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  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Flood-safety inventions

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 02/11/2011

    » Floating toilets with wastewater treatment solve one big flood problem, keeping floodwaters safe and clean. Plastic car wraps & steel boats also, now very useful.

  • LIFE

    A bamboo tree for all trades

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 08/07/2018

    » A rare sighting of phai si suk, or thorny bamboo, only seems to bring up memories of the past nowadays.

  • LIFE

    How did it start?

    Life, Published on 09/02/2017

    » It's hard to say who was the first tourist in Siam, because tourism as we know it didn't exist until a few centuries ago. Indian merchants sailed here in the 5th century, the Chinese came to trade and later to settle, and one of the earliest European travellers were the Portuguese, arriving in Ayutthaya in 1511. In 1680, Ibn Muhammad Ibrahim, a Persian, visited the land and recorded his impressions -- "All around us were trees that never feel the withering touch of autumn" -- while the first guidebook to the Kingdom was written by local resident J. Antonio in 1904. (Its most highly recommended activity is the shooting of birds and mammals.)

  • LIFE

    Graduation checklist

    Guru, Mika Apichatsakol, Published on 02/10/2015

    » There's one part of higher education in Thailand we can confidently say is more impressive and challenging than that of any other country -- our graduation ceremonies. It's every Thai parent's dream to see their grown kids suffer through at least two full days -- dress rehearsal and the actual commencement -- of outdoor photo shoots while dressed in elaborate uniforms, plus the gown, props and an inhuman amount of make-up and hairspray. Did I mention that we're in a tropical country where it is pretty much the scorching summer year-round?!

  • 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.

  • LIFE

    Exploring Thailand in one day

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/04/2018

    » Thirty-six years ago, the 10-year-old me felt excited to see the replicas of more than 100 historic monuments, life-sized and smaller, in one place. Many other Thai students must feel the same since one of the must-sees on any school study trip is Muang Boran (Ancient Siam) in Samut Prakan province. Nowadays, Muang Boran has become a Thai art and culture learning centre and also a popular setting for the filming of TV series and movies.

  • THAILAND

    PM plans Govt House floating market

    Wassana Nanuam, Published on 19/01/2015

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday said that he planned to open a floating market in the Khlong Prem Prachakorn canal next to Government House in Bangkok.

  • LIFE

    Unknown pleasures

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 30/06/2019

    » Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat said his ministry will seek to have tom yum goong (spicy prawn soup) listed by Unesco as part of the country's tangible cultural heritage. That the ministry is giving some attention to Thai food culture makes for a welcome, and somewhat surprising, change.

  • LIFE

    A region in flux

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/04/2017

    » What do four contemporary artists from three other Southeast Asian countries have that could resonate in a country like Thailand?

  • TRAVEL

    Island community

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/09/2016

    » A raised concrete walkway behind Wat Champa in Taling Chan leads to the Koh San Chao canal community. The community might not ring a bell, but it is known among a few travellers as an add-on trip to the famous Lat Mayom floating market in Taling Chan.

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