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  • BUSINESS

    RMS Queen Mary in dire need of repairs

    Business, Associated Press, Published on 16/03/2017

    » LONG BEACH, California - The Queen Mary is so corroded that it's at urgent risk of flooding or collapse, and the price tag for fixing up the 1930s ocean liner could be near $300 million, according to a survey done by experts.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Darkness and despair

    Life, Published on 03/07/2018

    » Grandpa Thanit* went missing from home six months ago. Besides living with Alzheimer's, the resident of Prachuap Khiri Khan province -- who is believed to be 100 years old -- had a string of age-related health issues that impacted his ability to recognise friends and family. This made it more difficult for his family to locate him after he left home while family members were at work.

  • BUSINESS

    Adjusting to the new China

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/03/2018

    » The National People's Congress of China opened its annual legislative gathering last Monday with Prime Minister Li Keqiang announcing a conservative 2018 economic growth target of around 6.5%, and the biggest rise in military spending in three years. The budget for the People's Liberation Army is rising 8.1% to 1.1 trillion yuan or US$175 billion.

  • OPINION

    Scholars in the soi

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/11/2017

    » Re: "New role seen for police cadets", (BP, Nov 6).

  • NEWS

    Amazing achievement

    Asia focus, Published on 29/05/2017

    » Aung Myo Min Din is a self-made man. Not yet 50, the founder and chairman of the Myanmar hotel chain Amazing Hotels & Resorts is a rags-to-riches story that is, yes, an amazing testament to the fruits of hard labour.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Out for the count

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 29/01/2017

    » I met Owen on my recent trip to Nakhon Phanom, a border province way, way up in the far Northeast. Owen is eight years old. He's in Grade 4 at the local primary school. Owen sat with his mother and when the novelty of having a farang in the house started to wear off and conversation waned, I turned to Nong Owen and asked in Thai:

  • LIFESTYLE

    This editor may just change the fashion world ... forever

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 04/11/2016

    » Sienna De L'Orpaz is Editor in Chief of The Editor Magazine, an intercultural high fashion magazine that is set to be opening its pages — print, online and digital — to Bangkok and the world in January. We felt it necessary to catch up with Sienna as this will be no ordinary magazine, whatsoever. With the aim of removing the bars through which the fashion world has caged us, Sienna feels it's The Editor's responsibility to "break the norms traditional media has bound us by and set unconventional boundaries for beauty and fashion through diminishing all conformities and social norms by including all ages, sizes, nations and cultures". Seriously, wow. Read on, guys.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Letters of reconciliation

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 26/05/2015

    » When a gay child has to deal with years of rejection at the hands of their own parents, writing a letter to them can help unleash years of pent-up hurt feelings that can hopefully eventually lead to some form of reconciliation.   

  • BUSINESS

    AIIB members to meet in Singapore

    Published on 19/05/2015

    » SINGAPORE — Representatives from the 57 prospective founding members of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will meet in Singapore from Wednesday, Singapore's Finance Ministry said Tuesday.

  • LEARNING

    Guns or doctors?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 06/06/2011

    » Thailand suffers from a doctor shortage but not a shortage of soldiers. Military spending eats up money for health care.

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