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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.

  • OPINION

    Win-win goals

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/04/2019

    » I fear that Thai politics is again coming to a head, with a high potential for violence -- which we should have learned solves nothing in the long run.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BUSINESS

    Year of turbulence

    Asia focus, Published on 31/12/2018

    » Two unpredictable men with weird haircuts and access to nuclear weapons had a friendly chat in Singapore -- and that was just one of the many noteworthy stories of 2018. Elsewhere in Asia, we witnessed some surprising political developments (Malaysia) and not-so-surprising ones (Cambodia), along with what seemed to be a disturbingly high number of natural disasters. Many see the latter as a manifestation of the growing impact of climate change, and it's a debate that is bound to intensify in the year ahead. Below, Asia Focus looks back on the eventful year now ending.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The robe offering

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 02/12/2018

    » A combined festival of merit-making and dining takes place once a year. It's a festival most Buddhists wouldn't miss, the kathina ceremony.

  • LEARNING

    Koh Chang landslide blamed on resort expansion

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 13/10/2010

    » Heavy rainfall was not the only cause of the land- and mud-slides that have ravaged parts of Koh Chang, authorities say.

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