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  • BUSINESS

    Seeking a balance

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 01/10/2018

    » As returns in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand shrink in the face of high demand and increased restrictions, real-estate investors in Asia are looking for new places to go, with Malaysia and Thailand among their targets.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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.

  • NEWS

    Project Singapore gathers pace

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 23/04/2017

    » Bangkok is a semi-province under the central regime, "governed" (literally) by a police general, Aswin Kwanmuang. He was working at City Hall when the general prime minister tapped him on the shoulder last October and dubbed him Baron of Bangkok, lord of all that the military regime doesn't want to bother with.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Connecting the past to the present

    Life, Published on 13/03/2017

    » The Australian embassy in Thailand sits on Sathon Road behind a tall white fence, a mustard-gold building elevated on stilts, lined with tiles made by a ceramicist in Chiang Mai. A lake twists around and under the embassy and a flat shrub, perfectly fashioned in the shape of Australia, lies out the front of the building. For decades, it has been one of the most recognisable works of architecture on the busy Bangkok road.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A visit from Mexico

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 28/11/2016

    » Renowned Mexican sculptor Jorge Marín's exhibit Wings Of Mexico, an interactive bronze sculpture, is on show at Thai Lanna Pavillion, Lumpini Park, from today until Wednesday.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Take five: What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Published on 29/04/2017

    » 1. BTS passengers take note: Have you experienced bruised hips and discomfort when the mechanical barriers at the entrance hit you if you walk past them just a tad too slow? A campaign has started at change.org, a petition website, to demand the operators of BTS to modify its entrance system that basically doesn't snap at passengers -- something that will relieve parents with children or senior people from unduly worry. The campaign message cites Japan and other countries that use more passenger-friendly turnstiles. So far, nearly 4,000 people have signed for the campaign.

  • NEWS

    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Advocating for acceptance

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/12/2016

    » South African Paul Heymans is the founder of OUT BKK, a non-profit organisation whose goal is to address the needs of the LGBT community in Thailand. In this exclusive interview, Paul talks to us about how his organisation started and the impact it wishes to create.

  • TRAVEL

    Chinese New Year around Thailand

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/01/2017

    » From Jan 28 to Feb 4, colourful Chinese New Year festivities will take place at different venues in Bangkok and several other cities.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Oasis in the concrete jungle

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 30/10/2016

    » It rained hard in the wee hours of the morning that day I went to King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital two weeks ago. As I walked past the Department of Laboratory Medicine building, a sudden burst of sound filled the air. I stopped to look and listen, and was mesmerised by what I saw.

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