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Being trans in a pandemic

Growing up a trans woman in rural northeastern Thailand for the first 16 years of her life, Minty* was often ridiculed and physically abused by elders in her family and neighbourhood children for her effeminate demeanour, which forced her to run away to an unknown future in Bangkok.

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15 Jan 2021

Echoing futuristic vibes

Taking a similar approach to designing concept cars, Chopard has created its first self-winding tourbillon chronometer, the Mille Miglia Lab One, which represents a condensed expression of technologies and the brand's futuristic vision of haute horlogerie.

15 Jan 2021
Echoing futuristic vibes
15 Jan 2021

Ideal companion of world travellers

For over a century, Rolex has been synonymous with inventions, which include its easy-to-pronounce brand name coined by Hans Wilsdorf 12 years before he founded the prolific watchmaking empire.

15 Jan 2021
Ideal companion of world travellers
15 Jan 2021

Charity grooves with Café Del Mar

Nestled on Kamala beach, the first-class beach club Café Del Mar recently joined hands with Tourism Authority of Thailand and business partners to revitalise Phuket's tourism scene by hosting the Café Del Mar Phuket Charity Festival.

15 Jan 2021
Charity grooves with Café Del Mar
15 Jan 2021

Make Learning Fun

In the wake of the second wave of Covid-19 in Thailand, schools in 28 provinces have been ordered to close until Jan 31 and conduct online classes instead. One side effect that one may not see coming is that the new learning normal brings with it amusing and heart-warming stories from these online classes. Here are a few.

15 Jan 2021
Make Learning Fun
15 Jan 2021

Winter specials

Paying homage to seasonal ingredients and winter food favourites in the subcontinent is chef Bharat Bhat's new tasting menu at Punjab Grill.

15 Jan 2021
Winter specials
15 Jan 2021

Kingdom under siege by flaky favourite

There's no doubt that at this very minute no other pastries are more sought after in the Kingdom than flaky and buttery croissants.

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Kingdom under siege by flaky favourite
15 Jan 2021

Freshly brewed

Adapting to the times, Playroom Café, the naughty Fifty Shades Of Grey-inspired speakeasy bar turns into café.

15 Jan 2021
Freshly brewed
15 Jan 2021

Quarantine 2.0

Let's be honest and admit that it was bound to happen. The second we got wind of a domestic case in Samut Sakhon, it was only a question of when things would be ordered to close. Granted, it may not be a hard lockdown like the first time around. However, as of the writing of this article, we're upwards of 10,000 cases now compared to the now-measly 1,000 or so we had the first time around so it's safe to say that things are a little worse than before. However, vaccines are set to arrive next month so there's a glimmer of hope. All we have to do is once again limit ourselves from going out in public unless absolutely necessary. I know the thought of having to once again lock ourselves at home is a drag, and that's why we've got this handy list for you. Here's how to thrive -- or at the very least, survive -- the second quarantine.

15 Jan 2021
Quarantine 2.0