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  • LIFE

    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

  • BUSINESS

    Hong Kong connects

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/10/2017

    » Two decades after its return to the "motherland", some people lament that Hong Kong is not the place it used to be. Political protest, symbolised by the "Umbrella Movement" of 2014, has tarnished the island's image of stability and Western-style open society. The tightening grip of Beijing has worn down the territory's mojo, to the dismay of the creative classes, artists and publishers who helped make Hong Kong a bastion of freedom of expression in Asia.

  • LIFE

    Unforgettable Puey Ungphakorn 

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 09/03/2016

    » Today marks the centennial of Puey Ungphakorn, a remarkable man who lived a remarkable life as a founding father of the modern Thai economy, pedagogue at Thammasat University and Bank of Thailand, role model and larger-than-life figure who was influential during some of the most momentous years of Thai history.

  • LIFE

    Saturday morning fever

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 17/02/2016

    » Every Saturday, try the running workshop at Lumpini Park, a free activity that is gaining popularity. The general perception is that running workshops are for elite runners -- national team athletes with dreams of becoming Olympians. But that's not true. The Saturday outdoor running lab is run by Sathavorn Chanpongsri, a former national athlete who won a bronze medal for marathon at the Sea Games 1985, and a respected coach in the local running circle. To him, every runner should take a short introduction course on running, regardless of their level of experience.

  • LIFE

    The death of the traditional travelogue

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/07/2014

    » When travel writer Pimpida Kanjanavathang returned from Oman in 2010, she wanted to write a travelogue about her adventures in the relatively unknown Arab state.

  • LIFE

    A fascination with the past

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/06/2014

    » Journalism is often a good preparation for a writing career. Yuwadee Maneekul, nom de plume of Yuwadee Vatcharangkul, is a former writer/editor at the Nation Group and her writing on culture and history has won praise from archaeologists and academics. She has published three non-fiction books to date and two novels: Kud Ahdeed Ko Rak (Digging Up The Past And Finding Love, 2007) and the recently released Jueng Rien Ma Puea Sarb (For Your Consideration). Both novels feature characters working in the field of archaeology who have to address problems to do with conservation, an area that the author feels is deserving of “more public and state attention”.

  • WORLD

    Up and running

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 05/03/2014

    » Once, there were only three kinds of people in Thailand who ran.

  • LIFE

    The arboreal saviour

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/12/2013

    » What does it take to become a hero?

  • LIFE

    Clearing the way

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/10/2013

    » Forest areas in Thailand have been shrinking at an alarming rate. Between 1973 and 2009, 30.9 million rai of land was cleared of trees, according to a study by Khwanchai Duangsathaporn, assistant professor at the Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry at Kasetsart University.

  • LIFE

    Figurehead revisited

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 24/06/2013

    » The late, eminent scholar Phya Anuman Rajadhon has secured a highly respected status in Thai society despite his death 25 years ago. Shunning the limelight and power in favour of a humble life, Phya Anuman is still remembered as a true Renaissance man and elite scholar, in contrast to his background from a poor Chinese immigrant family.

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