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    Bangkok's secret weapon in war against floods

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/10/2017

    » When the torrential rains of Oct 13 caused heavy flooding in Bangkok, several parts of the city were swamped, including Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park in Sam Yan. However, as the park slowly filled with water, Kotchakorn Voraakhom, the landscape architect who designed the project, remained unconcerned. She even expressed her satisfaction in a Facebook post that the park had finally delivered on one of its purposes -- the detention of flood water.

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    Coldplay thrill Bangkok with sound and spectacle

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/04/2017

    » Thailand, according to Coldplay, is amazing. Coldplay, according to the 60,000 fans packing Rajamangala Stadium, is also pretty amazing -- no, maybe not "the best band in the world" as some gush on Twitter, but a top-quality package of dazzle, flares and fireworks, fan service, visual evocation and robust pop-rock-ballad sounds. If last Friday's gig were a movie, it was a blockbuster. It keyed you in excited and sent you out feeling entertained and satisfied.

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    Who carried out Bangkok's deadly bombing?

    AFP, Published on 20/08/2015

    » Confusion swirls around who carried out Bangkok's deadly bombing. But experts say the unprecedented scale of Monday's attack and apparent targeting of tourists could indicate a game-changing escalation of tactics for the country's usual suspects -- or an entirely new threat.

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    For Bangkok crime writer, Brexit is a closed book

    Spectrum, Published on 19/06/2016

    » Popular crime novelist John Burdett holds strong opinions on Brexit, and with good reason. Born in England, the creator of the bestselling detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep series divides his time between his homes in the south of France and Thailand.

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    South of Bangkok, supply leads demand

    Spectrum, Published on 14/09/2014

    » Property markets throughout Thailand were affected to varying degrees by political turbulence and economic stagnation for many months leading up to the coup in May. And while slight growth was still seen in Cha-am, Hua Hin and Pranburi during the crisis, the focus now is on absorbing the substantial supply that is coming onto the market after several years of heavy activity.

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    A spike in the fruit trade

    Spectrum, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 14/01/2018

    » Driving around Chanthaburi, it's almost impossible not to notice ubiquitous warehouse-like structures lining the roads in the eastern province.

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    Thailand's cotton belt

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 11/01/2018

    » Ban Nong Ngueak is part of the Yong ethnic community in Lamphun's Pa Sang district. It has been known as a source of fine quality cotton woven fabrics in the northern province. A couple of years ago, the community was promoted by tourism authorities as a creative tourism destination. But when I went, the village was quiet. There was no sign of tourists nor a tourist guide map.

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    Top 5 social media stories of the year

    News, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 30/12/2017

    » The influence of social media on society today is of profound importance, and 2017 was no exception. This past year was one when netizens widely used social media platforms to scrutinise matters of public interest. Below are the top five news stories of the year that spread online mostly through social media initially in a much faster and wider manner before the mainstream media picked up and pursued them.

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    US fishermen fear forests of wind turbines

    Business, Published on 27/12/2017

    » NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts: East Coast fishermen are turning a wary eye toward an emerging upstart: the offshore wind industry.

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    Bid to repel aquatic invaders

    Spectrum, Published on 10/12/2017

    » The arrival of alien fish in natural water sources, including rivers, canals and shrimp farms in Samut Songkhram and neighbouring provinces, is giving the Department of Fisheries a big headache.

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