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    Ghost off

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 25/10/2013

    » This year’s Halloween falls on Thursday (Oct 31), and we have already been celebrating by sending LINE Halloween stickers to friends for weeks now. Such antics have gotten us thinking about certain scary beings that have become synonymous with the day. For our own entertainment (and hopefully yours too), we compare six well-known Thai ghosts based on six criteria to find the ultimate mascot for Thai Halloween. Use our picks to inspire your costume, or just continue to be amused by the local fascination with spirits.


    Get active

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 18/10/2013

    » Ademonstration against a controversial dam project in Mae Wong National Park will start at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre tomorrow. The dam plan has been criticised for its lack of transparency, questionable effi ciency in preventing future fl ooding and its threat to irreplaceable trees and wildlife. To deputy PM Plodprasob Suraswadi, forests can be regrown and wildlife bred, but an online petition against the project on has garnered over 113,401 signatures, becoming the biggest campaign of its kind in Asia (who knew that Thais are such environmentalists?!).


    Get smart?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 13/09/2013

    » Last week Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng ordered officials to look into a report prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF) that showed the Thai educational system was potentially left behind at the bottom among eight Asean countries surveyed (to be fair, the WEF surveyed 144 countries around the world and in certain aspects of education we're doing better than others). Our dad, the Bangkok Post, reported later in the week that the minister vowed to embark on efforts to improve the education system and that his ministry will make education reform a national agenda.


    Spotlight Bangkok

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 06/09/2013

    » Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra, aka Khun Chai Moo, will announce the progress of his policies after six months of being in office in early October. Being the concerned and responsible citizens we are, Guru would like to report on the performance of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) so far and analyse their notable policies as well as ask Bangkokians their wishes for this beloved city.


    You wish

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 30/08/2013

    » In Bangkok, you can find people to make your not-so-usual wishes come true (and we aren't talking about employing a doppelganger to serve time behind bars in your place or write your thesis). We're talking legit wishes that can't be fulfilled at 7-Eleven. Here's our selection of places where you can realise your fantasies (or discover services you didn't even know existed in this city).


    Super solutions

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 23/08/2013

    » Sometimes we can go a bit crazy while trying to solve a problem. For example, in order to deter office thieves, you may have to stick a note on your lunchbox with a message saying, "This belongs to [your name] and those who eat it will be cursed with impotency!". Some car owners might place plastic bottles filled with water to prevent soi dogs from marking their territory. Some walls have a sign that reads, "This is where dogs pee" to deter public urinators.



    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 19/07/2013

    » The usage of Facebook in Thailand is getting stranger by the minute, it seems. Besides posting pictures of unfortunate people asking for "likes" to show "support", or scared entities promising auspiciousness to followers, some individuals have set up Facebook pages to promote things you wouldn’t think merit a Facebook following. We’ve selected 10 such pages in case you want to grow up one day and become a page administrator to promote something niche like your collection of belly-button lint (or dandruff collecting). Go ahead since you’ll probably find more followers than you think, like these strange Facebook pages.


    Banned in Siam

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 03/05/2013

    » Fah Tam Pan Din Soong, or Boundary, is the first film in Thailand to be banned, unbanned and then censored a bit.


    Moving the masses

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 26/04/2013

    » Earlier this month, the cabinet approved a plan for the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority to purchase 3,183 NGV buses. PM Yingluck Shinawatra has also reportedly tasked the bus authority to come up with measures to encourage people to use their buses more in order to ease traffic.


    Bangkok songkran agendas

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 12/04/2013

    » OMB! We have five days off in a row because the cabinet kindly declared that this year's "official" Songkran break starts from today until Tuesday. Say what you will about PM Poo, but she is so right in giving us a long holiday since we can't function properly during this kind of heat anyway. Anyhoo, that's over 7,000 minutes we're supposed to wisely spend relaxing before going back to the grind on Wednesday. And even though some shops and places in Bangkok may be shut during the Thai New Year, there are plenty more options for celebrating. Here's what we suggest you do and, hopefully, you may also find a deeper meaning of Songkran Festival (besides throwing water at strangers) along the way. Happy splashing, everyone.

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