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    PDRC campaigns in Samsen area

    Online Reporters, Published on 02/05/2014

    » Protesters of the anti-government People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) campaigned in Samsen area of Bangkok on Friday, hoping to persuade people to join their planned major rally on May 14.

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    The King frequently seen in public in 2012

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 27/12/2012

    » His Majesty the King increased the number of his public appearances during 2012, a clear sign to his grateful subjects that his health had improved.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 06/08/2016

    » 1 It's not easy making a living as a musician in Thailand, where the concept of paying for a piece of music barely exists. To show your sympathies for the plights of your favourite artists, come show your support at Cat Radio's It's Me Cat Foodival featuring a staggering host of artists, bands and musicians across all genres of Thai music coming together to cook and sell various dishes inspired by their band's names or songs. Held at the Airport Link station today from 11am-11pm, the feast also features live gigs, as well as cooking classes with the likes of Lula and Greasy Cafe. Tickets cost 300 baht, and can be found at any 7-Eleven near you.

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    A place among the dead

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 26/07/2016

    » Cemeteries are a sanctuary for the dead and the mourners. But the Bangkok Protestant Cemetery on Charoen Krung 72/5, known as Soi Susan Farang, has been known as a tourist attraction, due to the beautiful architecture of the memorial sites and splendidly carved gravestones. The cemetery, besides being one of the oldest burial grounds that remain unaffected by the urban development of the city, has a cultural value as a testament of foreign cultures present in Thailand from the mid-19th century until the present day.

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    Mother's Day out

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 12/08/2016

    » Today is the National Mother's Day. Let's take this celebratory opportunity -- at least a public holiday for Thais of course -- to just indulge in interesting and fun activities that are organised for mums around town. Here are some of our picks.

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    Opposition to amnesty bill escalates

    Online Reporters, Published on 04/11/2013

    » At least 30,000 protesters against the amnesty bill converged on Bangkok streets on Monday to demand the draft legislation pushed through the House by the Pheu Thai Party be immediately dropped.

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    Tablet boom benefits children

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 14/03/2012

    » Many projects underway to educate young children with ebooks & apps in new prototype eclassrooms.

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    Philips and Xovic open its first dedicated facility

    By prnews, Created on: 07/11/2014, Last updated on: 07/11/2014

    » [b:pmoxvajw]Philips and Xovic open its first dedicated facility for advanced medical equipment training in Thailand The Learning and Experience Center” aims to address healthcare challenges in Thailand[/b:pmoxvajw] [attachment=0:pmoxvajw]1.JPG[/attachment:pmoxvajw]Bangkok, Thailand – With an...

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    men in tight brown shirts and related stories

    By fast eddy, Created on: 05/02/2009, Last updated on: 06/02/2009

    » Todya's opinion page saw a highly charged discussion on Thailand's thin brown line (well except for those in the 'oh my God it's 40 inches' weight control scheme) and their creative policing of the realm. I'm sure most of us have experienced twilight zone mini-episodes with these gentlemen and a couple...

    • sulasno commented : [quote="fast eddy":gf2c2q2p]Todya's opinion page saw a highly charged discussion on Thailand's thin brown line (well except for those in the 'oh my God it's 40 inches' weight control scheme) and their creative policing of the realm. I'm sure most of us have experienced twilight zone mini-episodes with these gentlemen and a couple of us thought it might be interesting or amusing to share our own personal experiences/kodak moments! Off the top of my head, one comes to mind when I was travelling to school from Nonthaburi to Patumwan. I was driving in the vicinity of Samsen train station when I really hit the morning commuting traffic at a set of lights. the road was running parallel with the train tracks and I was following the same direction into the heart of Bangkok. All three lanes where full of traffic and eventually we got the green light to set off. I was flagged over by a cop standing on the other side of the crossroads - along the route I was taking. He informed me that the left hand lane was for those only turning left across the tracks - not to continue straight across the junction. I pointed out that there was no sign to that effect to which he replied that the markings were painted on the road -the same one that had been covered in cars and buses tail to tail when I drew up to the lights . My protestations went unheeded and I had to pay up a 200bt fine . The problem? I only had a 500bt note and he only had 100bt change. However, in true Thai style he winked and told me to wait. He went back into the traffic and stopped another motorist, fined him two hundred baht and added that to the 100 he already had to give me my 300bt change and waved me back out into the traffic! Priceless and well worth the 200bt fine just for the story Would be interested to hear from the rest of you - it could make a good book. Cheers Fast Eddy[/quote:gf2c2q2p] hmmmmm ......................... didn't you try to bargain it down to just 100 baht (just like true Thai style) ? I had something similar; A 500 baht to pay a 100 baht "fine" told Bangkok's finest to hang on while I had to p e e (was stopped at an intersection with a petrol kiosk nearby) got change for my 500 into 5 red ones and toss one into the drawer of his table

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