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Bangkokpost.com : Travel

  • British Airways pilots set strikes for 3 days in September
    LONDON: British Airways pilots are set to strike for three days in September, the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) said on Friday.
  • Hakuna Matata
    Phuket has long been a beach getaway for locals and tourists, and for good reason. Especially if you're a Bangkokian like me, who can resist a quick weekend getaway complete with great sights, mouth-watering food and fantastic beaches -- all of which can be reached within an hour's flight? Of course, while Phuket is a great destination, there's more aspects to a great trip that have to be planned...
  • AoT unveils airport app for global travellers
    Airports of Thailand (AoT) on Wednesday launched a mobile app designed to improve convenience for travellers.
  • Tourism boss snips 2019 foreign arrivals
    The Tourism and Sports Ministry has cut its foreign arrivals forecast to 39-39.8 million this year, down from 40.2 million.
  • Thailand's small wonder
    Samut Songkhram, Thailand's smallest province, also is a small wonder. The coastal province along the Gulf of Thailand is about a two-hour drive from Bangkok. It has only three districts -- Muang, Amphawa and Bang Khonthi. Yet it is packed with historical and cultural attractions, especially along the Mae Klong River that flows through the heart of the province and ends in the sea.

Bangkokpost.com : 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.

Bangkokpost.com : 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.

Bangkokpost.com : Life

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