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  • LIFE

    Knowledge of a king

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 20/10/2017

    » Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched Wicha Kao Na (Nine Subjects Of Knowledge), a book inspired by the wisdom of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • TRAVEL

    Plane to Busan

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 09/03/2017

    » Cargo cranes lift colourful containers into gigantic ships at the huge Busan port. Traffic slowly eases toward Gwangan Bridge, passing beaches and islands that scatter the coast. The Sun is about to set and darkness slowly blankets colourful houses on the Gamcheon Culture Village slope. Light from seaside skyscrapers reflects on the seawater at the marina, as restaurants and beach bars light up for the night. Tourists fill the streets, looking for fun.

  • TRAVEL

    Flying the flag

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 05/05/2016

    » After splashing water throughout Songkran, the villagers of Ngao district in Lampang continue celebrating in their own way -- by making an extra-long traditional flag.

  • OPINION

    A bit of convenience is a breath of fresh airport

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 05/02/2015

    » Airport taxis have yet again become the talk of the town. Last month, when a Japanese man took an airport taxi, instead of being charged the standard 35 baht fee, the driver insisted on a starting rate of 75 baht.

  • OPINION

    The unsure fate of our forests

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 29/01/2018

    » During my recent assignment to Koh Kong province in Cambodia, I came across a project of forest concession for tourism. Situated on the southwestern corner of the country, Koh Kong is home to different forests that play a significant role in the country's rainfall and general environment.

  • LIFE

    Mackerel festival promises to be fishy affair

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 16/11/2017

    » The cool season has arrived in Thailand and this is the best time to enjoy pla thu. Pla thu (Rastrelliger brachysoma) or short-bodied mackerel is widely available in the Gulf of Thailand. The fish is very popular among Thais. It can be simply served as fried pla thu, or developed into various dishes. In the past, its low price made it a cheap food for the poor, even for cats. However, pla thu is now rather expensive. A 15cm pla thu can be priced around 25-30 baht each.

  • OPINION

    Looking to the dragon

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 30/10/2017

    » Every time I get an assignment in China, old images of chaotic cities pop up in my mind. From the country's notorious images of dirty toilets where severe smells always frighten foreigners, no queuing, noisy conversations, to the hustle and bustle of narrow roads where bicycles, tricycles, motorcycles, cars, and trucks share the same route and try to criss-cross each other, for me a trip to China means language barriers and a massive culture shock.

  • TRAVEL

    A cradle of culture

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 05/10/2017

    » Situated on the western side of the Chao Phraya, opposite the Grand Palace in Bangkok, the heart of Thon Buri is a cradle of rich cultural heritage.

  • OPINION

    A lesson in development

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 16/01/2017

    » On a windy day in Busan, South Korea, I stood before a small valley where the Gamchoen Culture Village is located. Streams of tourists tirelessly roam the community where colourful tiny houses pack the entire valley, as well as a nearby hill.

  • TRAVEL

    Stunning vistas, challenging trek

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 10/11/2016

    » The beautiful cone-shape Mt Fuji is a dream-like destination. But getting to the mountain is not as difficult as you may think.

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