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    Villages interpret late King's philosophy

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 13/10/2018

    » Love for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, or Rama IX, is still running deep among Thais two years after the highly revered monarch passed away at the age of 88 on Oct 13, 2016.

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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.

  • THAILAND

    No more monkeying around

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/06/2018

    » Bang Khunthian district is the only one out of 50 districts in Bangkok which lies on the coast. Thus, people often visit the district to enjoy fresh seafood products — especially crabs in the restaurants dotted along the Bang Khunthian-Chai Talay road which runs from Rama II Road towards the seafront.

  • THAILAND

    Waste out of sight, but not out of mind

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 18/02/2016

    » Unless something is done, Thailand is going to be buried with garbage. The numbers are more than clear. According to the Pollution Control Department's 2014 report, Thais generate 27 million tonnes a year, but only 7.2 million tonnes are disposed of properly, leaving 19 million tonnes of leftover trash every year.

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    The rocky road to development

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/09/2015

    » One Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's many ideas is the "New Bangkok Landmark", in the form of a 14km-long bicycle way that would, if launched, be built along the Chao Phraya. This caused some panic attacks among local architects. After the idea was thrown around earlier in the year, prominent Thai architects voiced their disagreement and suggested that at least the design -- an expressway-like structure built into the water along the river bank -- be revised, if not abandoned altogether. The cost of the project is said to be around 14 billion baht.

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