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  • LIFE

    A life taken for granted

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 07/03/2016

    » For many people, 400 baht doesn't seem like a huge amount of money. But for Apinya Sattarum, this amount makes a huge difference in her life as a 27-year-old mother.

  • LIFE

    Imported home brew

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 12/07/2016

    » Chant Khamthongthae's life story sounds like the plot of a melodrama. After winning the lottery, he chose to start a new life abroad. Then from a motorcycle taxi driver in Bangkok working hand-to-mouth, Chant became a well-known barista with 15 years of experiences in Sydney. The boot is on the other foot now.

  • LIFE

    Fighting, any which way

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 24/05/2016

    » The fighting arena was packed. Roars of excitement from fans of Mixed Martial Arts were heard all over the place. At the Singapore Indoor Stadium where the recent One Championship Ascent to Power competition was about to kick off, the atmosphere was abuzz with the enthusiastic voice of the host followed by the screening of short videos introducing fighters. Then two brave men entered the ring and the battle began.

  • THAILAND

    The Dawei development dream left high and dry

    Spectrum, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 19/03/2017

    » Over a decade ago, the Myaung Pyo creek in Myanmar's Tanintharyi region was clean and crystal clear -- a steady, trickling life source. The creek, running alongside a stretch of lush farmland, was relied on by villagers for various daily tasks such as watering crops.

  • THAILAND

    Anti-stroke plans 'save lives'

    News, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 01/02/2017

    » Stroke prevention plans could help save lives as Thailand enters an ageing society, as age is the strongest risk factor that causes a stroke, says a Prince Mahidol Award winning scholar.

  • THAILAND

    Thailand 'third most unequal'

    News, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 06/02/2017

    » Thailand has been ranked the world's third most unequal nation after Russia and India, with a constantly widening gap between rich and poor, despite the reduced number of poor living under the poverty line, according to Oxfam Thailand's 2016 report.

  • LIFE

    A bumpy ride

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 26/12/2016

    » A benchmark of a developed city is when everyone, and not just the poor, take public transport. Bangkok still has a lot to do even though 2016 has seen several developments in the continual effort to improve our public transport. We have new GPS in buses and sparkling new canal boats and trains. Meanwhile, a trial run of water transportation in Klong Padung Krung Kasem has been launched.

  • LIFE

    A smile is a universal language

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 27/09/2016

    » Despite a surgical wound that left a mark over Krithee Tipjan's upper lip, he's a happy child who always has a smile as a gift for the people around him.

  • LIFE

    Mastering Scrabble or mastering English?

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 03/08/2016

    » A major Scrabble tournament at the MSI World Championships in France will take place at the end of this month, and a couple of Thai contestants will attempt to win it.

  • OPINION

    New trains -- but at what cost?

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 25/01/2016

    » After 16 years of electric trains in Bangkok, it has been proven that travelling in this busy city by this mode of transportation is very useful. You can estimate your own departure and arrival times without having to worry about whether or not you will miss your appointment. But that's only if you're on the BTS or MRT trains, which obviously cover only some areas of the capital.

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