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  • Could Venice lose its World Heritage status?
    Venice is in danger of losing its Unesco World Heritage status after this week's extreme flooding, according to the body's director, Mechtild Rossler. At the same time, she offered the lagoon city immediate aid.
  • NTT, Singapore fintech firm to offer fixed-rate forex service
    NTT Communications Corp will begin offering a foreign exchange service at fixed rates soon in cooperation with a Singapore fintech startup to help increase travellers to Japan.
  • St Mark's closed as fresh flood hits Venice
    VENICE: Another exceptional high tide swamped flood-hit Venice on Friday, prompting the mayor to order St Mark's square closed after Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city.
  • Qantas completes test 19-hour London-Sydney flight
    PERTH, Australia: Australian national carrier Qantas on Friday completed a 19-and-a-half hour non-stop flight from London to Sydney, used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.
  • Journey to peace
    Vietnam has always been a bit of a struggle to get to, with its visa restrictions and limited air connectivity. This has since changed with online e-visas and with the introduction of Bangkok Airways' flights to Nha Trang. This has also made it easier to get to Amanoi, derived from the Sanskrit word for peace, aman, and the Vietnamese word for place, no'i. Aman's first resort in Vietnam is perched... : 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

  • Thank Frenchfolk for Gigi
    Just when you thought all the Italian dining angles had been amply covered in Bangkok, along comes Gigi Dining Hall & Bar.
  • A celebration of Italian flavour and flair
    "Food Education: A Taste Of Culture" is the theme for the 4th edition of the World Week Of Italian Cuisine, which celebrates the finest Italian culinary expertise in Thailand from today until Nov 29.
  • Princess's Cup draws regional riders
    Local and international horse riders will participate the Princess's Cup Thailand 2019 which kicks off today and runs daily from 8am to 9pm until Sunday. The venue is the Royal Stable Unit, Sanam Pao, Phahon Yothin Road.
  • The shape of nature
    In her new solo exhibition, contemporary artist Sita Inyai attempts to understand the age-old question of balance in nature.
  • Worth every baht
    After selling out the show in five minutes, Thailand's legendary boy band D2B stormed the Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani on Saturday for its latest D2B Infinity Concert 2019. The band's members Worrawech "Dan" Danuwong and Kawee "Beam" Tanjararak took to the stage for their big show. And they didn't disappoint in a concert that lasted over three hours where they sang, danced, cracked jokes, made...

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