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    The volunteer spirit

    Life, Published on 24/10/2017

    » Over 2 million Thais registered to serve as volunteers during the royal cremation period, carrying out several unpaid tasks, at Sanam Luang and elsewhere, from venue preparation, catering, public information services and funeral flower distribution to first aid and traffic safety. Here we talk to some of them about their duties and their pride in serving King Bhumibol one last time.

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    The great grain war

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 26/09/2017

    » The initial "GF" which stands for gluten free on a restaurant menu was many years ago an ambiguity for those who saw it. Today gluten-free diets have become one of the latest lifestyle fads, especially in Western nations. In the United States, one in five people was reported to reduce or eliminate gluten -- a protein found in some types of grains -- from their food, according to a 2015 survey.

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    A complete waste

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 01/05/2016

    » When the Samart Corporation partnered in a lucrative deal to dispose of waste at Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2006, questions were raised as to why a telecommunications company was awarded the contract. The 600 million baht agreement with the Airports of Thailand (AoT) called for the construction of two incinerators to handle all waste generated at the country's biggest airport.

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    Made in China, via Bangkok

    Muse, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 26/08/2017

    » It's not often that you get to see austere ministers of various ministries, business bigwigs, Hong Kong superstar Ray Lui (better known in Thailand as Tingli), K-pop singers and hundreds of screaming groupies all in the same room. Yet all those differing personalities came together under the flashing glitz and glam of the Thailand Headlines Person of the Year Award ceremony last month at Bangkok Convention Centre, Centara Grand.

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    Spot of opportunity

    Business, Yuthana Praiwan, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Sumalee Sansirikul, 52, was in a lucrative position at a construction crane company until early this year, when she came to the realisation that she was bored and stressed.

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    Breach of trust

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 25/09/2016

    » On a sunny September day a year ago, a group of whale spotters was floating on a boat 15km off the Bangkok shoreline.

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    On the hunt for the plant thieves

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 07/12/2014

    » Why would someone steal the world's rarest water lily? That was the question asked by Sam Knight in an article published in the British newspaper The Guardian recently. He wrote the lengthy article after the smallest water lily in the world, the Nymphaea thermarum, whose white flowers measure less than 1cm across, was stolen from — of all places — the Princess of Wales Conservatory in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London.

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    Professor rallies to save sea life

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 18/03/2015

    » When Asst Prof Thon Thamrongnawasawat comes out to speak, you know that marine life is in clear and present danger.

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    A tribute to floral Thailand

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Beautiful flowers never fail to fascinate. Besides the country's landscaped gardens, there are many scenic routes and places in Thailand where you can visit to admire floral beauty. Quite often, the flowers in the wilderness or along the roads, look much livelier and impressive than those in neatly trimmed gardens.

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    Seeds of hope in forest fight

    Spectrum, Piyaporn Wongruang, Published on 14/07/2013

    » Thap Lan National Park chief Taywin Meesap guides a team of rangers to a plot showing some signs of progress in the battle to win back land lost to forest encroachment.

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