony

The coronavirus has had an immense impact on the Oscars and indeed, the entertainment industry in general COVID-19 overshadowed Oscars this year, but the lukewarm attention to what many consider…

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Wanthong at the execution field.

Khun Phaen tale with a new twist does justice to its heroine

The new interpretation of “Khun Chang, Khun Phaen” in a TV series has made the ancient folktale popular with new generation of viewers The TV series “Wanthong” on One Channel…

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Tanong and his running pals

When age really is just a number

In Thailand’s greying society, the elderly are leading more active lives in every sense Songkran is not just about splashing water but is also an occasion to pay respect to…

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