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    Spare boys a media circus, learn instead

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/07/2018

    » Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai may be labyrinthine and pitch black but there is light at the end of the tunnel for the 12 boys who spent their 13th night there Thursday.


    Sports and sensibility

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 28/08/2017

    » Malaysia, the host of the 29th SEA Games, appears well on its way to getting what it wants most -- a huge trove of medals to top the table. However, it remains to be seen whether the expressed wish of the organisers -- to create unity and promote integration -- will be met.

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    Photographic preservation

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 22/06/2016

    » Underwater photography is all about otherworldly charm; the deep-blue opacity and aquatic animals can transport us into another realm. But those exquisite images are not the style preferred by Sirachai "Shin" Arunrugstichai, a 28-year-old marine conservationist and photographer whose work is not just about beauty but about man's obligations toward the ocean.


    Myanmar up-close and personal

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 22/03/2016

    » 'Welcome to the Guesthouse. The small space is made to set you free from anxiety. But first you need to leave your old perceptions behind. You need to open your mind for new memories," says Kyaw Luck, a guide for the exhibition "Myanmar Up-Close", which opened last week at Museum Siam.


    Educating our kids is child's play

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 09/09/2015

    » I clapped and cheered when the Ministry of Education last month imposed a new law requiring classes in schools nationwide to finish at 2pm, instead of 4pm. The two-hour gap must be compensated by activities, however, despite the policy not specifying what kind of after-class activities they will be. Of course, the policy has been welcomed by many, but there are also opponents, including some students, with some believing that fewer class hours might result in worse academic grades.

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    Urban, yet green

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 08/06/2015

    » What do people do when visiting Siam Square? At Bangkok's nucleus of youth culture and weekend activity, some naturally think of shopping, while others consider the area a top choice for meeting friends or having a first date.

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    Under the bridge

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/04/2015

    » Today is Chakri Day. Two hundred and thirty three years ago, Chaophraya Chakri — later King Rama I, or King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke the Great — founded Bangkok as the country's new capital and established the Chakri dynasty, the glory of which is lasting to this day.


    Sports HQ in Switzerland

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 25/12/2014

    » What would your itinerary be if you were to visit the French-speaking city of Lausanne in Switzerland? Shopping, sightseeing and eating chocolate?


    The only safe bet is none at all

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 18/06/2014

    » What was your first World Cup betting experience? Mine was during the 1982 Fifa World Cup, in the memorable final between Italy and West Germany. Am I a natural-born gambler? Absolutely not. I’m not even a football fan; I was just got carried away by the experience. The 1982 Cup, which was held in Spain, was special for Thais as it was the first time we could watch matches live on TV. I was overwhelmed enough to spend my 500 baht savings — a huge sum of money at that time! In 1982, there were no rampant bookies or online betting sites. People mostly gambled among friends and family. I placed the bet with my cousin. She chose Italy and I went for West Germany.

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    The voice of the pitch

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/06/2014

    » Football fans, especially enthusiasts of the English Premier League, must have seen and heard Kittikorn U-dompol. The 47-year-old TV commentator has provided the voice of many live matches since 1990. He also once had a column in the popular Siam Keela newspaper.

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