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Emporium TCDC Reborn as AIS Design Centre

BANGKOK — A new design center opened June 21 at Emporium in the space formerly used by the Thailand Creative and Design Center, or TCDC, which moved its base to the Grand Postal Building in Charoenkrung last month.

Crisis Group Predicts More Unrest in Post-Coup Thailand

BANGKOK — The reform effort spearheaded by Thailand’s military junta is likely to bring about more conflict in Thailand, predicts a new report by International Crisis Group.

German Man Brutally Attacked By 'Koh Tao Copycats'

UDON THANI — A 25-year-old German man was admitted to the ICU after he was allegedly attacked by drunk teenagers in Udon Thani who wanted to imitate the brutal murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao island in September.

Big Crabs for High Prices at Sri Lankan ‘Ministry of Crab’ in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Giant, delectable crabs straight from Sri Lanka have snapped up the attention of swanky foodies citywide – but will size alone be enough to edge them out over local seafood joints?

Rights Groups Denounce Military's 'De Facto Coup'

BANGKOK — Various human right groups have slammed the Royal Thai Army's unilateral declaration of martial law, with one prominent right organisation calling the move a "de facto coup."

Straight Outta Bangkok: What It’s Like to be a Nigerian Rapper in Thailand

BANGKOK — On his way to film a rap music video, Junior was inexplicably stopped by the BTS guard – who did not stop anyone else.

Thammasat Cafe Employing the Deaf Faces Closure

BANGKOK — A cafe fully staffed by workers with impaired hearing at Thammasat University’s Tha Prachan campus may have to close down for good in November due to the expiring contract, the owner said Monday.
Environmental blogger Maneechanate Sammanee holding a glass jar on July 19.

The ‘Sabai Sabai’ Way to Go Zero Waste in Thailand

Battling frowny kao gaeng vendors. Adamantly refusing durian cellophane-wrapped to a styrofoam dish and double-bagged. These are just some of the unique hurdles for Thais starting out on zero-waste lifestyles.

Migration Agency Commends Progress Against Asian Traffickers

BANGKOK (DPA) – Human trafficking networks in South-East Asia have been significantly disrupted since a crisis emerged over the plight of thousands of migrants adrift at sea, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) said Thursday.

‘Stray’ Into Left-Field Beats Friday at Whiteline

In 2009, London-based producer Stray earned props in the Drum ‘n’ Bass, or DnB, scene with his debut work “Timbre.” Released as a B-side, the track’s abstract atmospherics, off-kilter beats and climactic amen breakbeats had the scene waxing lyrical over the producer's studio wizardry.

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