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    From the ring to the screen

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 13/07/2017

    » It is pretty obvious that the famed muay Thai fighter Buakaw Banchamek does not feel comfortable wearing a neck tie.

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    Spinning a traditional yarn

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/04/2016

    » A blue cotton yarn hangs outside a wooden house in the small village of Ban Na Di in Sakon Nakhon province. The blue is made with khram, or indigo, in a long-lost dyeing process that was brought back to life by Praphaiphan Daengchai, 63, about two decades ago.

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    Tears of a Cambodian actress

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 20/04/2016

    » A smile is always on her face. She speaks softly and sits with her back straight. When she walks, she does so regally, like a lady. The legendary Cambodian actress Dy Saveth is now 72, but she remains elegant and decorous, with hardly a visible mark of the turbulent life she has lived.

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    A plea for pot

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 24/04/2019

    » Despite the controversy over medical cannabis in Thailand, the country's first-ever marijuana expo was organised last weekend in Buri Ram and was well received by participants. The three-day fair with a 20 million baht investment attracted not only those who have experience in using weed but also people who were sick and wanted to use medical marijuana as well as people from many parts of the country, policemen, soldiers (both in uniform and undercover) as well as foreigners.

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    The Royal Family tree

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 28/11/2016

    » The tree is about 15m-tall. It stands in the forest of Kui Buri National Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan, 280km south of Bangkok. Its branches spread out, but they do not have a single leaf.

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    Royal history for kids to witness

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 10/01/2019

    » If you're looking for an educational field trip for your kids on the Children's Day, one choice not far from Bangkok is Bang Pa-in Palace. It is a place where your children can learn about history dating back to the Ayutthaya period as well as the beauty of the mixed architectures of the East and the West.

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    Thon Buri Palace waives admission fees

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 12/12/2018

    » Phra Rachawang Doem, or Thon Buri Palace of King Taksin the Great, will offer free admission from Saturday until Dec 28 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Krung Thonburi Sri Mahasamut as the capital of Siam in 1768.

  • LIFE

    Reaching heaven

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/12/2018

    » The peak of Phu Chi Dao Mountain in Chiang Rai's Wiang Kaen district was shrouded in mist. A cool breeze was blowing in from the mountain range in front of me. I zipped up my jacket to the neck and put on the hood while I patiently waited for the sunrise.

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    A proud heritage

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 15/02/2018

    » Napa Suyayai, 68, sits comfortably on the bench of her wooden loom in the outdoor workroom of her house. It is the weaving centre of Tai Lue of Ban Thi community in Lamphun.

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    To catch a (wildlife) criminal

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 30/08/2017

    » A small round sample of smuggled ivory is put in a zip-locked plastic bag. Although the piece is the size of a bead, it is hard and must be hammered many times before being broken into little pieces. The specimen is put in a test tube so a freezer mill can grind and pulverise the ivory sample for a DNA test.

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