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    The day I realised Thailand was different

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 17/04/2016

    » I trust everyone has survived the Songkran Festival, suffering little more than a few damp clothes, and maybe stuck with a hint of a fixed grin. The festival brings special memories for me because when I first arrived in April 1969, it coincided with the start of Songkran, although I was unaware of it.

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    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

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    City clean-up is becoming a waste of space

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 25/05/2017

    » In just three years, a number of pavements and public areas in Bangkok have been reclaimed and tidied up, thanks to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's (BMA) "clean-up campaign", which was backed by the military regime. But whether these spots really serve the needs of Bangkok residents remains in doubt.

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    Investors heartened as fed ends rate suspense

    Business, Published on 20/03/2017

    » Recap: Investors were treading cautiously ahead of last week's US Federal Reserve meeting when the US central bank raised its benchmark interest rate as expected, but their appetite improved after Chair Janet Yellen's comments suggested a more gradual pace of monetary tightening this year. The Thai stock market joined the global rally as the wild swings in trade of Group Lease (GL) eased.

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    NCPO reclaims the streets

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Some might perceive omnipresent street food and pavement vendors as part of Bangkok's charm. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), however, thought that some of these vendors might have gone too far in occupying public spaces.

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    19 killed, 123 hurt as bomb blast rocks Bangkok tourist attraction

    Online Reporters, Published on 17/08/2015

    » A bomb explosion inside one of Bangkok’s most popular tourist attractions killed at least 19 people and injured 123 others – mostly foreign tourists – on Monday.

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    The cinema bridge

    Life, Published on 24/09/2014

    » Looking for her lead actor, director Nichaya Boonsiripan spent three months hanging out at the Immigration Service Centre for Legalised Labourers of Three Nationalities (Myanmar, Cambodian and Laos). She finally picked up Aung Naing Soe for the film Myanmar In Love In Bangkok (Ruk Pasa A-Rai), a romantic comedy about love between a Thai woman and a male migrant worker from Myanmar, which is currently showing in selected cinemas.

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    Wall street staggers but set powers past 1,600

    Business, Published on 29/09/2014

    » Recap: Wall Street pulled back last week after disappointing US durable goods orders suggested the recovery might be weaker than thought. However, the Thai stock market continued to march up and finally passed 1,600 points — a level not seen since May last year — on Friday on investor hopes that economic stimulus measures will soon take hold. Window-dressing as the quarter-end approaches also lent support.

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    An Elle of a thing

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 10/08/2014

    » It's been a week full of fashion and style for your columnist, two words not normally associated with him, as he sashays his way through the Elle Fashion Film Festival.And yes, dear reader, you may wipe that surprised look off your face. My life is not always languishing in the quagmire of Samut Prakan Big C specials on polyester work shirts that come with free clip-on neckties.

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    The business of leather goods

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 10/07/2012

    » The long and unlikely path one Thai businessman took to success in leather goods exports to Japan.

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