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  • THAILAND

    Laureates urge govt to tackle inequality

    News, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 12/09/2019

    » Eminent scholars and Fukuoka Prize laureates, Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker, addressed the country's growing social inequality at a symposium held to mark the 30th Fukuoka Prize on Tuesday.

  • THAILAND

    The silent assassin

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 11/06/2019

    » The downpour that began late last month declares that Thailand has officially entered the rainy season. But it also serves as a warning sign to stay vigilant for dengue fever.

  • THAILAND

    The return of a sexual scourge

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 15/05/2019

    » A 15-year-old girl is pregnant with twins. Her partner is also 15. Set aside the concern that the couple are too young to start a family, the teen mum also has syphilis.

  • THAILAND

    A kitchen calamity

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 08/05/2019

    » Nathinee Jiamprasert approached the MasterChef Thailand judging table with full confidence as she served a menu called Shanghai frog, which basically is a breadcrumb frog dish topped with spring onions.

  • THAILAND

    The Indian influence

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 06/05/2019

    » The entire country has finally witnessed the majestic splendour of King Rama X's coronation, which abounds in exquisite art and crafts that have been passed on for more than a century. Since the establishment of the Chakri Dynasty by King Rama I in 1782, the Kingdom has seen 11 coronations held for eight kings. King Rama X's ceremony is the 12th in the Rattanakosin era.

  • THAILAND

    Scientists make coral breakthrough

    News, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 25/04/2019

    » Marine scientists at Chulalongkorn University unveiled the world's first coral reef breeding method that utilises the frozen sperm cells of the finger staghorn coral.

  • THAILAND

    History preserved

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/04/2019

    » Before the reign of King Rama VII of the Chakri Dynasty, royal coronation ceremonies had never been filmed. As of now, the footage from the ceremonies of King Rama VII and the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej are the only two existing coronation motion pictures available in Thailand.

  • THAILAND

    Minding the measles

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 19/03/2019

    » Measles is now a serious epidemic. Rubeola, the virus responsible for measles, can sicken nine in 10 people who breathe the air that surrounds an infected person for two hours after one coughs. Despite the availability of the measles vaccine, the disease killed around 136,000 people last year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • THAILAND

    Watch what you eat

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 05/03/2019

    » The highly toxic weedkiller paraquat is known to be associated with serious diseases and has already been banned in 53 countries over health concerns. Thailand is not among those countries.

  • THAILAND

    Avoiding the great outdoors

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 12/02/2019

    » Exercise enthusiast Saowaphak Pinijpichitkul mistook the toxic haze that had shrouded Bangkok earlier for dense morning fog, and thus didn't realise the health risks when she decided to continue her outdoor run day after day. The subsequent symptoms told her she was all wrong.

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