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  • Visitors to Japan asked to buy 'peace of mind' with travel insurance
    TOKYO: Governments of all types across Japan have begun campaigns to encourage foreign tourists to purchase travel insurance, with a recent surge in people leaving unpaid medical bills putting pressure on Japanese hospital budgets.
  • Traveloka adds to travel apps
    Traveloka, the Indonesia-based travel booking site, has launched the Traveloka Xperience in Thailand, the first country in Southeast Asia to receive the new service.
  • Tourism ministry, NSTDA mull way to cap visitor numbers
    The Tourism and Sports Ministry is working with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) to cap the number of visitors at natural destinations in a bid to promote more sustainable tourism.
  • Thailand ready to tap busy Muslim travel market
    Halal tourism is one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors, with faith-based needs and behaviour from Islamic travellers gaining, according to the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2019, an annual survey by Mastercard and CrescentRating.
  • World's largest dinosaur show in Bangkok
    A troupe of 18 dinosaurs will be seen roaming Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, for the next three months. : 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. : 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. : Life

  • Your horoscope for 21-27 Jun
    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!
  • Thief saws off Marilyn Monroe statue in Hollywood
    LOS ANGELES: A statue of Marilyn Monroe that sat atop an artwork in Hollywood that celebrates women in film has gone missing in what authorities are calling the "Marilyn caper of 2019."
  • Taiwan fair takes over EmQuartier
    There is a lot to dine and shop for during the EmQuartier Taiwan One More Time fair, which will return to the EmQuartier shopping complex from Friday until SundayJune 21-2.
  • The road ahead
    On Friday (June 21), Adul Sam-on, one of the boys saved from Chiang Rai's Tham Luang Cave, will turn 15. Last year, two days after his birthday, he joined his coach and fellow soccer players in their exploration of the fifth-longest cave in Thailand. Little did Adul or anyone else know that the previous year could have been his last. So his birthday celebration this year is a testament to the...
  • Watch or don't watch? The choice is yours
    When the Black Mirror episode Bandersnatch aired last year, it attracted widespread attention and much discussion from audiences and media worldwide. Bandersnatch was significant for many reasons: it was a much-awaited feature-length stand-alone episode in the hit sci-fi anthology series. More importantly, it was interactive, allowing the audience to create their own adventure.

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