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  • LIFE

    From his home base

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 22/09/2019

    » It's not often that the success of an artist can be attributed to his/her talent alone. Without the full backing of a major label, most artists would struggle to get the sort of exposure required to bring them international recognition. Thai singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit, however, is an extraordinary exception. Signed to Bangkok's bona fide indie label Rats Records, the young singer-songwriter showed immense potential from the get-go with his 2014 English-language debut single Adore. Since then, he has delivered gem after gem, dealing in breezy folky rock perfect for a road trip to the seaside or a session around the campfire.

  • BUSINESS

    Company man

    Asia focus, Published on 19/03/2018

    » Shinsotsu-ikkatsu-saiyo, the tradition of simultaneous recruitment and employment of new graduates by companies, has long been unique to Japan and South Korea, before the latter abolished the practice in 2010. But in the world's third largest economy it is so embedded in the culture, who's to say it's not working for the country and its people?

  • THAILAND

    End of the line for carmaking in Australia

    Published on 20/10/2017

    » CANBERRA: The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia rolled off the General Motors production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday as the country reluctantly bade farewell to its automobile manufacturing industry.

  • LIFE

    Mastering the message

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 18/03/2019

    » Life rarely progresses the way we intended. Sometimes, we need to adjust to unexpected circumstances and always be ready for change. Once we master the ability to adapt to unforeseen events and to constantly absorb new knowledge, it usually allows our lives to blossom in beautiful ways.

  • BUSINESS

    Screen grab

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 17/12/2018

    » How many people these days watch TV with one eye on the big screen and the other on their smartphone? Quite a lot, but reaching this "multiscreening" audience effectively is a growing challenge for marketers.

  • LIFE

    Live your dreams

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/05/2016

    » Cuba, a socialist country with breathtaking Spanish colonial architecture, exceptionally fine music and superior cigars, is finally getting the world's attention it so deserves. Restored diplomacy with the US is putting the country among the top tourist destinations. Cuba was given a further boost when US President Barack Obama made a state visit in March and Karl Lagerfeld staged a fashion show in Havana earlier this month by turning the leafy Paseo del Prado boulevard into an extravagant catwalk. Not to be left behind, Thai hoteliers recently went to Havana to ink a deal to open a high-end complex.

  • BUSINESS

    The future of rice production

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Rice, one of the world's most important staple foods, is now facing a challenging time with increasing competition for dwindling resources such as land and water, unpredictable climate, farm labour shortages and lack of technical expertise.

  • BUSINESS

    Ford mum about rejig's Asean impact

    Business, Piyachart Maikaew, Published on 11/10/2018

    » US car maker Ford Motor Co remains silent on whether its Asean operations will be affected by a US$11-billion restructuring plan to cut 70,000 salaried employees worldwide.

  • LIFE

    A date with Travis Bickle

    Life, Published on 12/07/2018

    » 'He hates New York with a Biblical fury; it gives off the stench of Hell, and its filth and smut obsess him."

  • OPINION

    Leave Yingluck be

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 13/01/2018

    » Re: "Officials 'must capture Yingluck'," (BP, Jan 12). We should all extend our sympathy to the government for having to resist pressure from various sources to pursue extradition proceedings against Yingluck Shinawatra.

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