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  • LEARNING

    Mass transit ridership hits records

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 20/04/2011

    » The number of people leaving the car at home and taking BTS, Bangkok's light rail system, has hit all time highs with rising oil prices. Trains have been added.

  • NEWS

    Crippled Skytrain repairs not expected until midnight

    Online Reporters, Published on 24/02/2016

    » A switching problem that crippled Bangkok’s Skytrain mass-transit system Wednesday morning is not expected to be resolved until late tonight.

  • OPINION

    Land of the unfree

    News, Published on 19/09/2018

    » Re: "Time to lift rights bans", (Editorial, Sept 17).

  • LIFESTYLE

    Celebrating Songkran festivities

    Life, Published on 11/04/2018

    » For Songkran, shall we go vintage or vogue? Prim or bold? Old-school or sexy?

  • NEWS

    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

  • NEWS

    Calls for booze-free Songkran

    News, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 14/04/2017

    » Songkran is a beautiful festival that requires safer and more acceptable forms of celebration, according to Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) chief executive officer Supreda Adulyanon.

  • LIFESTYLE

    How did it start?

    Life, Published on 09/02/2017

    » It's hard to say who was the first tourist in Siam, because tourism as we know it didn't exist until a few centuries ago. Indian merchants sailed here in the 5th century, the Chinese came to trade and later to settle, and one of the earliest European travellers were the Portuguese, arriving in Ayutthaya in 1511. In 1680, Ibn Muhammad Ibrahim, a Persian, visited the land and recorded his impressions -- "All around us were trees that never feel the withering touch of autumn" -- while the first guidebook to the Kingdom was written by local resident J. Antonio in 1904. (Its most highly recommended activity is the shooting of birds and mammals.)

  • LIFESTYLE

    New books worth reading

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 29/12/2016

    » From Dust To Dust: A Journalist's Memoir

  • OPINION

    The dangers of daily life in the capital

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 15/07/2016

    » The front-page picture in our paper yesterday showing how much damage a 20-minute fire, that started randomly at On Nut BTS station, could cause took many of us by surprise and I for one am not buying the statement that the construction quality of the station's elevator was "standard".

  • LIFESTYLE

    Fun on a bun

    Brunch, Published on 27/09/2015

    » A small group of young office employees in smart suits gathered in front of the Thaniya Building shortly before lunchtime. Despite a range of air-conditioned restaurants at that end of Silom Road, these yuppies were happy to queue under a hot sun while waiting for their meal.

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