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  • THAILAND

    FFP goes into battle as share fight rekindles

    News, Published on 11/05/2019

    » The shareholding wrangles which are upsetting the prospects of a political high-flyer are back in the spotlight after last week's brief respite afforded by His Majesty the King's coronation.

  • 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.

  • THAILAND

    Art space: the final frontier

    News, Published on 19/05/2018

    » Out of the blue, Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang recently floated the idea that City Hall should take over managing the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC).

  • THAILAND

    Clearing the path to a walkable city

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 12/05/2018

    » Bangkok's pavements are notoriously filthy, bumpy and riddled with obstacles such as potholes, food carts and unused phone booths. It is hard to imagine walking along the city's streets with ease.

  • LIFE

    Contemporary mission

    Life, Published on 10/04/2018

    » A few months prior to its 10th anniversary, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) made a major announcement: a new director. As of March 1, Pawit Mahasarinand has taken the helm of the city's main art venue and the largest public-funded art centre in the country, a surprising choice to many, though an entirely welcoming one.

  • OPINION

    BMA's Mahakan mess

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/01/2017

    » It is with deep disappointment that we have read Peerawat Jariyasombat's strangely ill-informed article, "A lesson in development" (BP, Jan 16, 2017). In a move that seems calculated to pander to the greed of developers rather than nurture the human resources represented by local populations, Khun Peerawat hails the efforts of Korean authorities to replace an existing population with an artist colony, but says nothing about the fate of the original residents.

  • THAILAND

    Project Singapore gathers pace

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 23/04/2017

    » Bangkok is a semi-province under the central regime, "governed" (literally) by a police general, Aswin Kwanmuang. He was working at City Hall when the general prime minister tapped him on the shoulder last October and dubbed him Baron of Bangkok, lord of all that the military regime doesn't want to bother with.

  • THAILAND

    A year of news to inspire

    News, Published on 31/12/2014

    » The past year had bad times - but some of the best times were given by the examples of these neighbours, who provided examples to be proud of.

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