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    Made in Thailand

    Guru, Published on 05/07/2019

    » To say that Thailand has been getting global recognition lately may be a bit of an understatement. After all, it's not a secret that it's a famous tourist destination with plenty of beautiful beaches and street food that's been topping lists for years now. Of course, these are only just a few things Thailand is well-known for but we don't really have the time to get into all of that (*cough* rigged election *cough*). However, people from the outside may have a narrow view of what Thailand and its culture really is, but fortunately, there are things that help put a spotlight on these things. The next instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise is filming right now in parts of Thailand, including Krabi where its governor stated that the film would be a "great advertisement for the nature, culture and history of the kingdom". Erm sure, that's what the Fast and Furious franchise is all about anyway. While the film will most likely be more about cars zoom-zooming and vroom-vrooming, there are a number of shows on TV that give a better focus on Thai culture. Here are a few.

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    Biking for a better world

    Life, Published on 18/02/2019

    » The lives of people with disabilities are full of barriers -- social stigma, public facilities that are not supportive and fewer career opportunities than the able-bodied. But for them, no one wants to be left out.

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    Fah loves her dad, Num's cuffed up, Boss skirts booze test

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 17/02/2019

    » Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is wearing flak among the artistic set for his frank assessment of the meaning of the Thai smile, as he rides a new wave of popularity based on a line from an old TV soap.

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    Against all odds

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 03/02/2019

    » Kru June is perpetually late for school. She is the first to admit it, and the last to arrive. On this particular morning, the teachers and students of Baan Kui school have already begun morning assembly as she arrives, hurrying across the arid sports field where the morning ritual takes place.

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    Canal death driver repents, Neuy fights Jack, Lamyai's no-show

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 13/01/2019

    » The woman whose driving resulted in the deaths of two people last week when she knocked their vehicle into an irrigation canal in Chiang Mai is softening her earlier stance that she did nothing wrong.

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    Change for the better

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 01/01/2019

    » In the 2017 "What's Your Why" campaign, David Beckham was asked what motivates him to be a fit dad. The AIA global ambassador responded by saying that, even though he's no longer playing football, he wants to continue to live a healthy and fit life and to live longer.

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    A sign of wisdom

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 10/12/2018

    » Thailand is known the world over for its traditional, therapeutic massage, which is able to relieve muscle tension and physical as well as emotional stress when practised by capable hands.

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    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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    Fish tails

    B Magazine, Published on 25/11/2018

    » The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to four Thai fish sauce brands to follow their manufacturing standards more strictly. Once the manufacturers comply, they will be able to export their nam pla to the US as usual.

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    Rewriting the book on transgenderism

    Life, Nanticha Ocharoenchai, Published on 29/10/2018

    » When transman Parith Chomchuen was younger, he was forced to wear skirts and do what girls are supposed to do. Later, when he grew up and realised the gender he was born into wasn't the gender he wanted to live by, it seemed people around him did not approve of such a thought -- not his family, friends, teachers, not even the textbooks.

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