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    Gearing up for tourists

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/03/2018

    » After harvesting season, rice farmers in the Northeast hold an annual merit-making ceremony to express gratitude to Mae Phosop (the Goddess of Rice). The farmers bring a portion of their newly harvested rice and pile it up on a temple ground for monks to bless.

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    Sanctuaries answer the call of the wild

    Spectrum, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 04/02/2018

    » The golden-tinged sunlight was dimming. A group of 50 hog deer sauntered around a wide field, pausing to eat shoots of grass. Forest officials had recently burned the field, making way for new grass which will provide a source of food for the population of over 200 hog deer living in Phu Khiao-Thung Ka Mang Wildlife Sanctuary in Chaiyaphum province.

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    Worthy of the enlightened

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/11/2017

    » The royal cremation for King Bhumibol Adulyadej last month was a moment of historic importance. Nonetheless, another important task relating to the ceremony is still under way.

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    A monarch's vision

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 12/10/2017

    » More than 30 years ago, the treeless hill of Khao Chi On in Chon Buri was dry and barren. The lack of natural water adversely affected the farmers in Sattahip and Bang Lamung areas. When the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej made royal visits to Wat Yansangwararam, a Buddhist monastery under the royal patronage of the king, he took note of the farmers' misery.

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    Common threads

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 21/09/2017

    » The silk woven cloth village of Ban Sanuan Nok plants the most mulberry trees in Huai Rat district, Buri Ram. The fresh leaves are the food of silkworms and of the people who use them to enhance their cuisine, and a few of the leaves are even bigger than the size of an adult's hand.

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    Oil price rout dims equity sentiment in Asia

    Business, Published on 26/06/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets were subdued last week, weighed down by oil prices that have fallen close to a one-year low as Opec-led efforts to reduce a worldwide glut have stalled. The Thai stock market remained rangebound but investors bought energy stocks on Friday, betting that the oil price fall would be limited.

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    Investors pause before Fed decision; oil woes persist

    Business, Published on 12/06/2017

    » Recap: Global stock markets moved cautiously last week as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's policy rate decision this week. Falling oil prices amid concern over rising supply from the US and Nigeria also exacerbated market sentiment. The Thai stock market moved in a very tight range on a dearth of positive factors.

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    Exploring the last frontier

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 20/10/2014

    » Uncle Nelson Howe sent 3 million viewers into hysterical laughing fits when a viral video of him swearing in Thai was posted on YouTube in March. Scripted, directed and shot in just a day by Salmon Books' cash cow writer, Thanachart "Benz" Siripatrachai, the video propelled Thanachart's book it was unashamedly peddling — New York 1st Time — to bestseller status.

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    Thailand's Silk Road

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/03/2017

    » The slogan, "Phra That Kham Kaen, Sounds Of Khaen (Isan Flute), Golden Shower Flowers, Hub Of Silk, Phuk Sieo Rituals, Big City, Sirindhorn Dinosaur Museum, Thailand's First Olympics Gold Medal" belongs to Khon Kaen province. This northeastern province is a centre of fine Thai silk, with silk tours being the second most popular activity among tourists. To find out more, tourists should visit its major silk production source -- Chonnabot district.

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    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

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