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    Boys to merit-making men

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 07/05/2015

    » Before dawn, drum beats and music fill the valley of Mae Hong Son. It acts as a morning alarm that wakes up the town dwellers to prepare for the big event.

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    Handwoven heritage

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 11/06/2015

    » From cheap plants in backyards, much of Loei's bamboo is turned into beautiful and delicate handicrafts.

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    A trip through 'Little Osaka'

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 09/06/2016

    » Signs with Japanese characters can be seen on any corner, at general post offices, mini-marts, bars and little restaurants. Red paper lanterns are hung in lines outside shops decorated in Japanese style. Mother and son walk on the footpath, and, until they come closer, their Japanese conversation in soft voices make me think I may be displaced.

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    A forgotten gem

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 14/04/2016

    » Though Rayong is transforming into an industrialised province, its old town remains charming with a nostalgic atmosphere.

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    Lush and lavish in Lampang

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 12/11/2015

    » When talking about Lampang, images of vibrant ceramic arts, horse-drawn carriages and elephants come to mind. Though downtown Lampang and its surroundings have long been famous destinations, its Northern region remains off the beaten track and worthy of exploration.

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    Weaving intangible patterns

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 02/04/2015

    » Chengdu Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum showcases the best brocades in China. Guide Yan Hua walked me into a room where two people were busy working on a loom. It is no ordinary loom. The greater draw loom is 6m long, 5m high and 1.5m wide. A man working on the loom concentrated hard as he pulled the harnesses. A woman at the base of the machine inserted shuttles and beat the weft threads.

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    Highland idyll

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 20/02/2014

    » Dawn is breaking. The crowing of cocks echoes through the village, followed by an outbreak of banging and clattering from kitchens in nearby houses. Women are braving the early morning chill to prepare food for their families.

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    Time to treat the problem

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 22/10/2013

    » I was sitting in the restaurant of a privately-owned rehabilitation centre in Chiang Mai. It was lunchtime and I noticed many people started to move around _ leaving the dining room to go to a nearby lawn. They seemed happy to leave the enclosed space. Most of them immediately lit a cigarette when out in the open. Nicotine is likely to be the easiest tool for them to fight stress.

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    Now ear this

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 12/09/2013

    » Creative tourism and a warm touch from communities will be magnets to attract repeat visitors, the Tourism Authority of Thailand expects.

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