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  • OPINION

    City commuters stuck in spider's web of delays

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 05/04/2019

    » How many cards must a Bangkokian carry with them just so they can make their way through the ever-so busy and bustling capital? No, I'm not talking about credit, debit, or loyalty reward cards. I'm talking about the cards that a commuter must carry just so that can move from Point A to B.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Gold and glam

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 16/11/2018

    » Last weekend, eager Bangkokians finally got a chance to wander through the massively enchanting Iconsiam retail and entertainment centre. Co-developed between Siam Piwat, Magnolia Quality Development Corporation and Charoen Pokphand Group, Iconsiam is the biggest retail complex in Thailand, featuring majestic architecture and global stores with luxury brands to provide a shopping experience unlike any other (minus the heavy traffic that comes with it).

  • BUSINESS

    From Berkeley to Klong Toey, no holds barred

    Business, Published on 09/06/2018

    » 'They know I don't bullshit. If I have it, I have it; If I don't, I say it," says Chanond Ruangkritya, rocking on his chair's two hind legs.

  • BUSINESS

    Delivering success

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Asia's first driverless trucks began operating in October at the ExxonMobil plant on Jurong Island in Singapore, while fleets of autonomous delivery vehicles are expected to get rolling on Great Britain's motorways next year. These are just some of the headline-making developments in the brave new world of transport being promoted by the likes of Google, Tesla, Uber and major vehicle manufacturers.

  • BUSINESS

    Return of the malls

    Spectrum, Published on 29/10/2017

    » The Bangkok retail market appears to be bucking a broader global trend, in which online shopping is threatening the survival of large shopping malls. After two years in which most of the new retail development in the capital consisted of smaller-scale community malls, big shopping centres are scheduled to make a comeback in 2018.

  • TRAVEL

    New Chon Buri zoo zone

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 17/08/2017

    » The zone is home to 45 animals in 13 categories, including red-shanked douc langurs, yellow-throated marten, Malayan gharial, Malayan tapir and Siamese fireback pheasant. There are also many types of trees and plants of tropical rainforest, dry evergreen forest and mixed deciduous forest.

  • OPINION

    Thailand-Only Headlines

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 17/02/2017

    » If you've pored over newspapers (in a desperate hope to find a story to base your editor's note) as much as I have, you can't help but notice the types of stories that make the front page or your Facebook newsfeed again and again. Here are nine Thailand-only headlines I've noticed from various news outlets on numerous occasions, along with my observations on them. Strictly for your entertainment.

  • OPINION

    Whingeing old bag

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/11/2016

    » In the 1970s we had several correspondents of the "US Army (Ret'd)" ilk, bemoaning the failure of Thailand's governments and administrations in conducting the nation's affairs on the admirable lines of Rainbow Gulch or Redneck Springs. Possessed of almost universal expertise, they were very, very boring.

  • NEWS

    Crippled Skytrain repairs not expected until midnight

    Online Reporters, Published on 24/02/2016

    » A switching problem that crippled Bangkok’s Skytrain mass-transit system Wednesday morning is not expected to be resolved until late tonight.

  • BUSINESS

    China rate cut spurs stocks but set struggles

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 18/05/2015

    » Recap: China's interest-rate cut by 25 basis points, the third in six months, propelled Asian stock markets early last week. However, sentiment turned sour amid renewed worries over the world's second largest economy following weak economic data, and Greece's precarious finances.

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