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  • NEWS

    A weird and wonderful journey

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 18/05/2018

    » When Roger Crutchley set off from London on a mainly overland sojourn to Australia as a 22-year-old, little did he know that he had embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. Fate had him destined to head towards Thailand instead, which eventually became his home away from home for now almost half a century. And counting.

  • TRAVEL

    No to imported alms

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 01/02/2018

    » Imported snacks are banned from alms offering in Luang Prabang. Giving alms to monks is a popular activity for tourists when visiting the old capital listed as a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

  • TRAVEL

    Thai Tourism on rise

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/01/2018

    » Thailand is expected to welcome 37.55 million visitors this year, up 6% from 2017, according to the Tourism and Sports Ministry.

  • TRAVEL

    New Chon Buri zoo zone

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 17/08/2017

    » The zone is home to 45 animals in 13 categories, including red-shanked douc langurs, yellow-throated marten, Malayan gharial, Malayan tapir and Siamese fireback pheasant. There are also many types of trees and plants of tropical rainforest, dry evergreen forest and mixed deciduous forest.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Sisters are doin' it for themselves

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 22/06/2017

    » Call it teen power. Or the epitome of kawaii culture. Or a great marketing idea. Some may also detect a strange, Lolita-tinted vibe. But with their own TV, anime and manga series, as well as the record for "highest selling musical act in Japan in terms of singles sold", AKB48, with 48 members, are a long-standing Japanese idol girl-group known for their super-cute style and catchy tunes. It has been described as a national phenomenon in its country of origin, with a devoted fanbase that has followed the band's songs and merchandise since its inception over a decade ago in 2005.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A star reborn

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/01/2016

    » The Bangkok Planetarium -- along with the prime minister's chair and tanks -- has been one of the capital's most popular destinations on Children's Day for many years. After 50 years in operation, the planetarium recently underwent its first major facelift; the ceremony to unveil it was held on Tuesday, just in time for Children's Day tomorrow.

  • TRAVEL

    Ride to Khong's Legendary

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 22/10/2015

    » The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will organise "Ride to Khong's Legendary", the road bicycle race through four provinces along the Mekong River, from Oct 29 to Nov 1. The aim is to promote sport tourism and to see the potential to organise the event as an annual international bicycle race, according to TAT chief Yuthasak Supasorn. TAT invested about 13 million baht in the event, which is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants.

  • TRAVEL

    Airport taxis charge same for now

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/07/2015

    » Taxi surcharge at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports remains the same at 50 baht, according to the Transport Minister Prajin Juntong.

  • TRAVEL

    In full bloom

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 19/03/2015

    » The ephemeral galapraphruek (pink cassia) trees are in full bloom at Flora Park in Wang Nam Khieo district, Nakhon Ratchasima province, about 230km northeast of Bangkok.

  • TRAVEL

    Dance to a world record

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 05/02/2015

    » Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum is inviting interested couples to contest the "World's Longest Dance Marathon" in order to try and set a new world record.

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