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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Berlin Wall Rises Anew at German Embassy in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Nearly three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, two segments landed in Bangkok on Monday as a part of an upcoming street art festival.

Human Stories Give Faces to Refugees at Film Fest in Bangkok

BANGKOK — One director tracks down anonymous people freed from Nazi camps in Sweden to hear their harrowing tales. Another shows gay Syrian refugees living double lives as they get involved in an underground beauty pageant in their adopted homeland.

Be the Performer When Billionaire’s Ghost Haunts Chinatown Stage

BANGKOK — A self-made millionaire who vanished without a trace has for decades puzzled the world, and a century later is coming to haunt...

Secret ‘Kai Maew’ Satirist Won’t Make Exhibition Appearance

BANGKOK — The anonymous creator of Thailand’s most biting online political satire is holding an exhibition in the heart of the capital – but don’t expect to meet him there.

Thailand’s Ironies Churn in Joan Cornella’s Bangkok Return

BANGKOK — Rather than help, a voyeur uses a camera app to put a floppy tongue and dog ears on a dying man's face....
The opening show on Nov. 9 at Iconsiam in Bangkok.

Enjoy Free Shows When Iconsiam River Mall Opens

A Chinese boy band concert, Thai dance performances, magicians and more will entertain shoppers when riverside megamall Iconsiam opens this weekend. Expected to draw many...

Red Cross Fair Moves Downtown to Lumphini Park

BANGKOK — For the first time, the annual Thai Red Cross Fair will come to the inner-city sanctuary of Lumphini Park.

Eat, Drink, Dance in Bangkok This Month at 2nd ‘Beamfest’

BANGKOK — Not long after it packed in revelers donned in costumes for a wild Halloween night, red-hot dancefloor Beam will throw another epic party later this month.
Original plans for the Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat called for three European-style domes . The regent to the young king strongly objected, and traditional spires were erected in their stead. Photo: 2008Guangzhou / Wikimedia Commons

Thailand’s Buildings Tell Story of East vs. West

The rise of Western architecture in Thailand – then known as Siam – a century and a half ago is a tale of intercultural tensions, blurring class structures and changing habits such as polygamy, according to a historian.

Apichatpong’s ‘Love in Khon Kaen’ Gets Thai Premiere, 3 Years On

NAKHON PATHOM — Three years after its release, a drama by a renowned Thai filmmaker will finally show at home for the first time.

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