Fan Chan (2003)

To mark National Thai Film Conservation Day on Oct 4, the Ministry of Culture added 25 films to the national film heritage registry. In that spirit, we present our favorite Thai films you should (re)watch immediately, listed chronologically.

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With the impending closure of the cheap and cheerful night market on Oct 16, we take a walk down memory lane and speak to some of the popular vendors about what made the place special. Photos by Karin Kunjara 

15 hours ago

Kath Khangpiboon, a 28-year-old transgender academic, filed a lawsuit against Thammasat University on Monday for unlawful termination of her employment. Here, she explains why.

15 hours ago

Get amazing savings at Bangkok’s top restaurants… just by booking a table online

Planning a big night out in one of Bangkok’s best restaurants? Make sure you book ahead. But rather than calling the restaurant yourself, use the free new Chope app. Make your reservation through the app any time, 24/7, and not only will they secure your table and send you an email confirming your booking, but you’ll also receive a 20-percent discount on your bill.

Uber X claims it's the cheapest ride in town. We put it to the test. So here’s how it stacks up against Bangkok’s other taxi apps and regular street cabs based on a 10km journey with 20 minutes stuck in traffic.

15 hours ago

Why should the ladies have all the fun, eh?

17 hours ago
Go Went Gone

The recurring VolksKraft Art & Craft Market will showcase slow-fashion and crafts from ethical local producers.

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Training Ground BKK

Beervana says "Happy Beerday" with, you guessed it, copious beer. 

1 day ago

With Bangkok nightlife getting more expensive by the day, we dropped by 11 of the city's most popular bars to find out how much they charge for this most ubiquitous of drinks, and whether that price is justified. (*All 330ml bottles unless otherwise stated)

4 days ago

HAL Film School owner Dhan Plewtianyingtawee, 31, wants Bangkok cinemas to look beyond Hollywood and local blockbusters, and he’s doing something about it. His new venture, HAL Distribution, independently finances the release of small movies from around the world in Thai cinemas, starting with the 2014 Ukrainian silent film Tribe, which is currently screening at Paragon Cineplex and Esplanade Ratchada. Here, he discusses what it takes to bring quality cinema to new audiences.

4 days ago

Vinyl records, personalized bicycles, organic produce, barbecue seafood... is Ladprao the new Ari?

4 days ago

Skate back to the '80s with the latest limited-edition attraction at Central Embassy. 

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With the Vegetarian Festival approaching (Oct 13-21), here’s where to find the best meat-free dishes in town. (*In no particular order.)
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New Restaurant: The Harbor Seafood
An outdoor grill-it-yourself seafood spot in Ekkamai.
New Restaurant: Butcher Beef & Beer
Cook your own beef while sipping beers in an outdoor setting.
Yutthika Well-Being Spa
Yuttika Brand's beachside wellness escape 
A two-story gallery in an unlikely residential setting. 
New Restaurant: Ryce
A Japanese onigiri specialist serving up funky flavors. 
New Restaurant: Seed
Fine-dining restaurant empire Water Library goes casual.
New Restaurant: Mejico
This Mexican restaurant does not follow the usual format of big portions and a casual atmosphere.
New Restaurant: Burgler Burger
Another food truck dealing in classic American-style burgers.
New Restaurant: The Walking Dead Cafe
Make like a zombie to this pop-up cafe at Siam Center. 
New Restaurant: Not Just Another Cup
A clean-looking hipster cafe in Sathorn that isn't Rocket.
New Venue: Statement
Thonglor's fashionable multi-label store.
New Restaurant: M Krub
The mastermind behind Chef Man serves up a modernized take on Chinese cuisine.
New Restaurant: El Toro
Sukhumvit welcomes a bare-bones butchery-slash-eatery.
A purpose-built gallery located in an up-and-coming nighborhood. 
New Venue: Tailorbird Shop
A tailor shop specializing in wedding-wear. 
New Venue: Jatomi Fitness
The Poland-born gym chain launches with two branches in Bangkok.
New Venue: Central Westgate
Bangkok’s latest mega-mall has opened in an unlikely part of town.
New Restaurant: Timber Cafe
Ladkrabang neighborhood has welcomed a real hipster gathering space.
New Venue: Tint Bike
Bangkok’s obsession for bicycles and personalization combine at this new bike shop. 
New Venue: Garage Records Shop
One of Bangkok’s most reliable vinyl purveyors has opened a proper shop on Ladprao Soi 8.