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  • NEWS

    Investor faces mangrove forest fight

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 12/09/2018

    » Local villagers in Nakhon Si Thammarat petitioned the Justice Ministry yesterday asking it to assist them in a case in which they were evicted from a mangrove forest in Sichon district by an investor who they suspect acquired the land unlawfully.

  • NEWS

    DSI probes mangrove 'land seizure'

    News, Achadtaya Chuenniran, Published on 04/06/2016

    » PHUKET: The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is looking into allegations of encroachment in a protected mangrove forest in Muang district.

  • NEWS

    Water way to go

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 03/03/2019

    » There was once a time in Thailand when the population was small and the waters were full of life. Today, the country has nearly 70 million people, but the number of marine creatures is decreasing all the time. In the past, people had respect for the seas, lakes, rivers and their inhabitants. We are not so conscientious anymore. There isn't enough concern about what our activities could mean for the future.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A matter of life and death

    Life, Dave Kendall, Published on 22/03/2019

    » A river that sustains approximately one-tenth of the world's population is dying. Victor Mallet's River Of Life, River Of Death: The Ganges And India's Future explores why -- and simultaneously melds political and economic analysis with a compelling travelogue and a journey through the mythology of one of the world's great religions.

  • NEWS

    Sea-ing is believing

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 10/03/2018

    » Most of the news about Bangkok's Bang Khunthian district in recent decades has dealt with the its persistent coastal erosion problem, which has at times overshadowed positive stories. One of these would be the area's years-long tourism campaign dubbed Kin Pou Du Thalay (Eat crab and enjoy views of the sea).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The perpetual protein

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 10/02/2019

    » Thais are experts when it comes to eating fish. This has to do with people's lifestyle since the old days, as their lives have always intertwined with rivers and canals. A variety of fish is easy to find. People don't even have to buy them because they can catch fish themselves. From experience, people soon learn distinctive qualities about each fish and what sort of food should be made from it, including how to season it and what kind of vegetables would go with it. Another mindset is to not let the fish go to waste. If a lot of fish are caught, they can be preserved to eat later.

  • NEWS

    Calls mount for fairer land distribution

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 06/01/2019

    » Land ownership will emerge as a challenge for the new government in 2019 as calls for equal land distribution grow louder.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A note on Thailand Biennale

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 02/01/2019

    » One recent morning at Nopphrat Thara beach, the high tide flooded the lower part of a strange, interwoven structure. Rising from the blue water of the bay, it looked like an island, a new, unmapped island of Krabi visible from this popular spot where tourists visit and board tour boats to outlying islands.

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