HONG KONG - Hong Kong has boosted its number of starred restaurants due to an influx of foreign chefs, Michelin said Friday as it released its 2015 guide for the southern Chinese city.
The girls at Monte Cristo School are overly demure and respectful. The school's shrine has a spot for a picture of the country's leader to which students bow with deepest loyalty and gratitude when passing by. They're musically adept, but only with Thai tunes. (Western songs like those of The Beatles are strictly forbidden).
Budding architect Preeyaporn Pumhiran, owner and developer of the unique luxury English cottage project, The Cotswold, Khao Yai, has always worked hard to achieve every goal she has set for herself in life.
When customers waltz in to Bill Marinelli's Oyster Bar restaurant, many of them are not familiar with his menu, so he always asks them the same question.
Speedy Grandma presents "BangDoc", a duo exhibition by Marc Stuart and Parn Penpayab. While Stuart's bright paintings are his observation of the Bangkok scenes, Parn's paper sculpture is a biting satire on contemporary society.
Noraset Vaisayakul went to the hospital earlier this year and paid 10,000 baht for an MRI scan of his brain. But there was nothing wrong with him. He just wanted the scan sheet and turned that into the centrepiece painting of his current exhibition "Fault Lines" at H Project Space.
Amy Kunrojpanya, head of communications and public affairs for Google Thailand and Indochina, is a woman of many talents. The Australian speaks eight languages and has volunteered her time and skills with several community development organisations in Southeast Asia, including Thailand. She has transformed challenges into opportunities and found the motivation to strive towards her goals.
While the epic Ramakien is told through nang talung, the art of shadow puppetry from southern Thailand, a shadow puppet from Hamburg, Germany, will portray a child waking up in the middle of the night.
Besides Marimekko, Nokia, Moomin, saunas and summers without darkness, Finland is also known for its excellence in education. In 1968, the northern European country went through a major educational reform. In the following decades, Finnish students consistently achieved the highest, or near highest, average results in the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa).
Thailand is never short of festivals, all year round. From EDM, nostalgic, broken heart to song for life festivals, we've become both immune and suspicious whenever the word "festival" comes up, as one often looks, feels and sounds like another. But Wonderfruit Festival, taking place from Dec 19-21 in Chon Buri, aims to change all that.
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