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  • National parks closed again over Covid-19
    More than 80 national parks have been temporarily closed due to the latest wave of Covid-19.
  • Baby joy for Chiang Mai zoo
    Chiang Mai Night Safari has introduced a new member, a newborn greater kudu.
  • Filmmaker's dream
    The Serpent, an eight-episode crime drama series screening on Netflix since April, left the audience including me wondering where the film was shot.
  • Pandemic stymies travel aspirations
    Thailand and Japan have had a strong bond in tourism exchange for years -- in 2019, 1.3 million Thais travelled to Japan and 1.8 million Japanese tourists visited Thailand -- but due to the volatility generated by the pandemic in both countries, there are good reasons to believe those good old days will not likely return within this year.
  • Germany's Oktoberfest cancelled again over Covid
    BERLIN - Germany is cancelling its iconic Oktoberfest beer festival for the second year running due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bavaria's state premier Markus Soeder said Monday. : 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. : 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. : Life

  • Funeral services shortened due to Covid-19 deaths
    Rescue workers dressed in protection gear hoist a gleaming coffin to a temple's crematorium -- a fast-tracked process that is a departure from the tradition of days-long funerals as the kingdom grapples with a Covid-19 outbreak.
  • B1.8bn of rare watches under the hammer in BKK
    Gaysorn Village in co-operation with Christie's Hong Kong auction house is to hold a live virtual auction on May 22.
  • Remembering Westeros a decade on
    Time really flies as it's been two years since Game Of Thrones went off the air and exactly 10 years since we discovered Westeros and the fantasy universe for the first time.
  • Documentary Club streams Colectiv
    Colectiv, a captivating documentary that earned a double Oscar nomination, is the latest movie picked by Documentary Club to be screened online via its Doc Club on Demand.
  • City life in focus at 'Linetopia'
    The complexity of an urban city and social conflicts are portrayed through pop art paintings at "Linetopia", which will take place at Kalwit Studio & Gallery from Friday to June 20.

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