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  • April 8, 2014

    Fostering a fresh world

    ... roof that dispenses with all the accepted rules of airport design. For future consideration, there is also Spaceport America in the New Mexico desert, the planet's first dedicated "landing pad for aliens" - or for any Earth-made spacecraft that might need it. Foster's city planning projects include a redesign for the dense urban blocks hemming in London's iconic Trafalgar Square, a scheme for...

  • April 6, 2014

    A man with all the moves

    ... lesson with 10-time Lumpini champion Supachai Somyong. Supachai admits he's impressed by the ambassador, noting that his kicks and punches are so strong that he was obliged to prepare larger-sized pads for the counter punch. "When you have a trainer who is a champion, you have to work hard and take things seriously. I'm more laid back when I train alone," Drofenik says. Health benefits aside,...

  • March 28, 2014

    Friendly panda at the door

    Since online food-delivery service foodpanda was launched in Thailand in 2012, foodies have become spoiled rotten. Just a few clicks and you can get a meal from leading restaurants delivered to your doorstep at no surcharge. Heck, you can even order food in literally 10 seconds from its mobile application that runs on both iOS and Android. Offering convenience, user-friendly interface and an extensive...

  • March 9, 2014

    Strapping on and rolling off

    .... Apart from its own products, Vincita also offers imported accessories like saddles, hand grips, brass bells, front and rear carriers and a seatpost carrier with side bars and reflective pad with LED. "As the folding bicycle is gaining popularity and people are always on the go, we're planning to offer the travel bags in various sizes that will be convenient both for travel by car or air," says...

  • March 9, 2014

    Sand, then the Chandon

    ... to consider the international station with its suckling pig, paella, foie gras and a dish of penne carbonara called Shake Me that's served in a cocktail shaker. It's a mobile meal, just like the pad thai in a paper box - you can meander around the pool while eating. "Another highlight is the authentic Bouilabaisse Provence Soup," says Britta Kutz, the hotel's general manager. "The chef uses local...

  • February 14, 2014

    Club Scene

    ... at 7. Disco still not dead Shake your limbs to the electrifying disco sounds at Levels on Sukhumvit Soi 11 on Wednesday. Travel back in time and capture the spirit of '70s disco, shoulder pads and slick moves. Entry is free. Groups of at least five get a Smirnoff bottle on the house before 11. Call (02) 662 5808 to 9; SK8 countdown You have one week left to grab...

  • February 8, 2014

    So much more with Sony's PS4

    ... with a new joystick, the Dualshock 4 wireless controller. The controls are familiar while incorporating new ways to interact with the games and other players. Best of all, it has a capacitive touch pad that opens up endless potential for new possibilities when playing. The TouchPad is on the top of the controller, offering completely new ways to play and interact. The controller also provides...

  • February 2, 2014

    Old bricks get a vivid new life

    ... menu changes according to what's being sold at the markets. Among the recommended dishes are platoo haeng tangmo, the traditional appetiser of grilled mackerel served with diced watermelon, and kao pad kang moo, which is fried rice with crisp crackling. "We're also opening a bar on a deck at the edge of the river soon and will serve cocktails and mocktails," Naree says. JAM SESSIONS...

  • January 13, 2014

    Speaking out in art

    ... to installations, it will be on view from Wednesday through Saturday at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore as part of the Art Stage Singapore International Art Fair, the main launch pad for Southeast Asian contemporary art. This year, the fair brings together 600 artists from 130 galleries spanning 28 countries. Helping put Myanmar artists on the map is the Burmese-born, Miami-based...

  • January 13, 2014

    This is what they mean by awards madness

    ... about his film's appeal, "I guess it would be the same, quite." But who knows Maybe the voters will spot a charm in it that they'd overlooked before and get him a Subanahongsa. The pad thai hero The anti-government protesters have shown plenty of determination, but few as much as the owner of Pad Thai Ekkamai, who shut down his business so he could help shut down Bangkok. Shrugging...