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    The co-working movement

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 10/08/2018

    » Shared workplaces or co-working spaces, have changed the way people work and collaborate with each other, offering flexibility, opportunities, networking and even relaxation in ways a traditional office cannot. There is no doubt that there has been an abundant amount of such communal spaces in Thailand (look no further than our cover story on co-working spaces a few issues ago), which means that various start-ups and businesses have begun to change the way they operate. JustCo, headquartered in Singapore, is a leading provider of co-working spaces and opened their first co-working centre in Thailand in May. Their first space, which is two-storeyed and is within the AIA Sathorn Tower office building, has attracted potential clients with their vibrant setting, casual and cosy ambience and creative lighting designs. We chat with Kong Wan Sing, founder and CEO of JustCo, on why such spaces are in demand and expansion plans.


    Overhauling the office

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 04/03/2019

    » Noelle Coak doesn't hesitate when asked about the place she calls home. "My home is in Japan, Tokyo. My family is in Japan, my husband, my son and two dogs," she replies.


    The sun always rises

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 10/01/2018

    » Wandee Khunchornyakong always wakes up around 5am. As chairperson and CEO of Solar Power Company Group (SPCG), she likes to start her day at the top floor of the new 10-storey headquarters in Thong Lor when the Sun rises. Her working day ends late. She goes to bed at midnight. Hard work is her routine, which she has kept from a young age. Born under the sign of the dog, she turns 60 this year, but retirement is not part of the plan.


    Lights and lace

    Muse, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 15/07/2017

    » Since Bastille Day was yesterday, we asked Tawn Chatchavalvong what he liked to do when in Paris, now that his eponymous fashion label, Tawn C., has made the City of Lights its second home.


    Taking on the traffickers

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 17/07/2017

    » Life's unkindnesses turned Wirawan Mosby, 2017 recipient of the US Secretary of State Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Hero Award, into a woman of valour.


    Seizing the hands of time

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 14/03/2017

    » Although in his early 50s, Julian Andriesz says he's much younger, claiming a biological age of just 30 for his well-functioning organs such as brain, heart and liver.


    One step back for equal rights in the US

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 25/04/2016

    » The US Supreme Court's decision to legalise same-sex marriage last year brought on a nationwide -- and worldwide -- celebration among the LGBT community and its allies. With such a huge step in progress, many assumed things would continue to get better for gender equality in the States. But progress, unfortunately, came with a few stumbling blocks.


    Using man to save nature

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 28/10/2015

    » It is hard to imagine that Suan Pa Ket Nom Klao -- 75 rai of forest in Bang Krachao -- is so close and accessible from the centre of Bangkok. Just a few minutes ferry ride from the pier at Klong Toey, visitors find themselves in leafy orchards and among a web of small canals. 


    All that glitters...

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 29/04/2015

    » A community meeting room in Ban Khao Mo village in Phichit, about 300km north of Bangkok, has been locked up. Plastic chairs are stacked up in rows. Dry leaves are scattered on the concrete floor. Across the street are three huge concrete water tanks, empty. Not far from them stand four houses, a temple with only one monk and an unfinished construction site. The scene is desolate, the village nearly abandoned.


    Yielding results as the climate changes

    Life, Published on 11/02/2015

    » Thailand is likely to face a shortage of food owing to climate change and management decisions about what crops should be grown, according to experts. But some farsighted farmers have already changed their farming practices, providing inspiration and hope for other farmers, government and consumers.

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