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Abhisit Vejjajiva, 52, served as Thailand’s 27th prime minister from Dec 2008 to Aug 2011. He was in the spotlight again recently when he was announced as a guest columnist for the new Thai-language online news platform, The Standard—a move which angered many on social media. Here, the head of the Democrat Party tells us exactly what happened, while also sharing some words on politics and music. 

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Riva Arun

Historic Rattanakosin is getting cooler by the day. Stay at one of these hotels to explore all the latest openings

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True Fitness might have gone bust, but there are plenty of new places to break a sweat. Here are Bangkok's hottest openings. 
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Artworks from Harit Srikhao's "Whitewash" exhibition

On Jun 16, the military visited two galleries near Sathorn, Cartel Artspace and Gallery Ver on Narathiwat Rajanagarindra Soi 22, and ordered Gallery Ver to remove five works relating to the political protests of 2010, as part of Harit Srikhao's Whitewash exhibition. Jirat ‘Tae’ Ratthawongjirakul, 29, has managed the gallery for the past six years, and was there when the raid took place. Here, he discusses exactly what happened, as well as the state of artistic expression in Bangkok.

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From brand new cafes on Phra Athit to the Bangkok City Library, we’ve rounded up the best new openings in Bangkok’s historic old town of Phra Nakhon-Rattanakosin.

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Bamboo Bar

Are these the best bars in town? 

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All the highlights from the exhibition which reinvented viewing art in Bangkok.

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Ben's Cookies

ICYMI: It's been a massive week for imported chains. Join the queue. 

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Welcome to the summer of spending. 

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Supanniga x Roots

Ben's Cookies and IHOP have just opened, but there's a whole lot more on the way. 

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Quaint

Also featuring a "very serious" beer pong tournament. 

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Chao Phraya River Promenade

A court injunction stands in the way of what many see as a disaster for Bangkok. 

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In case you have any money left. 

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New Venue: A Land
Seoul's outrageously cool fashion store arrives in Bangkok. 
New Restaurant: Sushi Matsuo
This omakase restaurant inside a tempura restaurant has barely enough room for eight seats. 
New Restaurant: Townhouse
Hong Kong’s fusion-forward diner lands at Siam Paragon.  
New Restaurant: The Tongkeungui
Siam's black-themed Korean barbecue restaurant.
New Restaurant: Ben's Cookies
The UK’s favorite soft cookies are here!
New Restaurant: IHOP
The American breakfast specialist opens in Bangkok, finally. 
New Bar: Bad Taste Cafe
Lad Phrao's craft beer bar has the worst taste in town. 
New Restaurant: Rico
Spanish tapas with a North African edge overlooking the British Embassy.
New Restaurant: Hawker Chan
The world's first Michelin-starred street-food stall arrives in Bangkok. 
New Restaurant: Coro Harvest
Ratchaburi's hip organic melon farm opens a restaurant in Bangkok.
New Restaurant: As.is
Chinatown gets a seriously hip coffee shop.  
New Restaurant: Burn Whale
Siam Square's seafood buffet spot. 
New Restaurant: Apbo Cafe (Siam Paragon)
The far-flung Ram Intra-based dessert cafe comes to central Bangkok. 
New Restaurant: Mash
The chilled-out craft beer bar Silom has been waiting for. 
New Venue: Warp
This bottleshop might be your Thonglor nightlife curfew hack.
New Bar: Mojjo
This Cuban-themed bar comes with 32nd-floor views. 
Muay Thai legend expands boxing gym to the Old Town. 
New Venue: Head in the Clouds
A new cafe and art space in the Old Town. 
Shabeebee menu set
New Restaurant: Shabeebee Roti-Cha
Chula's 24-hour restaurant dedicated to Thai-Muslim cuisine. 
New Venue: Play Out Studio
Get with the surf yoga trend at Asoke's new fitness studio.