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  • TRAVEL

    Mesmerising mangrove, wondrous wildlife

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 28/12/2017

    » Since 2007, Langkawi and other islands nearby have earned "geopark" status from Unesco. Distinct from a world heritage site, a geopark is made up of sites and landscapes of international geological significance.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Bringing the gift of light

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 15/02/2017

    » For many Thais, access to electricity is just a flick of a switch, but for those living in the remote mountainous area of Mae Hong Son, the poorest province of Northern Thailand, access to electricity is still a dream far from coming true.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Coursing through a town's veins

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 23/01/2017

    » Narong Tiammek, former deputy dean of Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University, should have felt like he was walking (or jogging) on a cloud. The Chombueng Marathon, a local running event that he created 32 years ago, has become a phenomenal success. The number of registered runners steadily climbed up from less than 100 runners in the first year to 13,040 this year, around 5,500 more than in 2016.

  • NEWS

    Solving a problem, organically

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 17/01/2017

    » Organic products are known to promote safety to human health and the environment. While demands have increased, organic products are still considered non-mainstream, partly because of limited supply and higher retail prices, which are around 20-30% more than farm products harvested using chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The picture book-perfect library

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 13/01/2017

    » Neilson Hays Library on Surawong Road turns 95 this year. One of the most handsome buildings remaining in the bustling district, the library will close for six months of renovations, starting in March. But members and visitors can rest assured, the lending service will not be affected, and the library continues to ensure its relevance to young readers with a recently launched short story competition (see box).

  • LIFESTYLE

    New books worth reading

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 29/12/2016

    » From Dust To Dust: A Journalist's Memoir

  • LIFESTYLE

    Culture through song

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/12/2016

    » In recent years Chiang Mai has become more than just a destination to enjoy the cool season. It has become a hub for traditional and contemporary arts and culture. "Hmong Songs Of Memory Hmong Threads Of Life", at Tamarind Village, is a small part of the northern city's art scene.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Our delicate environment

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/12/2016

    » From the controversial planned promenade on the Chao Phraya River to the tiger temple scandal, key ecological issues from 2016 will continue to capture society's attention well into the coming year

  • LIFESTYLE

    Structures that last

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 05/12/2016

    » Beauty of design is also in the eye of the beholder. Take Baan Huay Sarn Yaw Wittaya School in Chiang Rai province, for instance. For some, the shape of the place conjures the image of woven carp fish, usually made from leaves. For others, the design brings to mind the image of khanom tien, a traditional triangular-shaped Thai dessert wrapped in banana leaf.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

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