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  • TECH

    Apping out the royal funeral

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 12/10/2017

    » With heavy hearts, Thais do not want the day of the royal cremation for their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej to come, but must accept the truth. In greater Bangkok, mourners can present sandalwood flowers for the royal funeral at 114 assembly points on Oct 26.

  • TRAVEL

    A topsy turvy world

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/11/2016

    » Phuket, a province and island in the South, attracts millions of tourists each year. However, just the sea, sand and sun as well as delicious food may be sometimes inadequate to excite repeat visitors and the young generation. One of the city's latest tourist attractions is Baan Teelanka, or the Upside Down House, in Muang district. The place is fun for people of all ages.

  • TRAVEL

    A museum goes hi-tech

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/11/2016

    » Visiting historical parks and museums may have been boring in the past, but not anymore. Equipped with a full-form multimedia system, the Phra Nakhon Khiri National Museum, or Khao Wang, in Phetchaburi province, is ready to welcome and educate visitors both in person and online.

  • TRAVEL

    A shared Thai-European past

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 31/03/2016

    » One recent sunny day, European Union diplomats and Thai journalists enjoyed a half-day bike ride in the heart of Bangkok to explore some of the many European-influenced places according to the 2016 European Heritage Map and App. This 14km biking trip combines two of the four heritage trails.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Dutch diva serves up jazz and love

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/06/2015

    » 'Entertainer" is the perfect word to describe Laura Fygi, as well as the appellation "jazz diva". Proof of this was her performance at "The Glorious Celebration With Laura Fygi", a concert that played to various shades of pleasant moods, which took place last Thursday in Bangkok.

  • OPINION

    The land of fewer smiles

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/08/2013

    » Thailand is nicknamed the Land of Smiles and Thai people are known for being friendly, polite and kind. However, this seems to be a thing of the past. In recent years, I have had many uncomfortable moments with Thais who are not so well-mannered and kind.

  • OPINION

    Time to impose controls on hazardous e-waste

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 28/06/2013

    » A few days ago, I read that the Thai Social Enterprise Office had to extend its deadline for accepting donations of old mobile phones from the general public due to the poor response to its appeal. The donated phones were to be given initially to a sample group of 100 needy disabled people under the One Stop Service for the Disabled Project organised in association with the 1479 Call Centre.

  • TRAVEL

    Thai tourism biz goes digital

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/12/2012

    » Surfing online one day, I was checking a Facebook news feed when I came across the TAT governor's fan page: IamSuraphon. Seeing a lot of information about tourist attractions and festivals in Thailand listed there, I realised for the first time how seriously the Tourism Authority of Thailand is viewing the Net, and social networking sites in particular, as a marketing tool.

  • TRAVEL

    East meets west in macau

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/06/2012

    » When it comes to Macau, many people think casinos. Yet, if you really come to Macau, you find much more than casinos and chips. Diverse cultures, interesting ways of life and unique cuisine are worth exploring.

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