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  • LIFESTYLE

    Just getting going

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 14/12/2016

    » There were only three start-ups in Thailand four years ago. Today the country has over 100, with the total value of investment in 2016 around 7 billion baht -- a figure likely to only increase.

  • TECH

    Roll out the electric cars

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 24/02/2016

    » Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT)'s Centre for Research and Development Collaboration (CRDC) is out to prove that technology can help save energy and lead to a healthy environment.

  • OPINION

    Education not just a numbers game

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 03/09/2015

    » The education system of Thailand is comparable to Singapore only in one aspect -- the number of hours students spend in the classroom. In November, 10% of the 38,000 state schools under the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) across Thailand will reduce compulsory daily classroom hours by two -- from 8am-4pm to 8am-2pm. This means students will spend six hours a day in the classroom or 840 hours a year, instead of eight hours a day or 1,200 hours a year.

  • OPINION

    Retiring an outdated notion of 'old'

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 28/04/2015

    » When I visited Singapore for the first time almost two decades ago, the ageing workforce came to me as a surprise. I was not just curious as to why the government let old people work, but also why these senior citizens needed to keep themselves busy in this way. That was my perception of Singapore when I was in my 20s.

  • TECH

    Smart Homes from smartphones

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 03/12/2014

    » A new innovative and free mobile app, called Wattcost, is set to turn ordinary homes into smart homes of the future, while helping save the energy consumption of households.

  • TECH

    Gaming, Japanese-style

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 28/05/2014

    » With the steady growth of the digital content market in Japan during past years, a shortage of domestic resources and skills has led firms to outsource work to other countries, with Thailand as a top priority.

  • TECH

    Incubating the apps of tomorrow

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 15/01/2014

    » Contest-winning mobile apps or software programmes aren't really worthwhile unless they are truly able to serve end-users or organisations in the real world. Many well-thought-out apps might be beneficial to users, but their inventors _ especially young people or individuals not driven by the profit motive _ are sometimes unable to develop their creations because they lack financial support and/or marketing know-how.

  • TECH

    Smoltlab's mobile games play on cultural familiarity

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 06/11/2013

    » Thai game developer Smoltlab is an outstanding example of a start-up that cleverly uses cultural familiarity to create digital products.

  • NEWS

    Cluster solution

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 14/02/2012

    » Every year medication errors account for around 10% of overall mistakes that are blamed for some 100,000 deaths in the US, and though no such statistic is available for Thailand, this unnecessary loss of life has been a niggling source of concern.

  • TECH

    Digital space set to turn more active

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 27/12/2011

    » In 2012 consumers would have more choices while corporates would take more chances because of a variety of devices, applications and technologies available in the market, according to Thomas Idea, a leading interactive agency.

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