Social & Lifestyle
5 Mar 2021

Harry and Meghan hunker down as Hollywood life stays on hold

LOS ANGELES: When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle headed to California in search of a sunny and glamorous new life, they probably didn't expect so much of their first year would be spent stuck at home.

5 Mar 2021
Harry and Meghan hunker down as Hollywood life stays on hold
5 Mar 2021

The unstoppable revenge of the mullet

PARIS: "Business in front, party in the back": a hairstyle considered so obnoxious that for years it verged on being an arrestable offence, the mullet has made the unlikeliest comeback of the century.

5 Mar 2021
The unstoppable revenge of the mullet
5 Mar 2021

Pretty green

Seiko's 140th anniversary celebrations begin with a series of Prospex, Presage and Astron watches inspired by Japan's breathtaking landscapes and seascapes.

5 Mar 2021
Pretty green
5 Mar 2021

Letting the ingredients shine

Kuro House Shabu's hot pot affair does not disappoint with its top-grade Japanese meat and seafood.

5 Mar 2021
Letting the ingredients shine
5 Mar 2021

Honouring Hattori's horlogerie

Over the course of its 140 years history, Seiko has progressed as the world's leading watchmaker, under Kintaro Hattori's mantra: "Don't run but always keep going."

5 Mar 2021
Honouring Hattori's horlogerie
5 Mar 2021

From prostration to prostration

After leading a coup in 2014, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha announced a code of "Twelve Thai Values", telling people how to think and behave. It is difficult to imagine Angela Merkel announcing "Twelve German Values", or even Narendra Modi announcing "Twelve Indian Values". Since the mid-19th century, there have been lots of Thai manuals about proper body language and oral language in social encounters. These books tell a story about power and hierarchy that Patrick Jory narrates in fascinating detail.

5 Mar 2021
From prostration to prostration
5 Mar 2021

Doughnuts high

While doughnuts aren't rare in Bangkok, they can be hit-or-miss. Some might be too sweet that even one doughnut puts you in a sugar coma while others are just laden with artificial flavouring. You sometimes also get doughnuts made with unsatisfying dough. However, Drop By Dough dashes all of those to bits and entices customers to enter their quaint Scandinavian-designed shop, settle in and dig into what perhaps is one of the best doughnuts in the city.

5 Mar 2021
Doughnuts high
5 Mar 2021

Perfecting an ancient ritual

Takagi Kazuo, the chef-patron of two Michelin-starred Kyoto Cuisine Takagi restaurant in Ashiya, Japan, and founder of Kinu by Takagi at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, is a recognised master of Japan's super genteel kaiseki cookery.

5 Mar 2021
Perfecting an ancient ritual
5 Mar 2021

Never chim, never know

The newest design-centric all-day dining and art centre, Chim Chim is on the ground floor of Siam@Siam Design Hotel, giving a blend of laid-back, tropical vibe and an artist loft. Chim Chim offers wood-fired oven pizzas, freshly-roasted coffee, comfort food like burgers, sandwiches, pastas and creative beverages. Its name refers to the Thai word chim, which means to taste. Its artsy vibe is a nod to the artsy-area they are in (BACC is nearby). All the furniture and design is custom made, with prints from Jim Thompson.

5 Mar 2021
Never chim, never know