National artist Thawan Duchanee died on Wednesday. He was 74.
Singapore has already been tagged with several catchy monikers — including Lion City, the Little Red Dot and the Fine City. But this island nation, which in pre-colonial days was called Temasek, may well acquire another nickname, "City in a Garden", if its government's ongoing attempts to attain environmental sustainability finally bear fruit.
When Prof Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai was recently appointed the president of the prestigious Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), he brought a long list of firsts to the position.
Curated by Dr Apinan Poshyananda, BACC presents a group exhibition "Thai Charisma: Heritage + Creative Power" by Thai artisans and artists who were inspired by traditional artefacts and produced new forms and ideas through their respective specialised techniques. These artists include Thawan Duchanee, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Panya Vijinthanasarn, Yuree Kansaku and Jakkai Siributr.
In 1974, Mao Zedong decided China was part of the Third World, not the Second World as categorised by the Communist block. Mao's idea of the Third World deviated from Cold War-era political ideologies and discounted the history of colonialism and imperialism. His "Third World" was a band of non-aligned nations falling behind those which were more rich and powerful — the US and Soviet Union in the First World; Japan, Canada, Australia and the rest of Europe in the Second World.
Ko Samui’s Café 69 was named the favourite restaurant for local cuisine among international visitors to Thailand by travel website TripAdvisor.com.
Singer Emma Hewitt will perform tomorrow in a performance organised by Trance Lovers Thailand (TLT).
Five of Bangkok's eminent resident classical string players, known as The Artist Ensemble of Bangkok, will perform a varied programme of chamber music at Siam Ratchada Auditorium on Saturday at 5pm.
The Japan Discovery fair will return to Bangkok from Sept 12-22.
Thai female athletes have earned much public recognition and many accolades in past decades — from tae kwon do star Yaowapa Burapolchai, to badminton champion Ratchanok Intanon, to volleyball heroes Nuengruethai Sathongwien and Pluemjit Tinkao.
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