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    Visiting the border-patrol police base of Huai Khok Mu

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 26/04/2018

    » In Suan Phung, Ratchaburi's westernmost district, there are two border-patrol police bases that are well-known destinations among off-road enthusiasts, one at Khao Krachom and the other at Huai Khok Mu. The first was featured in this column almost four years ago. Today, I'm telling you about the latter.

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    Exploring Thailand in one day

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/04/2018

    » Thirty-six years ago, the 10-year-old me felt excited to see the replicas of more than 100 historic monuments, life-sized and smaller, in one place. Many other Thai students must feel the same since one of the must-sees on any school study trip is Muang Boran (Ancient Siam) in Samut Prakan province. Nowadays, Muang Boran has become a Thai art and culture learning centre and also a popular setting for the filming of TV series and movies.

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    Let's get geeky

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 20/04/2018

    » Whether you like it or not, geek is in. That's obvious from the plethora of superhero movies reigning at the box office and the TV series we follow and binge faithfully. And Bangkok isn't an exception. Geekiness is alive and well here in the Big Mango. That's pretty evident with the "letter" Major Cineplex released a few weeks ago that employees could use to give to their bosses to ask for the day off to watch Avengers: Infinity War (ours is already printed out and ready to go as well as our escape plan in case our boss chases us out of the office). Aside from that, Bangkok is going to show off its geek pride with a couple of events in the city. So ignite your lightsabers, produce 1.21 gigawatts, step into the Tardis, have your wands at the ready and sit in your captain's chair. Here are five events in Bangkok where geeks will thrive and fanboy/fangirl to the max.

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    Binge on a fruit buffet

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 19/04/2018

    » Between April and July, the orchards of the eastern provinces open their doors for the public to enjoy the fruit season to the max.

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    The view beyond

    Life, Published on 19/04/2018

    » From damaged land after the era of tin mining, Ban Tha Din Daeng in Phangnga province is recovering as a new attraction. At a pond surrounded by mangrove forest, a group of tourists get paddles and jump on the kayak right away. They seem quite happy to be soaking in the nature and warm breeze. After enjoying swimming and kayaking, they end the visit with a yummy seafood meal and mouthwatering salad.

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    Return to Ko Lanta Yai

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 19/04/2018

    » Three years ago I wrote in this column about a biking route in the northern part of Ko Lanta Yai, the elongated island of Krabi province that lends its name to Mu Ko Lanta National Park. That was the only one of my visits to Ko Lanta Yai when I failed to make it to Laem Tanot, the beautiful cape at the southern tip where the park's headquarters and the island's iconic lighthouse are located.

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    Heavenly homestays

    Life, Published on 19/04/2018

    » Aree Sairaya never thought she would one day convert her house into a homestay. Her three-bedroom stilt house in Ban Sam Chong Nuea, a small coastal community in Takua Thung district in Phangnga, is tidy and clean.

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    Songkran Blessings

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 12/04/2018

    » The Songkran festival commemorates the start of the traditional Thai New Year. Besides the water splashing, celebrations and family reunions, many Thai people perform rituals that show respect for and seek blessings from their ancestors, elders and Buddha images.

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    Phangnga's sleepy suburb

    Life, Published on 12/04/2018

    » Row houses in the Sino-Portuguese style stand still amid the quietness of the old town. An old lady is busy arranging her basketry products in front of a concrete wall of which a dark-coloured stain looks like an abstract mural. Steps from the Chinese shrine, a grocery offers everything for everyone, from old-fashioned lighters and watches for men to colourful batiks for the ladies who might want to dress up in local style.

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    Udon Thani Songkran party will be a splash

    Life, Published on 10/04/2018

    » UD Town, a lifestyle shopping mall in Udon Thani province, will present a water-splashing war during the UD Town Wonder Water Land Songkran 2018 festival beginning on Thursday and running until April 16, 11am-midnight.

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