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    Making the cut

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 29/05/2017

    » During this time when Bangkok is being hit with unseasonal rainstorms, one of the major concerns many have when commuting and walking through the streets is the long row of trees -- big, tall, green, and with their branches entangled in power lines. It's an embodiment of possible danger ready to strike down unsuspecting souls.

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    Branching out

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 26/11/2016

    » After two decades in showbiz, TV superstar Khemupsorn "Cherry" Sirisukha has found herself a new calling. She dreams of replanting the country's forests. While the sight of denuded mountains may have shocked the public earlier this year and sprang different groups to action, the actress said it was rather the dried up creeks and rivers that triggered her and her friends' awareness of the country's environmental crisis.

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    For country and the world

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 21/11/2016

    » In 1965, Salakphra Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province became the country's first wildlife sanctuary. It is home to more than 500,000 rai of forest ground occupied by elephants, tigers, bulls and countless other species of beasts and plants. The sanctuary -- composed of dry evergreen, dry dipterocarp and mixed deciduous forest depending on the altitude -- is packed with an abundance of natural resources. Unfortunately, the sanctuary attracts intruders who try to seek profits from its abundance.

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    On the block

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 21/04/2015

    » A block of ice is laid on the ground. When a small axe is smashed against it, it breaks into smaller pieces that splatter across the shop's wooden floor. Then a man — with no gloves — drops chunks of ice into a crushing machine. A white plastic sack — washed and reused — is put underneath for the crushed ice. The sack is now ready to be sold for 50 baht a time.

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