We’re all Europeans now! At least when it comes to the Ryder Cup – the biennial golf competition between the United States and Europe. The European team triumphed on the final day by a nail-biting 14½ points to 13½ . Spot the flags in the victory picture! And note José Manuel Barroso’s proud message of… » read more
Is a European superstate even a possibility? Where to look for inspiration?
“High culture is nothing but a child of that European perversion called history, the obsession we have with going forward, with considering the sequence of generations a relay race in which everyone surpasses his predecessor, only to be surpassed by his successor. Without this relay race called history there would be no European art and… » read more
With the driving force of globalisation increasingly being felt across the globe, traditional Thai music is embracing this trend to merge. Our correspondent Rathsaran Sireekan went to find out what it’s like when east meets west. Thai classical music has a very long tradition—and not an easy one to break from. But recently, a new… » read more
A national aritist, who suffered from colorectal cancer, has been drawing an amazing collection of pictures with vivid color, which feature the power and energy of its creator. The paintings of Pratuang Emcharoen are sure to impress visitor to his upcoming exhibition in July. The brushwork in the more than 70 pieces of art on… » read more
Amid fierce competition with foreign hypermarkets during the economic slowdown, a local Samchuk Market in Supanburi province stands out with thousands of tourists coming every day. What is the secret behind its success? Thai News Agency has this report. ‘Samchuk Market’ or ‘Hundred-year-old Market’ is exactly as the name suggests: the atmosphere makes visitors feel… » read more
The design characteristics of Chinese Buddhist temples traditionally stress peace, tranquility, and nirvana. The architectural styles employed therefore often tend to be quite plain, giving visitors a feeling of serenity. However, Phra Kanajanjin Dhamma Punya Jariyaporn, vice patriarch of the Leng Nua Yee Buddhist sect in Bangkok’s Chinatown district of Yaowarat, says that since Wat… » read more
Allemagne quartorze points, Royaume-Uni 14 points, la Russie 272 points, Ukraine 230 points, la Grèce 218 points. So it was a runaway victory for the Russian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Belgrade on May 24, and oblivion for most west European entries. The centre of gravity moves further east. See you in… » read more