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Citing Epidemic, Phetchabun Governor Cancels Songkran Greetings

PHETCHABUN — No Happy New Year, please. A provincial governor on Wednesday cancelled the annual Thai New Year’s...

V for Valentine and Not Virus: Day of Love Undented by Health Anxiety

BANGKOK — The novel strain of coronavirus, a cause of nationwide fear in recent weeks, appears to do little dampen Thailand’s Valentine’s Day spirit.
Students shop for bouquets of roses sold at the Flowers Market in Bangkok on Feb. 13, 2020.

School Bans Roses on V-Day to Preserve Students’ Moral Purity

RATCHABURI — A school in the western region became a subject of ridicule on Friday after it prohibited students from bringing roses to school on Valentine’s Day.

Deciphering the Very Thai Romance of ‘Ngon’ and ‘Ngor’

Anyone who’s been in a romantic relationship with a Thai knows firsthand the chilly grip of ngon – the unique Thai gesture that’s somewhere between being pouty, mad, and disappointed.

Police’s Valentine Crackdown Questioned by Women Rights Activists

BANGKOK — Per yearly tradition, police on Thursday said the force is set to patrol love motels and entertainment venues on Valentine’s Day tomorrow to prevent young people from committing immoral acts and deter any sexual crimes.

Monk Accepts Offerings on Delivery App, Gives Blessing via Video Call

TRANG — A monk in the southern region caused an online sensation Tuesday when he announced that worshipers can make merits at his temple by ordering online delivery.

Review: Unanswered Questions At King Taksin’s Old Palace

BANGKOK — Visiting the royal residence of King Taksin the Great would remind Thais of many unsettled questions from the bloody history.
Pachara ‘Peach’ Chirathivat and Patricia Tanchanok Good in their happier days, long before their epic breakup this year.

Would You Like Fries and Teddy Bear With That? 2019 Celeb Drama Recapped

BANGKOK — 2019 is a year of hearts, mended and broken for a lot of celebs. There’s even a kind-hearted one out there, too. 
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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.

Songkran for UNESCO List: Gov’t Eyes Joint Submission With China

BANGKOK — After the UN recognized Thai massage as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the government said Friday it would submit traditional Thai New Year festival to the list next year. 


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