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    Making folk heroes super

    Life, Patipat Janthong, Published on 06/06/2018

    » Sounds from a traditional Thai piphat music ensemble resonated, as a likay comedian appeared on stage wearing a Batman costume at a folk theatre performance at a temple in Pathum Thani, near Bangkok last week.

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    Dressed for protest

    Life, Patipat Janthong, Published on 07/11/2013

    » An anti-amnesty bill protester dresses up as he and others take to the streets at Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Amid the political tension, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced she would accept the Senate's decision if it voted to kick out the controversial bill.

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    Nestling into city life

    Life, Patipat Janthong, Published on 17/09/2013

    » The scaly-breasted munia _ or nok kratid kee moo _ has a startling ability to adapt to the urban lifestyle. Captured here in silhouette near a condominium in Lat Phrao, a bird that usually inhabits forests and paddy fields and feeds on plant seeds is gathering scraps to build its nest right next to where Bangkokians live.

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    Signs of things to come?

    Life, Patipat Janthong, Published on 02/10/2013

    » Amidst speculation that a snap election could be possible following complications in the progress of the charter amendment bill, it's not an unusual sight to see campaign placards and election materials from two years ago. Around Soi Daeng Bu-nga in Ratchathewi, the denizens of this community have improvised with election billboards _ of all main parties _ made into makeshift walls for their dilapidated houses. Politicians indeed provide services to the people after all.

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    The lines are engaged

    Life, Patipat Janthong, Published on 03/10/2013

    » TOT staff have been busy relocating tangled telephone wires to the opposite side of the road as the construction of Siam Square One gets under way in Bangkok. The new department store will replace what was once the iconic Siam Theatre, set ablaze three years ago during the Bangkok riots.

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    Up for the chop

    Life, Patipat Janthong, Published on 22/08/2013

    » These trees, trying to spread their branches out from traffic islands in the middle of Bangkok's Rama IV Road, got a visit from the barber during the rainy season.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Time turns to rubber

    Life, Patipat Janthong, Published on 30/08/2013

    » The Cha-uat station in Nakhon Si Thammarat province turned completely quiet after protesting rubber farmers blocked the railway at the Baan Toon-Cha-uat intersection, obstructing trains from travelling from the southern provinces to Bangkok. The demonstrators want the government to shore up the price of rubber milk to 120 baht per kilogramme. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has assigned the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives to handle the protesters' demands.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Farmer rubbing against the grain

    Life, Patipat Janthong, Published on 02/09/2013

    » While a number of rubber farmers in Nakhon Si Thammarat province have been protesting for better prices, some producers in Tambon Tha Rua of Muang District have no other choice than to get on with life.

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    Going nuts over dough

    Life, Patipat Janthong, Published on 05/09/2013

    » Pa tong go _ deep-fried Chinese doughnuts _ have been keeping hungry rubber farmers fuelled up after almost two weeks of protests against falling rubber prices at Ban Toon intersection in Cha-uat district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province. Thousands of protesting growers recently intensified their protest by blocking several roads and highways in the South and in Rayong province after rejecting a government cash deal.

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