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  • BUSINESS

    Toyota keen on local hybrid battery plant

    Business, Published on 11/04/2018

    » Toyota Motor Corporation is set to establish a production base for batteries for hybrid vehicles in Thailand, aiming to start operations at the beginning of 2020, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.

  • AUTO

    BMW 530e plug-in hybrid (2017) review

    Life, Richard Leu, Published on 08/05/2017

    » BMW's newest 5-series lineup has never expanded so quickly in serving customers with different demands. Munich's crucial executive saloon has only been renewed in the new-generation form in world markets this year, yet it comes with a plethora of engines to choose from.

  • AUTO

    2017 Nissan Note E-Power hybrid review

    Life, Richard Leu, Published on 26/12/2016

    » Taking global trends for small cars into consideration, the diesel engine may not be a feasible option in the future. Combine that with high development costs, and small cars have wafer-thin margins.

  • AUTO

    Toyota Aqua ranks top in compact fuel efficiency

    Published on 28/03/2015

    » TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp's Aqua hybrid ranked top in fuel efficiency among compact vehicles for the third year in a row in 2014, the government said Friday.

  • LEARNING

    The cronut: the next sweet craze?

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 17/06/2013

    » Will there be a Bangkok cronut (a croissant-doughnut) craze similar to the one that greeted the Krispe Kreme operation not so long again? If New York is any indication, the answer could be “yes”.

  • BUSINESS

    Big wheel

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 17/09/2018

    » Jeremy Clarkson, the outspoken former host of the hit BBC show Top Gear, once observed that a Lamborghini is for "people who want to move about in a big pantomime, massive West End musical full of colour and noise, and to hell with how fast you can go around the corner".

  • LIFESTYLE

    From seedling to bar

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 22/06/2018

    » MarkRin Chocolate was born out of the love for chocolate by Assoc Prof Dr Sanh and his wife Kanokked "Thip" La-Ongsri, who also created it as a long-term research project in Chiang Mai. Sanh found that the agricultural geography of Thailand qualified for planting cacao trees. The first cacao plant in Chiang Mai, Sanh crossed two cacao varieties and created his own hybrid called "I.M.1". He and Thip formed MarkRin Farms, to support and form a cooperative, so cacao farmers have a stable occupation since cacao is a monocrop and intercrop. Sanh and Thip also studied and researched cocoa beans fermentation together to develop chocolate from premium quality dried beans.

  • NEWS

    New kettle of fish

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 10/09/2018

    » Santichai Jongkiartkajorn, 64, a farmer in Betong district of Yala province, has lived off rubber for years. He and his family endured harsh conditions over the past few years as rubber prices remained relatively low.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Tirzah's Kind of Love

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 02/09/2018

    » 'I'm not dancing, I'm fighting/ I'm not shining, I'm burning," Tirzah Mastin sings over the sparse rigidity of four-to-the-floor beats on the title track off her 2013's debut I'm Not Dancing EP. This was her way of rebelling against the EDM trends in pop music -- an admirably bold statement coming from someone who was just starting out. Hailing from Essex, Mastin operates mononymously as Tirzah. Under that moniker she explores her penchant for all things leftfield, fusing post-grime and futuristic R&B with experimental pop -- all courtesy of her school pal producer Mica Levi.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Legend brought back to life on the small screen

    Life, Published on 30/08/2018

    » A megahit TV drama in 2016, Nakee portrays the story of the serpent queen, who forever loses her human form in saving her lover's life in the sad ending.

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