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Thriving and surviving, Bangkok is booming. Here are our picks of interesting stuff coming up.

‘Big Bad Wolf’ is Back With Tons of Children’s Books

BANGKOK — After having impressed readers in August with a 60-hour shopping marathon, The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will be back in February for young bookworms.

Annual Khon Event Canceled in Respect for Late King

BANGKOK — A much-anticipated annual khon performance celebrating His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol’s birthday next month has been canceled in light of his death.

Music, Culture to Set Sail on ‘Bangkok Island’ Barge Party

BANGKOK — The first sunset of December will see the maiden voyage of a different kind of barge on the mighty Chao Phraya River, one that will set sail for music, art and culture.

New York R&B Artist Mac Ayres to Give Bangkok ‘Something to Feel’

BANGKOK — A music hall will transform into a soulful dance floor as a young New York talent comes to the capital.
Mahouts wielding bullhooks sit on elephants Saturday in the walled field where they were kept when not competing.

Elephant Polo to Continue Despite Abuse

BANGKOK — The host of an annual elephant polo tournament said Sunday that one case of animal mistreatment does not merit canceling the annual event.
Protests in Bangkok on Oct. 18, 2020 at the Victory Monument.

Curry, Iced Coffee, CIA: A Guide to Thai Protest Vocab

BANGKOK — “Spicy Curry, quick! The Iced Coffee is coming.”
A file photo of durian mooncake.

Shop, Snack on Chicken Rice and Durian Mooncakes at Singaporean Fair

BANGKOK — Chicken rice, bak chang rice dumplings, and durian ice cream will make their way into the capital for the first-ever Singaporean government-sponsored festival dedicated to showcase the diversity of our southern neighbor this Thursday.

Art Pairs With Booze When ‘Figure 8’ Opens Sunday

BANGKOK — Celebrate the opening of a new shophouse-cum-bar and gallery with Japanese rope bondage and late-romantic French poetry.

Grief Goes Bicultural as Death Surrogates Come Alive in Thai, English

BANGKOK — The world has birth surrogates, those moms who bear children on behalf of others. At the other end, when life ends in grief and loss, imagine if those left behind had “death surrogates” to offer a chance for final farewells — to thank, apologize to or say goodbye.

‘Kumamon Run’ Coming to Bangkok in December

BANGKOK — Can you outrun an overweight bear mascot? Find out in December. Kumamon Run is a 5K race set to take place at a...



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