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    New Rail Dept has a very long journey ahead

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 25/05/2019

    » More than 120 years since the nation's first railway was built, 20 years after the the BTS Skytrain's launch and 15 years after the MRT subway's birth, the Rail Department, a state body to oversee all rail transport operators, has finally come to life.

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    Bold bid to seamlessly turn Bangkok into a 'smart city'

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 07/10/2018

    » 'Seamless travelling" is becoming a new buzz word in Thailand. The term has been around for a while but got a new lease on life on Friday during Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's meet-and-greet trip in Bangkok.

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    Silk Road to sustainability?

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 22/05/2017

    » 'OBOR", which stands for "One Belt, One Road", has become the acronym of the moment in the glossary of foreign policy and investment. It sums up the enthusiasm that followed the successful Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, held in Beijing on May 14 and 15.

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    GMS nations back investment boost

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/12/2016

    » Chiang Rai: The region's transportation network stands to get an investment boost after the The 21st Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Ministerial Conference decided on a new investment plan yesterday.

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    Waterworld

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Once deserted and useful only to drain Bangkok's floods, Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem is now abuzz with people. During rush hour, passengers queue up to board free boats running from Thewet pier to Hua Lamphong. In the morning or after work, boats get crowded and passengers sit all the way to the back.

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    Reading landscapes

    Muse, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/07/2015

    » Every designer, regardless of his or her fame and profile, will usually have a design project that raises eyebrows and defies the norm. For Kotchakorn Voraakhom, a 33-year-old landscape architect, it was her idea to paint more colours in a humdrum swimming pool that did just that. This was a facility for blind students at the Foundation for the Blind in Thailand under The Royal Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit in the Phaya Thai area of Bangkok. Her idea took people aback and dropped many jaws.

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    Under the bridge

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/04/2015

    » Today is Chakri Day. Two hundred and thirty three years ago, Chaophraya Chakri — later King Rama I, or King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke the Great — founded Bangkok as the country's new capital and established the Chakri dynasty, the glory of which is lasting to this day.

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    On your bikes, complainers

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/02/2015

    » Netizens, cyclists and BTS users are up in arms over an image posted online of bicycles hanging from hand straps in a BTS carriage.

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    Floating fiction

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 25/02/2015

    » Some of the most enduring images of Thailand are of the country's floating markets. Regardless of their authenticity or practicality, the postcard-perfect setting is a boon for international and domestic tourism. While the famous Damnoen Saduak and Amphawa markets continue to attract visitors from all over the world, Bangkok has been treated to its own "temporary" canal bazaar this month, during the Talad Nam Festival at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem. 

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    Well-travelled words

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 18/08/2014

    » Pimpida Kanjanavathang is an established travel writer who has published five books. Within their pages, she transforms her experiences during visits to popular destinations such as southern France and the Pacific Highway in the US. After a recent trip to Oman, Pimpida published an edition of handmade books she sells as collectors' items. On the road or at her desk, Pimpida constantly reads and writes. Here, she shares her reading list with Life.

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