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    Everest 'traffic jam' survivor calls for tougher rules

    AFP, Published on 27/05/2019

    » KATHMANDU: Ameesha Chauhan, a survivor of the Everest "traffic jam" who is in hospital recovering from frostbite, said climbers without basic skills should be barred to prevent a recurrence of this year's deadly season on the world's highest peak.

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    The sleep of the enlightened

    Brunch, Published on 25/11/2018

    » At the entrance gate of Sekisho-in, an old temple at Koyasan, or Japan's Mount Koya, two monks were sweeping dry leaves from a pathway. We dragged our luggage, walking past them with a slight feeling of awkwardness.

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    Down for the weekend in SG

    Guru, Mika Apichatsakol, Published on 30/09/2016

    » Heading down to Singapore for the weekend, most of us wouldn't consider activating roaming for three days. Because we're lazy cheapos and our fabulous vacation pics can wait to be uploaded when we're back at the hotel. Or just back.

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    Overland borders to Myanmar open to e-visa travellers

    Published on 02/09/2016

    » Myanmar's Ministry of Immigration has announced that three border checkpoints are now open to foreigners entering from Thailand with e-visas.

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    New CEO of Delta maps out game plan

    Business, Published on 09/06/2016

    » ATLANTA: Delta Air Lines is posting record profit and is generally envied by the rest of the industry, due largely to its success in catering to high-paying business passengers.

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    Family fun

    Muse, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 06/12/2014

    » Accented with rows of boardwalk-connected villas stretching over the turquoise-blue lagoon, the hallmark beauty of the Maldives is truly unmatchable and almost unbelievable. It makes the archipelago country a dream destination among the younger generation of Thais, especially honeymooners and selfie-addicted vacationists.

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    Kandy crush

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 11/12/2014

    » Large billboards and posters of Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa can be seen everywhere in Colombo, the capital of the country, Kandy, the second largest city, and along various streets and towns.

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    Legacy of a visionary

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 24/11/2014

    » Ayutthaya was not built in a day. Neither was the replica of the city that was cloned from it centuries later.

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    Treasure in the mountains

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 14/08/2014

    » 'Why do cowboys live in Narathiwat?" That is my first thought when I see a district official in a cowboy outfit. He wears a shirt with jeans, a leather cowboy hat, bolo tie and boots. A minute later, I notice other officials, also wearing cowboy outfits. I become a bit confused as to where I actually am.

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    Chumphon’s understated charms

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 17/07/2014

    » The coffee cherries were ripe, a bright, appetising red. Even from a distance, the scarlet berries stood out clearly on the long, straight branches of Coffea canephora, the botanical name for the species commonly known as Robusta. This type of coffee is widely grown in the South and, according to statistics compiled by the Office of Agricultural Economics, more than half the land devoted to cultivating this cash crop in our southern provinces is located in Chumphon, where plantations also boast the highest yield per rai in the entire region.

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