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  • LIFESTYLE

    'Die Schweiz' comes to Bangkok

    Life, Published on 18/09/2018

    » The Swiss tourist authority will try get everyone excited for the Alpine country during the "In Love With Switzerland" fair, which kicks off today and runs until Sunday at the Fashion Gallery, 1st floor of Siam Paragon, Rama I.

  • NEWS

    Carrying the weight of uncertainty

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/02/2015

    » Under the purple and orange hue of dawn, our bus arrived at the base of Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province. We had our tents, sleeping bags and backpacks as we got ready to trek one of the most gruelling uphill climbs in the country — a steep slope of 5.5km to the top of this popular mountain destination, which takes anywhere from four to eight hours.

  • BUSINESS

    Genting gets a makeover

    Asia focus, Published on 26/06/2017

    » The Genting Highlands in Malaysia usually bring to mind images of cards, rolling dice and the chiming sound of coins when bettors hit slot machine jackpots. The 53-year-old casino has long been a magnet for visitors from Southeast Asian nations. In the old days, punters needed to pile into coaches to climb the steep hills as high as 1,830 metres above sea level to place their bets at tables on the mountaintop.

  • NEWS

    Bangkok Airways zeroes in on Phu Quoc

    Business, Boonsong Kositchotethana, Published on 17/07/2017

    » Bangkok Airways will launch regular flights to Phu Quoc, the Vietnamese island emerging as a new holiday destination in Southeast Asia.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Evocative hymn to Thai rice

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 23/01/2015

    » This is the film you simply have to see this weekend. Uruphong Raksasad's Pleng Khong Kao (The Songs Of Rice) is a lyrical poetry of image and sound, as beautiful as 19th-century pastoral paintings and as evocative as murmured hymns. In a compact 75 minutes, we see muddied beasts stomping the paddies and whirring tractors aglow with nocturnal eyes; we hear the chanting for the Rice Goddess and rhythmic windpipe numbers for the harvest dance. We even marvel, unlikely as it seems, at a zonk-out sci-fi rendition of a northeastern rocket festival, ablaze with fire and sparks and songs and joy.

  • LEARNING

    Murder of Songkhla mayor

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 09/11/2012

    » Dead mayor made many enemies with corruption investigations against local govt officials, opposition to projects, others suspended or expelled ...

  • LEARNING

    Stories from the battlefield

    Published on 27/04/2011

    » The Bangkok Post’s King-oua Laohong talks to soldiers resting in hospital about their frightening battlefield experiences.

  • LEARNING

    Broken promises

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 22/02/2011

    » The Suranaree Task Force claims Cambodia has broken 121 agreements relating to a MOU signed in 2000.

  • NEWS

    Weight limit urged for river cable cars

    Published on 04/05/2013

    » AYUTTHAYA - Provincial authorities have recommended safety signs be posted on popular cable cars crossing the Chao Phraya River at Bang Pa-in following an inspection on Friday.

  • NEWS

    Tourists spend night stuck in cable cars over Mont Blanc

    AFP, Published on 09/09/2016

    » GRENOBLE, France - Thirty-three tourists, including a 10-year-old child, spent the night stuck in cable cars thousands of metres up among the glaciers of Mont Blanc waiting for rescue operation on Friday morning, officials said.

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