Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:00
In celebration of the mooncake
Lhong 1919, the ThaiChinese art heritage pier on the Chao Phraya, celebrates the MidAutumn Festival with a special Moon Cake Festival “Hang Paper Lamp under the Moonlight” from Saturday through Monday (September 22-24).
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:12
Is tourism making us happy?
Planet Happiness, a new global survey of local residents’ happiness in World Heritage sites, has been launched to address the issue of overtourism that becomes a major concern in visitor hotspots around the world, especially World Heritage sites.
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:00
Blasts from the past
A fashion show of Thai-crafted and precious heritage costumes dating back from the beginning of the Ayutthaya period to Rattanakosin and the present era will be presented at Dusit Thani Bangkok on September 22 as part of its hotel closing campaign “The Timeless Legend”.
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:58
China helps others restore heritage sites
Coordination between different countries key to success
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 01:00
Chiang Mai bids to become Thailand’s sixth protected site
THE CHIANG MAI World Heritage Working Group has completed its paperwork and is ready to make its submission this month to Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) to make Chiang Mai a world heritage city, Woralun Boonyasurat, head of the Thai Art Department at Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, said yesterday.
Sat, 01 Sep 2018 01:00
EXCLUSIVE: The half-century fight to save Huai Kha Khaeng: Honouring Seub’s legacy
“AT THE HEART of the success of wildlife conservation is the forest. With healthy forests and habitats, wild animals can survive. Such a principle is easily comprehensible even by those who do not have much knowledge.”
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 18:20
Cambodian FB users rage over dance ownership
United Nations’ cultural agency Unesco’s Facebook page has hosted a heated debate between Cambodians and Thais over Bangkok's proposal for the inclusion of “khon" masked dance on the agency’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:23
Urgent : Batu Caves temple committee steps into trouble
PETALING JAYA: The newly painted steps of Batu Caves may be an Instagram favourite but they have landed the temple committee in trouble with the heritage authorities.
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:30
Chilling out on North Island
A stone’s throw from the Natural Heritage and Wilderness areas, Treetops Lodge & Estate is a gateway to New Zealand’s North Island with striking views of hot springs, rivers, lakes and waterfalls.
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 07:45
Historic Chiang Mai house restored as shop
Asset World Corporation has developed a 150-year-old house on the banks of the Ping in Chiang Mai into a cultural antique mall that reflects the value of Lanna’s heritage.
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 09:39
Paint job on staircase of Malaysia's Batu Caves Temple may be illegal
THE colourful staircase of the iconic Batu Caves Temple that has gone viral on social media, could land the temple committee in trouble as the multimillion ringgit painting and renovation works were not sanctioned by the National Heritage Department (JWN).
Sat, 25 Aug 2018 01:00
A heritage revived
The Southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat relies on its traditions to draw tourists
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:30
Rogue crocodile could be a mixed breed: expert
An expert believes that Yanui, the much-travelled crocodile that patrolled the beaches of Phuket for several weeks, has a mixed heritage. However, more DNA tests are being conducted.
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 12:38
Starbucks unveils set of Benjarong mugs
To mark its 20th anniversary, Starbucks Thailand is partnering with the Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (SACICT) and the heirs of master artisan Wirat Pinsuwan in creating a heritage Benjarong coffee mug collection.
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:20
Lacking 'authenticity', Kota Tua fails to make UNESCO heritage list
UNESCO’s advisory board has deemed Jakarta’s Kota Tua to be unqualified to join its World Heritage list, arguing that the area is, among other reasons, not “unique”.