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  • THAILAND

    Tipping the scales

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 09/10/2016

    » 'They are disgusting, they scare me, they hurt with their deadly saliva, and they destroy the trees." These are among the seemingly endless complaints made against water monitor lizards by the many people who use Lumpini Park for workouts and recreation. After extensive complaints, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration decided to remove the "uneasy on the eyes" animal from the park last month.

  • LIFE

    If you can stand the heat

    B Magazine, Normita Thongtham, Published on 01/05/2016

    » It's especially hot, of course, in Thailand during the summer months. But judging from the way Cassia fistula is blooming heavily this year, this summer has been even hotter than previous years.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Triathlete in Bangkok

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 08/07/2011

    » Triathlons are more than running, cycling and swimming, they make you mentally tough says a French hotelier and top-ranked triathlete.

  • LIFE

    Where to pay final respects to King Bhumibol

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 26/10/2017

    » The royal cremation day has arrived. Hundreds of thousands are expected to turn up at the ceremonial grounds to witness the historic event. Millions more are going to watch the proceedings on television. Those who would like to pay their last respect to King Bhumibol also have the choice of placing the sandalwood flowers at the 85 replicas of the royal crematorium around the country. There is one in each province and nine in Bangkok.

  • THAILAND

    Police blame blast on protest route

    Online Reporters, Published on 17/01/2014

    » The last minute decision to change the route of an anti-government protest march on Friday made it impossible for police to provide proper security for the group, leading to an explosion which injured 36 demonstrators, according national police chief Adul Saengsingkaew.

  • OPINION

    Face the dirty truth

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/08/2019

    » I am writing about a recent report on the decline in tourism to Phuket. Perhaps the Thai government and the Thai people don't want to face the facts.

  • OPINION

    Why do we need conscripts?

    News, Postbag, Published on 03/03/2019

    » Re: "Conscription call 'to make army better'", (BP, March 1). Why does the army need conscripts? Definitely not to clean for some general or in fact any superior officer. As one general said, we have remote-controlled drones which can be fitted with cameras to guard the borders. A few of the drones can cover a large area without putting any lives at risk, and can also pinpoint where the enemy is. Something for the army to think about.

  • TRAVEL

    River Kwai Fair

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/12/2015

    » The annual River Kwai Bridge and Red Cross Fair runs until Dec 7 at the River Kwai Bridge and Klib Bua Field in Muang district, Kanchanaburi. The event is held under the concept of "70 Years Of Peace in Kanchanaburi". A highlight is a light and sound show depicting the history of the bridge and the "Death Railway", which were constructed by POWs during World War II. Also, there are the Provincial Red Cross Council's shops, government agencies and public enterprises' exhibitions, concerts by famous singers and bands, a mini motor show and amusement park.

  • OPINION

    Backward thinking

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/09/2016

    » It's "rear-end backwards" time again in Thailand. While the rest of the world enjoyed the Thai tourism video made with khon figures, including the Thai community here in California, only the Thais in Thailand complained. Oh ye of narrow vision and little faith. Wake up and see Thailand for what it really is, and how it is perceived, certainly not a country of only beautiful beaches and temples.

  • BUSINESS

    End of a momentous year

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 30/12/2014

    » This year has flown by in the blink of an eye. It has been a rocky year, with prominent news stories taking over the front pages almost constantly.

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