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    A down-south diamond

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 05/05/2016

    » Warm sunset colours with endless green mountains and yellow lights from the street highlight Betong during twilight. This southernmost city is the most famous tourist destination in Yala, one of three provinces in the Deep South where the unrest started more than a decade ago.

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    Beyond the bullets and bombs

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 27/09/2016

    » The morning breeze was cool on our faces as we cruised past a gleaming mosque. Traffic was light and the town was quiet and peaceful, except around the fresh market occupied by women in hijab. Local shops selling bak kut teh and dim sum were opening their doors. It was a typical, lazy Sunday morning in Yala -- known to the rest of Thailand as the land of insurgency and unrest.

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    Manga inspires traveller

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 18/08/2016

    » Many people may travel to places after the launch of Pokémon Go, but not the 36-year-old-Frenchman Nicolas Queune who travelled the world on foot because he is inspired by One Piece, a famous Japanese comic series launched in 1997.

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    Up close and personal

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 04/08/2016

    » Locals seemed to be happy to see tourists. They smiled and greeted us. Some even stopped by for a small conversation. They wanted to know why we travelled to Pattani, one of the deep-south provinces that have been in the red-alert zone for more than a decade.

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    Crossing Jordan

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/05/2013

    » It takes only about six hours to drive from the hilly far north to Jordan's southernmost extremity on the Red Sea. Home to 6.2 million people and largely desert (83%), this is indeed a small country, but it is jam-packed with attractions, from natural wonders like Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea to fascinating religious sites and a multi-layered history replete with remnants of majestic, long-passed civilisations.

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    Chinese New Year boosts tourist figures

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/01/2012

    » The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects the Chinese New Year to lure 300,000 international arrivals to the country.

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