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    Freewheeling females

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 23/06/2016

    » At any cycling event female bikers are always outnumbered by their male counterparts. But that is not likely to be the case in the upcoming "bike caravan" scheduled for the first Saturday of August.

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    Plenty of cycling in 2016

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 31/12/2015

    » After six months or so of closure, the revamped cycling track around Suvarnabhumi International Airport was officially reopened last Saturday. Renamed the "Sky Lane", this collaboration between the Airport of Thailand (AOT) and Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has been greatly welcomed by Bangkok's cycling community. The return of this bike track to the short list of places where residents of the capital can train or enjoy leisurely rides without the risk of becoming roadkill is definitely one of this year's best bit of good news.

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    No longer places to just pass by

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 29/08/2019

    » Mae Sot city in Tak province is widely known as one of the Kingdom's largest hubs of border trade. However, for holiday-makers, it's often overlooked. I, for one, have made brief stops in Mae Sot several times, on my way to Umphang to its south, to Mae Sariang and Mae Hong Son to its north, and even to Mawlamyine, the capital of Myanmar's Mon State to the west.

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    Not what it seems

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 01/08/2019

    » As you can see on the map, Klong Yai district is a narrow strip of land that extends from the main part of Trat province. Flanked by the Gulf of Thailand on one side and the mountains of western Cambodia on the other, it doesn't look like a place where much has happened.

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    There's riding in those hills

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 13/12/2018

    » Cyclists in Bangkok and Samut Prakan are lucky to have such nice places to enjoy their favourite sport, those famous bicycle lanes around Suvarnabhumi airport. But wouldn't it be even better if there were another purpose-built training ground that is not so flat? How about a bikes-only road on hilly terrain?

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    Smart and organic

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 01/08/2018

    » Two events on alternative agriculture are taking place this weekend in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

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    Following history's trail

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 19/10/2017

    » During the Ayutthaya Period, Queen Suriyothai was killed while trying to defend her husband King Maha Chakkraphat during a battle with invading Burmese forces.

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    Leisurely ride in an urban oasis

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 31/08/2017

    » It's been quite a while since Suan Rod Fai (officially named Vajirabenjatas Park) launched its new cycling lane. However, a great many Bangkokians have never heard about the cool improvement. Today let's check it out together.

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    Fruits of the hot season

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 11/04/2017

    » Songkran will surely help many of us forget about the torment of the hot season. But after the water festival is over, is there anything to help us beat the heat? Luckily, the hot season happens to be the best time of year to enjoy a variety of tropical fruits.

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    Taiwan flies on

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 30/06/2016

    » Of all the countries and territories on the planet, only a few boast strong armies of devoted Thai fans; Taiwan is one of them.

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