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  • THAILAND

    Songkran hot spots throughout Bangkok

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 13/04/2018

    » If last year's Songkran was a blast, just imagine what it will be like this year when the fun-filled festival kicks off today.

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    Sailing into the future in Phuket

    News, Published on 18/08/2019

    » A blaze on a 240-million-baht super­yacht in Phuket may have been put out weeks ago, but worry over its impact on marina businesses is still a burning issue.

  • THAILAND

    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.

  • THAILAND

    Born to Run

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 29/05/2019

    » To music fans, Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai has long been known as one of Thailand's leading rock stars fronting the rock band Bodyslam. In recent years he has become recognised as a heroic figure, a man who ran across Thailand -- from the southernmost to the northernmost points -- raising money for hospitals that care for the poor.

  • THAILAND

    Rising baht puts BoT on its toes

    Business, Published on 25/04/2017

    » Nervousness that the US Treasury will add Thailand to its list of countries to be monitored for currency market manipulations could compel the Bank of Thailand to hold off from intervening in the foreign exchange market and seek other measures to curb the baht's rapid gain. The central bank's tapering of its short-dated bond sales has had a small impact in stemming the influx of capital, a main reason for the appreciation of the baht.

  • THAILAND

    Photojournalist in the eye of the storm no more

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 09/10/2016

    » The horrible traffic jams, the disgusting air and the "sh*tty" place at Khao San Road were the reasons that German photojournalist Nick Nostitz hated Bangkok when he first arrived in 1989. Arriving as a backpacker carrying a surfboard, the 21-year-old wrote in his diary that "I will never come back to this awful place".

  • THAILAND

    Natcha Suvanphorm

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 21/08/2016

    » Even though there were bomb attacks in Hua Hin the previous night, Natcha Suvanphorm, a 36-year-old restaurant owner, still tried to live her life as normally as possible.

  • THAILAND

    Mobile markets

    Life, Published on 01/04/2016

    » Food trucks, the meals-on-wheels ventures that have become popular over the last few years among Bangkok diners, probably took their cue from the gastronomic fad that originated in the US, circa 2008.

  • THAILAND

    Cry of the tiger

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 17/04/2016

    » Chatraporn "Jang" Tamthong spends her working day caring for the dozens of tigers she has raised by hand.

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    South of Bangkok, supply leads demand

    Spectrum, Published on 14/09/2014

    » Property markets throughout Thailand were affected to varying degrees by political turbulence and economic stagnation for many months leading up to the coup in May. And while slight growth was still seen in Cha-am, Hua Hin and Pranburi during the crisis, the focus now is on absorbing the substantial supply that is coming onto the market after several years of heavy activity.

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