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    Treasure in the mountains

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 14/08/2014

    » 'Why do cowboys live in Narathiwat?" That is my first thought when I see a district official in a cowboy outfit. He wears a shirt with jeans, a leather cowboy hat, bolo tie and boots. A minute later, I notice other officials, also wearing cowboy outfits. I become a bit confused as to where I actually am.

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    Nurturing the grassroots

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 12/06/2014

    » Sprawling housing estates and the suburban campuses of several reputable universities are what Pathum Thani is best known for; plus the fact that it’s a convenient gateway to the towns and fertile farmland of the Central Plains. Even though it’s been open for more than a decade, surprisingly few people are aware that the province which borders Bangkok to the north is also the location of a vast museum set up in tribute to His Majesty the King and his lifelong mission to improve the lot of his many subjects who still scratch a living from the land.

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    Portal to the past

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/06/2013

    » To city folk, who prize it as place to buy fabric, garments and other goods at bargain prices, its name is now synonymous with what tourists call Chinatown, but Sampheng was once the bustling heart of this capital of ours, an important port and trading hub with a cosmopolitan tolerance for all faiths which, in addition to temples and shrines for Buddhists of different schools, also accommodated places of worship for Muslims.

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    Land lumbers back to life

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 26/06/2012

    » The ride to Mae Rewa forest protection station in Mae Wong National Park, Nakhon Sawan, was bit bumpy, the dirt road uneven, pock-marked with craters all the way. Both sides of the road were dotted with cassava farms. In some of them you could see farmers busy at work, cutting ripened cassava stems into sections about 15cm long, preparing for the next crop that must be planted before the monsoon rain arrives.

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