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Durable, holistic development is the big topic shaking up the business world this year. Find out what the key 2017 trends are and how TCEB is helping Thailand rise to the challenge.

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Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum

It's now cheaper to get your cultural fix. 

BTS Bang Wa. Credit: Karl Baron (Creative Commons)

The privately-funded BTS extension could change the face of the riverside. 

Venturing out from his desk job at Bangkok Post, Kong Rithdee, 40, Thailand’s leading film critic, last year made his latest foray into screenwriting. Six years in production, Island Funeral, the film he co-wrote with director Pimpaka Towira, has been nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Movie at this year’s Thailand National Film Association’s Supannahong Awards (Mar 5). Here he vents about the local film industry’s shortcomings and tells us his favorite movies of the past year.

The Fine Arts Department is beginning work on its ultimate masterpiece.

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You won't be able to use the line until 2023, but here's what it might look like. 

Rice Stage

Thanapat Boonsanan, 31, is the founder of bamboo-centric architecture and construction firm Thor Kaichon (www.fb.com/thorkaichon). Up until recently, the local bamboo construction scene was dominated by foreigners; now Thanapat is one of the most sought-after architects around for his humble, environmentally-friendly yet sturdy designs. After returning from Konstruck Bamboo Art Festival in Malaysia to put the finishing touches on his stage designs at Wonderfruit festival (Feb 16-19), Thanapat talks to us about the future of this natural material.

The Yellow Submarine. Credit: Ketsiree Wongwan

These marvels of Thai architecture are the best in the world, according to readers of ArchDaily