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‘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.

‘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.

Bangkok Ban on Booze in Restaurants Lifted, Bars Reopen

BANGKOK — The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, is set to discuss on Monday whether bars in Bangkok will be allowed to reopen and a ban on alcohol sales in restaurants lifted.

Feb! March! March! Luk Thung Earworm About Calendar Vexes Netizens

BANGKOK — An earworm about the Thai months is wiggling its way across social media on Monday.

Nonnnn! Thai Mythical Temple Creatures are Reborn as Virtual Pets

BANGKOK — Feed, play with, and pet a little tua mom as it grows and evolves – right from the comfort of your phone. 

‘Queen’s Gambit’ Hype Piques Chess Interest in Thailand

BANGKOK — Her classmates used to practice covers of K-pop dances. Now, some are turning to chess boards.

Note Udom’s Stand Up Comedy Coming to Netflix, With Eng Subs

BANGKOK — The iconic shows of the man who popularized the stand-up comedy format in Thailand will soon be available in your own home – with English subtitles, too.

Thai Host of COVID Relief Show Wins Asian Creative Awards

SINGAPORE — Thailand clinched two winnings at the Asian Academy Creative Awards on Friday, including the host of a TV show dedicated to assisting those who face hardship amid the coronavirus pandemic.  

Review: New ‘Muslim Rom-Com’ is a Recipe for Challenging Stereotypes

BANGKOK — Hijabs fluttering in Chao Phraya breeze during a passionate conversation, cooking beef soups from halal meat, and romance scenes with absolutely no romantic touching between men and women are featured in what is thought to be Thailand’s first Muslim romantic comedy.

What It’s Like to Be Half-Black, Half Thai: Morris K’s Story

BANGKOK — Morris K remembers when he was teased at school for being black. He would come home and scrub his skin in a hopeless attempt to change who he was.

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