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    Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn builds bridges over Venice

    Life, Published on 08/05/2019

    » Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn created a splash on the sidelines of the Venice Biennale contemporary art fair two years ago with a gigantic sculpture of a child's hands reaching out of the Grand Canal, calling attention to climate change that threatens, among other things, to sink the lagoon city.

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    Rainbow Warrior brings clean energy campaign to Thailand

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 10/05/2018

    » The Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace's most iconic ship, is sailing to the Gulf of Thailand and will anchor near Songkhla's most popular beach, Samila Beach, for five days, from May 16-20. Many activities will be arranged to accentuate the mission of the ship's first visit to the Kingdom.

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    Australia wrestles with saving the Great Barrier Reef

    Asia focus, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Ask four Australians why the Great Barrier Reef is bleaching, and you'll hear four different answers.

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    Borneo to be wild

    Brunch, Published on 23/09/2018

    » Landing in Kota Kinabalu, we weren't sure what to expect. The name, to most globetrotters, conjures up the sky-piercing Gurung Kinabalu -- a mountain whose conquerable peak of 4,095m entices both novice and serious mountaineers from all over the world. But we weren't here for that. We were here for everything else (that the Malaysian Tourism Board could stuff) in between.

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    Polar wisdom

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Many people dream of setting foot in Antarctica -- the wintry, isolated locale populated by penguins and seals -- but for someone who has been there twice, like Assoc Prof Suchana Chavanich, the experience is not just fun and games.

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    A natural paradise of Japan

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/06/2016

    » Covering approximately 9,187km² and spanning 600km from north to south (from the mainland to Yoronijima Island), Kagoshima is the 10th-largest of all 47 prefectures in Japan. From west to east, there are numerous islands. The climate conditions vary from the snow-capped Isa City to the tropical-like Amami Island. Flora and fauna are abundant there.

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    Manta mantra

    Life, Ukrit Kungsawanich, Published on 28/04/2016

    » They literally came out of the blue. Black dots among a canvas of deep blue sea danced in the distance. And as they gradually approached and flamboyantly glided the current and pool of bubbles blown by zealous spectators, the sight was breathtaking.

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    High on fun, low on carbon

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/03/2016

    » About 60 Thai tourists enjoyed sea, sand and sun and participated in environmentally-friendly activities on the five islands of Trat during the recent three-day Low Carbon Holiday 2015. The success of the first official low-carbon tour in Thailand is proof the project is taking shape in Trat, about 300km from Bangkok.

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    Nurture your children with travel

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 05/11/2015

    » Japan is such a haven for all ages. Whether your calling is food, nature, shopping or Gundam models, there's much available to feed all senses, for everyone from those who have yet to walk to the barely walking. If you've got kids, there's the obvious option of Disneyland and toy paradise Kiddie Land, but past the crown of consumerism, the Land of the Rising Sun offers a bevy of development destinations where children not only play, but also learn in the process.

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    The green dream

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/06/2015

    » Located 315km southeast of Bangkok, the resort island of Koh Chang in Trat is a five-hour drive from the capital city and a 30-minute ferry ride from the mainland. Technically, travelling to any destination increases carbon emissions. Koh Chang is a long-time popular tourist destination, meaning it has long been exploited as well.

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