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Say No to Plastic Bags


7-Eleven announced on Nov 7 their plan "to reduce and cease" the use of plastic at its stores nationwide. It's about time! Can they stop giving away individually wrapped plastic spoons and forks while they're at it?


The Crimes Of Grindelwald is a fantastic-ish beast

Two years after the first film in J.K. Rowling's latest Wizarding World franchise, the second instalment entitled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald has finally returned with a moodier, darker tone and a rich, layered story.

Star spangled dinner

The Michelin Guide has led to an explosion in the Thai food scene since it was first published a year ago. Now, for better or for worse, every restaurant new and old is chasing stars. Having made such waves in Bangkok, it is not surprising…

Guide to a guide


Life speaks to Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guide about the 2019 selection.

The best prime minister Thailand never elected


Anand Panyarachun's two spells as unelected prime minister in 1991-2 had such a profound effect that they now seem preordained by history. This splendid book shows how the reality was otherwise.

Above and beyond


Originally making liquid-filled compasses, Suunto -- Finnish for direction -- has become a specialist in sports watches, instruments and dive computers tested in harsh conditions.

Legendary party at Iconsiam


A troop of 1,500 drones manoeuvring in the sky, Sri Mahasamut junks gliding on the Chao Phraya, and a light show illuminating two luxurious residential buildings were among the highlights of a spectacular outdoor performance staged for…

All the fun of the fair

One of the year's most anticipated events in the live music calendar is finally here. Maho Rasop Music Festival holds its inaugural celebration of all things beautiful and noisy in the heart of Bangkok tomorrow. The event features an…

Time waves


In March, Citizen lavishly kicked off its 100th anniversary celebrations at BaselWorld 2018 in Switzerland.

Oris recognises Movember


While October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, associated with women, November is dedicated to promoting men's health under the so-called Movember campaign.

Thursday, Nov 15


Bangkok's newest brunch buffet is among its best

Everybody loves an all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch. And in Bangkok, diners can choose from a mouthwatering plenitude of top-notch produce matched with gourmet recipes from all over the globe.


Your horoscope for 16-22 Nov


Spot-on horoscope for work, money, coupled & single life from famously accurate Guru's fortuneteller. Let's see how would you fare this week & beyond!


Bangkok hotel to showcase top local artists

137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok is transforming itself into a rotating art showcase to celebrate the talent of top Thai artists and make them more accessible to hotel guests, art collectors and the general community.


A new era for Bottega Veneta


Last year, English designer Paul Andrew was named women's creative director at Salvatore Ferragamo.

The taste of a more traditional Korea


Young Thais have taken Korean popular culture to their hearts in recent years. Tomorrow, a string of traditional Korean performances will be staged at the Korean Cultural Center to showcase another side of the country's cultural traditions.

More than meats the eye

Japan is one of the most popular destinations for Thai tourists. More than 80,000 Thais visit Japan monthly, and the total number of Thai visitors per year is expected to reach 1.1 million this year, according to the Japan National Tourism…

Artistic Asia live on stage


Sala Sudasiri Sobha is hosting "Musical Novelettes", a vocal and piano recital by Vietnamese-Korean artist couple Park Sung Min and Trang Trinh, on Sunday at 4pm.

Limited-edition accessories


From Salvatore Ferragamo's archives, a kidskin sandal with layered cork sole and heel covered in suede stands out with a rainbow colour scheme.

Parisian charm

Twenty-one years ago, Parisian luxury fashion house Chanel opened its doors to its very first boutique and office in Bangkok, introducing the Kingdom to the likes of their little black dress, timeless tweed jacket, and, of course, classic…

The city of eternal spring

There are few more dazzling sights than a field of French hydrangeas in full bloom. The pale blue flowers are widely grown throughout the hilly farmlands of Da Lat, the capital of Lam Dong province in southern Vietnam.

Wednesday, Nov 14


Thailand to be Asia's first to enforce plain cigarette packs

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The Public Health Ministry on Wednesday approved a draft regulation requiring plain cigarette packaging, and will also change the compulsory pictures reinforcing the warning that smoking is hazardous to health.


K-pop group BTS's agent apologises for A-bomb shirt

TOKYO: A talent agency that handles K-pop group BTS on Tuesday apologised over one of its members wearing an offensive T-shirt depicting an atomic bomb exploding over Japan and others wearing hats with the Nazi guard insignia.


Stranger in a strange land

'Bangkok, today I'll be signing books at 7pm," wrote Joan Cornellà last Saturday to his 4.7 million fans on Facebook. The message was paired with a painting of a smiling woman forming a heart with her two hands. In between her hands are…

School of pop

If you like to argue that modern pop music sucks, here's some ammunition. Beyoncé's 2016 album Lemonade had no less than 72 writers involved, and her single Hold Up had 15 alone. Compare that with, for example, Billie Jean, whose…


CPN gathers partners for co-working space

Central Pattana Plc (CPN), the SET-listed retail and property developer under Central Group, has teamed up with Malaysian partners to open a co-working space business in Thailand next year.

Tuesday, Nov 13


'Yaya', Prayut the most preferred dates on Loy Krathong

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With the Loy Krathong festival just two weeks away, superstar Urasaya "Yaya" Sperbund and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha have emerged as the people others would most like to go out with that night.


Horns of Africa

Summer and autumn releases are out and there are some fascinating new albums that are well worth checking out. The European Broadcast Union's Top Ten World Music Chart for November features hits from the Horn of Africa, Turkey, Zimbabwe…

Mariah carries on

Mariah Carey came to town as the final stop on her Asian tour, playing the near-capacity crowd at a hall in Bitec Bangna after the supposedly more dramatic setting of Borobudur. "Mariah Carey Live In Concert" last Friday lasted barely 90…

Musical celebrates Lhong 1919's first anniversary


To celebrate Lhong 1919's first anniversary, Takonkiet Viravan directs Lod Lai Mangkorn: The Epic Musical At Lhong 1919, an exclusive outdoor-multimedia theatrical performance at Wanglee House from Nov 16-25.

Singaporean projects win at SEAFIC

The concept of script labs and film pitching isn't a familiar one in Thailand. But it's an important step in the increasingly complex and competitive film industry -- here and throughout Southeast Asia.