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  • OPINION

    Tigers, greed: The modern Thai temple

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/06/2016

    » Among the most notorious of the influential monks, it's Luang Ta Chan, otherwise known as Phra Archan Phusit Khantitharo, the abbot of the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, who amazes me the most.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Banana split

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 17/08/2016

    » High on the list of fruits Thais cannot live without is kluai namwa, or cultivated banana, a tropical strand only grown in South and Southeast Asia. The cultivated banana has long been an affordable, ubiquitous food staple for Thais, the same way apples are for Westerners.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

  • OPINION

    It would be better not to find Dory

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/07/2016

    » In the Hollywood blockbuster Finding Dory, the forgetful fish Dory finally finds her parents and returns to live with them happily in their natural environment. In reality, Dory, a blue tang fish, might not be that lucky.

  • OPINION

    Real life can't really mimic the movies

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 23/05/2016

    » In the final scene of the Oscar-winning road movie, Thelma & Louise, the two desperate housewives and fugitives look at one another and hold hands. "Let us keep going." "What do you mean?" "Go!" "You sure?" Then, they hit the gas of the 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible classic and fly off the cliff.

  • TRAVEL

    Myanmar up-close and personal

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 22/03/2016

    » 'Welcome to the Guesthouse. The small space is made to set you free from anxiety. But first you need to leave your old perceptions behind. You need to open your mind for new memories," says Kyaw Luck, a guide for the exhibition "Myanmar Up-Close", which opened last week at Museum Siam.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Creating an urban oasis

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 15/10/2014

    » Andrew Grant is right — Bangkok, he said, seems to lack a strong public idea about landscape. The renowned landscape architect's work have trailblazed and inspired environmental sustainability, incorporating the fundamentals of ecological planting, biodiversity and water use. Grant was recently in town as a guest lecturer at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Architecture.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Protecting their natural rights

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 03/12/2014

    » Some animals are considered man's best friend, and we love them as long as they don't become a burden. When love fizzles out, as all love does, those once cute pets or loyal beasts can be subject to mistreatment. 

  • NEWS

    Call to take weed policy further

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 20/05/2019

    » Tuesday is the final day for a government amnesty over those who wish to declare cannabis which they have in their possession for medicinal use. After that, those caught with the drug could be arrested and charged.

  • OPINION

    Si Thep park worth far more than petroleum

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/03/2019

    » Phetchabun province is famous for its beautiful nature, sweet and delicious tamarind and an ancient town known as Si Thep, which is the pride of local people.

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