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Promotional models pose for photos at a government event promoting Loy Krathong festival in Bangkok on Oct. 30, 2018.

Why Thai Muslims Don’t Celebrate Loy Krathong (But Christians Do)

To the country’s second largest religious group, the river festival is empty of meaning, and to pay homage to it through gaiety is profane.

Czech Film Finds Nothing Fair in ‘Fair Play’

BANGKOK — The Rio Games last month showed drugs in competitive sports remain a problem four decades after doping became a matter of international brinkmanship during the Cold War.
The Ekaterinburg Opera Theater’s production of “Turandot” on Sept. 11, 2019 at the Thailand Cultural Centre. Photo: Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music / Courtesy

Vincero! For One Night, ‘Turandot’ Exhibited Grandeur in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Puccini enthusiasts gathered in a packed theater Wednesday night to view the first full-scale production of “Turandot” staged in the country in...

Directors Crowdfund for Shorts on Thailand’s Future

BANGKOK — Palme d’Or-winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul and four other Thai filmmakers plan to make short films representing the future of Thailand. Equipped with talents and unique styles, all they need is funding.

Thai Women’s Style Features at Dior’s 70th Birthday Bash

PARIS — Christian Dior feted its 70th birthday at Paris' Couture Week Monday in style with an accomplished, star-filled show that mapped the iconic house's journey across the world. It was an unabashed, encyclopedic celebration of femininity in all its guises for Maria Grazia Chiuri – the house's first female designer.

Bangkok to Celebrate The Way MJ Made Us Feel

BANGKOK — Nine years ago this month, the world stood still on word King of Pop was dead.

Forgotten by State, Butchered Students of 1976 Return to Haunt Stage

BANGKOK — Forty years ago, police and soldiers along with paramilitaries gunned down what witnesses said were more than 100 students on the campus of Thammasat University, a massacre mostly swept from memory today.

Comrades in Arts Show Power of Brush and Spray at Bridge

BANGKOK — Four Thais, three Koreans, two Japanese and two Taiwanese artists are coming to occupy a Charoen Krung gallery with their works for a month.
Photo: Thailand GAA (Gaelic Football) / Facebook

Bangkok Goes Irish for Weekend Gaelic Football Tourney

BANGKOK — See balls soar over goalposts and into nets this weekend when hundreds of people from throughout Asia meet in the capital for...

Meet the ‘New Normal’ Hobby Planted by Coronavirus: Gardening

BANGKOK — It’s a common joke among Bangkokians who locked themselves in their homes during the peak of the coronavirus outbreak that they discovered at least one new hobby in their solitude.


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