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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A Guide to Demystifying Chinese New Year Snacks in Thailand

BANGKOK — You’ve seen them everywhere comes Chinese New Year – those pink fluffy flour, gluey rice wrapped in banana leafs, boiled poultry, and other foodstuff associated with the occasion, but you might not know what they are, or their meaning.
Tossawat Chandapon performs “Broken Violin” stage play on Jan. 14, 2020.

From Drug Dealer to Stage Actor: Play Gives Youths New Life

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — Four years ago when he was only 17, Tossawat was arrested for using and selling drugs. But on Tuesday night, he was a leading actor for a play that aimed to inspire teens like him to turn their lives around.
A gate of Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Photo: xiquinhosilva / Flickr

Forbidden Love Between a Jew and a SS Guard Comes to Bangkok Opera

BANGKOK — The real-life story of an unlikely romance during one of humanity’s darkest times will come to life in an opera coming this January.
Image: Pittmomo / Facebook

Thai Manga about Northern Food Wins Silver at Japan Manga Awards

TOKYO — A Thai comic book about a family cooking northern cuisine featuring northern dialect placed second in Japan’s prestigious manga competition, the Embassy of Japan in Bangkok announced Monday.
Dancers perform in Hindu festival Navaratri in Bangkok's Silom district on Oct. 22, 2018.

Who is ‘Khaek?’ Exhibits to Highlight Thailand’s Indian Diaspora

BANGKOK — Starting this Saturday, an exhibition will show that Thai-Indian communities have far more to offer beyond the stereotypes of selling clothes, nuts, and roti.
A children playing virtual reality flight simulator at the Royal Thai Air Force Museum.

Get Into 64 Museums Nationwide for 299 Baht (and No ‘Farang Price’)

BANGKOK — If you’re sick of strolling aimlessly through malls, why not enrich your weekends at museums about the capital’s old quarter, or the country’s little-known aviation marvels with an all-access, 299-baht pass.

A Guide for X’Mas 2019 Celebration in Bangkok (That Doesn’t Involve Malls)

We gave it a try and compiled the following guide for X’mas normies who prefer the “old ways.”
A still of Sommai Molbaek from “Heartbound.” Image: Magic Hour Films

‘It’s Not All Sabai Sabai,’ Matchmaker of Thai Women and Danish Men Says

Filmed over a decade by a group of anthropologists, "Heartbound" follows Korat native Sommai, the first Thai wife in the Danish district of Thy, and the Isaan women she matches up with the local men.

Gov’t Gifts Thai-Designed Holy Vestment to Pope Francis

BANGKOK — Four papal outfits made by a Thai designer were delivered to Pope Francis by the Thai government as a gift to mark his visit to the kingdom on Thursday.

Go to ‘Genius Bar’ for the Broth, Stay for the Basil Fried Rice

Having heard about the latest health trend to arrive in Bangkok, I schlepped over to a Thonglor mall to see what “broth bars” are really all about – but ended up wowed over by their healthy version of Thai street food.

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