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  • BUSINESS

    4 provinces get licence boost

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 27/11/2018

    » Four provinces previously barred from issuing new licences for businesses defined in Thai as <i>sathan borikan</i>, a broad legal term for a wide range of entertainment businesses including pubs and bars, have had the ban overturned.

  • LIFE

    All there at the square

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 05/03/2019

    » Busy Victory Monument, with its buses, taxis and motorcycles, is one of Bangkok's few traffic circles (or roundabouts, as we call them where I come from). It's a busy intersection of roads that lead to all points on the compass.

  • THAILAND

    Online sale, new routes 'will lead to boom in drug trade'

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 05/01/2020

    » While the economy still shows no sign of pulling out of last year's tepid growth, the one industry that may see a real boom in 2020 is the drug trade.

  • LIFE

    Loy Krathong around Thailand

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 08/11/2019

    » Rivers, lakes and canals around the country will be illuminated by candlelight as Thais release a series of lotus-inspired floats in order to ask forgiveness from the Water Goddess for their infringements during the much-loved Loy Krathong Festival.

  • OPINION

    Understanding Bangkok's traffic woes

    News, Danny Marks, Published on 01/10/2019

    » Anyone who lives in Bangkok won't be surprised to know that the navigation company, TomTom, recently ranked the city among the world's worst for traffic congestion. The transport sector also contributes greatly to Bangkok's overall carbon emissions: a quarter of its emissions -- higher than the global average -- come from this sector and is driven by private automobile use.

  • OPINION

    Head-Turning Headlines

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 23/08/2019

    » When you pore over newspapers and news feed as much as I do (but perhaps not in a desperate search to find something to write about), you can come across headlines that stop you between scrolling and tabs saved for their unintentional amusement. Here are a few to leave you scratching your head or make you chuckle away.

  • OPINION

    Thank you, 'Mali San'

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/08/2019

    » We Thais owe many, many thanks to "Mali-San" or Ms Megumi Morimoto, 46, a freshman at Kasetsart University's Sakolnakorn campus. As shown by the clip on Facebook by Udomsak Nak-chang-in and on television, she's been blocking motorcyclists from illegally riding their bikes on the sidewalk at Rumsalee intersection, thus protecting pedestrians from being run over. She's done this over 100 times. Although local bikers have beaten her up four times, Thai onlookers have rescued her.

  • THAILAND

    Loy Krathong sets muted tone for year

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 15/11/2016

    » The government has said Christmas and New Year festivities can be organised but any entertainment activities should be toned down.

  • THAILAND

    Surat Thani calls off full moon party

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 15/10/2016

    » Surat Thani governor has ordered the cancellation of the popular full moon parties and other entertainment activities in the province following the death of His Majesty the King on Thursday.

  • BUSINESS

    Winner takes all

    Asia focus, Published on 27/04/2015

    » Twenty years ago, going to the movies in Thailand was not always an enjoyable experience. Many cinemas were getting run-down and owners were afraid to invest in improvements because film piracy was crippling sales. Tickets could not be booked in advance. Scheduling was arbitrary and a film could be pulled without notice if it wasn't drawing people.

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