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    Getting the green light on electric cars

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 30/10/2016

    » As of Sept 30, Thailand had 52 electric sedans on the road. There are roughly 1.3 million electric cars on the roads worldwide, but with fears batteries will flatten in traffic or flooding will lead to lasting damage, Thai drivers have been slow on the uptake.

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    The hovering eye

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 23/01/2019

    » 'I shoot a lot of crap every day," said Thomas Hoepker after being asked what it feels like to be lauded as a master photographer. "You see something and a car comes, or the person I wanted to photograph turns around. I would say, if I walk on the street in the evening, I see 10 pictures, maybe one I keep from that scene."

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    Southern drug suspect takes on police brutality

    News, Abdulloh Benjakat, Published on 09/09/2018

    » Sayuti Salae suffered them all -- severe kicks along the body and a hard hit on his head -- when he was allegedly forced by police to admit he had 20 methamphetamine pills in his possession.

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    Nang Loeng neighbourhood is no longer a banana republic

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 02/03/2018

    » Figures in colourful aprons weaving through traffic selling bags of banana fritters have long been a familiar sight in Nang Loeng neighbourhood of Bangkok. But today, the roads felt almost empty without their presence.

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    Time traveller

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/04/2018

    » Period dramas, the sources of romanticisation of the bygone, continue to transfix viewers everywhere. From the South Korean culinary tale Dae Jang Guem, to the dramatisation of UK royalty in The Crown, or the court of Louis XIV in Versailles, or even Thailand's own See Pandin (Four Reigns), these fusions of history and fantasy offer an outlook to the past -- glorified or critical -- while also sparking interest and debate over the portrayals of historical accounts.

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    'Flying taxi' startup Lilium raises $90m from Tencent, others

    Business, Reuters, Published on 06/09/2017

    » FRANKFURT: Lilium, a German start-up with Silicon Valley-scale ambitions to develop a five-passenger "flying taxi", has raised a second, $90 million round of financing from top tech investors, making it one of the best-funded electric aircraft projects to date.

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    Land of promise, last resort

    Spectrum, Published on 29/10/2017

    » 'Poor people like us / How much could we really expect?" These lyrics are from a homemade music video on the "Thai migrant labor in Israel" Facebook page, set against clips of Thai farmers picking bushels of pomegranates and loading them onto massive pickup trucks.

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    Sovereign attractions

    Business, Suchat Sritama, Published on 16/10/2017

    » In remembrance of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, it is a good time for Thais and foreign tourists to visit and discover outstanding royal projects located across the country.

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    Trading up from terror

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 06/08/2017

    » With the ongoing deep South insurgency in Thailand, it's hard to imagine how the provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat can start tackling issues like development when the threat of violence still lingers. The sounds of bombs and gunshots are a regular part of people's lives.

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    Observation tower kicks off on shaky ground

    News, Published on 08/07/2017

    » Although the project was drawn up in late 2015, the Bangkok Observation Tower didn't catch the public's attention until it was given the green light by the cabinet last week.

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