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  • THAILAND

    Hauling up hopes of local fishermen

    News, Supaporn Asadamongkoln, Published on 22/06/2019

    » There's a saying that goes, "If you live by the sea, you'll never go hungry, or run out of money."

  • THAILAND

    Thailand still chasing elusive unicorn

    Business, William Hicks, Published on 28/05/2019

    » As the second largest economy in Asean, it remains a point of wounded pride that Thailand still lacks a major internationally recognised startup.

  • THAILAND

    Into the deep

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 17/05/2019

    » Up until a few decades ago, pla thu (Thai short mackerel), which was overflowing in local seas, had been one of the main staples in Thai households. Back then, almost every Thai child -- whether in a poor or wealthy family -- grew up feeding on pla thu, not only because the fish was available abundantly but also for a comforting good taste that reflected the loving warmth of mum's kitchen.

  • THAILAND

    An 80-year-old shop charmer

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 22/04/2019

    » Pracha Jankrajang, aged 80, a customer assistant at the homeware department of Robinson Department Store's Bang Pu branch in Samut Prakan, surprised customer Waraphon Rattanamalai who wondered why a man his age was employed there.

  • THAILAND

    Fermented fad

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/01/2019

    » Forget low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets, gluten-free foods and all things detox. These are diet bygones compared to a slightly-sparkling, gold-coloured fermented drink called kombucha that is now all the rage. They say Madonna drinks it, so does Halle Berry, Lindsay Lohan and Gwyneth Paltrow. Even testosterone-fuelled Jake Gyllenhaal and Orlando Bloom were seen clutching a bottle.

  • THAILAND

    The Korean wave keeps swelling

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 12/10/2018

    » The wave of K-pop has seeped into the lives of people throughout Asia and the world. Its soaps, movies, music and fashion trends have dazzled, influenced and merged into the local entertainment scene in different places. We've seen K-pop music like the viral Gangnam Style take over the world and artists like BTS storm the US Billboard charts with their music. Recently, a K-pop gathering in Oakland, California, drew thousands of fans.

  • THAILAND

    New kettle of fish

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 10/09/2018

    » Santichai Jongkiartkajorn, 64, a farmer in Betong district of Yala province, has lived off rubber for years. He and his family endured harsh conditions over the past few years as rubber prices remained relatively low.

  • THAILAND

    Flying high and falling fast

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 14/12/2014

    » At the age of 43, Thailand's youngest billionaire Nopporn Suppipat was flying high on the profits from one of the region's biggest wind power companies.

  • THAILAND

    Putting traditional Chinese medicine to the test

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 17/09/2015

    » Toad skins and turtle shells aren't the cures most westerners turn to when they learn they've developed cancer. But in China, the market for traditional remedies like these grew 35% last year, twice as fast as the overall anti-cancer market. Though the effectiveness of these treatments is unproven, Western doctors, elite medical institutions and pharmaceutical companies are starting to put them to the scientific test.

  • THAILAND

    Sky-high WiFi set to go far and wide

    Business, Kamolwat Praprutitum, Published on 27/06/2018

    » Air passengers putting their phones and tablets on flight mode are set to be a thing of the past as on-board WiFi service becomes the rule rather than the exception in the hugely lucrative connectivity industry, says an executive at Inmarsat, the British provider of global mobile satellite communications.

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