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    Trends in sight

    Brunch, Published on 31/12/2017

    » After a long and tough year for many, it's nice to mark the end of it by looking ahead. Now is the time to bid farewell and embrace a fresh start by thinking of new things to explore and motivate you in the year to come.

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    Scaling new heights

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 08/09/2016

    » Like many provinces that line the Thai side of the Mekong, Nong Khai is blessed with a host of lovable attractions. Today let's explore two of Nong Khai's lesser known, yet no less charming, districts: Si Chiang Mai and Sang Khom.

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    War-ravaged ancient market re-emerges

    Business, AFP, Published on 07/09/2016

    » HOMS, SYRIA - In the heart of the Syrian city of Homs, workers clear rubble and clean the blackened walls of the war-ravaged old market in a bid to restore its former glory.

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    First port of call

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 24/10/2013

    » Located about 30km southwest of Seoul, Incheon was the site of a famous battle during the Korean War. More recently, thanks to the construction of the international airport there, it has become known as the gateway to South Korea. A fact that many tourists overlook, however, is that this coastal settlement has long been an important commercial port and, despite its proximity to the capital, has evolved a distinct identity of its own.

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    A weekend in the country

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 05/09/2013

    » Wang Nam Khieo district in Nakhon Ratchasima has long been a convenient getaway for Bangkokians seeking a break from the concrete jungle, an agro-tourism destination within easy reach of the city. On a recent visit, however, the effects of an ongoing conflict about land use were plain to see.

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    Caravan to the land of Laos

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 20/12/2012

    » Getting all the way to the Plain of Jars by car is no longer beyond the bounds of possibility.

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    Ironman champ Phuket bound

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 22/11/2012

    » The two-time Ironman World champion will join the Laguna Phuket Triathlon and the Ironman competition in Phuket for the first time. Chris McCormack is a 39-year old Australian triathlete who has won 200 races around the world since 1993 as well as claimed 12 Ironman victories. He is also the only triathlete ever to be Olympic Course and Ironman World Champion.

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    Nakhon Si Thammarat is a place for all seasons

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 11/10/2012

    » Mention Nakhon Si Thammarat and the image of the province's most revered Phra Borommathat pagoda would pop up in the mind of many Thais. That, perhaps, is followed by the famous sat duen sip ceremony, the grand event in which locals gather to make merit for their deceased relatives; nang talung shadow puppets; manorah folk performance and many more.

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    Asia's uncut ruby

    Life, Published on 05/01/2012

    » As travel books dispel the mystique of remote spots worldwide, places that have preserved their unique character become ever harder to find. North Korea has been notoriously isolated by its ruling dynasty. Less in the global spotlight is the luminous land of Burma, known officially as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. It, too, has suffered greatly under a brutal regime, but while its military junta has kept the world out, it has also perfectly preserved the culture within.

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