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  • LIFESTYLE

    A pleasant pillage

    News, Gary Boyle, Published on 04/12/2014

    » The high-ceilinged lobby plays tricks of scale; everything seems Alice in Wonderland odd and Gulliver's Travels large.  Guests sip tea in giant chairs, staff wander amongst oversized flora and fauna, and everywhere there is art. Big art, like the 10-foot tall traditional Thai drums outside their Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin restaurant. It all adds up to a surprisingly subtle yet impressive effect, as entering a lobby should feel like an event or a passage to somewhere other: a place for escape, for relaxation, or for gorging on international cuisine. 

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    Northern Explorations

    News, Gary Boyle, Published on 26/12/2014

    » Famed explorer Sir Edmund Hillary racked up a fair amount of frequent flyer miles in his life of adventuring. He was the first man to stand atop Mount Everest, and the first to score the hat-trick of doing Everest and both the North and South Poles. His 1953 expedition to conquer the world's highest mountain was done wearing just a thin cotton and nylon jacket and carrying a scant 20 kilograms of supplies.

  • LEARNING

    Cambodia sentences Briton for 'porn' dance pics

    Gary Boyle, Published on 20/03/2018

    » PHNOM PENH: A Cambodian court on Tuesday suspended 10 months of a one-year jail term it handed to a British man found guilty of producing pornography in connection with a party in the town of Siem Reap, home to the ruins of Angkor Wat.

  • LEARNING

    Australia boy, 12, runs away to Bali using family credit card

    Gary Boyle, Published on 24/04/2018

    » SYDNEY: Australian police were Tuesday investigating how a 12-year-old boy managed to fly alone to the Indonesian island of Bali and spend four days at a resort using his parents' credit card.

  • LEARNING

    Woman finds brother fatally stabbed

    Gary Boyle, Published on 26/06/2018

    » CHAIYAPHUM: A 35-year-old man was found murdered in his bathroom with multiple stab wounds and a slashed throat at a house in Chatturat district early on Tuesday morning.

  • LEARNING

    Elon Musk brings mini-sub to cave

    Gary Boyle, Published on 10/07/2018

    » American space entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted that he visited the Tham Luang cave operation on Monday and Tuesday morning, and left behind a prototype mini-sub "in case it is useful" at the flooded cave where five members of a youth football team remained trapped.

  • LEARNING

    Houses buried, dozens missing as 6.7 quake jolts Hokkaido

    Gary Boyle, Published on 06/09/2018

    » TOKYO: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 rocked Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido early Thursday, cutting power supplies, disrupting public transportation and causing mudslides that buried houses, authorities said.

  • LEARNING

    Apple shows off iPhone XS, health features for watch

    Gary Boyle, Published on 13/09/2018

    » CUPERTINO, United States: Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday in a bid to bolster its spot in the premium smartphone market, along with an upgraded smartwatch with added health features.

  • LEARNING

    Tourist suspected of killing his wife for insurance money

    Gary Boyle, Published on 14/12/2018

    » PHUKET: A court has extended the detention of a Chinese national suspected of drowning his wife in a hotel pool to get an insurance payout equal to about 160 million baht.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Sex 'n' drugs 'n' rock 'n' rehab

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 15/01/2019

    » 'I shouldn't be in rehab at my age," says 28-year-old Andy*. As a music festival organiser, he curates events all over Europe, and is, as he puts it, "immersed" in drug culture. In rehab for cocaine addiction, he's also one of the increasing number of professionals aiming to make the music industry a safer place for those with substance abuse issues.

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