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  • NEWS

    Rescued Norwegian bird watchers return to Krabi mud

    Online Reporters, Published on 20/10/2015

    » Undaunted by their narrow escape, an elderly Norwegian couple rescued by a fisherman after becoming trapped in thick river mud in Krabi on Friday are back photographing birds along the same river - with the help of two black plastic basins.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The pastoral romance returns

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/09/2018

    » The star-crossed lovers coo. They ride their buffaloes through a verdant field, splash mud, evade spiteful parents, and make a vow at the shrine of the banyan tree. But their romance, like all memorable romances in books and life, is doomed by the circumstances of fate, tragic and scarred, and their destiny is one of the most heartbreaking in the canon of Siamese literature and film.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Old-school skincare

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 08/05/2018

    » Patting crocodile dung mixed with mud or cyprus oil on the face seems gross but the ancient Greeks and Romans pleasured in this skincare ritual. According to Roman naturalist, Pliny the Elder, it smelled nice since the "crocodilea" was obtained on land where the crocodile grazed on fragrant flowers.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Reacting to the seen and unseen

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 21/09/2017

    » Just a couple of blocks away from the busy Sanam Luang area, where preparations for the royal cremation ceremony have entered their final phase, the exhibition "Pause. A Reflection On Disarray" offers a little respite, a little time and space to ponder our human reactions to things that come our way -- mud splashes both physical and metaphorical.

  • NEWS

    Truck taking Thai aid to Laos plummets off cliff

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 30/07/2018

    » A man was killed and two others were injured as their six-wheeled truck delivering donated supplies from Thailand plunged into a river Sunday on the way to help flood victims in Attapeu, Laos.

  • NEWS

    58 of 216 Thais trapped on quake-hit volcano to return Tuesday

    AFP, Published on 31/07/2018

    » MATARAM, Indonesia: Fifty-eight of the 216 Thais evacuated from an Indonesian volcano after a deadly earthquake triggered landslides that trapped them on the mountain will return home on Tuesday, officials said.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A man of value

    Brunch, Duangkamol Panya, Published on 22/07/2018

    » The most legendary law enforcer in Thai history, Khun Phantharak Rajjadej, stopped crimes and cleaned up the bandits all with nothing more than a police badge, the gravitas of a peacekeeper, and perhaps, as legend has it, immortality which he derived from ancient Thai witchcraft.

  • BUSINESS

    For god's sake

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 04/07/2016

    » The first thing you notice about Devmali, a village in Ajmer district of western Rajasthan, is that everyone lives in houses made of mud. Using cement and bricks, local residents explain, would anger their local deity Devnarayan and bring bad luck. Only he deserves a concrete temple.

  • NEWS

    Fisherman praised for tourist rescue

    News, Published on 18/10/2015

    » A good Samaritan who came to the aid of an elderly Norwegian couple stuck in thick mud in Krabi has won widespread praise after a video of his heroics went online.

  • OPINION

    Religious fervour serves no god well

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 07/04/2018

    » Aformer rock musician has embraced the role of online preacher and denounced, above other things, rock music. In fact, he objects to most kinds of music, deeming it against Islam. Weerachon "Toh" Sattaying, once the high-pitched frontman of the band Silly Fools (love the name), has over the past six years quit his former lifestyle and became a born-again Muslim. Bearded, skull-capped, fiery-eyed and charismatic, Weerachon runs a dry-aged beef business and hosts an online religious programme that has cultivated quite a following.

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