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    Anger as Fiji tourism ad swaps 'church' for 'toilet'

    AFP, Published on 26/04/2018

    » SUVA, Fiji: Tourism Fiji has apologised after an advertisement featuring indigenous terms mixed up the words for "church" and "toilet", causing outrage in the deeply religious Pacific nation.


    Toilet war

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 15/03/2011

    » A major battle seemed likely before dawn yesterday as a 1,200-strong police force moved in. Their mission was to protect City Hall staff as they removed toilets installed by the PAD.

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    Saving the infamous Krue Se Mosque

    News, Abdulloh Benjakat, Published on 05/08/2018

    » PATTANI: The Krue Se Mosque has been famously associated with a bloody insurgency crackdown. On 28 April 2004, 32 insurgents were killed by soldiers after they took refuge inside the mosque.


    The journey of self-discovery

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 08/11/2017

    » Kathmandu Photo Gallery's latest exhibition is a surreal visual feast. Seashells are beautifully stacked and balanced on thin wooden branches in a sunset desert, a foetus rests peacefully in a womb of a tree trunk and strange, eerie red rocks emerge from a toilet in ascending order.


    Tastes of Kuala Lumpur

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 26/07/2018

    » I love Thailand. The more I travel, the more I realise how lucky I am to have been born and raised in this country. But when it comes to durian, it's a different story.


    To squat or not?

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 09/05/2016

    » Like religion and politics, toilet etiquette is a touchy subject. The latest proof is the debate on the future of traditional squat toilets in Thailand after a new law on the manufacturing standard of toilet seats came into effect on April 23. The law has provoked discussion and even fear that the state will ban the use of squat toilets, archaic but cheap household facilities that are still used in rural areas, as well as many houses and buildings.


    Listen Up

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 08/07/2018

    » Let's Eat Grandma/ I'm All Ears


    Cops have licence to print money

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/06/2018

    » I believe the Royal Thai Police (RTP) in Chiang Mai and other areas have been handed a golden money-making opportunity.

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    Parking up the right tree

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 16/06/2018

    » After a 26-year battle between Mahakan Fort residents and City Hall, the place this storied community once called home is now occupied by a 4-rai public park called Mahakan Fort Park, which lies adjacent to one of the historic fort's walls. It is located near the foot of Phan Fa Lilat Bridge off Ratchadamnoen Avenue.


    A lovely weekend of silly hats, headlines

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 27/05/2018

    » I'm not exactly a fan of weddings, but it was almost impossible to escape last week's knees-up at Windsor Castle with ball-by-ball coverage on the major cable stations. Horses, hats, castles, queens, princesses, lords and ladies, dukes and duchesses and Elton John. Even the weather behaved. The Brits still know how to put on a good show. At least it was more entertaining than the FA Cup final which followed.

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