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  • OPINION

    Land of the unfree

    News, Published on 19/09/2018

    » Re: "Time to lift rights bans", (Editorial, Sept 17).

  • LIFESTYLE

    Epicurean expedition

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Running parallel to the Chao Phraya River, Charoen Krung is commonly known as one of Bangkok's oldest thoroughfares -- the first to be built according to modern engineering.

  • OPINION

    Trials and tribulations of Bangkok taxis

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 20/03/2017

    » The cab driver pressed on the accelerator, driving fast and furiously until I felt enough was enough; I ordered him to pull over, gave him the fare and stepped out of the car. Picking up a local passenger like me from a shopping mall on Sukhumvit Road is not a way for him to make much money. I bet he drove straight back along the same road to pick up tourists.

  • LEARNING

    Sidewalks for people to walk on?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 07/03/2011

    » More pedestrians means less cars, less pollution, more healthy people, but crowds of vendors and motorcycles makes sidewalks unwalkable.

  • NEWS

    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Forever grateful

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/02/2017

    » 'My Dearest Khun Prisna, I am now in one of the most beautiful places. Our hotel's name is 'Castello del Sole' (Castle of the Sun). Isn't it chic? The name is like one in a fairy tale. This town is so cute. It has a bright-coloured lake and nice houses on slopes. Routes and paths criss-cross the hills. Colourful flowers blossom everywhere ..."

  • LIFESTYLE

    Rediscovering my city

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 27/11/2015

    » Returning to Bangkok in the late 1980s, ML Poomchai Chumbala became a New York Times foreign correspondent that had him writing a column about Thailand. The assignment had him rediscovering his hometown after being away for 12 years following schooling in the UK.

  • NEWS

    19 killed, 123 hurt as bomb blast rocks Bangkok tourist attraction

    Online Reporters, Published on 17/08/2015

    » A bomb explosion inside one of Bangkok’s most popular tourist attractions killed at least 19 people and injured 123 others – mostly foreign tourists – on Monday.

  • LEARNING

    Air hostess to bakery tycoon

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 23/02/2015

    » Former flight attendant turns Hong Kong pies into multi-million baht business. Facing failure she never gave up, using promotions, selling her luxury bags & even asking family for loans to finance cash flow.

  • NEWS

    Roads shut for car-free day

    News, Published on 20/09/2014

    » City Hall is to close several major roads to all motorised vehicles for a "car-free day" this weekend to encourage the use of public transport.

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