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  • WTTC endorses airport testing
    Opening the door to allow airport testing on departure is an encouraging sign according to World Travel & Tourism Council president and CEO Gloria Guevara.
  • Centara opens COSI in Krabi
    Centara Hotels & Resorts debuted its COSI brand in southwest Thailand with the opening of COSI Krabi Ao Nang Beach on 23 October.
  • Thai-Lao bridges announced
    The government will invest 8.2 billion baht to build two more Thai-Lao Friendship bridges across the Mekong River.
  • The navel of the Mekong
    The partly cloudy sky gradually turned orange and red after sunset. The twilight colours, which reflected on the Mekong River, provided a great contrast to the dark green mountain ranges in Laos and grass dotted with white flowers on the bank of the river in Thailand's Bueng Kan province.
  • Phra Pathom Chedi fair up and running
    Wat Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom province boasts not just the tremendous stupa that it is named after but also one of Thailand's largest temple fairs. : 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

  • Understanding obesity
    Research studies have shown that obesity is a highly complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity is not just a cosmetic issue but actually a medical problem that increases the risk of other diseases and health problems which will be discussed further below.
  • Iconsiam invites all to grand Loy Krathong party
    Taking privilege of its prime location by the scenic Chao Phraya River, Iconsiam is inviting everyone to celebrate the Loy Krathong festival under a Full Moon during "Iconsiam Chao Phraya River Of Eternal Prosperity", which will take place at its River Park on Saturday from 5pm.
  • Celebrate Mexican culture with taco tasting
    "Taco Fest BKK" will be held for the first time in Thailand at 15 Mexican restaurants in Bangkok between Nov 1 and Nov 15 to celebrate authentic Mexican flavours and traditions.
  • House of horrors comes to the House on Sathorn
    Let's celebrate Halloween like never before at The House on Sathorn, which is poised to welcome scary creatures and spookiness on Saturday from 6pm.
  • Double trouble
    A variety of random characters and items -- Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro González, Japanese comic character Perman, Snow White, popular Glico Japanese snack Pocky and an ATM -- appear in the painting Justice Pillar from the collection "Doppelgänger" created by Verapong Sritrakoolkitjakarn, better known as Verapong VS Ayino. On view until Sunday at Kawit Studio & Gallery,...

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