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  • TRAVEL

    A picture perfect trip

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 09/08/2018

    » It has been quite a while since the last time I visited Sai Thong. Recently, as I noticed that certain photographs have been used in the Bangkok Post too often, I knew it's time to return to this national park of Chaiyaphum province once again.

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    Tastes of Kuala Lumpur

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 26/07/2018

    » I love Thailand. The more I travel, the more I realise how lucky I am to have been born and raised in this country. But when it comes to durian, it's a different story.

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    A trip down history lane

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 21/12/2017

    » Ayutthaya was the Thai capital for 417 years. During those centuries a lot happened. Somehow, for many Thais, the first -- and often the only -- thing that pops up when we think of the old city is wars with the Burmese. So when my friend Tui, who is a history buff, convinced me to go do some biking in Ayutthaya Historical Park, I didn't expect it to be much fun. But he proved me wrong.

  • TRAVEL

    A lush ride

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 01/06/2017

    » When I was new to mountain biking, Phu Khae Botanical Garden in Saraburi was one of my favourite places to ride at weekends.

  • TRAVEL

    Jurassic Park vs the weekend warrior

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 17/11/2016

    » How far have you ever travelled on your bicycle? Today let's go even farther. I'll take you all the way to the age of ancient reptiles.

  • TRAVEL

    Spiritual connection

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 05/07/2018

    » Back in February, when a notification on my mobile phone alerted me about a budget airline's promotional fare to Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture, I immediately checked it out. For a round trip in June, it's only about 4,500 baht. With a big grin on my face, I said to myself: "Okie Dokie."

  • TRAVEL

    The best gyms are found outdoors

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 08/03/2018

    » Chuam Jai Bridge in Chiang Mai's Doi Saket district may not yet be a familiar name but for sure it soon will. Over the past months, although not fully completed, this 166m-long suspension bridge has been drawing scores of visitors to Mae Kuang Udom Thara dam where it is located. During my recent visit to the northern province, I couldn't help it. I had to add this new attraction to my itinerary.

  • NEWS

    Old monks' gift to cyclists

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 14/12/2017

    » Apart from Suvarnabhumi airport's newly renovated Sky Lane, there are not many cycling lanes where bicyclists in Bangkok and peripheral areas can ride without worrying about hitting a jogger or being crushed by an automobile. This place in Pak Kret, Nonthaburi, is one such rare training ground.

  • TRAVEL

    Following history's trail

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 19/10/2017

    » During the Ayutthaya Period, Queen Suriyothai was killed while trying to defend her husband King Maha Chakkraphat during a battle with invading Burmese forces.

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    A rugged beauty

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 18/05/2017

    » As the glorious rays of the rising Sun advanced on the massive limestone canyon replacing any remnant of darkness, the true beauty of Oman's geological wonder Jabal Akhdar (Green Mountain) is gradually revealed before my eyes.

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