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  • OPINION

    The moon and the city noodle shop

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 21/07/2019

    » Unless you have been in hibernation you will be aware that yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Every newspaper and television network has been bombarding us with tales featuring small steps, giant leaps, eagles landing, lift-offs and splashdowns.

  • THAILAND

    Female cop shatters glass ceiling

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 13/05/2019

    » Growing up, Pol Col Pawina Ekchat never thought she would become a police officer, let alone the first female superintendent in Royal Thai Police history.

  • OPINION

    Fifty fascinating years in Wonderland

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 14/04/2019

    » Having first arrived in Thailand a few days before Songkran, each year the festival approaches it sparks memories of those early days in the Kingdom. This year is slightly more significant because earlier this week marked my 50th year in Thailand, or to put it another way, roughly 18,250 days. That sounds decidedly scary. The frightening thing is that I can remember those early days better than the events of last week. The immature youth is now an immature wrinkly.

  • BUSINESS

    Seeking a balance

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 01/10/2018

    » As returns in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand shrink in the face of high demand and increased restrictions, real-estate investors in Asia are looking for new places to go, with Malaysia and Thailand among their targets.

  • THAILAND

    SRT set for a 'bright future' after hitting speed

    News, Om Jotikasthira, Published on 09/07/2018

    » The State Railway of Thailand (SRT), the country's main railway authority, may still be operating half-century-old trains countrywide, but acting governor Voravuth Mala believes the debt-ridden organisation is headed for "a bright future".

  • LIFE

    Rolling out the red carpet

    Life, Published on 02/01/2018

    » Music, movies, malls and more: What to expect in 2018.

  • THAILAND

    Bullet train project set to cost B420bn

    News, Thodsapol Hongtong, Published on 16/12/2017

    » Japan has concluded its study on the Bangkok-Chiang Mai Shinkansen-like bullet train construction, estimating investment costs to be as high as 420 billion baht and fares of just over 1,000 baht a trip.

  • LIFE

    Travelling Thaiger

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 01/12/2017

    » We first interviewed Thai-German Michael Biedassek for his role as the co-founder of bangkokvanguards, a unique travel agent which explores undiscovered paths in Bangkok. Michael is also involved in raising awareness on preserving local communities and organising the "Santa Cause" (http://fb.com/SantaCauseBangkok) event every year to provide gifts and necessities for less privileged children and their families. We wondered what he had been up to lately and what the upcoming Santa Cause would entail.

  • OPINION

    Gift of love

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/10/2016

    » Powered by our profound grief for our beloved late King, let us reconcile by following his approach, and let his last gift to us be a people united by his love.

  • OPINION

    Don't think twice, Bob -- it's all right

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 23/10/2016

    » Everyone has an opinion on Bob Dylan being the first songwriter to win the Nobel prize for literature. The organisers explained Dylan was bestowed the honour "as a great poet". At the time of writing, he has yet to respond, a poet unusually lost for words.

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