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Green Day set to rock Bangkok again in 2020

Published October 19, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Green Day set to rock Bangkok again in 2020

Oct 19. 2019
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Green Day, the five-time Grammy Award winners, have announced that they will embark on a global tour in 2020. The rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame inductees will perform a series of concerts throughout Europe, UK, North America and Asia.

Green Day Live in Bangkok takes place on March 11, 2020 at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani.

Green Day had huge success with both their Thai live gigs in 1996 and 2010.

Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, California, Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with more than 70 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative audio/visual streams. Their 1994 breakout album “Dookie”, which sold over 10 million and achieved diamond status, is widely credited with popularising and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of No 1 hit singles.

In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera “American Idiot” which captured the nation’s attention, selling more than 7 million copies in the US alone and taking home the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. In 2010, a stage adaptation of “American Idiot” debuted on Broadway to critical and commercial acclaim.

Entertainment Weekly called Green Day, “The most influential band of their generation,” while Rolling Stone said, “Green Day have inspired more young bands to start than any act this side of KISS, and that doesn’t seem to be changing.”

Green Day Live in Bangkok 2020 takes place on March 11, 2020 at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani.

Ticket prices start at Bt2,000 and tickets go on sale on November 2 at all ThaiTicketMajor outlets, via or or call: 0-2262-3838 for more information.

Keep yourselves updated on and, Facebook: and, Line: @bec-tero-concerts, Twitter: @livenationth and @BEC_Tero_Ent and Instagram: @livenationth and @BECTERO_ENTERTAINMENT.


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Green Day Solo Dates in Asia:


DATE                                      CITY                           VENUE

Sunday, March 8                   SINGAPORE, SG         Singapore Indoor Stadium

Wednesday, March 11          BANGKOK, TH           Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani

Saturday, March 14              MANILA, PH               Mall of Asia Arena

Tuesday, March 17               TAIPEI, TW                Taipei Arena

Friday, March 20                   HONG KONG, CN        Asia World Expo

Sunday, March 22                 SEOUL, KR                  Jamsil Indoor Gym

Wednesday, March 25          OSAKA, JP                   Intex

Friday, March 27                   TOKYO, JP                   Makuhari, Messe


Royal Orchid prepares Lanna Loy Krathong

Published October 18, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Royal Orchid prepares Lanna Loy Krathong

Oct 17. 2019
By The Nation

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The Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers is hosting the Loy Krathong festival in the traditional northern Lanna style on November 11 from 7 to 10pm.

The event will feature performances of Thai classical dance, a human puppet show, a Nang Noppamas beauty contest and stunning fireworks over the Chao Phraya River.

And everyone gets a krathong to float in the river from the hotel’s private pier.

Loy Krathong feasts will be served at all of the hotel’s restaurants.

Giorgio’s will have a Gala Dinner Buffet with great views of the fireworks. Other entertainment is lined up as guests enjoy fresh oysters, New Zealand mussels, tiger prawns and crab. The price is Bt3,700-plus.

Thara Thong’s Royal Thai Set Dinner costs Bt3,000-plus and is set in riverside pavilions with dancers and other entertainment.

The Riverside Terrace will have an open-air BBQ Dinner Buffet at Bt2,500-plus beneath the fireworks.

The dining choices are free for children up to four years old and half-price for children 5-12, discounted 17 per cent for everyone booking before October 28, and discounted 10 per cent for Club Marriott members.

Make reservations and get more information at, 02 266 0123 or

UOB Thai honours winners of annual painting competition

Published October 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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UOB Thai honours winners of annual painting competition

Oct 16. 2019

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United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited (UOB Thai) announced today (October 16) the winners of its 2019 UOB Painting of the Year (Thailand) competition with the top award in the Established Artist category going to an acrylic on canvas piece, titled Wastescape, by 28-year-old Chaichana Luetrakun. The painting depicts the negative impact created by humans on the environment.


This year’s competition saw the largest number of entries, a 39 per cent increase from last year,  since it began ten years ago.

Chaichana is the first to win in two consecutive years in the history of the competition, having been voted the country’s Most Promising Artist of the Year in 2018.

On receiving the award this year,  Chaichana said, “I hope my art can make more people understand that the world is drowning in ever-growing stockpiles of waste from discarded electronics. It is through art that I can best express my thoughts and concerns. I appreciate the experiences and opportunities gained from the UOB Painting of the Year (Thailand) competition which helped pave the way to today’s recognition. I am so proud to receive this award and I look forward to represent Thailand on the regional stage.”

The concept of his artwork impressed the judges with its reflection of  the worsening global issue of electronics waste (e-waste). The judging committee said Chaichana’s striking artwork could hold its own, even at international level.

The panel of judges for this year’s UOB Painting of the Year (Thailand) competition comprised Assistant Professor Somporn Rodboon, an independent curator for collections exhibited in both local and international museums; Emeritus Professor Parinya Tantisuk, Thailand National Artist of visual arts (painting) in 2018; and Amrit Choosuwan, honorary artist and vice president for Arts and Culture at Silpakorn University.

As the winner of the Established Artist category this year,  Chaichana received a cash prize of US$25,000 (Bt750,000) while his artwork will go on to compete with the paintings by other winners of the UOB Painting of the Year competition  from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore for the 2019 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award.

Chaichana also stands a chance to win a one-month residency programme at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan. In addition, his artwork Wastescape will  be exhibited at the UOB Art Gallery, located at the bank’s headquarters in Singapore.

In the Emerging Artist category, 23-year-old Somchai Sidamon won the 2019 UOB Most Promising Artist of the Year (Thailand) award.  Somchai’s mixed media on wood artwork, titled Faces – Reflections of Life No 2, represents the hardship and fatigue of his family’s livelihood and their struggles to earn a living in a rural environment. The artist based his piece on the technique of making leather shadow puppets and combined it with the use of colour to draw out the structure, expressions and character lines of the faces of his kin.


Tan Choon Hin, president and chief executive officer of UOB (Thai), said the bank is steadfast in nurturing passionate Thai artists and providing them with opportunities to showcase their talent on the regional art scene.

“The 2019 UOB Painting of the Year (Thailand) competition underlines our unwavering commitment and dedication to motivate and to inspire established and emerging Thai artists in their creative pursuits. We encourage them to push their creative boundaries through the annual competition that helps to uncover the abundant talent we have in this country. We are pleased to receive record entries in the competition’s tenth year, a milestone. Through our flagship art programme, we continue to encourage their artistic passion and to profile them on the international stage,”  he said.

The winning and shortlisted paintings from both Established Artist and Emerging Artist categories will be exhibited at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre from October 1 to 13, at UOB (Thai) Head Office on Sathon Road from October 14 to 31, and at UOB (Thai) Phetkasem Building from November 1 to 15. The exhibitions are open to the public and admission is free.

Snipe1 breaks the rules

Published October 16, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Snipe1 breaks the rules

Oct 15. 2019

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Renowned Japanese artist Snipe1 brings his graffiti art to Thailand for the exhibition “METABUGS – Rules are meant to be broken” opening at Chin’s Gallery in downtown Bangkok on October 22.

This is the first solo show outside of Japan for Snipe1, who has been delighting art enthusiasts at home since the ’90s, though he did collaborate with critically acclaimed artist Takashi Murakami at Beyond the Street in New York City early this year.

With “METABUGS”, he breaks all the rules of traditional art by using graffiti techniques inspired by street styles and sprays on canvases.

Chin’s Gallery at Arden’s Rama III is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11am to 7pm. The show continues until November 17.

HM in our hearts

Published October 13, 2019 by SoClaimon

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HM in our hearts

Oct 13. 2019
By The Nation

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The Platinum Group, which runs The Market Bangkok, commemorates the anniversary of the passing of the late King Rama IX and expresses loyalty to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, King Rama X, with the exhibition “Art In My Heart”, The show features paintings, sculptures and royal portraits by Asst Prof.Poonsawat Moombansao, Asst Prof Thamsak Euarak-Sakun, Phaisan Phaowiset, Ngamphit Permpanya, Kitipol Sakdang, and Phinit Phantaprawat and will be accompanied by live performances from student

The exhibition continues through October 20 at The Market Bangkok on Rajdamri Road.

Cool outings: Nonthaburi awash in floating markets

Published October 13, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Cool outings: Nonthaburi awash in floating markets

Oct 13. 2019
By The Nation

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Keen to highlight a cultural heritage that has always depended on waterways, Nonthaburi’s Office of Tourism and Sports is promoting six floating markets in the province.

It aims to encourage more tourists to visit and sample the shopping and the delectable and inexpensive local food treats amid singing contests and “little angel” competitions.

Deputy Governor Amphon Angkhaphonkun said Nonthaburi wants to conserve its cultural heritage by promoting tourism, in keeping with government policies to support the Thai identity and entrepreneurship and recognise the value of traditional ways of life.

The way of life in Nonthaburi is always connected to the Chao Phraya River and its many canals on which floating markets are found, said Natthira Phaengkhun of the local Tourism Office.

Sai Noi Floating Market on the Phra Phimol Racha Canal near Wat Sai Yai in Sai Noi district is open Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

The district’s residents are mostly farmers and sell their produce at this market, including organic vegetables and fruit, snacks and beverages.

Pracharat Floating Market at Wat Tanot in Muang Nonthaburi rests against the Omnont Canal and is another great place to buy produce fresh from the farm. The shops and food are terrific every Saturday and Sunday.

Wat Yai Sawang Arom Wat Water Market in Pak Kret district, also known as the Riverside Market, is famous for the tens of thousands of fish waiting to be fed at Wang Matcha and cruises around nearby Koh Kred. It too is open Saturdays and Sundays.

Wat Takhian Floating Market in Bang Kruai district, open daily, offers various products sold canal-side and from boats, such as seasonal fruit, duck stew, boat noodles and herbal drinks. Visitors often pause to pay respect to a statue of Luang Pu Yam.

Pracharath Floating Market at Suan Bua on Soi 1 in Bang Yai district is compact but has plenty of dining options every Saturday and Sunday. Shops surround a wide pool with seats for eating and relaxing.

Bua Khwan Floating Market, also in Muang Nonthaburi, at Wat Bua Kwan, boasts many high-quality yet affordable products. Pay respects to the monks and then sample the wares on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

‘Great white crow’ folk tale comes alive in wax carving to mark end of Buddhist Lent

Published October 12, 2019 by SoClaimon

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‘Great white crow’ folk tale comes alive in wax carving to mark end of Buddhist Lent

Oct 12. 2019
By The Nation

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An icon of Buddhist folklore, Nang Phya Ka-Pheuk, which is directly translated as “great white crow”, has been crafted on a wax castle to be exhibited to mark the end of Buddhist Lent on October 12 at Phra That Choeng Chum temple in Sakon Nakhon province.

The Chief of Phra That Choeng Chum community, Nuuna Upapong, said the waxwork makers are almost finished the wax castle after two months and 20 days of work.

Folklore tells of a great white female raven that observes Buddhist precepts and stops killing meat to eat. After her five eggs were laid on a fig tree – this tree was mentioned often in many Buddhist folklore tales as Buddha reached enlightenment under it – and she flew from the nest in search of food, a storm blew all of the eggs into the water, where they floated. When the raven came back and saw no eggs, she was filled with regret and died weeping.

All the eggs floated away to other islands and were later adopted by the great birds and legendary creatures. When the eggs hatched, there are were five male humans, four of which became buddhas – Kakusanta Buddha, Konakom Buddha, Kassapa Buddha and Kotama Buddha.

When the top of the castle is completed, the wax temple will be ready to open for the public and will be rated by judges in a provincial waxwork contest celebrating the end of the Buddhist Lent festival. Their rating focuses on how successfully the wax maker combines Buddhist lore with local history, along with the techniques used in the final work.

Locals in Sakon Nakohn have continued the traditional waxwork contest between communities, which is seen as a highlight of the major festival as it preserves part of the traditional way of life.

Tourists who wish to see the wax temple and its carved story of the great white raven, can view it this evening (October 11) in the garden of Phra That Choeng Chum temple.

Forum on art activities for the disabled to be held

Published October 11, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Forum on art activities for the disabled to be held

Oct 10. 2019
By The Nation

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The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre celebrates the artistic talent of the disabled by hosting the international research forum “Art Activities of Disabled People in Asia” on October 18 and 19 in the multi-function room on the first floor.

Organised by the International Exchange Program Executive Committee for Disabled People’s Culture and Arts (IEPEC) in collaboration with the Japan Foundation Asia Center, BACC and the Japanese government’s Agency for Cultural Affairs, the forum sets out to create dialogue and discussion about disabled people’s art activities in Asia among professionals from related fields including arts, performing arts, social welfare, medical experts, and practitioners from various Asian countries.

The forum aims to cross the boundary between countries and cultures and learn more about the use of social welfare approaches in arts and culture while also promoting understanding and action on the issues faced by communities across Asia. The results will be recorded and the information gathered from the exchanges distributed within Japan in order to create a better environment for arts and cultural activities of disabled people.

Admission is free and Japanese, Thai and English interpretation will be available via headphones.

For reservation, send full name and contact details to including as the subject “International Research Forum Art Activities of Disabled People in Asia.

Body beautiful: Pinaree Sanpitak shows in Singapore

Published October 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Body beautiful: Pinaree Sanpitak shows in Singapore

Oct 09. 2019

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The works of internationally acclaimed Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak go on show this week at Singapore’s Yavuz Gallery in the solo exhibition “Bodily Space: Confessed and Concealed”.

Over the past 30 years, Pinaree’s practice has expanded from painting and collage to other media, spanning sculpture, installation, print and participatory projects. Undergirding this diverse practice is her consistent engagement with the human body as a key thematic subject and iconography. Distilled into primal and minimal forms, the body is always present corporeally, viscerally occupying space.

In some works, it is represented as a corpus — two curving lines alluding to a torso without beginning or end. Mostly, the body is fragmented into exposed and disjoined parts, with the female breast a recurring motif. The sensuality of her works, the term speaking both to the erotic and the sensorial, is derived from this delineation of the body as unconcealed and uncontainable.

In “Bodily Space: Confessed and Concealed”, the artist returns to her original medium of painting and collage, continuing her experimentation with painting using organic materials and collaging with fabrics.

The expressive force of the works is found in their complex interplay of form, line, colour, and texture. Incorporating material elements from her previous works, alongside paper and textiles that the artist has collected, these paintings function as mementoes and repositories of memory. Together, they reflect Sanpitak’s present state of mind, revealing a wider, more tender and more profound treatment of the body as subject and form.

Accompanying the exhibition is an illustrated catalogue with an essay by Vipash Purichanont, an independent curator and lecturer at the department of Art History at Silpakorn University, Bangkok.

Aside from solo and group exhibitions in galleries worldwide, Pinaree’s works have been shown in numerous museums and biennales. Her recent site-specific installations include The Roof, commissioned by Arts Brookfield, at the Brookfield Place Winter Garden in Battery Park City in New York, USA in 2017; and Breast Stupa Topiary at Jim Thompson Farm, Thailand in 2018.

The opening reception for “Bodily Space: Confessed and Concealed” is this Saturday (October 12) from 4 to 7pm at the gallery. The exhibition continues through November 17.

Neilson Hays literature festival celebrates library’s 150 years

Published October 9, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Neilson Hays literature festival celebrates library’s 150 years

Oct 08. 2019
By The Nation

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The Neilson Hays Library, in collaboration with the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC), is organising Bangkok’s first international literature festival to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The Nelson Hays Bangkok Literature Festival aims to connect curious minds with inspiring literary voices to ignite imaginations, foster connections, and invite critical investigations of Asia’s place in the world. It will feature more than 30 renowned Thai and international writers from around the world, including Adam Johnson, winner of the two most prestigious literary awards in the US, Melissa Lucashenko, one of Australia’s top writers of contemporary fiction, and Mike Curato, the author-illustrator of the award-winning “Little Elliot” series of picture books.

The public can participate in insightful talks, panel discussions, and poetry readings.

Entry is free for most event, with tickets available for day passes (for guaranteed seating), movie nights, and a closing event at the Chakrabongse Villas, including an intimate dinner and conversation with Pitchaya Sudbanthad, author of “Bangkok Wakes to Rain”.

For more information on the November 16-17 festival, including schedules and speaker topics, visit

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