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  • NEWS

    Paradise?

    Life, Published on 05/06/2018

    » Leaves sway, sand sparkles as the Sun shines brightly over the blue-green water. The 300m-long white beach of Maya Bay looks quiet and serene. It's a strange sight: Not a single visitor in sight, not a sign or noise from the long-tail or speedboats that usually dump hordes of tourists on the curved beach.

  • NEWS

    ITD coughs up B200k over tree carnage

    News, Published on 06/03/2018

    » Construction titan Italian-Thai Development Plc (ITD) has agreed to pay a fine of nearly 200,000 baht to Chatuchak district office after chopping the tops off 14 large trees without a permit.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

  • NEWS

    P-move opposes 99-year leases for foreign investors

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 17/04/2017

    » Supporters of the People's Movement for a Just Society, also known as P-move, have threatened to rally in front of Government House to protest against the cabinet's resolution allowing foreign investors to lease government land in the eastern special economic development zone for up to 99 years.

  • NEWS

    Kasetsart opposes expressway route

    Published on 27/12/2012

    » Kasetsart University has submitted an objection to an expressway expansion plan that it says would endanger its historic campus area, and has suggested an alternative route.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Banana split

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 17/08/2016

    » High on the list of fruits Thais cannot live without is kluai namwa, or cultivated banana, a tropical strand only grown in South and Southeast Asia. The cultivated banana has long been an affordable, ubiquitous food staple for Thais, the same way apples are for Westerners.

  • NEWS

    A complete waste

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 01/05/2016

    » When the Samart Corporation partnered in a lucrative deal to dispose of waste at Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2006, questions were raised as to why a telecommunications company was awarded the contract. The 600 million baht agreement with the Airports of Thailand (AoT) called for the construction of two incinerators to handle all waste generated at the country's biggest airport.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Spot of opportunity

    Business, Yuthana Praiwan, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Sumalee Sansirikul, 52, was in a lucrative position at a construction crane company until early this year, when she came to the realisation that she was bored and stressed.

  • OPINION

    PromptPay hackable

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/08/2016

    » Re "PromptPay sows doubts", (Editorial, Aug 24).

  • NEWS

    Rubbish collectors tip off police to crimes

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 21/12/2015

    » They roam around most, if not all, of the dark and isolated corners of the capital day and night. They have been known to witness crimes and get hold of information for police to solve major criminal investigations, if they are willing to talk and the police ask the right person.

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