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  • TRAVEL

    Once in a lifetime

    Brunch, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/04/2019

    » The sky in Mae Hong Son was grey with haze, blanketing the province day and night. The smell from forest fires and the open-air burning of farm waste hurt the nose. The polluted air hurt the eyes. But the ongoing air crisis couldn't ruin the celebratory spirit of Ban Pha Bong community as it hosted Poi Sang Long, the annual mass novice ordination ceremony of the Tai Yai ethnic group.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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.

  • TRAVEL

    Island community

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/09/2016

    » A raised concrete walkway behind Wat Champa in Taling Chan leads to the Koh San Chao canal community. The community might not ring a bell, but it is known among a few travellers as an add-on trip to the famous Lat Mayom floating market in Taling Chan.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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.

  • TRAVEL

    Common threads

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 21/09/2017

    » The silk woven cloth village of Ban Sanuan Nok plants the most mulberry trees in Huai Rat district, Buri Ram. The fresh leaves are the food of silkworms and of the people who use them to enhance their cuisine, and a few of the leaves are even bigger than the size of an adult's hand.

  • TRAVEL

    Full bloom

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 12/01/2017

    » Seven years ago no one would have ever thought that mountain grasslands without a single tree at Phu Lom Lo in Loei would one day be a popular tourist destination.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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.

  • NEWS

    School is in session

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 27/09/2018

    » We walked on a narrow path in a large herbal garden belonging to Samai Koonsuk, 57, chairman of the Ban Dong Bang Organic Herbal Community Enterprise in Muang district in Prachin Buri. I felt like we were ducklings following a mother duck. Instead of making "quack, quack" sounds, we asked questions like "What is this leaf?", "What is that flower?", "Can we eat it raw?" while pointing at various plants.

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