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  • NEWS

    Clearing the path to a walkable city

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 12/05/2018

    » Bangkok's pavements are notoriously filthy, bumpy and riddled with obstacles such as potholes, food carts and unused phone booths. It is hard to imagine walking along the city's streets with ease.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

  • NEWS

    Taxi OK, Taxi VIP apps to launch on Nov 9

    Published on 29/09/2017

    » The Transport Ministry will launch two new taxi apps and services on Nov 9, Taxi OK and Taxi VIP, in which the vehicles will all be fitted with GPS devices, with the intention to enrol 40,000 drivers in the greater Bangkok area this year.

  • NEWS

    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.

  • NEWS

    Bridging the gap

    Spectrum, Published on 09/04/2017

    » 'The more I got to study major subjects, the more depressed I felt about being at university," said Varisa Tharawat, who is in her second year at Mahidol University but is a first-year student in the communication design department.

  • OPINION

    BMA's Mahakan mess

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/01/2017

    » It is with deep disappointment that we have read Peerawat Jariyasombat's strangely ill-informed article, "A lesson in development" (BP, Jan 16, 2017). In a move that seems calculated to pander to the greed of developers rather than nurture the human resources represented by local populations, Khun Peerawat hails the efforts of Korean authorities to replace an existing population with an artist colony, but says nothing about the fate of the original residents.

  • NEWS

    Baby, you can 'kraab' my car

    Spectrum, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 13/11/2016

    » Akanat "Nott" Ariyaritwikul would never have landed in such big trouble if he hadn't demanded motorcyclist Kittisak Singto kraab -- or kneel down and wai -- his Mini Countryman after an accident a week ago.

  • NEWS

    The lawyer preparing to defend herself

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 30/10/2016

    » The black Honda CR-V parked in front of Bangkok's military court was sealed off by eight yellow barriers. Police officers taped A4 papers to each of the four door handles and trunk, and put a lock to the front wheel.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Going through the grieving process

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 09/06/2016

    » On the Thai stage, we rarely get to see domestic scenes with nuanced emotional conflicts. No sooner does tension begin to form than it is resolved by a comedic means. In our everyday life, too, Thais prefer to avoid discussion of our emotions. Most Thais don't spend hours in therapy sessions every week. Our first instinct is not to seek out professional help to fix our psychological health.

  • NEWS

    Carrying the weight of uncertainty

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/02/2015

    » Under the purple and orange hue of dawn, our bus arrived at the base of Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province. We had our tents, sleeping bags and backpacks as we got ready to trek one of the most gruelling uphill climbs in the country — a steep slope of 5.5km to the top of this popular mountain destination, which takes anywhere from four to eight hours.

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