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  • LIFE

    A royal discovery

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 03/06/2019

    » A decade ago when a male elephant was brought from the southern province of Krabi to live in an elephant conservation centre in Maha Sarakham in the northeast, only Khruba Thammunee Thitadhammo, a monk who founded the centre, believed that it was a white elephant.

  • LIFE

    Celebrating street eats

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 28/02/2018

    » The first series of the Bangkok Street Food Festival 2018 will be hosted from tomorrow until Sunday at Siam Paragon.

  • LIFE

    A shining artistic light

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 28/03/2016

    » Colourful lanterns hang in a small gazebo at the front corner of Lampang Arts Centre on Talad Kao Road. While most lanterns usually follow the same traditional pattern of a round or cylindrical shape, the ones available here stand out stylishly, especially with their octagonal shape.

  • LIFE

    An education in 'Thainess'

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 15/07/2015

    » Nithiwat Tharatorn stood beside the poster of his film Kidthung Wittaya (Teacher's Diary). He smiled broadly. The reason was not just that he was in front of the cameras, but also because he was glad that his romantic comedy film, which came out in Thailand last year, was selected as the opening movie for the first Thai Film Festival at the theatre of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The sun always rises

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 10/01/2018

    » Wandee Khunchornyakong always wakes up around 5am. As chairperson and CEO of Solar Power Company Group (SPCG), she likes to start her day at the top floor of the new 10-storey headquarters in Thong Lor when the Sun rises. Her working day ends late. She goes to bed at midnight. Hard work is her routine, which she has kept from a young age. Born under the sign of the dog, she turns 60 this year, but retirement is not part of the plan.

  • LIFE

    Temple tantrums

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/10/2017

    » From afar, the iconic stupas of the Temple of Dawn stand elegantly on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. But looking closely at the finer details of the famous landmark, admirers may notice a thick coat of lime plaster that almost covers decorative ceramic tiles. At some spots, ceramics are attached untidily to the central stupa, suggesting sloppy repair work.

  • LIFE

    It's not rubbish, it's money

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 12/07/2017

    » Six years ago Chadsanan Masawangphairojana, 47, looked for a way to reduce the tremendous amount of garbage in her community at Din Daeng National Housing project, better known to Bangkokians as Din Daeng flats.

  • LIFE

    Our Latin neighbours

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 15/05/2017

    » Two countries that receive a large number of tourists every year, Mexico and Thailand will tighten their relationship in tourism, particularly in the medical tourism segment, said María Teresa Solis, Mexico's vice-minister of tourism, on her recent visit to Bangkok.

  • LIFE

    Ex-UK PM to address global tourism summit

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 14/04/2017

    » The former UK prime minister David Cameron will address the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit 2017 in Bangkok later this month.

  • LIFE

    Following in her father's footsteps

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 24/01/2017

    » Born in Thailand to an immigrant Chinese father, Yupin Dhanabadeesakul remembers the time when her family lived hand to mouth. While she's made it through the tough times and her family now owns a ceramic factory in Lampang that produces the iconic, widely used and much plagiarised rooster-pattern bowls, or cham kai, Yupin is haunted by two fears.

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