Not everyone can claim to have been taken hostage by terrorists, delivered a baby and worked as both a diplomat and an Elvis impersonator. But Wasu “Jeep” Sangsingkaew, 46, has done all that and much more. As he steps up for a reunion concert with his band, The Palace, this Sunday, he chats to us about his colorful life and why Thailand is in danger of becoming a failed state.

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Get vintage vinyl straight to your door from five new online record shops. 
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Ahead of the Asia Talents event at QSNCC this weekend and BIG+BIH this October, here are six participating designers to look out for.
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Suan Plu Electronics, TV repair shop on Soi Suan Plu

A new generation uninterested in traditional crafts could spell the end of the line for these family-run businesses. 

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Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Skip breakfast and save room for these new buffet deals. 

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Raitong Organics Farm

The “wilderness-to-table” movement is finally taking off in Bangkok. What does it mean for our dining scene? 

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After trying to encourage people to stop using their car on Bangkok Car-Free Day for years, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will this year take the logical step and close down a road for real--and even throw in a flea market, too.
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We have a 48-hour attention span, which makes us perfectly suited to track (and back-track on) the latest trends sweeping Bangkok. Updated weekly.

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Photo: dingcarrie

If there's one thing Bangkok needs it's more stores selling colorful macarons. But these are no ordinary macarons. 

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Sugar Ray

Who needs friends when you've got good booze?

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Though they have been active for two years, Boom Boom Cash just achieved mainstream recognition thanks to their collaboration with rock legend Sukie Sukosol on his new single “Forever Young” as part of his Monkey Disco Boy EDM project. BK talks to Miew (vocals), Ae (sound designer), Ole (drums) and Kaek (rap and bass) as they gear up for the release of a new single this month.
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New Places

New Venue: REC Records
Go crate-digging for Afrobeat to indie at this Lad Phrao record store.
Street fashion brand Sneaka Villa's record store and DJ community space.
New Bar: Jazz Happens
Order a bottle of Singha, some gab glaem, and swing away.
New Restaurant: The Beer Bridge
Craft beer and crafty tapas dishes arrive in Langsuan.
New Venue: The High Spa
This new all-in-one spa business offers facial treatments, aromatherapy, Swedish and traditional Thai massage. 
The expansive Mahanakhon branch of this New York deli chain lays claim to being the biggest Dean & Deluca in the world.
New Art Gallery: Cho Why
A multi-floored, multi-disciplinary art space near Talad Noi.
New Bar: Saxsociety
Jazz legend Koh Mr. Saxman's Japanese restaurant-cum-live-performance venue.
New Venue: The Fight Lab
The best martial arts gym, right in the heart of Bangkok.
New Art Gallery: Bridge
A new café-slash-art space at the foot of the iconic abandoned Sathorn Unique skyscraper.
New Bar: Sapporo Bar
Skewered chicken, complimentary edamame and Sapporo beer on tap.
New Restaurant: Banh Mi Boy
Bangkok’s latest food truck serves a very welcome menu of Vietnamese sandwiches.
New Restaurant: Nando Kitchen
Quite possibly the best value-for-money street-side Italian in town.  
New Retail: Siwilai
Central Embassy's stylish concept store is headlined by collaborations with of-the-moment brands like Kitsune, Globe-Trotter and Orlebar Brown.
A retro barber specializing in 1950s-style quaffs and undercuts.
New Venue: VTG Shop
Bikes, vintage shirts, jeans, polos and hipster undercuts.
New Venue: Blue Harbour
Perhaps Bangkok's first standalone men’s grooming venue to put the focus on classic treatments in an equally classy environment.
New Restaurant: Bellino Wine Room
Sporting a décor inspired by the Italian island of Capri, this tiny wine room directly imports labels from many small vineyards at affordable prices.
New Restaurant: Guru Bhai’s Kitchen
A catering and delivery service geared at “not too heavy” Indian vegetarian food. 
New Restaurant: Muteki
Thonglor’s Mugendai has launched a sister restaurant in the heart of the Sathorn business district.