“We are going to break the ugly shell and make ‘it’ breathe again!” stated architects Yvon Chalm and Cambodian urban heritage researcher Olivier Duqué about Kampot Fish Market, an elegant, airy concrete structure achieved in 1934, but erased from the cityscape of this quaint provincial town.
To the new TCDC’s north, and opening in June, architect, entrepreneur, urban activist and founder of The Jam Factory, Duangrit Bunnag has transformed an abandoned 4,000-sq-meter World War II ammunition store on Charoenkrung soi 30 into a new creative complex which promised to put the concept of community malls on...
Over the past decade, Khun Oye has taken Paris by storm, spreading the Thai food gospel to Europe’s dining capital, where she has earned a reputation for serving high quality Thai food at very reasonable prices. This value for money ethos is now on show at Madame Shawn Bangkok.
Art exhibitions and theatrical performances, concerts and festivals, craft markets and literary talks are significant drivers of any capital’s cultural scene, and by extension the locals’ quality of life and the tourism industry. In that mix, music and urban graphic performance especially hold
 a certain positive power in the reputation...