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  • OPINION

    Possibly time to look on the bright side

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 07/01/2018

    » Having just about scraped through the Year of the Chicken, here we are seven days into 2018 and wondering what's in store during the Year of the Dog. It probably won't be all that great, but we'll leave the gloom and doom to the experts. Let's just hope it's a least a bit more enjoyable than the past couple of years which have really been quite awful, and almost of an annus horribilis nature.

  • OPINION

    Thailand through the looking glass

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 01/01/2017

    » Well, here we are on the first day of a brand new year. It is customary at this time for newspaper columnists and other bores to predict what's going to happen in the world in the coming 12 months. Let's just hope it's a bit more cheery than the past year, which has been quite awful.

  • OPINION

    Animal welfare key to Dusit Zoo move

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/08/2018

    » At the end of this month, Bangkokians will bid farewell to Dusit Zoo, as the final curtain falls for the site, treasured by many not just as a recreational edutainment place, but also as a vast green space in the heart of the capital.

  • OPINION

    Dusit zoo puzzle

    News, Postbag, Published on 29/08/2018

    » Am I the only one who finds it strange that the animals of Dusit Zoo are being relocated three years before their new quarters are ready?

  • OPINION

    Dusit Zoo should become a park

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/12/2017

    » With a new land plot given to the Zoological Park Organisation by the palace, the country will soon welcome a new bigger zoo. The land, which was among nine plots bestowed to the government by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn last month, is located in the Klong 6 area of Pathum Thani's Thanyaburi district.

  • OPINION

    Creatures great and small, bless them all

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 02/09/2018

    » At the end of this month Dusit Zoo, better known as Khao Din, is shutting its gates after 80 years. Its 1,300 residents are moving to temporary accommodation in six provincial zoos until their new home opens in Pathum Thani in another three years. Moving can be quite a traumatic experience for animals, and we wish them all well.

  • OPINION

    Zootopia

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/01/2018

    » Samanea Saman in his Jan 8 letter, "Zoo park needed", is worried that the land occupied by Dusit zoo will be turned into a shopping complex, or skyscrapers, or both. Don't be.

  • OPINION

    Trying to do right thing

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/08/2018

    » I read the Aug 28 editorial, "Injustice on display", about the arrest of Myanmar volunteer teachers with sadness.

  • OPINION

    Fickle friends

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/01/2018

    » While I praised the prime minister for his stance in wanting to promote the Bang Kaew dog breed, I'd also like to draw attention to our late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who adopted a stray dog presented to him, which became Thailand's number one, most famous dog.

  • OPINION

    Overprune is overkill

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/03/2016

    » Soi Rang Nam, one of Bangkok's greenest streets, just became the victim of a shocking branch-cutting campaign by the BMA.

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