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    At home in Asean

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/02/2018

    » The first thing that impressed me about Hideaki Iwasaki, country director for the Thailand Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), was his fluent English. I assumed it was the result of his educational background.

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    Khao San, Yaowarat skirt BMA's ban on street food

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 20/04/2017

    » Street food will still be allowed on certain parts of Khao San Road and Yaowarat Road, two tourist magnets, despite a newly revealed plan to ban street vendors from the capital this year, City Hall said yesterday.

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    Budget Rethink?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 21/04/2017

    » Our dear cabinet recently approved a budget to buy 10 made-in-China tanks worth two billion baht while key members also seem keen on a plan proposed by the Royal Thai Navy to buy three submarines worth 36 billion baht. While I'm sure these dear sirs exercised their sound rationale before agreeing to such big purchases for the sake of Thailand's security, IMHO, with utmost respect, I would like to point out that there are other more beneficial ways the money could be used too.

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    A culinary melting pot

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 28/08/2016

    » Think of a favourite dish and then consider the various ingredients that come together to make it. You'll see that they are drawn from many different sources, some of them borrowed from other culinary traditions. One good example is pad Thai. Almost everything that goes into it is Chinese, from the small-gauge rice noodles to the tofu, beansprouts, hua chai po (Chinese turnip), Chinese leeks, dried shrimp, peanuts and even the duck eggs (in the past, ducks in Thailand were raised by Chinese). In terms of its ingredients, this familiar dish is Chinese from top to bottom, although whether it was a Thai or a Chinese cook who first prepared it, I don't know.

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    French yum woonsen a hit in Yaowarat

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 29/12/2012

    » A French national and his Thai wife are doing a good business selling Thai street food in Bangkok's Yaowarat district, drawing startled looks from passersby.

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    Tasty Trivia

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 06/05/2016

    » There's no question that Thai food is among the most popular cuisines in the world. But have you ever wondered how these palatable dishes of our pride and joy came into being?

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    Monks' city walk criticised, defended

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 05/04/2012

    » Criticised by a senator, the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple's mass thudong pilgrimage through downtown Bangkok has been defended by the Office of National Buddhism.

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    Chinese New Year around Thailand

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 12/02/2015

    » From Feb 12-28, colourful Chinese New Year festivities will take place at different venues in Bangkok and 11 other cities nationwide.

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