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  • OPINION

    Bag stealing inevitable

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 07/11/2018

    » Re: "2 Chinese arrested for stealing Rimowa bags at Suvarnabhumi", (BP, Nov 4).

  • NEWS

    Thailand's 'dancing grannies' show there is life after 60

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 06/05/2017

    » New 48-hour courses for the elderly in Bangkok on subjects ranging from nutrition and legal rights to a watered-down version of tai chi shows there is life after you retire while also addressing concerns tied to having one of the world's fastest-ageing populations.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Living a full life, late in life

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Thailand is an ageing society, as defined by the United Nations, which means a country's population consists of more than 10% elderly. Based on 2015 data from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, around 11 million Thais are over 60, which means 16% of the entire population.

  • BUSINESS

    Resetting the economy

    Business, Published on 11/11/2016

    » A greying population, education problems and the government's outsize role in society pose risks to the country's economy that must be addressed, says the Bank of Thailand chief.

  • BUSINESS

    Tourism's new star

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 12/03/2018

    » Japan is in the midst of a historic tourism boom, thanks to a weaker yen and eased visa restrictions, prompting the government to set some even more ambitious targets. The foreign influx could not come at a better time, given that the rapidly ageing society is looking for new drivers to reinvigorate its economy.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A senior moment

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 04/02/2015

    » In the first of a series delving into the work of people often overlooked, Life follows a caregiver at a home for the elderly, hearing her thoughts on a country verging on becoming an ageing society, and what actions need to be taken to ensure the aged are not forgotten.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Taking care of the nation's lifeblood

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 22/05/2017

    » The recent news of a planned mass resignation by state sector nurses came as a shock to society. Nobody expected it. Not even the cabinet that initially rejected the listing of over 10,000 contract nurses as civil servants, which prompted resignation threats by a network of nurses who feel they are not getting what they deserve for all the efforts they've been putting in to care for people.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The twilight zone

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 12/04/2016

    » April 13 isn't just the start of Songkran -- it's also National Senior Citizen's Day, observed to bring attention to the elderly. With Thailand on a path to becoming the highest-aged society in Asean -- the percentage of elderly among the total population is estimated to rise to 20% in 2020-21 -- there has been increased public and private interest in developing programmes to help senior citizens get out of the house, socialise and become as independent as possible, exercising their physical, emotional and physical well-being in the process.

  • NEWS

    Seeing grey: Bracing for an elderly population explosion

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 09/06/2018

    » If you were to ask the people of Bangkok what problems they most earnestly want the city to solve, most respondents would point to nagging issues like traffic congestion, flash floods and the need to preserve more green space.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Doing right by the children

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Henrietta H. Fore couldn't be happier with the way Thailand has made progress in promoting and protecting children's rights in the past 70 years of its presence -- by that name -- in the Kingdom. The Unicef executive director was recently in Thailand, and the success stories of the country through years of governmental policies and support from other agencies couldn't fail to put a smile on her face: the country has almost a 100% rate of birth and healthcare registration, access to clean drinking water, sanitation and primary-school attendance.

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