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Bangkokpost.com : Travel

  • Booking.com: 2020 travels bode well for environment
    In 2020, Thai travellers will be seeking experiences with lower environmental impact and more trips to second-tier cities, predicts Booking.com.
  • Nan eager to attract weekday visitors
    Nan province aims to draw more weekday tourism to balance the number of tourists and avoid negative effects on cultural and natural resources from mass tourism.
  • Buri Ram third on Airbnb 2020 list as MotoGP race appeals
    Buri Ram ranked third on Airbnb's list of top 20 destinations to visit in 2020, thanks partly to an increase in bookings for its popular MotoGP event.
  • Experiencing Australia's rich and complex history
    Christopher Jakobi, an Aboriginal guide, squatted with his kangaroo-skin bag to burn native plants in a coolamon. They gradually caught fire and produced a cloud of white smoke. I stood in awe of the descendant of the Aboriginal people, who had lived in Australia for thousands of years before British explorer Capt James Cook arrived in the late 18th century.
  • Dinosaur dig opens up path to the future
    The discovery of a fossil of a meat-eating dinosaur in Khon Kaen earlier this year is giving Thailand's northeastern region more visibility on the world's prehistoric circuit.

Bangkokpost.com : Leisure

  • Sex and sustenance
    Why is it that a box of chocs makes such a great gift for lovers?
  • Savour the charm, Warmth and seafood of ban sakha
    There are places whose charm does not lie in any historical monument, gorgeous beach or other obvious tourist attraction, but rather in the local style and special atmosphere on offer. When rushing around in a big city, it is easy to forget that there are small towns nearby where people spend their days in the same traditional and unhurried way they did in the past.
  • One for the books
    When was the last time you went into a bookshop? You know, the place that sells those ancient things Thai people don't read, but rather use to swat flies and shield their delicate skin from the sun's harsh rays. But even if you prefer to keep your face glued to your smartphone, don't be deterred from entering fancy new venue The Bookshop, because the only reading you'll have to do here is perusing...
  • Classic confucian cuisine
    Shang Palace at Shangri-La hotel, Bangkok, is offering diners a rare opportunity to experience Qufu's famed Kong family cuisine for lunch and dinner from tomorrow until March 15. Unique in style, the cuisine of the Kong family features creative presentations of skilfully combined ingredients that express the four most important elements in the art of Chinese cooking: colour, aroma, flavour and...
  • In the mood for one more love
    Regardless of its much younger age, In The Mood For Love One, which first opened a few months ago in the middle of a serene residential soi, is a mature version of the popular two-year-old sushi bar of the same name in Sukhumvit Soi 36.

Bangkokpost.com : Entertainment

  • Sex-filled SXSW now gets app for hooking up with strangers
    Austin's annual music, film and interactive fest South by Southwest (SXSW) -- dubbed spring break for geeks -- now has a whole new way for attendees to hook up with each other, a sex app called Bang with SXSW, a spinoff of the recently launched Bang with Friends.
  • Novel interpretation of a classic
    Last last month, Opera Siam celebrated Verdi's 200th birthday by mounting the Southeast Asian premiere of Otello, considered by many to be the master's masterpiece. Aware that, in this Verdi year, he needed a new twist, artistic director Somtow Sucharitkul went to Phya Rachawangsan, a play by King Rama VI which is adapted from Shakespeare's Othello and which just happens to be having its own 100th...
  • Kaleidoscope of instrumental hues
    Listening to almost anything written by the modern French composer Henri Dutilleux it is hard to understand why his work was a specialists' preserve for so long.
  • Food for thought
    Eating is the most important activity for humans, both individually and socially. Food is not only necessary to maintain survival but also reflects society and culture.
  • Never gonna give the 80s up
    Looking at the line-up, you can predict the "Big 80s Rewind Festival" will become the concert of the year.

Bangkokpost.com : Life

  • Vietnam pulls 'Abominable' film over S. China Sea map
    HANOI: Vietnam has pulled the animated DreamWorks film Abominable from cinemas over a scene featuring a map which shows China's unilaterally declared "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday.
  • Focusing on the future
    From the vantage point of her skyscraping clinic-office in Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital's Retina Unit, ophthalmologist Dr Pear Pongsachareonnont takes in the sweeping scene before her, dominated by the urban oasis that is the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. Nearby skytrains glide back and forth to and from Ratchadamri Station above Phaya Thai Road. Baiyoke II Tower and a jumble of mid-rise buildings...
  • Reforming the police
    Pol Cpl Somchai's* bouts with depression began the day he was transferred from his hometown to an investigation unit in another province.
  • T-Rex exhibition roars into Central Embassy
    A giant life-size aluminium Tyrannosaurus and its moon surface landscape setting will take over the outdoor yard in front of Central Embassy for one month starting on WednesdayOct 16.
  • Transform your home at Baan Lae Suan Fair 2019
    "Living Transformed" is the theme of the Baan Lae Suan Fair 2019, which kicks off on Friday and runs daily from 9.30am to 9pm until Oct 27, at Impact Challenger Hall 1-3, Muang Thong Thani.

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