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  • LIFESTYLE

    True essence of Islam

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 20/01/2015

    » On a recent afternoon it was business as usual at Haroon Mosque, a 150-year-old Muslim enclave neighboured by a Buddhist temple, Catholic church and the gleaming new French embassy. Residents went about their daily chores before the call for afternoon prayers sounded from the mosque. Savouring the centuries-old community's laid-back feeling were a couple of European tourists who wandered around with their cameras.  

  • LIFESTYLE

    Inside lives of refugees

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 15/06/2016

    » The life of a refugee is strewn with hardships of epic proportions which few of us can wrap our minds around. One of the few opportunities outsiders get to comprehend the magnitude of their suffering, so as to emphasize with them and lend a helping hand, is through documentaries and movies which depict their life stories.

  • LIFESTYLE

    From privileges to rights

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 04/09/2017

    » Born in Myanmar's Shan state, stateless migrant Yod Pong has called Thailand home since the age of eight, when he fled with his parents to Chiang Rai province due to armed conflicts in his birthplace.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Serendipity's canvas

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 25/05/2017

    » If he hadn't been rejected from the leading role in the Thai flick Khun Dong, veteran painter Choosak Visanukamron's passion for drawing and painting would have been a mere hobby.

  • TRAVEL

    In the heart of the Golden Triangle

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 13/02/2017

    » With its rustic ambience, winding streets and picturesque landscapes, Kengtung, the largest of 33 Shan statelets in Myanmar, might be in its infancy as a tourist destination but has what it takes to become a success one day.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A voice for the voiceless

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 24/11/2016

    » Ukraine-born Indian classical dancer Lidiya Zhuravlyova has been studying Thai classical dance and culture for three years in the Kingdom. Journeying across countries and cultures, Zhuravlyova is passionate about a number of disciplines -- she's also a model and scriptwriter. But it's Indian dance that remains closest to her heart.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Home away from home

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 22/07/2014

    » It is the final week of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. During the day, one of Ramkhamhaeng’s busiest roads, Soi 53, is still devoid of activities. But come sunset, as the muezzin calls for evening prayer from the nearby mosque and announces the time of the fast-breaking meal, the soi comes alive and the air is filled with chatter and aroma of food and tea.

  • OPINION

    Heinous acts call for reflection

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/04/2014

    » Women working the graveyard shift have often fallen prey to rape and theft. But when the victim happens to be pregnant and the assailants teenagers, the heinous crime could well be attributed to an ailing society in dire need of introspection and change.

  • BUSINESS

    The kitty hotel

    Muse, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 01/02/2014

    » Pinnuj Komalarajun, owner of Pin Cat Hotel, is happiest when she is in the company of her furry friends so much so that after she decided to terminate a promising career in the banking sector, the avid animal lover went headlong into pursuing a passion for looking after stray cats.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The accidental shutterbug

    Muse, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 15/12/2012

    » Raphael Sachetat is a man of many talents. As well as photographing international badminton tournaments, he also writes about technology for a string of publications. For the last decade, the Frenchman has worked as a columnist for Les Echos, an economic newspaper for which he writes about high-tech gadgets.

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