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    Living a full life, late in life

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Thailand is an ageing society, as defined by the United Nations, which means a country's population consists of more than 10% elderly. Based on 2015 data from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, around 11 million Thais are over 60, which means 16% of the entire population.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Last call for payphones?

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 14/03/2016

    » Wuth Krongkaew, a 40-year-old fried fishball vendor, can't remember the last time he used a payphone. One day, when he happened to forget his mobile phone, he felt lucky that his cart sits right next to a phone booth. To his annoyance and disappointment, however, the phone inside did not work.

  • TECH

    Don't bank on mobile phone safety

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 24/02/2015

    » A picture of a mobile phone's portable battery — burned, with half of its body exploded — was shared on Pantip earlier this month. In the thread, user SnowGlobe recounted how he charged his iPhone 5s with his portable battery, commonly referred to as a power bank, before going to bed, only to discover smoke and sparks coming out from it in the middle of the night. The battery later exploded, fortunately harming no one.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Mapping out his future

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/09/2014

    » Somwasin Udomphol may look like your average 18-year-old; he favours T-shirts worn loose over jeans and slings a tattered messenger bag over his shoulder whenever he's out and about.

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