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  • OPINION

    Democratic justice

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/04/2019

    » I wish to thank the 12 diplomats and their respective democratic countries for finally supporting the Thai people. Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai's comment, "It's an intervention in our justice system" is a joke. Without a truly democratically elected government there is no justice.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Fare isn't fair

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 14/05/2019

    » Bangkok's buses are known to offer a Fast And Furious kind of ride. Years ago, the No.8 was voted worst in the city in the Transport Ministry's Facebook survey, due to the horrible experience. Despite a sudden change in driver and conductor behaviour after the survey was released, many public buses are still notorious for their impolite and inefficient services, as well as poor facilities, among many other things.

  • OPINION

    Criminal taxi scammers

    News, Postbag, Published on 19/05/2019

    » Hailing a taxi in Bangkok has become almost impossible. Being forced to overpay or walk is the only option for tourists these days. It's gotten worse, much worse.

  • LEARNING

    TEST YOURSELF: Fare not fair

    Gary Boyle, Published on 17/05/2019

    » Costs to use Bangkok's buses have increased, but quality of service has moved in the other direction

  • LIFESTYLE

    Green thumb

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 17/05/2019

    » Maybe a few of us have forgotten the smog that engulfed us in the beginning of the year, making leaving the house a game of "to choke or not to choke". Now it is the scorching heat that seems to be worse than before. While short-term solutions do a little to elevate, we know that the root of the problem is climate change. If we don't take action now, it's going to get worse later. Bangkok has its share of eco-problems whether it's pollution or waste, but instead of listing them, we can figure out ways of how we can help, even in small doses. And technology has made this easier. Guru has listed a few of the best apps in the climate change business to help you help the environment.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Glitzy Cannes film festival opens teeming with stars

    AFP, Published on 15/05/2019

    » CANNES: The Cannes film festival opened Tuesday with one of the glitziest line-ups in years as Hollywood stars and studios return in strength to the world's biggest film jamboree.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Tension and high kitsch in Tel Aviv

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 12/05/2019

    » The Eurovision Song Contest begins this Tuesday. For the first time ever in its history, it may have been a catalyst for war.

  • NEWS

    Uber stock set to launch at $45 a share

    AFP, Published on 10/05/2019

    » NEW YORK - Uber geared up Thursday for its Wall Street debut with a massive share offering that is a milestone for the ride-hailing industry and the so-called "sharing economy," but which comes amid simmering concerns about its business model.

  • NEWS

    Rideshare drivers strike as Uber poised to go public

    AFP, Published on 09/05/2019

    » NEW YORK - Thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers turned off their apps in a US-wide strike Wednesday over pay and working conditions, casting a shadow over this week's keenly anticipated Wall Street debut of ride-hailing leader Uber.

  • NEWS

    Beating the heat to a draw

    Life, Published on 01/05/2019

    » It has been almost three months since the Meteorological Department declared in February that Thailand's summer has officially begun. The department also predicted that the heat will only last until mid-May.

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