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    Sharing one's gifts

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/10/2016

    » Witoon Krungthong has been pedalling his bicycle around sois and communities to offer cloth dyeing services for 18 years. The industrial textile industry may have made the profession of artisan cloth dyeing redundant, but Witoon still finds customers willing to pay him to turn their clothes black.

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    Out with the old, it seems

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 08/12/2015

    » Over the past year, several neighbourhoods in Bangkok's old city have undergone big changes. Saphan Lek, Tha Phra Chan, Tha Tian, Khlong Thom and Woeng Nakhon Kasem, for instance, have made headlines since these old-school quarters have been cleared and upgraded, with the removal of street vendors and the moving in of developers. We can expect a more visible facelift next year. 

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    Changing the future to preserve the past

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 12/01/2015

    » Change is coming to the National Library of Thailand (NLT). Anyone who visits the compound can see construction workers on scaffolding replacing tiles. The Vajiraya Building that houses works and book collections of King Rama VI is temporarily closed for renovation.

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    Daydream believers

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 28/05/2014

    » Don’t panic if the person next to you gazes upward and murmurs a word like “cirrus”, “pileus”, or “crepuscular”.

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    An accidental activist

    Muse, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 07/09/2013

    » Pratubjit Neelapaijit considers herself part of Bangkok's middle class through and through. Growing up listening to her father, the disappeared lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit, and mother Angkhana discussing human rights violations and social issues, the young Pratubjit felt compassionate yet detached.

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    Riding high

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/06/2013

    » Traffic congestion in Bangkok can drive people to jump on their bicycles instead of in their cars, and the increasing number of cyclists also gives way to related businesses _ bicycle shops, clothing and accessories stores catering to bike riders, and magazines dedicated to biking.

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    Writer's wait is over

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/03/2012

    » When his retirement from diplomatic service came in October 2008, Prabhassorn Sevikul never thought about taking a rest.

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