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    Marathon debacle a wake-up call

    News, Pavida Pananond, Published on 19/11/2015

    » Thailand wants to go places. It wants to rise up in world rankings. Although its military leaders sometimes feign ignorance and defiance as if the world revolves around Bangkok, not the other way around, it does seek global recognition in many ways. A case in point is the Ministry of Tourism's promotion of the country as a key destination for sports tourism to tap the surging popularity of sporting events such as running, cycling, and even triathlon.


    Film festival

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 28/03/2019

    » The 7th Thailand International Film Destination Festival has been kicked off to promote the country as a top destination for film locations.


    Power to her

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 29/12/2017

    » 2017 has been the year of women speaking up and standing up for themselves. And while there's definitely a long way to go in terms of gender equality, especially in Asia, it's inspiring to learn about AKIN ASIA in the Big Mango that seeks to empower and connect women from different walks of life. Hosting events like social dinners, workshops and panels, AKIN ASIA creates opportunities for networking and a space for women to share and discuss ideas. Guru spoke to Nicola Jones-Crossley, founder of AKIN ASIA, about the inspiring work she is doing.


    Take five: What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Published on 29/04/2017

    » 1. BTS passengers take note: Have you experienced bruised hips and discomfort when the mechanical barriers at the entrance hit you if you walk past them just a tad too slow? A campaign has started at, a petition website, to demand the operators of BTS to modify its entrance system that basically doesn't snap at passengers -- something that will relieve parents with children or senior people from unduly worry. The campaign message cites Japan and other countries that use more passenger-friendly turnstiles. So far, nearly 4,000 people have signed for the campaign.


    Don Chedi Fair

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 12/01/2017

    » From Jan 18 to Feb 1, the "Don Chedi Monument Fair 2017" will take place around the Don Chedi Monument in Don Chedi district, Suphan Buri province, from 7pm-midnight. The aim is to honour King Naresuan the Great, who fought and conquered the Burmese and regained independence for the Ayutthaya Kingdom in 1584.


    Of me, my wellness and ThaiHealth

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/01/2016

    » The name "ThaiHealth" (Thai Health Foundation), a public organisation well oiled by "sin taxes" from cigarettes and alcohol companies, has become the talk of the town. The glare of the spotlight came early this month when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha invoked Section 44 of the interim charter to sack seven of its board members for alleged "conflicts of interest".


    Transcending limitations

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 14/05/2016

    » Back in April 2013, Yutthapong Gul-oung's life irrevocably changed when she decided to join a 10km run in her hometown of Kanchanaburi -- with no practice or preparation beforehand. The day before the run, she was shopping for her running shoes.


    Tourism sector dangles mangoes for Chinese

    Business, Suchat Sritama, Published on 04/12/2018

    » Tourism stakeholders have organised several big events specifically to boost arrivals from mainland China in 2019.


    US food industry seeks opportunities in Thailand

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 27/05/2013

    » US govt encouraging companies to do business in Thailand, especially franchises. Trade fair promoting Thai-US business will run from May 30 to June 2 at Central World.

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    Melayu Day puts Yala on the map

    News, Kornchanok Raksaseri, Published on 23/02/2019

    » Under the scorching late afternoon sun, hundreds of people packed both sides of the main road in Nakhon Yala municipality, eager to witness one of the main spectacles of the year -- the parade celebrating Melayu Day.

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