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    Experts warn on strategy picks

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 30/09/2017

    » The latest national strategy drafter picks have far more diverse backgrounds than members of other panels set up by the regime, but experts have warned simply including prominent businessmen is no guarantee of success.

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    Parks officials refuse to budge over Similan quota

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 16/10/2018

    » The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has rejected a request by business operators to postpone a quota system for tourists in Similan National Park in Phangnga province.

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    A tour of taste

    Life, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 05/10/2018

    » The Vietnamese are no strangers to Thailand. Going back 230 years, to the beginning of the Ratanakosin reign, a group of Vietnamese were forced to move into Kanchanaburi province as a military troupe to protect the country from war enemies.

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    Paradise?

    Life, Published on 05/06/2018

    » Leaves sway, sand sparkles as the Sun shines brightly over the blue-green water. The 300m-long white beach of Maya Bay looks quiet and serene. It's a strange sight: Not a single visitor in sight, not a sign or noise from the long-tail or speedboats that usually dump hordes of tourists on the curved beach.

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    Govt set to smoke out cannabis effect

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 11/05/2018

    » A draft narcotics code drawn up by the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) which will permit medical research on the effects of cannabis on humans will be put before the cabinet next week.

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    The Royal Family tree

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 28/11/2016

    » The tree is about 15m-tall. It stands in the forest of Kui Buri National Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan, 280km south of Bangkok. Its branches spread out, but they do not have a single leaf.

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    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

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    Ninth life

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 19/07/2017

    » For millennia, cats have been popular as pets. In the internet era, cats rule, beating dogs and other animals as the kings and queens of newsfeeds, stars of viral clips and an endless supply of adorable photos. There are celebrity cats with millions of social media followers.

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    Seeds of hope in forest fight

    Spectrum, Piyaporn Wongruang, Published on 14/07/2013

    » Thap Lan National Park chief Taywin Meesap guides a team of rangers to a plot showing some signs of progress in the battle to win back land lost to forest encroachment.

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    Ginger up

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 27/11/2016

    » Regular reader Paul Schiller sent me a photo of a plant growing in a flower pot at his summer home in Khao Lak, Phangnga province. "Do you know this small beauty?" he asked. The plant was a cluster of lance-shaped bright green leaves, with a terminal pendant inflorescence hanging from each stem. What's attractive about the plant was the unusual inflorescence, which comprised of showy, widely spaced purple bracts. From the base of each bract emerged the long, tube-like pedicel of a small yellow flower. The plant's stems and leaves are those characteristically belonging to members of the ginger family.

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