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    Chasing visions

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/11/2015

    » Wearing a patient name tag around her neck, Daw Myin waited inside Mawlamyine General Hospital in Mon State, Myanmar, to get surgery on her cataracts. Her eyes were slightly cloudy. Her white hair was covered with a green net.

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    Don't lose face

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 29/02/2016

    » Thais have a colloquial saying, that "committing good deeds now will make you beautiful in your next life. But getting work done on your face will make you look beautiful in this life". This saying explains everything about how much Thai society puts value on cosmetic surgery. From double eyelids, a pointed nose to looking decades younger -- bring it on.

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    The cost of companionship

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 18/04/2016

    » All pet owners would agree that some of the most difficult times in their lives come when their pets get sick. Those who can afford it will have a choice of taking them to private animal hospitals and veterinary clinics where services and treatment can be provided readily, in a pleasant environment, at a high cost. But pet owners who cannot afford the hefty bills must seek help from public clinics and hospitals, and the experience is not so different from public hospitals for people: long queues and hours of waiting in a not-always pleasant atmosphere.

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    Slow train to Korat

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/07/2017

    » "Where are you headed?"<br> The question broke the ice at the start of our long journey.

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    A view on the new zoo

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 03/01/2018

    » When news broke last month that Thailand's oldest zoo, Dusit Zoo, will be relocated from its present location in inner Bangkok to a new home in Pathum Thani province, it sent shock waves through the hearts of generations of Bangkokians. Back before shopping malls, cinemas, skating rinks, aquariums and wax museums took over as the capital's popular destinations, Dusit Zoo was a favourite attraction for the entire family -- a place where countless such families have had their photographs taken.

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