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    Coming to terms

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 20/11/2017

    » A man with short hair -- wearing a sarong around his chest the way a woman would -- is seen frolicking alone happily on a crowded beach. Lost in his own world, he seems unfazed by the scrutiny and strange looks from children, women in hijab, and men in skullcap. In the background, the sound of Islamic prayers can be heard.

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    Passing the smell test

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 17/04/2016

    » Ten years ago, Kriepob Limkangwalmongkol wrote to say that Phuket, where he lived, had many Chinese Taoist temples and they burned quite a lot of mai juang, or theptaro wood, to cleanse the atmosphere during their numerous ceremonies, especially during the annual vegetarian festival.

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    Getting the green light on electric cars

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 30/10/2016

    » As of Sept 30, Thailand had 52 electric sedans on the road. There are roughly 1.3 million electric cars on the roads worldwide, but with fears batteries will flatten in traffic or flooding will lead to lasting damage, Thai drivers have been slow on the uptake.

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    The bats are on the wing

    Brunch, Published on 17/07/2016

    » In last week's Green Fingers, I mentioned that my friend, who lives in California, said that US farm owners hired flocks of sheep to graze on their farms. "It's cheaper than hiring workers to clear the land of grass," he said. I thought he was pulling my leg, but just because the practice is unheard of in Thailand does not mean it's implausible. I just read that Google hires 200 goats regularly to chew away grass in its lawns rather than use lawnmowers.

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    Out in the South

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 19/06/2016

    » Mo was born and raised in an isolated Muslim village not far from Pattani city in the South.

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    The curse and cure of kratom

    Spectrum, Published on 06/09/2015

    » The recipe for the kratom cocktail “4x100” is simple. Unlike cooking up methamphetamine, or ya ba, it does not require sophisticated knowledge of pharmaceuticals. And the ingredients for 4x100 are easy to find.

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