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  • LIFE

    Putting Thai food to the test

    Life, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 21/09/2018

    » The clock on the wall turned 10am. The ambience around the student centre building at a Nairobi university was dormant and calm, except a training kitchen where groups of young people, all wearing aprons and caps, busily made a dish. Some measured ingredients while their buddies read recipes out loud; others putt meat into the pot. The scene was almost chaotic with sounds of utensils clanking and bite-sized meat sizzling on frying pans.

  • LIFE

    The great grain war

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 26/09/2017

    » The initial "GF" which stands for gluten free on a restaurant menu was many years ago an ambiguity for those who saw it. Today gluten-free diets have become one of the latest lifestyle fads, especially in Western nations. In the United States, one in five people was reported to reduce or eliminate gluten -- a protein found in some types of grains -- from their food, according to a 2015 survey.

  • LIFE

    Ginger up

    B Magazine, Normita Thongtham, Published on 27/11/2016

    » Regular reader Paul Schiller sent me a photo of a plant growing in a flower pot at his summer home in Khao Lak, Phangnga province. "Do you know this small beauty?" he asked. The plant was a cluster of lance-shaped bright green leaves, with a terminal pendant inflorescence hanging from each stem. What's attractive about the plant was the unusual inflorescence, which comprised of showy, widely spaced purple bracts. From the base of each bract emerged the long, tube-like pedicel of a small yellow flower. The plant's stems and leaves are those characteristically belonging to members of the ginger family.

  • LIFE

    From death comes life

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/09/2016

    » It's been a few months since Manop Guntanong lost his two-year-old pug Bulboo to a blood disease. As sad as it was, Manop and his family also faced a dilemma when the staff at Prasu Arthon Animal Hospital of Mahidol University -- a place Bulboo received treatment -- asked if they could have Bulboo's body as their ajarn yai. As with humans, ajarn yai (literally means "the headmaster") here refers to cadavers that are used for the anatomical study to further the knowledge of medical students or, in this case, veterinary students.

  • THAILAND

    Where hope has vanished

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 21/08/2016

    » It was the spot where the villagers had found the chequered loincloth of missing land rights activist Den Khamlae a week earlier. Banjong Sanitnit, Den's brother-in-law, stopped at a nearby tree. He lit six incense sticks and poured rice whisky into a clear plastic cup so that it was a quarter full. And then he prayed.

  • TRAVEL

    Whale of a story

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/08/2015

    » Only 50km away from Bangkok, more than 50 Bryde's whales swim in the Gulf of Thailand. Whale-watching tourism has a bright future since Thailand is the only Asean country where people can see Bryde's whales.

  • THAILAND

    Professor rallies to save sea life

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 18/03/2015

    » When Asst Prof Thon Thamrongnawasawat comes out to speak, you know that marine life is in clear and present danger.

  • LIFE

    Smiling in plain view

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 08/10/2014

    » It's very rare for him not to smile. He smiles when he speaks. In fact, he even smiled when he was hauled into a police truck on the night the military announced Thailand's 19th coup. He also smiled — as some photographs showed — when he was subsequently brought back twice to a military camp.

  • EASY NEWS

    Rafa arrives

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 22/09/2010

    » Thai tennis officials were all smiles yesterday as the world’s top tennis player, Rafael Nadal, arrived in Bangkok. He will be by far and away the best known and most exciting player entered in this year’s PTT Thailand Open.

  • EASY NEWS

    What did Nadal say?

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 29/09/2010

    » Tennis start Rafael Nadal took part in a tree-planting event for His Majesty the King yesterday. Listen to what he had to say there.

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