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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

    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.

  • OPINION

    The kids are all right

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 28/10/2018

    » <i>Prathet Ku Mee</i> is no slapped-together concert song. It wasn't made, so much as crafted. The accusatory lyrics are set against the shameful, hovering background of the 1976 dictators' massacre at Thammasat University. The rap song's finale brings the background image of the hanged, beaten student to the front of the picture, before fading out to the hopeful message, "All people unite".

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    Weaving communities together

    Life, Published on 26/02/2018

    » More than a decade ago, no one in the northern province of Lamphun gave much attention to "geographical indication", a status that identifies a product with its specific origin. But today the province is renowned for the implementation of geographical indications, or GI tags, that can improve the quality of pha mai yok dok Lamphun, a well-known hand-woven silk brocade that has intricate and elegant designs.

  • BUSINESS

    One cup at a time

    Asia focus, Published on 19/02/2018

    » For many, the city is the place for pursuing opportunities, but one woman has chosen to do the opposite. Jitchanok Tahwichai, 27, is part of a new trend powered by young people making their mark in the countryside and paving the way for sustainable community-based tourism.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Case closed

    Guru, Muantawan Viboonnun, Published on 24/06/2016

    » The Wolfpack has howled its way to victory in the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition 2016 in Hong Kong, bringing home the 1st-runner up award, being the first Thai team to have won such an honour. Wolfpack is a team of four Thammasat University students, led by 21-year-old BBA senior Pakapol "Max" Thangthongchin. Prior to this success, Pakapol was also the winner of the recent L'Oreal Marketing Plan Competition 2016. Schooled in Singapore in his teens, Pakapol has mastered the art of self-discipline and being goal-oriented at a young age. Guru chats with the young rising star about his recent win and beyond.

  • OPINION

    Billionaire activist holds out hope of new era

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 05/03/2018

    » Canada has 46-year-old Justin Trudeau as prime minister. France has Emmanuel Macron, 40. New Zealand has Jacinda Ardern, 37. What kind of a national leader will Thailand have after the election next year?

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