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  • OPINION

    A call for animal rights

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/02/2012

    » The Year of the Dragon, which is this year, is believed to be a tough year for those born in the Years of Dog, Goat and Rabbit. However, every year is a difficult year for animals in Thailand since this country still lacks the law to fight cruelty against animals and better animals' lives. Worse, not all legislators see the importance of having such a law.

  • TRAVEL

    New Kid on the block

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/02/2012

    » Nestled 715km northeast of Bangkok is Bung Kan _ Thailand's newest province. It was part of Nong Khai before being carved out and declared the country's 77th province on March 22, 2011. Covering around 4,300km2, this province comprising of eight districts is full of mountains and waterways and rich in Thai and Lao cultures since Bolikhamxay, a Laotian province nearest it, is just across the Mekong River.

  • TRAVEL

    Kaeng Krachan in the mist

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/01/2012

    » The Tourism Authority of Thailand Phetchaburi Office invites all to enjoy the cool weather on misty mountains in Kaeng Krachan district, Phetchaburi. Interesting activities include:

  • TRAVEL

    A trip to Lanna

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/01/2012

    » To learn about the lives of Queen Jammathewi of the Hariphunchai empire and Princess Dara Rasmi, a royal consort of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), Smile Trip, a cultural group, invites history buffs to a trip to Lamphun and Chiang Mai from Feb 2-5. The trip will be led by culture experts Chulpassorn Phanomwan Na Ayudhya and Charoen Tanmahapran.

  • TRAVEL

    Chinese New Year celebrations nationwide

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/01/2012

    » The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will commemorate the 37th anniversary of Thai-Chinese diplomatic ties until Jan 29, with colourful Chinese New Year festivities organised in Bangkok and 10 provinces nationwide.

  • TRAVEL

    Crab pulling in Cha-am

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/01/2012

    » Cha-am in Phetchaburi province is a beach town whose many local fishermen are keen at catching blue crabs. Among the most famous groups are the fishermen of Ban Klong Thian and Saphan Hin, who catch blue crabs from the Saphan Hin canal and keep their crab-filled nets submerged in water to ensure freshness. So when buyers come to purchase the crabs, the fishermen simply pull the nets up from the canal and take out the catch. Indeed, this so-called "crab pulling" practice makes Cha-am's crabmeat highly renowned for its freshness and good taste.

  • TECH

    Cancer Etiquette Needed?

    Muse, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/11/2010

    » As a daughter of a cancer patient, I have experienced times of sorrow, anxiety and stress starting from the day my mother was diagnosed with cancer and throughout her two years of medical treatment. Among the hardest things for cancer patients and their relatives to cope with are questions and opinions from people around them. In some cases, words of sympathy can hurt their feelings.

  • TECH

    book marks

    Muse, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/08/2010

    » Staying afloat

  • TECH

    The virtual world of fashion

    Muse, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/05/2010

    » Having been best friends since they studied communication art together at Chulalongkorn University, actress Chayanan Manomaisantiphap, Panvad Nirunkul, a daughter of media mogul Panya Nirunkul, Rattikan Takomuang and Chatree Chokmongkolsatian fulfilled their collective dream when they started a clothing brand for young fashionistas, "de Veen", at fashion hub Siam Square two years ago after graduating.

  • TECH

    More than just a list

    Muse, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/04/2010

    » Almost every movie lover knows the Oscar-winning film Schindler's List, which simplifies the true story of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist and member of the Nazi party who saved the lives of more than 1,000 Jews by hiring them in his factories during World War II. Lists changed throughout the wartime. Yet, the official one is dated April 18, 1945, three weeks before the German army surrendered. Three copies are being kept in museums in Jerusalem, Washington D.C., and in Orange Country, New York. The only copy in private hands is now for sale for $2.2 million (71.4 million baht).

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