A craft beer-fueled block party and new exhibition opening are the perfect reasons to revisit this always-happening neighborhood.

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Forget Oktoberfest. 'Tis the season for intriguing wine pairings.

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Where to find that special something.

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A-Wang

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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You know the iPhone 6 will probably take another two months to reach our shores. Based on looks alone, here’s what’s already on shelves, so that you can decide whether to wait for Apple or buy now.

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The area between BTS Ratchatewi and BTS Phaya Thai area is an affordable neighborhood in the middle of town. Here’s what it’s like to live there.
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Surapong “Top” Ploensang
When the only new condo you can get for B5 million is a 24-sq-meter studio, it’s time to take a second look at buildings over a decade old. Here are two people who chose to renovate rather than buy new.
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Melody of Life Music Festival

The weekend's a big one for music lovers, foodies and design addicts, alike.

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The arrival of Uber's low-cost alternative is great news for users

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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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Though only 33 years old, Anon Pairot has been praised as one of Thailand’s most talented designers for his organically-shaped furniture and dramatic style. This weekend, he’s curating the Asian Talents section at BIG+BIH, Southeast Asia’s biggest design and products showcase. He tells BK how Thais underrate themselves and the secret to creativity.

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The best websites to find your new home.

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SOMBOON

The 12th World Film Festival of Bangkok 2014 kicks off this week (Oct 17-26) at SF Cinema, CentralWorld (7/F, BTS Chit Lom). This year focuses on Israeli cinema, in celebration of the Embassy of Israel’s 60 years of diplomatic relations with Thailand, but that’s not all the festival has in store. Here are our highlights, from documentaries and animations to independent feature films.

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A collaboration between the Khon Thai Foundation and ChangeFusion Institute, Thai crowdfunding platform Taejai.com was launched in order to foster NGO projects and social enterprises to create positive change. In little over a year, the website has helped raise almost B3 million for 42 successful projects aimed at everything from making cheap wheelchairs for disabled dogs to setting up organic rice mills in remote areas. BK talks to Sirinart Torviriyalertchai, 35, Taejai’s project manager. 

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New Places

New Restaurant: Fill’In
Homemade chocolate delivery, done right.
New Restaurant: Bliss
A snack option for healthy eaters.
New Restaurant: J’aime
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?
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.
Banyan Tree Spa
The luxe spa offers premium Eastern-influenced therapies with a focus on the use of natural herbs. 
New Restaurant: Siwilai Rocket Coffeebar
A chic coffee bar in Central Embassy serving up a good selection of organic food, freshly baked goods and artisanal coffee. 
Next to Normal
New Venue: Next to Normal
Get more adventurous with your look at this edgy multi-lable store.
New Restaurant: Eathai
A large food market in Central Embassy serving up Thai regional dishes, a seafood market and Issaya Cooking Studio.
New Venue: OTOP The Gallery
OTOP stores offer a wide range of local products from all over Thailand such as Thai silks, home decorative items, clothes, shoes, handbags and dried foods. 
New Restaurant: Dexter Café & Bar
Sathorn welcomes another photogenic brunch spot.
New Restaurant: Innocent Cow
Greek-style yogurt made from all natural, all Thai ingredients.
New Restaurant: Hot Rod
Designer Ashley Sutton's Thai restaurant is Blade Runner meets Indiana Jones.
Thiptara
New Restaurant: Thiptara
Open-air pavilions surrounded by gardens and furnished with with antiques and traditional artworks.

Events

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Oct 25-Nov 7
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