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    National jobs, international workers

    Life, Published on 06/09/2016

    » Last week activist Srisuwan Janya filed a petition with the Office of the Ombudsman claiming that Thailand's new tallest building, MahaNakhon Tower, breached Thai laws by hiring a foreign architect to design it. He also complained that several foreign workers also run or own shops in markets around the country, a practice that is against the law.

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    The plight of the stateless

    Life, Published on 14/08/2018

    » Thanom's ancestors lived in what was Siamese territory, near Bang Saphan district in Prachuap Khiri Khan, over a century ago. Back then Burma, to the west, was a British colony and people who lived along the border crossed back and forth without much difficulty. When state boundaries were redrawn during the reign of King Rama V, his family was stuck on the other side. As a young man Thanom was a cattle herder, and he travelled around Karen villages to buy cattle and buffaloes and crossed over to sell them on the Thai side. When he started this job, a cow was just 20 baht and a buffalo was 50 baht.

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    Mexican artists preserving the occult

    Life, Published on 06/08/2018

    » Four young stars from the Mexican artistic scene will showcase their works during "MEX4: Preservation Of The Occult", a four-in-one visual-arts exhibition, at the National Gallery Bangkok from Wednesday until Aug 30.

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    Thais brighten Aussie oasis

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 05/08/2018

    » There's nothing like a challenge from a cynical sibling to plunge yourself into a new adventure.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/08/2018

    » 1 Stay fresh whether it's rain or sunshine with Starbucks' new fruity Frappuccino blended beverages. Try Apricot and Peach Yoghurt and get a bite of white peach jelly and bits of real white peach. Or take a big gulp of Ruby Red Grape, which comes with red grape jelly and blended red grape juice. Pair these drinks with the new breakfast menu that include egg bacon English muffin, brioche bun and more for a great start of your day. Available now at Starbucks stores nationwide.

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    Stop the attacks, both physical and verbal

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 30/07/2018

    » Violent beating caught on camera, transgender beauty queen and gender affirming surgery, in our monthly round-up of LGBT news.

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    Where to see the tulips

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 01/06/2018

    » Every year soon after the arrival of the rainy season, the deciduous forests of Pa Hin Ngam and Sai Thong national parks celebrate this refreshing time of year with not only a lush, lively greenery but also the pink bulbs of Siam tulips (Curcuma alismatifolia), which appear in abundance. The two parks of Chaiyaphum province invite nature lovers to enjoy this annual natural floral extravaganza from today until the end of August.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Published on 21/07/2018

    » 1 Celebrating the meditative spirit of Buddhism amid the bustling Bangkok city life, Patrik Budenz's Samadhi photographs are black and white portraits of Northern Thai monks, capturing and immortalising the moment of sheer concentration. It makes the viewer stop and admire the split second of realism and transcendence. At Cinema Oasis. The exhibition runs until Aug 31.

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    How to enjoy the majesty of Phu Soi Dao

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 11/07/2018

    » Unless you have shut yourself from all news, you must be aware that it's wise to avoid visiting certain caves or venturing off the Andaman coast during the monsoon season. However, at several destinations in Thailand, this is the period when the beauty of nature reaches its peak, thus in some ways the best time to be there. Phu Soi Dao is one such place.

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    Calling all photography hopefuls

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 04/07/2018

    » Every passionate photographer has embarked on a long-term project once in her lifetime. It's not an easy task -- to find an interest and stay committed to it for months and years at a time. But through all the research, frustration, doubt, and hundreds of thousands of photographs taken, there's nothing more rewarding than finally seeing your total body of work take shape.

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