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    Snapping up the bad guys

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 18/07/2017

    » In deep jungle, a forest ranger in his black uniform slowly climbed up a tree. With trained, quick hands, he strapped a camouflage case to a high branch that could oversee an area underneath it at a wide angle. Inside the case was a camera trap that can monitor the movement of animals, and especially humans who may enter the forest illegally.

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    Klongsan Fest celebrates everything halal

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 31/01/2019

    » This weekend, head to the Suwannaphum Mosque community in Klongsan to get to know this old Muslim neighbourhood and taste some amazing halal food.

  • LIFE

    Unshackling gentle giants

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/05/2018

    » After trading our sneakers for knee-length boots, we trotted down to the riverbank where a boat was waiting for us. It was a short crossing to the other side of Nam Khan River to meet the elephants that happily approached us for bananas and sugar cane. They had no chains around their ankles. The mahouts stood nearby, keeping watch with no hooks in their hands. Later, they guided the gentle giants to walk along with the humans trailing nearby on muddy ground. The atmosphere was very friendly and calm, with a picturesque landscape of jungle, river and sky surrounding us.

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    Preserving history

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/02/2018

    » Wearing a long-sleeve shirt and wide-brim hat, both hands clutching various digging tools, several men stooped down on the dry red dirt. With their feet planted firmly and under the supervision of archaeologists, they began digging in order to uncover the history of their homeland.

  • LIFE

    Coaxing turtle conservation out of its shell

    Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 01/06/2017

    » Everybody loves sea turtles. Whether they're found flapping away in aquarium tanks or lucky divers encounter them by chance in the vastness of the ocean, they are objects of affection for people of all ages.

  • LIFE

    Doing it for the children

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 12/01/2017

    » To oblige Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's Children's Day slogan "Thai children strive to study for national stability", we have listed educational places for children to visit this Saturday. Each institution is providing free entrance for children, a special treat for this annual national day for kids.

  • LIFE

    For country and the world

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 21/11/2016

    » In 1965, Salakphra Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province became the country's first wildlife sanctuary. It is home to more than 500,000 rai of forest ground occupied by elephants, tigers, bulls and countless other species of beasts and plants. The sanctuary -- composed of dry evergreen, dry dipterocarp and mixed deciduous forest depending on the altitude -- is packed with an abundance of natural resources. Unfortunately, the sanctuary attracts intruders who try to seek profits from its abundance.

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    Nature's call

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 03/05/2016

    » With steady hands and quickening steps, we carried the green sea turtles one-by-one to the beach. The turtles were flapping their flippers impatiently, as if sensing their imminent release. We placed them down carefully at the point where the waves hit the sand. Soon, the water embraced their bodies -- nature's call for them to return to their natural home. They dashed into the sea, and, after a few minutes, disappeared from our sight.

  • LIFE

    Thailand is for women in science

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 19/12/2015

    » Since 1997, more than 2,000 female scientists and researchers from 110 countries around the globe have been offered fellowships for “For Women in Science”, a collaborative effort between L’Oréal Group and the Secretariat of the National Commission for Unesco. In Thailand, the programme has been running for 13 consecutive years to support our female researchers. This year, there were six recipients in three categories — life science, material science and chemistry — who received a grant worth 250,000 baht each to further support their respective research projects.

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    Push the pedal to the metal

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 14/11/2015

    » Sirinud “Bo” Kitikan, 33, carefully put a green bicycle frame on a stand. She started installing a seat and two wheels with professional ease. After some tinkering, she and her buddy-on-wheels were ready for the streets. She carried the freshly-assembled bicycle outside Bo Velo Bangkok Bike Shop — a place dedicated to selling customisable bicycle parts and accessories — for a quick spin.

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