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    Welcome to the Holy Pond

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 06/04/2019

    » At a temple in Sing Buri about 150 kilometres north of Bangkok, worshippers carry buckets of water which they then pour into a sacred pond to fulfil their vows after their wishes have come true.

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    Online task force closes the net on paedophiles

    Spectrum, Kornchanok Raksaseri, Published on 23/07/2017

    » A schoolboy came to the police with a broken heart. He was utterly embarrassed but decided to tell police that a video clip of him masturbating had been distributed online and he wanted it removed.

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    Hmong girls get justice

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Spectrum helped clear the names of two Hmong girls once falsely accused of being robbers by reporting their side of the story in our Dec 11 edition. The sisters, Dokmai, 10, and Gaolhee, 7, used to go to Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai after school to earn extra income by posing for photographs in hill tribe costumes with tourists.

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    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

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    Timeless treasures

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 11/04/2019

    » Like every time I went to Si Sa Ket, I dropped by Khao Phra Wihan National Park again on my latest visit to the northeastern province. As always, the sunrise at Pha Mo E Daeng, the cliff that is one of the park's top attractions, was a refreshing sight. During the rest of the trip, however, I came to realise that Si Sa Ket has much more to offer than Khao Phra Wihan.

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    Humanity wins day after tsunami ruin

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 03/11/2018

    » The catastrophic Dec 26 tsunami 14 years was a turning point in the lives of many, including Maitree Jongkraijug, who has been on a journey of self-discovery ever since.

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    Historical recovery

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 13/09/2018

    » Laterite bricks were stacked up in three layers. The total height is about 3m. At first glance, it looks like a wall of any ancient ruins.

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    A region of diverse cultures

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/08/2018

    » After over a decade of unrest in the Deep South, violence occurs less often and authorities hope to attract tourists to some areas where the situation is under control. One of several routes being promoted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is the Narathiwat-Betong-Pattani route, along which tourists can appreciate beautiful nature and diverse cultures, learn about royal projects and enjoy shopping.

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    Discovering historic Thon Buri

    Life, Published on 17/05/2018

    » To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Thon Buri as the former Thai capital last year, the Fine Arts Department has been conserving the old walls and moat of Thon Buri. It recently made public its findings about newly discovered archaeological sites in Bangkok, some of which are already tourist attractions.

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