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  • OPINION

    Why do we need conscripts?

    News, Postbag, Published on 03/03/2019

    » Re: "Conscription call 'to make army better'", (BP, March 1). Why does the army need conscripts? Definitely not to clean for some general or in fact any superior officer. As one general said, we have remote-controlled drones which can be fitted with cameras to guard the borders. A few of the drones can cover a large area without putting any lives at risk, and can also pinpoint where the enemy is. Something for the army to think about.

  • BUSINESS

    Seeking a balance

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 01/10/2018

    » As returns in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand shrink in the face of high demand and increased restrictions, real-estate investors in Asia are looking for new places to go, with Malaysia and Thailand among their targets.

  • OPINION

    Of me, my wellness and ThaiHealth

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/01/2016

    » The name "ThaiHealth" (Thai Health Foundation), a public organisation well oiled by "sin taxes" from cigarettes and alcohol companies, has become the talk of the town. The glare of the spotlight came early this month when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha invoked Section 44 of the interim charter to sack seven of its board members for alleged "conflicts of interest".

  • LIFE

    A Kick of Sanzo

    Guru, Mika Apichatsakol, Published on 10/03/2017

    » Gregory Sanzo, 30, isn't the first foreigner to fall madly in love with our national martial arts to the point of moving here and making a career out of it. But he is a rare interesting one with a lot going on when he sets foot outside the famous Petchyindee Muay Thai Academy where he trains. Before becoming a professional fighter, this Houston native was serious about soccer and music, playing bass in a punk hardcore band under the same label as A Day to Remember, Victory Records. We catch up with the active athlete, musician and entrepreneur to learn about his moves in and out of the ring.

  • LIFE

    Connecting the past to the present

    Life, Published on 13/03/2017

    » The Australian embassy in Thailand sits on Sathon Road behind a tall white fence, a mustard-gold building elevated on stilts, lined with tiles made by a ceramicist in Chiang Mai. A lake twists around and under the embassy and a flat shrub, perfectly fashioned in the shape of Australia, lies out the front of the building. For decades, it has been one of the most recognisable works of architecture on the busy Bangkok road.

  • OPINION

    Backward thinking

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/09/2016

    » It's "rear-end backwards" time again in Thailand. While the rest of the world enjoyed the Thai tourism video made with khon figures, including the Thai community here in California, only the Thais in Thailand complained. Oh ye of narrow vision and little faith. Wake up and see Thailand for what it really is, and how it is perceived, certainly not a country of only beautiful beaches and temples.

  • THAILAND

    Street fighter's fall from grace

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 12/06/2016

    » Before HD gaming consoles, gamers in the '90s spent most of their time at arcades or on home video units.

  • TRAVEL

    River Kwai Fair

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/12/2015

    » The annual River Kwai Bridge and Red Cross Fair runs until Dec 7 at the River Kwai Bridge and Klib Bua Field in Muang district, Kanchanaburi. The event is held under the concept of "70 Years Of Peace in Kanchanaburi". A highlight is a light and sound show depicting the history of the bridge and the "Death Railway", which were constructed by POWs during World War II. Also, there are the Provincial Red Cross Council's shops, government agencies and public enterprises' exhibitions, concerts by famous singers and bands, a mini motor show and amusement park.

  • BUSINESS

    Rattanathibet land, property prices soaring

    Business, Kanana Katharangsiporn, Published on 01/09/2014

    » Property prices on Rattanathibet Road on the east side of the Chao Phraya River have risen as high as six-fold in eight years, driven by Purple Line development, which is scheduled to start running in 2016.

  • LIFE

    Creating an urban oasis

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 15/10/2014

    » Andrew Grant is right — Bangkok, he said, seems to lack a strong public idea about landscape. The renowned landscape architect's work have trailblazed and inspired environmental sustainability, incorporating the fundamentals of ecological planting, biodiversity and water use. Grant was recently in town as a guest lecturer at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Architecture.

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