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A still from “The Dead Queen” (2018). Image: Persona Non Grata Pictures

Dab Your Eyes at Spanish and European Film Fests in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Cinema from the Latino and European worlds will collide at two film festivals across the capital later this month.
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How Much It’ll Cost to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Show off that American cultural capital by pretending to care about pilgrims in 1600s America and binging on turkey in Bangkok.

‘Itzy’ Coming to Bangkok This December

BANGKOK — K-pop band Itzy will perform for the first time in Thailand this December.
Photo: Kodaline / Facebook

‘Kodaline’ to Bring ‘High Hopes’ to Pattaya Music Fest

PATTAYA — Irish alt-rock band Kodaline is coming to lead an outdoor music festival in Pattaya with their beautifully sad songs early next year.
Dishes in an five-course menu at 80/20, includes a curry puff, pork jowl in red koji, burnt banana leaf ice cream. Photo: 80/20bkk / Facebook

Thai Pride Rides High As Local Chefs Snag Michelin Stars

BANGKOK — While accepting one of the most prestigious food awards worldwide, Chef Supaksorn Jongsiri dedicated his win to the country’s most humble – rural farmers.

For the First Time, Thailand Wins Miss International

TOKYO — A 25-year-old pharmacist made history as the first Thai to ever win the Miss International pageant Tuesday.
Combination photo taken on Feb. 15 (L) and Feb. 16, 2019 shows a flower grower in southwest China's Yunnan Province "sends" a flower to a woman in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Hu Chao, Zhang Keren / Xinhua

China Prepares Valentines’ Day Flowers to Export to Thailand

KUNMING, China (Xinhua) — Li Hongyun, a flower grower from Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, has never been to Thailand, yet the roses he plants have gained popularity in Bangkok, the nation's capital.
Photo: Sorn / Facebook

First Thai Restaurants by Thais, in Thailand, Receive Two Michelin Stars

BANGKOK — For the first time, the Michelin Guide awarded two-star ratings to Thai restaurants in Thailand, as well as recognizing eateries in the northern city of Chiang Mai.
Zookeepers wearing penguin and panda costume celebrate Loy Krathong festival at Chiang Mai Zoo’s snow dome on Nov. 8, 2019.

Thai-Cambodian Friendship, Fake Snow Lighten Up 2019 Loy Krathong

BANGKOK — Biodegradable krathongs of lottery tickets, Loy Krathong among ice and snow in a zoo, and even floating krathongs at the Thai-Cambodian border crossing show that this year’s floating lantern holiday comes in many forms around the kingdom.
Promotional models pose for photos at a government event promoting Loy Krathong festival in Bangkok on Oct. 30, 2018.

Why Thai Muslims Don’t Celebrate Loy Krathong (But Christians Do)

To the country’s second largest religious group, the river festival is empty of meaning, and to pay homage to it through gaiety is profane.

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