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Religious Artifacts Returned to Thailand After Decades

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two stolen hand-carved religious artifacts, sandstone lintels dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries, were returned to the Thai government on Tuesday in a ceremony more than 50 years overdue.

Exclusive: Interview With the Thai Woman Behind ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

LOS ANGELES — Growing up in Thailand, Fawn never got to see her culture represented in Hollywood films. But today, the film she worked on – full of colorful water markets, zesty herb-filled dishes, and benevolent water dragons is on screens worldwide.

Review: ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Is a Dazzling Adventure

Contrary to what “Game of Thrones” might have you believe, not all dragons are agents of destruction. In the newest offering from Walt Disney Animation, “Raya and the Last Dragon,” they are kind, full of magic and, when needed, the saviors of humanity.

Russian Family Bakes Bangkok’s Tangiest ‘Sourdough’

BANGKOK — They say Russia is between Europe and Asia, but is fully neither and rather its own category. And so between the dense, dark ryes of Germany and the fluffy, sweetened milk breads of Asia are the Matveenkov’s crunchy, yet moist sourdoughs.

Cuban Food Just Like How Abuela Makes It – In Bangkok

BANGKOK — Spoon hearty scoops of ropa vieja and fracase de pollo while munching on yuquitas fritas, from the comfort of your own home.

‘Raya’ May Have Been Inspired by Thai Celeb ‘Yaya’

BANGKOK — The main character in the upcoming Disney film about a fictional Southeast Asian princess may have been inspired by Thai celeb Urassaya “Yaya” Sperbund.
Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul holds a syringe prop during a press conference at the Ministry of Public Health on Feb. 25, 2021.

13 Provinces to Get Vaccines First; Lowkey Welcome for AZ Doses

BANGKOK — Samut Sakhon, Bangkok, and Pathum Thani are among the first provinces to begin vaccinating its health workers and vulnerable populations against COVID-19 by next month, officials said Thursday.

Chula to Offer Free Tests of Salt Level in Bangkok Tap Water

BANGKOK — Starting on March 1, experts from Chulalongkorn University will offer to test if the tap water and filter in your home has too much salt – free of charge.

Meet Thailand’s Hottest TikTok Star: A Cambodian Migrant Worker

CHONBURI — Posing against a tin shack in street fashion attire, lip piercings, and anime-style dyed hair, a young Cambodian construction worker lipsyncs to Thai, Laotian, and Cambodian songs. 

‘Miss Grand Mexico’ Criticized For Posing With Buddha Image

BANGKOK — Some of the devout Buddhists on Monday are finding fault with a Mexican beauty queen who took photos and a video of her in a swimsuit next to a Buddha image.

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