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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.

All National Museums, Historical Parks Free Till February

BANGKOK — All national museums and historical parks nationwide will be open for free for everyone – Thais and foreigners alike – now through the end of January.
A still from ‘Soi Cowboy’ (2008).

Thai-Farang Romance in ‘Soi Cowboy’ Still Rings True: Producer

Pregnant with the lovechild of one of her customers, ex-Soi Cowboy prostitute Koi sits around watching daytime soaps. Her boyfriend, Tobias, an overweight Dane,...

Thai Soap Offends Burmese With Royal Caricature

BANGKOK — A primetime soap portraying a Burma-like kingdom has drawn the ire of some in Myanmar who are demanding it be pulled off the air.

Swiss Woman Passes Off Thai Photog’s Work, Wins Awards

BANGKOK — Two international photo organizations stripped a Swiss photographer of awards after it came to light she passed off a Thai photographer’s images as her own.

Thai Craft Beer’s New Strategy: Keep Brewing Until Law Catches Up

BANGKOK — “Can you eat Khao Man Gai (Chicken and Rice) every day? Can you eat Som Tam every day? No, but you can drink beer every day,” a man says as he pours a chestnut and brown sugar stout from the tap.

Top Architect Says River Project Plagiarized Design

BANGKOK — Flames erupted over the Chao Phraya River again when one of the nation’s top architects pointed out that recently unveiled plans for a structure anchoring a controversial river redevelopment project were identical to that of a famous British architect.

It’s Official: Foo Fighters Coming to Bangkok After 21 Years

Update: Organizer Live in Bangkok posted on Monday night, confirming that Foo Fighters is coming to Bangkok. More details will be later announced.

With ‘My Country’s Got,’ Thai Rap Voices Rare Dissent Against Junta

A rap video criticizing the junta had been watched nearly a million times on Facebook and YouTube as of Wednesday, less than 24 hours after its release.

That One Time Michael Jackson Came to Bangkok 20 Years Ago

BANGKOK — Wirintip Siriratanaanan remained in her seat for all of three songs. After that, with the world’s biggest superstar on stage, the high school sophomore leaped from of her seat when the funky bass line of “Smooth Criminal” began and ran to the stage.


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