Korean drag queens, Thai hipsters

11 03 2017

Above, the video for Korean folk maverick Lang Lee and below, Bangkok hipster posse         X0809.

 





Dusit Thani bites the dust

9 03 2017

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A Bangkok landmark, the modernist Dusit Thai flagship hotel in Silom, will be demolished next year according to an announcement earlier this week.





Super-baroque

6 03 2017

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Gene Kasidit stars in this fashion shoot for “Surround” magazine, photographed at an incredible neo-baroque (and very Bangkok ) hair salon called “77th studio”. I’m tempted to book in for a cut.

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Soapy

6 03 2017

Its back! Everyone’s favourite Thai online gay soap, backed by the Trasher party and Bangkok’s HIV testing campaign, will return for Season 2. Suppakorn Chaiyo, instagram hottie and sometime model, has joined the cast.





Firebird

6 03 2017

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Art: Bangkok

2 03 2017

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Currently on in Bangkok, Visarut Sankhum’s images from the shanty-towns housing Bangkok’s army of construction workers, “Behind Tin Walls”.

Below, at Sukhumvit’s impressive SAC art complex are Supasit Thrammaprasert’s Thai temple art-influenced pieces and  Thidarat Chantachua’s exploration of Islamic themes.

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Transglobal underground

23 02 2017

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It has been a flurry of activity lately, with various cool projects crisscrossing the globe. Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes and Bangkok’s Paradise Mo Lam Orchestra are arriving in Melbourne for the contemporary Asian arts festival Asiatopa. Melbourne’s Trough X party meanwhile is exploring another continent, branching out to London while Korean gay hipster magazine Duiro is popping-up in Seoul.