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  • OPINION

    Feet of clay

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 19/08/2019

    » Late last month, many Buddhist followers in Thailand were delighted with the news that four phra farang, or Western monks, were granted samanasak or honorary ecclesiastical titles by HM the King.

  • THAILAND

    HM King honours, posthumously promotes ex-Seal Saman

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 15/07/2018

    » His Majesty the King has posthumously promoted former Navy Seal Saman Gunan, who died during the Tham Luang cave rescue mission, to the rank of lieutenant commander -- an unprecedented rise of seven ranks.

  • OPINION

    Pitfalls on the path toward enlightenment

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 18/06/2018

    » Money is a tantalising thing, coveted by many. But worldly goods can pose a threat to those who are called to a higher order. The seven ex-monks from three famous Bangkok temples who were in the media limelight over the weeks are no exception.

  • TRAVEL

    Gearing up for tourists

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/03/2018

    » After harvesting season, rice farmers in the Northeast hold an annual merit-making ceremony to express gratitude to Mae Phosop (the Goddess of Rice). The farmers bring a portion of their newly harvested rice and pile it up on a temple ground for monks to bless.

  • LIFE

    Weaving ties and traditions

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 04/04/2017

    » Wongduean Udomdechawet smiles when she talks about the craft of creating the tie-dyed silk woven cloth, known as mudmee.

  • TRAVEL

    All the Queen's women

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 10/08/2017

    » They were holding hands while walking, with smiles on their faces. Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and Khammai Yokhasing. Khammai, 84, still remembers the moment when the Queen held her hand at Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin, 40 years ago.

  • LIFE

    Showcasing the best of Thai cotton

    Life, Published on 21/06/2017

    » Thai cotton will take centre stage during the 10th Fai Tor Jai fair which will be held at the Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (Sacict) in the Bangsai district of Ayutthaya from tomorrow to Sunday, 10am-7pm.

  • 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.

  • LIFE

    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Published on 05/11/2016

    » 1. There is no understating the appreciation Thai people feel for Japanese food. But with so many restaurants around already and more opening every day, how can one know which of them are actually worth spending money on? Well, for those of us looking for an opinion from the mouths of Japanese natives, look no further than the Bangkok Japanese Restaurant Guide 2016-2017, a comprehensive tome that points you to 75 of the top Japanese restaurants in Bangkok, chosen by a team of Japanese people. Conveniently divided into eight sections based on the type of Japanese food such as sushi, tepanyaki, tempura, ramen, etc, the book also gives you information on the price range, imported ingredients and more, so you can have all the information you need to choose the best restaurant for your particular Japanese cravings. The book costs 480 baht, and can be found at any book store near you.

  • THAILAND

    The private and public pain felt around the world

    News, Published on 16/10/2016

    » From Sydney to San Francisco to London, the pain of thousands of Thais living across the globe was clearly felt after His Majesty's death was announced on Thursday.

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