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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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    Losing weight with high-protein diets

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 25/01/2013

    » Eating more eggs & meat & less carbs (noodles, bread, rice) means your body begins burning its own fat for fuel, so you feel less hungry & lose weight.

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    Fight cervical cancer, join the march

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 04/08/2011

    » Cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among women in Thailand: 10,000 new cases each year, 14 women dieing each day.

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    Legacy of early man

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/06/2016

    » Visiting museums in Thailand is no longer dull since several museums have been renovated and well-presented. Since its big improvement late last year, the 128-year-old National Museum Bangkok regularly comes up with rotating exhibitions. The latest is the ongoing "Early Man Of Our Land" exhibition, which will be held until Aug 21 at Issaravinitchai Throne Hall.

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    Highlights of the Week

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 02/11/2012

    » Led by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the 23 new cabinet appointees were sworn in before His Majesty the King at Siriraj Hospital on Thursday and a special meeting of the cabinet scheduled for today, Friday.

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    The link between Thai & Western music

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 17/08/2012

    » The composer who worked to link Thai & Western music, Prasidh Silapabanleng (son of Luang Pradit Phairoh), was born 100 years ago next month.

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    Future of Thai medicine: Siriraj charts course

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 25/04/2012

    » New private hospital deals with issues of the future: Asean free flow of labour from 2015, paying for free healthcare, overcrowding, advanced medical education.

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    On the run with Toon again

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 31/08/2018

    » On Dec 25 last year, the entire nation cheered on Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai as he crossed the finish line in Mae Sai, the northernmost district of the country. It was the completion of his much-celebrated, and much-debated, 55-day charity run to raise funds for 11 public hospitals. The "Kao Kon La Kao" project covered a distance of 2,215km, starting from the country's southern tip in Betong, Yala, and arriving up north in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai. Over 1 billion baht was raised from the run.

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    An explosion of emotion

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/10/2017

    » When the news broke on Oct 13 last year that the much beloved King Bhumibol had died, the nation was in for the biggest heartbreak of our generation. People reacted with feverish emotion, with some bursting into tears and others beginning to pray. But National Artist Prof Emeritus Preecha Thaothong grabbed his brush and poured his grief onto canvas. He spent that entire night painting and, the next morning, ended up with a portrait of the revered monarch.

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    Ceremonial splendour

    Life, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 30/01/2017

    » Tongthong Chandransu is the name that comes to the mind of most people when they think about royal ceremonies. His narration of these events, a familiar element during their broadcast, is always filled with insightful facts and wondrous anecdotes about Thai history and centuries-old culture.

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