Thu, 25 Apr 2019 01:00
A web of lies
Not long before she died last year, veteran Japanese actress Kirin Kiki asked her friend Yuichi Hibi to tell the story of a Japanese con woman Setsuko Yamabe who escaped to Thailand. The film premiered last week in Okinawa
movie & TV
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:34
Japan's sterilised 'eugenics' victims to get payout
Tokyo - Thousands of Japanese people -- some as young as nine -- forcibly sterilised under now-defunct eugenics laws, will receive government compensation after lawmakers passed historic legislation on Wednesday.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:14
Japan PM Abe sends offering to Yasukuni war shrine
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, seen by Asian neighbours as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:08
“Thrones” for the feet
In celebration of the premiere of the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” last Sunday, HBO Asia has commissioned Singaporean sneaker designer and home-grown label, SBTG, to create four bespoke sneaker designs paying homage to the series.
movie & TV
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 01:00
Stimulus plans labelled wasteful by think tank
A PROMINENT think tank has branded as wasteful government plans for expansionary economic policies when the country’s growth is still healthy.
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 01:00
Brunei: Sun, sand and death for gay sex
Brunei, a tiny sultanate on tropical Borneo island, found itself the target of worldwide condemnation yesterday after implementing an Islamic penal code that critics have labelled “barbaric”.
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 01:00
Guys get the smarts
The three design labels making up the Boys of Bangkok grouping steal the show at Bangkok Fashion Week 2019
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 09:22
Remains of Ambassador Virachai transferred from US and scheduled to arrive Bangkok today
Remains of Virachai Plasai, Thai ambassador of Thailand to the US, was transferred from the US in a dignified ceremony and was scheduled to arrive in Thailand today.
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 01:00
$540m boost for digital research, innovation
A NATIONAL research fund in Singapore will set aside an additional S$540 million (Bt12.6 billion) for the creation of artificial intelligence (AI) systems to identify patients predisposed to chronic diseases like diabetes, robots to perform menial tasks and wearable sensors to provide early intervention for heart failure.
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 01:00
Harmony by the ocean
Six Senses Hotels Resorts makes its way to Cambodia with the opening of its new property Six Senses Krabey Island that offers guests beautiful views of the rocky coastline and azure waters.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:00
Biggest barrier to Thailand’s progress is royal defamation law
I have just finished watching “The Crown”, a TV drama depicting the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II up until the early 1960s.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:00
Who will be our next PM?
An athletic billionaire, a marijuana advocate, a gruff coup leader, and a candidate jokingly labelled the “strongest man on earth”.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:33
Thailand's possible prime ministers
An athletic billionaire, a marijuana advocate, a gruff coup leader, and a candidate jokingly labelled the "strongest man on earth".
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:35
Queen 'deeply saddened' by New Zealand mosque attacks
Queen Elizabeth II, New Zealand's head of state, said she was "deeply saddened" by the attacks on two mosques on Friday which left 49 people dead.
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:40
Coca-Cola unveils new-look Namthip
“Namthip Thinking Water”, a leading environmentally-friendly drinking water brand by The Coca-Cola system in Thailand, on Friday launched its new brand identity with a newly designed and more transparent label.