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All National Museums, Historical Parks Free Till February

BANGKOK — All national museums and historical parks nationwide will be open for free for everyone – Thais and foreigners alike – now through the end of January.

Swiss Woman Passes Off Thai Photog’s Work, Wins Awards

BANGKOK — Two international photo organizations stripped a Swiss photographer of awards after it came to light she passed off a Thai photographer’s images as her own.

It’s Official: Foo Fighters Coming to Bangkok After 21 Years

Update: Organizer Live in Bangkok posted on Monday night, confirming that Foo Fighters is coming to Bangkok. More details will be later announced.

Top Architect Says River Project Plagiarized Design

BANGKOK — Flames erupted over the Chao Phraya River again when one of the nation’s top architects pointed out that recently unveiled plans for a structure anchoring a controversial river redevelopment project were identical to that of a famous British architect.
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With ‘My Country’s Got,’ Thai Rap Voices Rare Dissent Against Junta

A rap video criticizing the junta had been watched nearly a million times on Facebook and YouTube as of Wednesday, less than 24 hours after its release.

Sex, Drugs, Boredom Tattooed Under Skin of Bangkok’s New Spire (Photos)

BANGKOK — When the VVIPs gathered to applaud Bangkok’s latest monument to achievement Monday night, it’s unlikely they gave thanks to the thousands of men and women who raised it 314 meters into the sky.

Thai Soap Offends Burmese With Royal Caricature

BANGKOK — A primetime soap portraying a Burma-like kingdom has drawn the ire of some in Myanmar who are demanding it be pulled off the air.

Thai Craft Beer’s New Strategy: Keep Brewing Until Law Catches Up

BANGKOK — “Can you eat Khao Man Gai (Chicken and Rice) every day? Can you eat Som Tam every day? No, but you can drink beer every day,” a man says as he pours a chestnut and brown sugar stout from the tap.
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Thailand Bans ‘Fight of Gods’ For Damage to Buddhism

BANGKOK — A computer game that pits deities from different religions in brawls was removed Wednesday night from online stores in Thailand.

Loki & Thor? Rey & Kylo? Thai Fangirls Are Shipping. Hard.

BANGKOK — Loki and Dr. Strange flirt as a jealous Thor tries to intervene in a scene set to banter from a recent Thai rom-com.

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