ASIA MEDIA WRITES – Chris Coles, the outstanding cutting-edge painter of Bangkok noir, is being honored, along with other noir artists, with an exhibit of original paintings from his NAVIGATING THE BANGKOK NOIR book. The host venue is the artists’ hangout Check Inn 99 Bangkok (lower Sukhumvit between Soi 5 and 7, opposite the Landmark Hotel); and the show opens every night from 6pm until 2am. The showing is part of the Bangkok Fiction Night of Noir event to take place at Check Inn 99 on Thursday January 8th 7pm onwards, also featuring readings from many of the leading Bangkok expat authors. This celebration provides further evidence of the relentless march of the burgeoning Bangkok Noir cultural movement. For further information: http://bangkok-noir.blogspot.