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  • LIFE

    Old master, new view

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 18/09/2019

    » The great Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci died in France 500 years ago at the age of 67. Yet masterpieces created by the world-renowned art maestro continue to have a mesmerising hold over art lovers of all ages and nationalities.

  • LIFE

    Doing right by the children

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Henrietta H. Fore couldn't be happier with the way Thailand has made progress in promoting and protecting children's rights in the past 70 years of its presence -- by that name -- in the Kingdom. The Unicef executive director was recently in Thailand, and the success stories of the country through years of governmental policies and support from other agencies couldn't fail to put a smile on her face: the country has almost a 100% rate of birth and healthcare registration, access to clean drinking water, sanitation and primary-school attendance.

  • LIFE

    Looking back to look forward

    B Magazine, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/09/2018

    » With two successful horror films -- Chanthaly and Dearest Sister -- under her belt, Laos' first female director Mattie Do is currently engrossed in shooting her third film, a science-fiction thriller called Bor Mi Vanh Chark (The Long Walk), at a location that's a 30-minute drive from country capital Vientiane.

  • LIFE

    A message that resonates

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/07/2019

    » Newly appointed deputy executive director and UN assistant secretary-general Anita Bhatia says the message of the UN Women's flagship report titled "Progress Of The World's Women 2019-2020: Families In A Changing World" resonates well with her.

  • OPINION

    The real reason Grab is winning: service

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Taxi and motorcycle taxi drivers in the capital were once again up in arms last week when they heard that their arch-rival Grab Thailand, the local operating arm of the Singapore-based start-up hailing service app, might be getting the green light by the government to operate legally.

  • THAILAND

    A month of many traditions

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/05/2019

    » Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holy month of fasting, is practised by Muslims around the world, including Thailand. Having begun earlier this month, it is a time for Muslims to practise self-restraint, by not just fasting from dawn to dusk from food, drink, sexual activity, impure or unkind thoughts, and more. Ramadan is also a time of reflection.

  • LIFE

    Into the light

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 28/05/2019

    » After struggling with depression since his teen years, Edward Gunawan said revisiting some of his darkest moments was taking a toll on his emotional health. In the end, he found a way to turn his experience into something more beneficial for society.

  • LIFE

    No mere act

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/01/2019

    » Sakda Kaewbuadee is an actor, but not the kind who always spends time in the limelight, walking red carpets and giving autographs. When he is away from acting, he helps refugees.

  • THAILAND

    Permanent revolutionary

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 09/11/2018

    » When your father happens to be Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine Marxist revolutionary who was an engine of the Cuban Revolution, you learn early in life to be emotionally strong, grounded and defiant -- proud of your ideology, regardless of how it may be viewed by the rest of the world.

  • LIFE

    Showcasing Bangladesh

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 25/05/2016

    » For the past 17 months, Bangladeshi ambassador Saida Muna Tasneem has been promoting her country's rich cultural heritage in Thailand. It is now time to showcase the rest of the country at the Bangladesh Trade and Investment Expo 2016. Held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, May 30 to June 1, it will be a time for business matchmaking opportunities for both sides.

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