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  • NEWS

    The spectral art

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/04/2019

    » Sexy women, ghosts, simplistic plot, tendency to be naughty and violent. These are the stereotypical characteristics people have come to associate with the old-school Thai-style pulp comics that are close to disappearing from the market.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Journeys of northern art

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/02/2019

    » Travel is fun, especially when it can be carried out under uncommon themes. The North is charming for the beauty of its nature, art and culture. Visiting the North to learn and appreciate traditional craftsmanship is an interesting idea, inspired by the ongoing exhibition "Tracing The Fading Legacy: Stories Of Living Legends" at Raya Heritage, Chiang Mai, that will run until the end of March as a tribute to handicraft masters and teachers.

  • 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

    Growing industry

    Life, Published on 31/01/2019

    » Pasin Thongbo, 47, remembers the time when, more than a decade ago, Sampran Riverside Hotel introduced its plan for an organic farm. Back then, he did not think that he would become the man in charge, acting as guide for visitors coming for that organic farm experience.

  • 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.

  • LEARNING

    Fashion city Bangkok

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 24/12/2010

    » Perhaps the most dynamic and cosmopolitan city in Asia, proper planning could put Bangkok on the fast track for becoming Asia's fashion center.

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