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    A place of royal vessels

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/08/2014

    » This popular verse of an ancient Thai poem on the royal barge procession crosses our mind when we step into the National Museum of Royal Barges in Thon Buri and see a royal barge with the figurehead of a mythical swan. The Suphannahong Royal Barge is one of the eight stunning royal barges on display along with objects used in the procession.

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    Collaborating on happiness

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Soil has been piled up and from afar it looks like a red hill. Frangipani trees without leaves or flowers stand around the foothill as if guarding it from intruders. From the base where locals laid flowers, one can only see some big umbrellas -- the kind used in monk-ordination ceremonies -- at the hilltop.

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    Christmas lights and festive delights in Singapore

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 08/12/2017

    » Christmas carols play over loudspeakers, while blinkers and lights add to the spirit of this festive season. The lights and sounds of Christmas already fill the air of Singapore as its Gardens by the Bay has been turned into the fourth edition of "Christmas Wonderland", the country's biggest yuletide fair across an area of 57,000m².

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    Vivid colours, abundant beauty

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 06/07/2017

    » Winston Churchill referred to Uganda as "the Pearl of Africa" in his 1908 book My African Journey, for "its magnificence, for variety of form and colour" and its "profusion of brilliant life".

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    A misty, ephemeral beauty

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 22/01/2015

    » The sky was still dark while roosters were crowing. From time to time, cars passed by our small hotel located on a bank of the Mekong River in Sangkhom district of Nong Khai, 694km northeast of Bangkok. It was almost five o'clock and we were ready to experience the "sea of fog" in this laid-back town.

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    Weaving history

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/10/2014

    » Chalard Saowanont, 66, has weaved cotton cloth since she was young. She also grows cotton plants and opens her home to visitors as a weaving and learning centre in Ban Na Or, a Tai Lue village, near Loei's Muang district, about 540km northeast of Bangkok.

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    Smooth as the Silk Road

    Brunch, Richard Leu, Published on 17/07/2016

    » Revisiting the Silk Road is something people who love adventures on wheels would want to do at least once in their lifetime. Of course, tracing Marco Polo's exact route between Asia and Europe is virtually impossible. But just being able to complete a transcontinental drive is already a feat in itself.

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    Hands off AccorHotels, Chinese told

    Business, Reuters, Published on 08/06/2016

    » PARIS: Europe's largest hotel group AccorHotels, which wants to limit a push by Chinese shareholder Jin Jiang International (Holdings) Co Ltd to increase its stake, should maintain a diverse group of shareholders, French President Francois Hollande said on Monday.

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    Local food specialties boost Japan tourism

    Published on 02/09/2015

    » TOKYO — From dumplings to fried noodles, more and more municipalities in Japan are promoting specialty dishes as a way to attract tourists and revitalise their economies.

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    Aomori tops Japan festival destination

    Published on 19/07/2015

    » TOKYO — Aomori in northeastern Japan is the most popular prefecture for festivals, surpassing Kyoto prefecture, one of the top tourist destinations in the world, a survey by a major domestic travel agency showed.

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