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  • TRAVEL

    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.

  • NEWS

    Toward a plastics free world

    Life, Published on 04/09/2018

    » When a dry leaf sheath of a betel palm falls to the ground, it is hard, tough and worthless.

  • BUSINESS

    Worming out of poverty

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 03/09/2018

    » Ban Sompornrat has become well-known for naturally dyed silks and traditional Thai silk weaving. The village is located in Buntharik district, some 85 kilometres from Ubon Ratchathani city.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Veggie prince

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 21/10/2016

    » Nakorn "Prince" Limpacuptathavon, 33, is the poster boy for sustainable farming in the city. He started growing chemical-free vegetables on a piece of land next to his own house eight years ago. As his enthusiasm for all things green grew, he began hosting activities at his learning centre, Ban Jaochai Phak, or Veggie Prince's House, in Lat Prao Soi 71 and now talks at various events to spread his organic farming know-how. Guru chatted with Prince about how urban farming can benefit city life, in case you may want to get out your shovels and garden forks.

  • NEWS

    Agencies to sue 135 mountain resorts for land use violations

    News, Published on 03/05/2018

    » PHETCHABUN: The Royal Forest Department (RFD) and the operations centre of the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) Region 3 will take legal action against all 135 mountainous resorts suspected of encroaching on a land plot in Khao Kho district within three months.

  • TRAVEL

    How to make money

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/05/2015

    » Apart from the Mint Museum near Sanam Luang in Bangkok, those interested in the history and production of coins should not miss the Royal Thai Mint's new learning centre in Pathum Thani province. Coin manufacturing can be seen there. Located about 40km from Bangkok, this centre is housed in the country's fifth and current Royal Thai Mint.

  • TRAVEL

    Bangkok by the sea

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 08/02/2018

    » If tourists have only a day to spend in the Thai capital and want to relax by the sea, Bang Khun Thian is a nice choice. Bang Khun Thian is a Bangkok district of which a certain part of its shoreline forms part of the Gulf of Thailand. You can enjoy a boat ride, see a mangrove forest along Phitthayalongkorn Canal, visit shrimp and blood cockle farms, and savour tasty yet cheap seafood at a homestay.

  • LEARNING

    Bringing durians back to life

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 31/07/2012

    » Floods in 2011 killed almost all the durian trees in Nonthaburi. Major efforts to replant these trees are underway.

  • TRAVEL

    Weaving history

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/10/2014

    » Chalard Saowanont, 66, has weaved cotton cloth since she was young. She also grows cotton plants and opens her home to visitors as a weaving and learning centre in Ban Na Or, a Tai Lue village, near Loei's Muang district, about 540km northeast of Bangkok.

  • TRAVEL

    Keeping it crispy

    Life, Published on 14/06/2018

    » The fragrance of cooked rice filled the air. Sometimes it was mixed with the smell of burning wood. In front of me were two large round button woks, called krata bai bua in Thai, on two big charcoal stoves. Standing behind the cooking woks was Kamol Pruksa, 71, who was in charge of the cooking station.

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