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1 Feel like putting your strength to the test? Under Armour is bringing back its annual urban fitness challenge Test Of Will, to be held on April 28 and 29 at CentralWorld. Participants will complete physical challenges -- Over and Under …

Shining bright


'Tone Up Your Skin, Light Up Your Life'

The pioneer woman

Women have always been at the forefront of social change in Asia; however, Helianti Hilman is not your average social do-gooder. She loves problems. "The more problems I have, the more butterflies in the stomach and the bigger the…

Friday, Apr 20


Communities, Not Spaces


With a branch in Asoke and a recently-opened one in Sathon, Glowfish Offices may seem like just another company jumping into the ever-expanding list of office spaces popping up all around the city. However, Glowfish doesn't want those…

Quick Myanmar food fix


If you're craving authentic Burmese (Myanmar) cuisine, but can't find any... look no further nor cross borders. Ma Sabai's Kitchen (pronounced mah-sabae, meaning jasmine flower in Burmese) is open for quick delivery and customers who would…

Parts unknown


Named after the house number and the road where it is located, 100 Mahaseth serves North and Northeastern Thai cuisines with a modern twist. Those who frequent the Charoen Krung area or work in Sathon or Silom may have walked past 100…


Let's get geeky

Whether you like it or not, geek is in. That's obvious from the plethora of superhero movies reigning at the box office and the TV series we follow and binge faithfully. And Bangkok isn't an exception. Geekiness is alive and well here in…


Forza La Dotta the pasta disruptor


Do you ever pine for a bowl of pasta as good as you get in Italy as you stare out the window of your Thonglor condo? Then La Dotta (Soi 9)'s right up your street.


Bowie's New York subway station turns into museum to him


NEW YORK: David Bowie has taken over a subway station in his adopted home of New York, with images of the rock legend plastered throughout and commemorative fare cards issued in his honor.

Guilt and sin minus the politics

The squalor of Manila slums populated by high-school drug runners, then a chaotic precinct ruled by corrupt cops and even more corrupt chiefs -- these are the familiar turfs of Brillante Mendoza, the best-known Filipino filmmaker among…

Where to find Bangkok's best street food ...


It was a few minutes after 6pm, and Lim Lao Sa, a fishball noodle stand tucked into an alleyway near the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, had just opened. Rain was falling, hard. A series of deftly arranged tarps sheltered patrons sitting on…

Happy birthday, Bangkok


It's time to celebrate the capital city's 236th anniversary, set to start tomorrow.

In praise of mangoes

At this very minute, no fruit dominates Thailand's food scene like the mango. The juicy, brightly yellow flesh of the fully ripe fruit, typically accompanied by sweet sticky rice, is regarded as the gastronomic holy grail for the summer…

Creatively innovative

Thailand pushes ahead in its attempts to be a leader in design and lifestyle products. Hoping to attract more business and show off the Kingdom's design potential, the Department of International Trade Department (DITP) -- known for…

Thursday, Apr 19


Belgium tells kids to leave TV for sun and games

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BRUSSELS: No television and no tablets. It sounds like a punishment, but across Belgium it was the recipe for the nationwide children's "play outside" day.


Your horoscope for 20-26 Apr


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!


Prince's glittering outfits, guitars go on sale

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NEW YORK: Outfits and instruments by late pop icon Prince, who was known for his distinct and unique style, will go under the hammer in New York next month.

Evocation of borrowed memories


Taiki Sakpisit's haunting evocation of memory and time fills the top floor of Subhashok The Arts Centre this month. "Until The Morning Comes" comprises the Thai artist's video works made in collaboration with Japanese sound designer…

Vacheron Constantin's nod to history


In the same year that Elvis Presley recorded Heartbreak Hotel, Grace Kelly became the princess of Monaco and Christopher Cockerell obtained a patent for the first working hovercraft, Vacheron Constantin introduced Reference 6073.

A symbiotic relationship


The connection between fast cars and mechanical watches is touted by many brands in their sponsorship of motor racing.

Rolex unveils GMT-Master II collection


The 1950s saw the launch of iconic timepieces including Rolex GMT-Master originally designed to assist airline pilots in their navigation.

Return to Ko Lanta Yai

Three years ago I wrote in this column about a biking route in the northern part of Ko Lanta Yai, the elongated island of Krabi province that lends its name to Mu Ko Lanta National Park. That was the only one of my visits to Ko Lanta Yai…


Binge on a fruit buffet

Between April and July, the orchards of the eastern provinces open their doors for the public to enjoy the fruit season to the max.

Music fest at Chom Chan Beach, Phetchaburi


Chom Chan beach in Phetchaburi province is the venue for the "Wan Chan Bok Ruk Ther" summer music festival, which will take place on April 28-29, 3pm to midnight.

Japan's eccentric architecture


"Struggling Cities: From Japanese Urban Projects In The 1960s", an international travelling exhibition on the theme of Japanese architecture and the city, will be at the Art Centre of Silpakorn University, Wang Thapra campus, from Tuesday…

Thai musicians join Indian vocalists in friendship


Young vocalists from India and musicians from Thailand will join hands for the Global Peace and Harmony Concert, at Siam Ratchada Auditorium, Ratchadaphisek Road, on Saturday at 7pm and again at the Second Church Samyan, Rama IV, on Sunday…

Heavenly homestays

Aree Sairaya never thought she would one day convert her house into a homestay. Her three-bedroom stilt house in Ban Sam Chong Nuea, a small coastal community in Takua Thung district in Phangnga, is tidy and clean.

Wednesday, Apr 18


To kill an Indochinese leopard

In the past two months, there has hardly been a week during which the phrase sua dam wasn't mentioned in the news. The slaughter of an Indochinese leopard -- though it's often referred to, incorrectly, as a black panther -- has sparked a…

Verbal duels and bawdy lyrics

World Beat was at the Korat Festival recently to check out the activities based around paying homage to the Thao Suranari Monument, or Ya Mo, as it is known locally. Korat, or Nakhon Ratchasima, is often thought of as the gateway to Isan,…

New historical drama to savour


The party is not over yet despite last Wednesday's happy ending of Buppaesannivas that also showed a teaser for the sequel, Phromlikhit, which Broadcast Thai Television will begin production of next year.