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  • THAILAND

    PM dismisses TV show revival

    News, Published on 10/08/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dismissed reports of his weekly talk show, which was on air for five years during his time at the helm of the National Council of Peace and Order (NCPO), making a comeback.

  • LIFE

    Advocating for acceptance

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/12/2016

    » South African Paul Heymans is the founder of OUT BKK, a non-profit organisation whose goal is to address the needs of the LGBT community in Thailand. In this exclusive interview, Paul talks to us about how his organisation started and the impact it wishes to create.

  • BUSINESS

    Seeking a balance

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 01/10/2018

    » As returns in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand shrink in the face of high demand and increased restrictions, real-estate investors in Asia are looking for new places to go, with Malaysia and Thailand among their targets.

  • THAILAND

    Project Singapore gathers pace

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 23/04/2017

    » Bangkok is a semi-province under the central regime, "governed" (literally) by a police general, Aswin Kwanmuang. He was working at City Hall when the general prime minister tapped him on the shoulder last October and dubbed him Baron of Bangkok, lord of all that the military regime doesn't want to bother with.

  • LIFE

    Connecting the past to the present

    Life, Published on 13/03/2017

    » The Australian embassy in Thailand sits on Sathon Road behind a tall white fence, a mustard-gold building elevated on stilts, lined with tiles made by a ceramicist in Chiang Mai. A lake twists around and under the embassy and a flat shrub, perfectly fashioned in the shape of Australia, lies out the front of the building. For decades, it has been one of the most recognisable works of architecture on the busy Bangkok road.

  • THAILAND

    Photojournalist in the eye of the storm no more

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 09/10/2016

    » The horrible traffic jams, the disgusting air and the "sh*tty" place at Khao San Road were the reasons that German photojournalist Nick Nostitz hated Bangkok when he first arrived in 1989. Arriving as a backpacker carrying a surfboard, the 21-year-old wrote in his diary that "I will never come back to this awful place".

  • THAILAND

    Street fighter's fall from grace

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 12/06/2016

    » Before HD gaming consoles, gamers in the '90s spent most of their time at arcades or on home video units.

  • LIFE

    Employees: On your bikes

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 15/01/2015

    » Bangkok is not bad at embracing special events observed around the world to raise awareness of a particular issue — be it Car-Free Day, World No Tobacco Day, Earth Day, to name only a few.

  • THAILAND

    Army happy with no shutdown violence

    Wassana Nanuam, Published on 14/01/2014

    » The top brass are satisfied with the protest situation and lack of violence since the Bangkok Shutdown campaign was launched by anti-government protesters, the army secretary said on Tuesday.

  • THAILAND

    Daylight bombing of protest heightens fears

    Online Reporters, Published on 17/01/2014

    » A daylight attack and grenade explosion that injured 36 protesters marching on Banthat Thong Road on Friday underscored fears of rising violence as the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) continued its shutdown campaign to oust caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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