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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 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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    A tribute to floral Thailand

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Beautiful flowers never fail to fascinate. Besides the country's landscaped gardens, there are many scenic routes and places in Thailand where you can visit to admire floral beauty. Quite often, the flowers in the wilderness or along the roads, look much livelier and impressive than those in neatly trimmed gardens.

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    A mountain palace

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Anyone travelling to the south of Thailand by car or bus must have noticed a palace atop a mountain at the entrance of Phetchaburi town along Phetkasem Road. Many Thais know this place as Khao Wang, but not all of them have visited the summer palace of King Rama IV, or King Mongkut, and even known its full name, Phra Nakhon Khiri. 

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    Over the borderline

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/09/2014

    » A temporary tent was set up at one corner of the Three Pagodas Pass, the border checkpoint in Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi, while a signboard displayed a tour service with pictures of attractions for Payathonsu town, in Kayin State of Myanmar.

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    Holidays from hell

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 30/07/2013

    » When violent, unforeseen events turn your dream vacation into a nightmare, who can you turn to for help and who is ultimately at fault?

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    A garden in the city

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 25/01/2018

    » A short drive from Taipei City, Yang Ming Shan National Park is a backyard garden for the city dwellers.

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    The innocent isle

    Brunch, Published on 21/01/2018

    » A country just beginning to realise its tourism potential can be a wonderful place to visit. You can enjoy its natural delights free of the scams and overcrowding associated with more famous destinations that have had their charms tainted by the very industry that first put them on the map.

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