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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.
Locals and expats gathered at Iconsiam to celebrate Loy Krathong festival on Nov. 22, 2018.

Where to Float Your Krathongs in Bangkok 2019

BANGKOK — Whether you want an opulent mall event with Mickey Mouse, an old school temple fair, or just a typical park to float your krathongs, the capital’s got you covered.
An artist’s rendition of the Chao Phraya exoplanet rising over the Chao Phraya River. Images: NASA and Wikimedia Commons

River of Stars: Exoplanet Named After Thai ‘Chao Phraya’ River

ERIDANUS — Thailand’s mightiest river and one of its tributaries are making their mark among the stars. 
Chef Stefano Borra with truffles.

Mamma Mia! Bangkok’s Award-Winning Italian Chef Shares Food Horror Stories

BANGKOK — To ask for chili oil to go with pasta is an unforgivable sin. To drink wine in Thailand is usually to drink crap.
Stills from “Dark Flight” (2012), left, “Pee Mak” (2013), center, “Shutter” (2014). Image: Five Star Production / GMM Tai Hub / GMM Grammy

From Village to Airplane Cabin: How Thai Ghosts Evolve Alongside the Living

Two experts spent almost two years watching over 200 Thai horror titles to sift out the common characteristics of Thai ghosts in silver screen.
Photo: K-Village / Facebook

2019 Halloween: Here’s Something for Everyone to Do in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Here’s our picks for what to do this Halloween in the city, whether you’re raving to dance in costume to EDM, wanting to Instagram spooky food, roleplay in a bougie murder mystery, need somewhere to bring the kids, or even if you don’t have a costume yet.
Ambassador Lorenzo Galanti.

Steer Clear of Fake Italian Food, Ambassador Advises Thai Diners

BANGKOK — The Italian ambassador doesn’t mind if we eat tom yum kung pasta and durian pizzas – the real crime is in “fake” Italian products in supermarkets.
Billy Ogan, Paowalee Pornpimol, Tom Room 39, and BNK48 Fond as they appear in “Let Love Be the Bridge” music videos. Image: Pope Visit Thailand / YouTube

‘Let Love Be the Bridge,’ Pope Francis’ Thailand Visit Gets Official MV

BANGKOK — Thai Catholic singers band together to star in “Let Love Be the Bridge,” the official music video for Pope Francis’ visit this November. 
Photo: Wirintorn Diloktharadol / Facebook

Netizen Raises Alarm Over Marker Ink Seeping Into Street Food Bag

BANGKOK — Take home a steaming bag of congee for dinner, complete with pork, a soft boiled egg, zesty ginger strips and spring onions, with a dash of soy sauce – and permanent marker ink?

Laotian Dishes Reclaim Their Pride at ‘Funky Lam’

BANGKOK — A neon-lit restaurant founded by two Laotian royal descendants in the Thonglor area is trying to bring back the glory of their...

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