SEA Write Award-winning poet and national artist Naowarat Pongpaiboon, 74, built his name through his meditative works on the topics of society and politics. He’s also been an active participant in the Yellow Shirt movement, but it’s his strong support of the local art scene which recently landed him a seat in The National Legislative Assembly, handpicked by the National Council for Peace and Order.

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Farida Laopacharakul, 31, is the founder of The Truemate by Farida dating website. Noticing that not everyone is looking for love, she launched a spin-off, dubbed Buddy Buddy, a friend-rental service. We asked her how it works.
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The big news out of the 19th Busan International Film Festival held earlier this month (Oct 2-11) is that we have a handful of exciting Thai independent films to anticipate, from some our most-loved directors.

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The top console titles hitting shelves late 2014.

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Wild Beasts

Indie-heads are in for a busy November. 

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The must-hear acts--and where to catch them live next.

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B400 cocktails? Nope, not here. The best places to get blotto on a budget in the big-spender locations.

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Art openings, experimental sounds and video game showdowns. Plan the weekend ahead!

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Illumination: Become the Light
What would Halloween (next Friday, Oct 31) be without outrageous outfits, weirdly colored cocktails and lots of prize giveaways? (To be updated)
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Craving a Friday cocktail? Why not start the night creating your own.

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Le Beaulieu and affordable used in the same sentence?

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Looking to pre-game before heading out of town for Big Mountain or Wonderfruit in December? There's something happening every weekend in November.  

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There is a life before the weekend, and it happens on Wednesday.

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New Places

New Restaurant: Ebisu Sushi
Here's another Japanese restaurant making big promises about the provenance of its ingredients.
New Restaurant: Soup for the Soul
A soup café claiming to make all its stock fresh each day using local ingredients.
Is afternoon tea the new brunch?
New Restaurant: Paul
The latest French baker to open in Bangkok.
New Restaurant: Minibar Cafe
Goodbye Minibar Royale. Hello Minibar Cafe.
New Restaurant: Shakariki 432
A down-to-earth atmosphere, exuberant staff and a solid menu of tasty fusion maki rolls.
New Restaurant: Teppen
A tatami-floored izakaya that's a favorite among Japanese expats looking for a taste of home. 
A multi-purpose co-working space in a beautiful refurbished house.
New Restaurant: Fill’In
Homemade chocolate delivery, done right.
New Restaurant: Bliss
A snack option for healthy eaters.
The restaurant of Jean-Michel Lorain, of the acclaimed three-Michelin-starred La Cote St. Jaque in Burgundy, France
New Venue: Hardcover
One of Central Embassy’s hidden gems offers hard-to-find, limited-edition art books.
New Restaurant: Ya Kun
Singaporean street bites land in Bangkok.
New Restaurant: Fill in the Blank
Fresh out of JJ Market comes this café and lifestyle shop. 
New Restaurant: Karatama Robatayaki
Akanoya Robatayaki has been rebranded Karatama Robatayaki and now offers more variety.   
New Restaurant: Cavefeine
Ekkamai's cutest new cafe. 
New Restaurant: HIDA Grill
Wagyu Olympics-winning beef, anyone?
New Venue: Pinky Tailor
One of the rare tailors that Bangkokians love to recommend.
Away Spa
With LED lights and a nightclub vibe, the stylish Away spa at W Hotel offers surprisingly relaxed mood. There's also Style Lab offering grooming, pedicure and medicure services. 
New Venue: Alexander Lamont
Beautiful decor items that successfully blend the European techniques with the subtle mystique of Asian art.

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