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  • NEWS

    Desalting som tum, the silent killer

    News, Published on 09/03/2019

    » A 50-year-old som tum (papaya salad) vendor who works outside some flats in Din Daeng in Bangkok was stunned when her medical check-up three years ago revealed she suffered from high blood pressure, which prompted doctors to advise her to urgently cut back on her sodium intake.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Forever grateful

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/02/2017

    » 'My Dearest Khun Prisna, I am now in one of the most beautiful places. Our hotel's name is 'Castello del Sole' (Castle of the Sun). Isn't it chic? The name is like one in a fairy tale. This town is so cute. It has a bright-coloured lake and nice houses on slopes. Routes and paths criss-cross the hills. Colourful flowers blossom everywhere ..."

  • NEWS

    Expert points to old trick to reclaim lintel from US

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 24/08/2016

    » Thailand should employ the same tactic that enabled the country to successfully reclaim the famous reclining Vishnu lintel from the US in the 1980s in pressing for the return of an ancient artifact now on display at a San Francisco museum, fine arts expert Sahawat Naenna says.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Finding their footing

    Life, Published on 23/05/2016

    » The recent disappearance of women's glossies, including local titles such as Priew, Volume and Image as well as international franchises InStyle and Cosmopolitan, seems rather sudden yet not surprising.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The spread of lifestyle markets

    Life, Published on 16/03/2016

    » As the city's iconic bazaars like Khong Thom, Sapan Lek and Pratu Nam have been cleared out for "peace and order", a new breed of market has changed the way some Bangkokians perceive the meaning of good old talat. "Lifestyle market" has popped up in Bangkok's empty lots and squares almost every weekend over the past year. They're usually well-organised, balmy, and clearly targeted at the middle class or higher. The last two months of 2015 alone had 16 events, all run by different entities, including big names such as The Great Outdoor Market, Art Box, Noise Market and Area Five Art & Market Fair.  

  • LIFESTYLE

    Documenting the eye of the storm

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 21/01/2015

    » When 46-year-old Nikolaus Freiherr von Nostitz, better known as Nick, sent emails to his contacts on Dec 20 seeking financial help, some thought it was a scam. Soliciting donations is uncharacteristic of the outspoken but humble Nostitz. For years, people could see that the German was a modest guy who roamed around Bangkok on his decade-old Kawasaki GTO motorcycle to cover the turbulent transformation of Thai politics, from both sides (or more) of the conflict.

  • OPINION

    Farmers' smiles bring hope we can move on

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 27/05/2014

    » It is indeed heartening to see our brothers and sisters in the rice farming sector smile and laugh again – thanks to the quick action by the National Council for Peace and Order to address the problem of outstanding payments for rice crops pledged more than six months ago.

  • NEWS

    Pol Gen Adul: 'Men in black' are policemen

    Online Reporters, Published on 02/01/2014

    » The "men in black" seen on top of a Labour Ministry building during the violent clash between anti-government protesters and police at the Thai-Japanese sports complex in Din Daeng on Dec 26 were policemen, national police chief Adul Saengsingkaew said on Thursday.

  • LEARNING

    What's new in business news: September 13, 2013

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 13/09/2013

    » Bangkok flood tunnel contract signed, growth in G20 countries accelerates & export growth strategy must go, says UN report.

  • LEARNING

    Preparing for an Asean Economic Community in 2015

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 08/03/2012

    » Bridging the language & cultural gap with other ASEAN states will require learning more English as well as ASEAN languages.

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