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    Planning ahead

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 30/04/2018

    » After 25 years as a reporter, I am going to retire tomorrow.


    The unsure fate of our forests

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 29/01/2018

    » During my recent assignment to Koh Kong province in Cambodia, I came across a project of forest concession for tourism. Situated on the southwestern corner of the country, Koh Kong is home to different forests that play a significant role in the country's rainfall and general environment.


    Looking to the dragon

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 30/10/2017

    » Every time I get an assignment in China, old images of chaotic cities pop up in my mind. From the country's notorious images of dirty toilets where severe smells always frighten foreigners, no queuing, noisy conversations, to the hustle and bustle of narrow roads where bicycles, tricycles, motorcycles, cars, and trucks share the same route and try to criss-cross each other, for me a trip to China means language barriers and a massive culture shock.


    Giving farmers food for thought

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 31/07/2017

    » The rice farming season has begun. In the next few months, when harvest period kicks off, we can expect to hear from Thai farmers complaining about the falling price of their produce.


    Deep South scary? That's news to me

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 01/05/2017

    » North Korea has announced that it's ready for the fight. The US and Japan joined hands in a naval exercise off the Korean Peninsula. China and Russia showed off their military prowess by sending their troops and aircraft carriers to the area. Tensions in the Korean Peninsula have escalated in the past few weeks. The whole world is anxious about the possibility of the next war.


    A lesson in development

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 16/01/2017

    » On a windy day in Busan, South Korea, I stood before a small valley where the Gamchoen Culture Village is located. Streams of tourists tirelessly roam the community where colourful tiny houses pack the entire valley, as well as a nearby hill.


    Loosen up! Time to change strict booze laws

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 03/10/2016

    » One evening at a bar in Myanmar, a bartender hands me a glass of local beer he nicely pours out of the tap. "Myanmar has a number of local beers and drinks you can enjoy. It is actually a kind of exploration. You can try various beers until finding the one you like the most. How about Thailand, sir?".


    Cleaning the street (stalls)

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 27/06/2016

    » After news about the sale of suspected fake fruit juice broke last month, consumers should have better awareness and be more careful in terms of food safety, at least for a while. After vendors were raided and products seized, some people stop buying bottled orange juice from street vendors. They say to themselves at least until they are sure that the liquid inside those plastic bottles are real juices.


    Who taught these scholars?

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 29/02/2016

    » After all the drama and controversy circulated both online and offline, people may now notice that the scandal surrounding a US-based Thai dentist is now just another bit of news that has faded from public interest.


    Easier to sell with a story to tell

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 12/01/2016

    » Decades ago, it might have sounded ridiculous if the agricultural sectors of any given country had decided to make a movie or television series to boost sales of their produce. This is mainly because it is hard to imagine how a film could ever influence the lives and business of farmers that live mostly in remote areas.

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