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  • LIFE

    Bean there, Done that: Bangkok's best cafes

    B Magazine, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 17/03/2013

    » Bangkok's coffee houses offer more than just an air-conditioned escape from the overheated rigours of life in the capital. They are human petrol stations _ places to refuel, snack and reorder the mind amid the chaos. Coffee houses also serve as surrogate offices or libraries, places to meet business clients, study for exams or polish off a book. And, yes, the air-conditioning doesn't hurt either.

  • THAILAND

    From Cold War to the 'Tor Chor Dor'

    Spectrum, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 10/02/2013

    » At the height of the nuclear arms race during the Cold War, US military strategists theorised that if tensions escalated, controlled nuclear strikes against the Soviets could force them to back down.

  • THAILAND

    For-profit business model sees citizens reap dividends

    Spectrum, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 03/06/2012

    » In Yangon an organisation, FXB Myanmar, gives vocational training and business opportunities to HIV-positive workers and women rescued from the Thai sex industry. A manufacturer of affordable foot pumps for irrigation, Proximity Designs, has a network of distribution channels to upcountry farmers that NGOs and government organisations envy. BusinessKind-Myanmar sells low-cost mosquito netting in malarial and dengue fever regions, and half of its work force is also HIV-positive. Myanmar Business Executives provides low-interest microcredit and networking outlets to needy individuals and organisations.

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