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  • NEWS

    Free schooling change plan wins praise

    News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 28/04/2016

    » The proposed change in the government's 12-year free education programme set to start from the pre-school level instead of Prathom 1 (Grade 1) as laid down in the draft charter should help solve a raft of problems in education, a seminar has been told.

  • OPINION

    Revamp the military

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/02/2019

    » Let's briefly consider local geopolitics and the Thai military. Thailand needs China like it needs another coup. However, China needs Thailand for a variety of reasons. The US has had a longstanding favourable relationship with Thailand and is its most powerful ally.

  • NEWS

    The more things change

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 04/02/2019

    » After a series of false promises on a general election, Thailand is scheduled to hold one on March 24 after more than four years of military rule.

  • OPINION

    Time for the regime to face the music

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 30/10/2018

    » Finally, the return to democracy has begun. It's raw. It's vulgar. It's controversial. It has also unleashed a rush of polarised opinions. Police are gunning to outlaw it as more people flock to view it online, with over 21 million on YouTube for the music video in question as of yesterday mid-afternoon.

  • NEWS

    Bringing back the forgotten palace

    Life, Published on 12/06/2018

    » While the Grand Palace is world famous for its palatial architecture, the old Front Palace, or Wang Na, of ancient viceroys is hidden in obscurity although its beauty is second to none. Today it is just known simply as the National Museum Bangkok, rather than a palace with deep historical and artistic significance.

  • LIFESTYLE

    An almost forgotten glory

    Life, Published on 28/06/2018

    » It was a fine sunny day when more than 70 culture vultures strolled the old Front Palace (Wang Na), the palace of viceroys in the early Rattanakosin period, near Sanam Luang, to learn about its history, importance and changes. Anyone wanting to know the old palace as more than just the National Museum Bangkok can follow the footsteps of the recent "Walk With The Cloud: The Hidden Palace", led by Khun Sirikitiya Jensen, an official of the Fine Arts Department and the youngest daughter of Princess Ubolratana.

  • NEWS

    Parking up the right tree

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 16/06/2018

    » After a 26-year battle between Mahakan Fort residents and City Hall, the place this storied community once called home is now occupied by a 4-rai public park called Mahakan Fort Park, which lies adjacent to one of the historic fort's walls. It is located near the foot of Phan Fa Lilat Bridge off Ratchadamnoen Avenue.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Foresight on four sites

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 02/02/2018

    » The event has exuded a good vibe over the week. The first ever Bangkok Design Week, launched last Saturday and running until this Sunday, has turned the neighbourhoods of Charoen Krung, Rama I, Sukhumvit and Klong San into a collection of creative showcases of ideas and urban improvement.

  • OPINION

    Thailand wobbles toward its place in the sun

    News, Wasant Techawongtham, Published on 09/09/2017

    » Thailand may at last be entering the 21st century in terms of energy management, albeit slowly and with a wobble.

  • NEWS

    Observation tower kicks off on shaky ground

    News, Published on 08/07/2017

    » Although the project was drawn up in late 2015, the Bangkok Observation Tower didn't catch the public's attention until it was given the green light by the cabinet last week.

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