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    Flower Power

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 20/01/2016

    » What makes you different as a floral artist? Asked this question and Sakul Intakul, who is the man behind a string of exquisite works, from his royal commissions for Her Majesty the Queen to his floral installations at Bulgari Hotels & Resorts in Bali and Rome International Film Festival, will give you his answer, one that is humble and yet sounds like a bluff.

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    Reborn, but still rocking

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 08/09/2015

    » In the 1980s, when Thai music was about predictable pop and copycat rockers, what Taneth Warakulnukroh, then a 27-year-old radio DJ turned singer, brought to the industry was verging on avant-garde.

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    Kitchen confidential

    Muse, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 07/02/2015

    » One thing with which Thailand has never failed to impress is its food. Fresh, aromatic and immaculately presented, Thai food is great and you know it. While you may be able to find Thai food at restaurants in cities around the world, true authenticity is often hard to come by.

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    Employees: On your bikes

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 15/01/2015

    » Bangkok is not bad at embracing special events observed around the world to raise awareness of a particular issue — be it Car-Free Day, World No Tobacco Day, Earth Day, to name only a few.

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    Biking for the joy in life

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Most people in their right minds would agree that cancer is the last thing they want to have in their lives. Onusa Loetsuwanphaisan thought likewise before she was diagnosed with the demoralising illness five years ago. Now, however, she says something that probably makes her sound slightly cuckoo: she is thankful that she had cancer.

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    The gentle touch

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Behind the weather-beaten off-white high walls topped with electrical fences that discharge energy at an intensity of 3,500 volts, Dao* is serving a three-year jail term for embezzlement. Completely shut out from the world, her every movement is closely watched through extensive video surveillance. Freedom, for her, seems to no longer exist.

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    An honourable hotelier

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 08/10/2015

    » Joining China's Jack Ma of Alibaba, who last year donated a whopping US$2.9 billion to education and social welfare causes, is Anchalika Kijkanakorn from Thailand, founder and managing director of Akaryn Hotel Group, who has been listed among the Forbes Asia's Heroes of Philanthropy in 2015.

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    Building healthy communities

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 01/09/2015

    » Statistics from the Department of Mental Health show that out of 600,000 people with intellectual disabilities in Thailand, only 40,171 of them, or 6.25%, seek medical care from public hospitals. Children form a large part of this group and this poses a national healthcare concern -- the big question being, how does Thailand increase the rate of medical treatment and consultation for the young with mental disabilities?

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    Ritual abuse or harmless fun?

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 09/09/2015

    » To haze or not to haze, the question persists. Late last month, scandals concerning university hazing rituals made headlines -- as they have done every year without fail as a new terms starts. First Lalita Hanwong, a history teacher at Mahasarakham University, was verbally threatened with violence and even sexual harassment when she expressed disagreement with the hazing rituals of her university's College of Music.

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    The flame of hope

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 21/07/2015

    » Today, 29 Thai athletes will board a plane to Los Angeles in the US. For most, this will be a first on a jet plane. Some have no clue where the US is but have been told it takes a day or so to get there. The one thing they all know is that their destination is the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will begin on Saturday.

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