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  • TRAVEL

    Racing from the ground up

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 01/10/2015

    » Rome wasn't built in a day. Likewise, it took time before Chai Nat, a quiet province in the Central Plains, could become a BMX racing hotspot: three weeks!

  • NEWS

    Fast & precarious

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 06/09/2018

    » My heart was filled with excitement as the door of the gondola lift closed and the cable car was slowly leaving the station, taking me, my friend Kent and our downhill bikes up the slope to the trailheads 1,780m above sea level. We had planned this trip for more than half-a-year, and it's happening. A few minutes from now, we would be riding the famous trails of Fujimi, in one of Japan's largest bike parks.

  • TECH

    Sony α7 III

    Life, AKIN, Published on 21/03/2018

    » A full frame mirror-less camera, the Sony α7 III features a brand new 24.2MP 35-mm full-frame CMOS sensor with back-illuminated design, continuous shooting at up to 10fps with full autofocus/auto exposure tracking and high resolution 4K movie shooting. It boasts the longest rated battery life of any mirror-less camera at 710 shots per charge.

  • TRAVEL

    It's downhill all the way

    Life, Published on 23/07/2015

    » The Thailand Gravity Series (TGS) is back. And this year, the first round will take place at Khao Yai Da, a hill near Rayong's Ban Phae where you can take the boat to the famous Koh Samet. There are both cross-country and downhill trails here. The latter is well maintained by a group of local downhillers called DH Café Rayong.

  • NEWS

    2 caught in B18m gold heist

    Online Reporters, Published on 03/02/2015

    » PATHUM THANI – Police Tuesday afternoon captured two suspects who confessed to staging a violent daytime robbery of 18 million baht in gold from a moving delivery truck bound for Yaowarat.

  • TRAVEL

    Fun, fast and (at times) frightening

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 12/06/2014

    » ATV is one of Chiang Mai’s best-loved downhill trails. Every time I visit the northern city, it is on my ride itinerary. Despite the dozens of times I have ridden it, ATV never fails to thrill me. My worst crash happened here and that fear still lurks in the back of my mind. But what troubles me most is the fact that I never got the chance to take decent photos of the track I could use for this column.

  • NEWS

    Speeding biker dies in road crash

    Online Reporters, Published on 24/11/2014

    » A motorcyclist died early Monday after his expensive and powerful Ducati collided with a broken down pickup truck on Boromratchonnanee elevated road, which is off-limits to motorbikes, in Bangkok Noi district.

  • NEWS

    Bank robber makes off with B1.3m

    Online Reporters, Published on 17/03/2013

    » UDON THANI - A lone man armed with a knife robbed a Bangkok Bank branch in Udon Thani municipality on Sunday and made off with 1.3 million baht in cash.

  • TRAVEL

    Tinker Bell to the rescue

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 22/03/2012

    » <span style="font-weight:bolder; font-size: 22px; margin-top: 10px;">D</span>ownhill mountain biking may not sound like a healthy thing to do for a middle-aged man. But a lot of downhillers I've met are 40 and over. We're no Peter Pans, that fairy tale boy who is forever young, I know. But we just have no choice. Even if the sport had existed when we were in our teen years, we wouldn't have been able to afford it.

  • TRAVEL

    Exhilarating descent for mountain bikers

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 17/05/2012

    » A meeting on Sunday afternoon may not sound exciting to everybody. But for almost 80 downhill mountain bikers from across the country, the meeting last Sunday at Khao Yai Da in Rayong made their hearts thump days before it took place.

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