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Thai CulturalFest 2012 – Thai Transience at Singapore Art Museum (26 October 2012 to 6 January 2013)

Dow Wasiksiri, Local Fashion around Kard Luang Market, Chiang Mai (Tattoo artist), 2012, Photograph, 186cm x 142cm (series of 12). Artist collection. Image courtesy of the artist. Thai Transience showcases paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, videos and performances by leading Thai artists. Inspiration behind these pieces are drawn from traditional artefacts and art objects from local [...]

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Thailand comes in third at 5th International Lion Dance Competition 2012 (Singapore Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2012)

Soaring Lions in The Clouds (5th International Lion Dance Competition 2012, Singapore) On 30th December 2011, Thailand Lion Dance Troupe walked away with the winner’s Trophy and S$2000 cash prize at the 5th International Lion Dance Competition held in Singapore’s Chinatown. Organized by Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee (KA-KS-CCC), the competition attracted a total [...]

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The World’s Largest Three-Headed Elephant Sculpture (The Erawan Museum, Samut Prakan)

The World’s Largest Three-Headed Elephant Sculpture (The Erawan Museum, Samut Prakan) The World’s largest three-headed elephant, Airavata, is found in The Erawan Museum situated approximately 30km south of Bangkok in the Province of Samut Prakarn. Inspired by Khun Lek Viriyapant’s ideas and imagination to preserve his collection of antiques for the country, the heavenly three-headed [...]

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My First Traditional Bamboo Tattoo Experience in Thailand

My first bamboo tattoo from Phi Phi Island (Krabi, Thailand) Tattoo art in Thailand has a long history and bamboo tattooing began in the Buddhist temples, with monks receiving religious text tattoos from grand master monks for protection. Many western visitors get a tattoo done while in Thailand these days. I have been thinking about [...]

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Libraries in Bangkok – The Art Library at The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)

Reference Section (The Art Library, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre) Strategically located in the heart of downtown Bangkok, opposite to Mah Boon Krong (MBK) Shopping Center, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is a new mid-town facility for the contemporary arts. The BACC aims to create a meeting place for artists, to open new [...]

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New Bangkok Attractions – Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall (Hor Nitas Rattanakosin)

Panoramic scenery of Rattanakosin (Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall) Come and experience the best of Rattanakosin in a day at the newly opened Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall (“Hor Nitas Rattanakosin” in Thai) located next to Mahajesadabodintr Pavilion Court in front of Wat Ratchanadda’s Loha Prasat building on Rachadamnoen Klang Road. Spread throughout four floors, the majestic hall has [...]

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