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  • THAILAND

    'Skycycle lane' offers elevated congestion-free travel

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 15/09/2019

    » In a bid to promote the use of bicycles for daily transport, Smart City Innovative Research Academy (Scira), a think-tank on urban development under King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang has come up with an idea it calls "The Skycycle Project".

  • LIFE

    Fading out and fading back in

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 11/09/2019

    » After closing its doors in RCA on Aug 31, the art-house cinema House Rama has found a new home as part of the launch of Samyan Mitrtown, the new mixed-use complex project developed by SET-listed Golden Land Property Development, located near the Sam Yan intersection, just 300m from MRT Sam Yan. The new cinema is set to open on Sept 20.

  • OPINION

    Win-win in Bang Saen

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 02/09/2019

    » A recent article on Thailand's Bang Saen seaside town undergoing a major makeover to accommodate an ageing society put a smile on my face as the reality of reaching the day I become a senior citizen fast approaches.

  • LIFE

    Creating an X-man

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 03/09/2019

    » Idol groups from South Korea like BTS, EXO, Blackpink and Twice seem to come with the whole package -- the talent, the looks and the personality. But before reaching stardom, every one of them went through intense trainings for years.

  • THAILAND

    Bombs found at BTS station, other areas in Bangkok

    Published on 02/08/2019

    » Loud bangs were heard near a skytrain station and at least three other areas in Bangkok on Friday morning, with two people confirmed injured on Rama IX Road.

  • LIFE

    New Kids on the Block

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 26/07/2019

    » The wet season may want to make you hole up and wait out the rain (perfect bed weather and all that) but it doesn't seem to slow down new venues popping up in Bangkok. From a new upscale dining destination to a low-key night market in the city centre, here are five new and upcoming venues that are worth braving the rain for.

  • THAILAND

    High-rises skirt law to spring up in narrow sois

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 12/05/2019

    » Due to unscrupulous state officials and greedy real estate developers exploiting legal loopholes, many high-rises manage to spring up in narrow sois in Bangkok, posing environmental problems and safety concerns.

  • LIFE

    All there at the square

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 05/03/2019

    » Busy Victory Monument, with its buses, taxis and motorcycles, is one of Bangkok's few traffic circles (or roundabouts, as we call them where I come from). It's a busy intersection of roads that lead to all points on the compass.

  • OPINION

    Revamp the military

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/02/2019

    » Let's briefly consider local geopolitics and the Thai military. Thailand needs China like it needs another coup. However, China needs Thailand for a variety of reasons. The US has had a longstanding favourable relationship with Thailand and is its most powerful ally.

  • LIFE

    The Art of Growing Old

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 03/02/2019

    » "Attending an unplanned party/ Never ready, didn't really wanna come/ Saying 'hello' to acquaintances/ Gotta be careful not to smile too much/ It just wouldn't be appropriate," without knowing the track's title, the opening verse of The Charapaabs' debut single, Sala Kon Sao (Funeral Party), reads like something of a typical introvert's diary. As the second verse arrives, it becomes clear that the aforementioned "party" is actually a funeral where "the host refrains from making an appearance" (worth noting a clever wordplay here -- ook long, literally "out of coffin", is used instead of ook rong, which is a Thai expression meaning to make an appearance).

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