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  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Tourism: Death Railway to Kanchanaburi

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 26/04/2013

    » To attract tourists, Myanmar plans to rebuild & reconnect to Thailand, famous railway build by prisoners of war during World War II.

  • NEWS

    Japan railway appoints cat as stationmaster

    Published on 11/08/2015

    » WAKAYAMA, JAPAN — A local Japanese railway, which mourned the death in June of a cat credited with rescuing it from financial difficulties by serving as a stationmaster, appointed another cat as its successor Tuesday, hoping the feline legacy will continue attracting passengers.

  • TRAVEL

    Back to nature

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 08/12/2016

    » Kanchanaburi has long been a popular destination for day trippers. However, the scenic Sai Yok National Park and several caves and rafting on the Kwae Noi River seem overlooked by Thai tourists. These places are worth visits besides the infamous Death Railway and the Hollywood-misnamed "Bridge On The River Kwai" that remain popular tourist spots.

  • TRAVEL

    River Kwai Fair

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/12/2015

    » The annual River Kwai Bridge and Red Cross Fair runs until Dec 7 at the River Kwai Bridge and Klib Bua Field in Muang district, Kanchanaburi. The event is held under the concept of "70 Years Of Peace in Kanchanaburi". A highlight is a light and sound show depicting the history of the bridge and the "Death Railway", which were constructed by POWs during World War II. Also, there are the Provincial Red Cross Council's shops, government agencies and public enterprises' exhibitions, concerts by famous singers and bands, a mini motor show and amusement park.

  • LIFE

    Creating a buzz

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 19/02/2019

    » Some years ago, I reviewed Colin McPhee's marvellous book, A House In Bali, about life and gamelan music (traditional Balinese music -- mainly percussive and driven by metallophones or gongs) in Bali during the 1930s. Published in 1947, the book details how a young man, after hearing some rare gamelan music on old records, journeys to Bali in 1929 to seek the music that will change his life. It is an enchanting book, well worth reading.

  • THAILAND

    Southern trains resume at Cha-am

    Online Reporters, Published on 02/10/2014

    » The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) resumed southern train services through Cha-am district of Phetchaburi at about 12.30pm on Thursday after clearing a train that had derailed there early in the morning.

  • LIFE

    Thailand in film

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 27/07/2018

    » It has been a few weeks since the rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team from Tham Luang cave. With the successful and miraculous feel-good news of the rescue, it was inevitable that plans to dramatise the entire ordeal will be made into a movie. Reportedly, six film production companies are in talks with the Thai government and have expressed interest in obtaining rights to make a dramatic movie version of the events.

  • TRAVEL

    Sunflowers in Mae Hong Son

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/11/2017

    » Until Dec 10, the "2017 Blossoming Bua Tong Flowers On Doi Mae U-Khor" festival takes place in and around fields of dok bua tong, or Mexican sunflowers, on Doi Mae U-Khor in Khun Yuam district, Mae Hong Son province.

  • OPINION

    Death penalty is no answer

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/05/2019

    » Amendments to the criminal law to make severe sex crimes punishable by death may cause some people to rejoice. Yet, it would be wrong to think that capital punishment is a panacea for the long-standing problem.

  • THAILAND

    M26 grenade left on 'Death Railway’ bridge

    Piyarat Chongcharoen, Published on 19/01/2017

    » KANCHANABURI - A hand grenade was found on a popular bridge over the River Kwai, the infamous Death Railway bridge, in Muang district on Thursday, disrupting the train service to this western province for more than one hour.

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