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  • NEWS

    The king and us

    Spectrum, Published on 22/10/2017

    » Born in 1939, Dr Sanjai Sangvichien has proudly lived during three reigns of the Chakri dynasty, and he can still vividly remember the day when, as a little boy, he got his first sight of a king.

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    Japanese photo exhibition honours king

    Spectrum, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 22/10/2017

    » With a solemn face, a senior Japanese academic stopped in front of a large image of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and stood still, her head bent and eyes closed.

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    Flood control to shore up Pattaya

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 15/10/2017

    » As a Pattaya native, Noppinun "Nu" Sangthong, a 47-year-old owner of a souvenir shop on Beach Road, has seen virtually everything -- from the behaviour of crazy drunken sex tourists to transgender thieves with tricks up their sleeves.

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    Americans just 'larb' Thai food

    Spectrum, Published on 15/10/2017

    » 'How many times do I need to say 'larb' before you talk to me? You know I larb you." The larby lines that May Parker delivers in the new Spiderman: Homecoming movie will startle Thai members of the audience. Finally, we will believe that Thai culture has made its way to Hollywood.

  • BUSINESS

    Rise of the robot parking valets

    Spectrum, Published on 15/10/2017

    » Automated parking is a technology that has been used in many countries and has proved to be safe for both drivers and vehicles. The technology is generally used when space is at a premium and the cost of land and construction outweighs the cost of implementing such a system.

  • NEWS

    Law wades into choppy waters

    Spectrum, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 08/10/2017

    » The proposal of a fee for the use of water from rivers, lakes and other natural water resources for the agricultural sector is unlikely to be implemented easily as it is an alien concept to Thai culture. The lives of Thai farmers are inextricably connected with rivers and they see no justification for why they should have to pay for something that is a natural part of their life and an essential part of their culture.

  • NEWS

    The art of laughter and avenging

    Spectrum, Published on 08/10/2017

    » 'We won't force you to do something you don't want to. We're terrorists, not Indian parents." This is a standout joke in the hit YouTube comedic sketch "I want to quit Isis."

  • NEWS

    The not so sweet smell of success

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 01/10/2017

    » A new machine stands quietly in a corner of a small rice mill north of Amnat Charoen town. Its operation will commence at the end of this year, marking an important step for local farmers to boost their rice production.

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    Serving up home comforts

    Spectrum, Published on 01/10/2017

    » Visit the Islamic Centre of Thailand on a Friday and you'll find hundreds of devoted Muslims gathered in prayer under the building's stunning architecture. In between the service, some browse headscarves for sale, while others catch up with friends and enjoy a bite to eat. The smell of curry, grilled meats and fried noodles fills the air.

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    Klong Toey's future finest

    Spectrum, Father Joe Maier, Published on 01/10/2017

    » He's 10 months old now, Master Tack. Happy, good-natured, smiles a lot, not afraid of stray cats and scavenger dogs. They like him; he likes them. It all works out. At night he doesn't cry. You'd love him. A great baby. Well, not totally "great" just yet, but give him time. He will grow up to be one of Klong Toey's finest. Just watch.

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