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Six Senses Phuket Raceweek has become one of the region’s favourite yacht racing events, comprising four days of world-class yacht racing and five nights of beachside parties at a 5-star hotel – all captured for international TV broadcast to 140 million households.

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Although petroleum from the Middle East is in high demand around the world people from the oil rich region are coming to Thailand to find a particular kind of oil in the eastern province of Rayong. We have more details in this report from Thai News Agency. High quality agarwood, which is black and full… » read more

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With the driving force of globalisation increasingly being felt across the globe, traditional Thai music is embracing this trend to merge. Our correspondent Rathsaran Sireekan went to find out what it’s like when east meets west. Thai classical music has a very long tradition—and not an easy one to break from. But recently, a new… » read more

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A national aritist, who suffered from colorectal cancer, has been drawing an amazing collection of pictures with vivid color, which feature the power and energy of its creator. The paintings of Pratuang Emcharoen are sure to impress visitor to his upcoming exhibition in July. The brushwork in the more than 70 pieces of art on… » read more

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A group of cyclists, led by Satja Kuthanon or Na-Ped left a road under Rama VIII bridge on Thonburi side of Bangkok. The bicycle parade shouted to attract crowds and urged motorists and pedetrains to ride bicycles and save energy. The bicycle parade passed Phra Phut-tha-yod-fah Memorial bridge, Pak-klong-tha-lad bridge, Sanam Luang, and stopped at… » read more

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Amid fierce competition with foreign hypermarkets during the economic slowdown, a local Samchuk Market in Supanburi province stands out with thousands of tourists coming every day. What is the secret behind its success? Thai News Agency has this report. ‘Samchuk Market’ or ‘Hundred-year-old Market’ is exactly as the name suggests: the atmosphere makes visitors feel… » read more

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The design characteristics of Chinese Buddhist temples traditionally stress peace, tranquility, and nirvana. The architectural styles employed therefore often tend to be quite plain, giving visitors a feeling of serenity. However, Phra Kanajanjin Dhamma Punya Jariyaporn, vice patriarch of the Leng Nua Yee Buddhist sect in Bangkok’s Chinatown district of Yaowarat, says that since Wat… » read more

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Beijing – The organisers of the Olympic torch relay are considering shortening the politically sensitive leg through Tibet because of this month’s earthquake in neighbouring Sichuan province, informed sources said Monday in Beijing. Changes to the route are necessary after the torch relay was halted during three days of national mourning last week for the… » read more

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