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    Tourists flock to Japan's new industrial heritage sites

    Published on 12/07/2015

    » FUKUOKA — Many tourists visited the "Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution" on the first Saturday after the sites were added to the Unesco World Cultural Heritage list.


    Holidays from hell

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 30/07/2013

    » When violent, unforeseen events turn your dream vacation into a nightmare, who can you turn to for help and who is ultimately at fault?


    Japanese idyll

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/11/2018

    » The train was approaching Wakayama Station in the city of Wakayama in Japan. It was outstanding and different from other trains because it has a face like a white cat. There were two brown ears at the top. Two windows for the driver at the front looked like its eyes while there were three lines of whiskers on both cheeks next to a round nose and a straight mouth. The name of the train was the Tama Dencha, or Tama Train.


    You can play it for me

    Brunch, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 24/01/2016

    » Morocco was never on my bucket list. When assigned to travel there for work, I knew its location and that Hollywood made a film called Casablanca, but really did not know what to expect.


    Where big beasts flourish

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 30/04/2015

    » Kaziranga, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is situated in the state of Assam in northeast India, and encompasses some 267m² of grassland, wetland and river habitat, plus a buffer zone amounting to another 248m². Over time, the Assamese have created one of the greatest protected areas in the world. 


    Detours in the Delta

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 19/06/2014

    » A truly refreshing contrast to the urban sprawl of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, Sa Dec is a sleepy river port in the Mekong Delta, in Dong Thap province, about 140km southwest of Vietnam’s largest metropolis.


    Koh Klang: A world away

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 06/03/2014

    » Around this time of the year, many beaches in Krabi start to resemble the photographs of Andreas Gursky — mobbed with tourists. The New York Times recently named the southern province on the Andaman coast one of the “52 places to go in 2014”.


    Lady of Myanmar

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 03/05/2012

    » Today's top list of must-see sites in Yangon include not only famous pagodas or museums but also a visit to the headquarters of the National League of Democracy (NLD), the opposition party founded and led by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as the Lady's house.


    Art for all

    Life, Published on 12/01/2012

    » Everything from stalls in Ratchaburi's central market to municipal manhole covers have been transformed for a very public art event that is likely to add colour and interest to practically every step that townspeople take over the five weeks.


    All packed up and many places to go

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 15/01/2012

    » Twenty or even 10 years ago, Western budget travellers would descend on the country, spending tens of thousands of baht on flights and then, to the bemusement of Thais, proceed to travel in third-class train carriages or buses to rudimentary guest houses on the beach or upcountry that cost 40 baht a night, where they showered out of buckets and shared dormitories with strangers.

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