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    Saving the Fort Mahakan community

    Life, Chris Baker, Published on 11/04/2016

    » Last week, the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) posted an order to evict the residents of the Fort Mahakan community within a matter of days. Immediately, journalists, activists, academics, and town planners rose in protest, condemning the BMA as philistine wreckers of a small but important part of Bangkok's battered heritage.

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    Pages of GLT history

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 21/03/2016

    » One by one, vintage magazines that were kept inside ziplock bags were slowly pulled out from within a steel cupboard. The yellowed pages of the publication and the outdated fashion apparel of the half-naked cover boy spoke for the period it was published.  

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    The business of shared Indonesian and Thai history

    Life, Published on 05/10/2015

    » The story of the life and times of Liem Sioe Liong (1917-2012), one of the most powerful overseas Chinese tycoons of Southeast Asia in the 1980s and 1990s, is a fascinating tale of an impoverished Fujian immigrant who arrived in Indonesia in his twenties. Over the next half century, he rose to achieve extraordinary wealth in Suharto's Indonesia and went on to play pivotal role in supporting Suharto's economic development programme.

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    An amazing guidebook

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 30/03/2015

    » Go to any bookshop here and you will find a shelf full of guides to Thailand, many penned by farangs, several with lovely scenic photos. They cover much the same ground. The Thai people are nice in every respect, yet they have quaint practices you are expected to heed. But what can you expect? It's a foreign land, a third-world country, that needs catching up. Give it another century or so.

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    Exploring the last frontier

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 20/10/2014

    » Uncle Nelson Howe sent 3 million viewers into hysterical laughing fits when a viral video of him swearing in Thai was posted on YouTube in March. Scripted, directed and shot in just a day by Salmon Books' cash cow writer, Thanachart "Benz" Siripatrachai, the video propelled Thanachart's book it was unashamedly peddling — New York 1st Time — to bestseller status.

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