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  • TRAVEL

    Travel fair returns

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 01/08/2019

    » One of the Kingdom's best-known travel events, the Thai International Travel Fair (TITF) is taking place again on Aug 22-25. This time the venue will be the Challenger Hall 2 of Impact Muang Thong Thani.

  • TRAVEL

    Phuket's hidden pearl

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 09/05/2019

    » During one of last year's downhill mountain biking competitions, there was a new team participating. The group was made up of skilled riders I had never met before. They were from Phuket. I must admit I wasn't aware that the Pearl of the Andaman is home to an active community of downhillers. Where's their training ground?

  • TRAVEL

    The water fest continues

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 18/04/2019

    » In most parts of the Kingdom, Songkran takes place on April 13-15. In certain areas, however, that's too soon for the fun to be over.

  • LIFE

    Into the wild

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 10/01/2019

    » On Saturday, a whole host of events will be held to mark National Children's Day. If you're one of those parents who dread the idea of scrambling around among hysterical crowds of youngsters, but still wish to do something special with your little ones, how about taking them away from it all? Let's go camping!

  • TRAVEL

    Rayong's wonderful wetlands

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 28/05/2015

    » Glowing in the champagne-coloured rays of the late afternoon Sun and gently swaying in the breeze from the nearby sea, the fluffy inflorescences crowning the tall green grass that fill these vast yet secret "fields" of Rayong province added magic to the already mesmerising scenery. Even more amazing is the fact that this grassland, which covers a combined area of almost 487,000m², literally floats on water.

  • LIFE

    Tastes of Kuala Lumpur

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 26/07/2018

    » I love Thailand. The more I travel, the more I realise how lucky I am to have been born and raised in this country. But when it comes to durian, it's a different story.

  • LIFE

    Escaping the city heat

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 17/08/2017

    » The monsoon season may not be ideal for visiting certain places. But in the case of Phu Soi Dao, the mighty mountain and national park of Uttaradit on the border with Laos, this rainy period is the best time to climb it.

  • OPINION

    A drought of understanding

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 09/05/2016

    » Tonight there will be a new moon. According to the Thai lunar calendar, tomorrow will be the first day of the sixth month. And that reminds me of the classic Thai country song Fon Duen Hok (Rain Of The Sixth Month) and its famous description of rice fields at this time of year, when the air is moist with light rain and filled with the resonating frog calls that mark the beginning of monsoon season.

  • OPINION

    Getting to know familiar strangers

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 21/01/2016

    » On my way to work I have to pass Victory Monument where I use the elevated pedestrian walkway to reach the BTS station. At the northern end of the walkway, I always pick up a copy of M2F from a newsboy who is positioned there every weekday morning to hand out the free newspaper to passers-by. I need something interesting to read during idle time on the Skytrain and the paper is much better for the eyes than the mobile screen. Besides, I want to check out if the newsboy is doing his job properly.

  • TRAVEL

    Like a bat out of hell

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 04/02/2016

    » Life is full of surprises. Luckily, in my case, they are mostly pleasant. During my recent visit to Phitsanulok, which was my first to Noen Maprang, the province's recently revealed hidden gem, I was amazed time and time again.

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