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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Kumamon to Visit Thai Fans This Weekend at Iconsiam

BANGKOK — One of Japan’s most beloved mascots, Kumamon, is coming to wiggle wackily while promoting his prefecture’s produce this weekend at Iconsiam.
Outdoor displays during Bangkok Display Week 2019.

Eco-Design, Art, Workshops Collide at Bangkok Design Week 2020

BANGKOK — A well-designed chair, public transport station, and green spaces are the keys to better living in Thailand – at least, that’s the message of the upcoming art festival.
Tossawat Chandapon performs “Broken Violin” stage play on Jan. 14, 2020.

From Drug Dealer to Stage Actor: Play Gives Youths New Life

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — Four years ago when he was only 17, Tossawat was arrested for using and selling drugs. But on Tuesday night, he was a leading actor for a play that aimed to inspire teens like him to turn their lives around.

Review: Citylight Coffee Shines in the Shadow of Sex Tourism

BANGKOK — Citylight Coffee, a 5-year-old coffeehouse, is on a dual mission in the red light district of Nana: to serve good food and drinks, and to help those who fled the slavery of forced sex work.
Photo: Elephant Boat Race and River Festival / Courtesy

Cheer On to Boat Races for Elephant Charity This February

BANGKOK — Cheer for your favorite paddlers and munch on street food riverside as kites swoop through the air this February, with some benefit going to our pachyderm friends.
A birds-eye view of BTS Saphan Taksin station.

BTS Again Floats Plan to Close, Rebuild Saphan Taksin Station

BANGKOK — Skytrain officials on Wednesday hinted that the long-delayed plan to expand a popular station close to Taksin Bridge may be implemented within the “beginning of this year.”
Left: Pipo jellies. Photo: @IMSU1212 / Twitter. Right: A pack of Pipo Jellies.

Purple vs the Rest: Thai Twitter Rages Over Favorite Pipo Jelly Flavor

BANGKOK — Red, orange, purple, yellow – who’s the best of all? A deep seated color-coded division is stirring a heated debate on Thai internet on Wednesday.
Image: Bangkok Edge / Courtesy

Talk About Climate, LGBT, and Tyrants at Bangkok Creative Fest

BANGKOK — Writers, activists, journalists, and artists will gather next month at a riverside mansion to share provocative ideas and lead workshops that seek to inspire.

‘One Ok Rock’ Coming to Bangkok in April

BANGKOK — One of J-Rock’s most popular bands is coming to shake up the Thai capital at the end of April, organizers announced Sunday.
A firefighters backs away from the flames after lighting a controlled burn near Tomerong, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in an effort to contain a larger fire nearby. Photo: Rick Rycroft / AP

Run Against Australian Bushfire in Charity Drive This Sunday

BANGKOK — Take a break from spending money and strolling in malls to jogging outside of one to raise money – for the Australia bushfire crisis.





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