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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Thai Potterheads Tap Into Their Inner Kid for Children’s Day

BANGKOK — “Lumos!” Akira Akkarakhitapisuit uttered in full Harry Potter garb as he waved his franchise-licensed wand.

Review: Set Sail With the Spirited, Familiar ‘Moana’

Stop me if this sounds familiar: A Disney animation film about a bright and spirited young woman who feels stifled by outmoded expectations and dreams of exploring beyond the confines of her home. It's the premise of "Moana ," but it's also that of "The Little Mermaid," ''Beauty and the Beast," ''Mulan," ''Brave" and scores of other animated films about teenage girls.
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Wonderfruit Lineup Adds Lianne La Havas, Others (Rescheduled)

PATTAYA — Soul sensation Lianne La Havas is among the second batch of acts announced for the third edition of Wonderfruit to be held in December.

No Safety Net for Unregulated Ziplines



BANGKOK — Despite their proliferation in recent years, there is little oversight and no regulation of zipline attractions in Chiang Mai province, officials admit, and nearly all of such operations are suspected of encroaching on public land.
A woman with a Doraemon water gun backpack sprays soldiers during 2017 Songkran celebrations on Khaosan Road.

Photo Phriday: Songkran, Songkran and Songkran

Here’s how Thailand and Songkran looked this past week.

Straight Outta 15th Century Florence, Da Vinci to Live Again in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Hear stories from the world’s original Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci when he is brought to life on a stage next month.

Bus Driver Goes Beast Mode on Passenger, Gets 1,000 Baht Fine (Video)



BANGKOK — The public square that is Pantip.com has again proven an effective place to name and shame after a video showing a bus driver’s violent rampage led to his being gently fined and suspended.

‘The Godfather’ Films to Screen at Bangkok’s Scala

BANGKOK — An iconic indie cinema is making cinephiles an offer they can’t refuse.

Afternoon Tea and Siamese Fighting Fish? Why Not.

BANGKOK — Photographer Visarute Angkatavanich is exhibiting his famed images of Siamese fighting fish at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel until the end of May. The...

Yingluck Removed, But Political Vacuum Averted

BANGKOK — The Constitutional Court has removed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from her caretaker position but allowed her government to stay on until the next election—saving Thailand from the plunge into a political vacuum that many observers feared.

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