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  • LEARNING

    Vets treat sick temple turtles, fish

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 20/06/2012

    » Setting aquatic animals free near temples is a popular way of making merit, but it often results in overcrowded, unhealthy waters

  • NEWS

    Cancer patients get final wish

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 10/04/2019

    » After fighting a losing battle against breast cancer, 32-year-old "Nim" had one final wish: She desperately wanted to visit Hua Hin beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan province before her time ran out.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Access for all?

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/11/2016

    » Visitors have returned in their droves to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha after it was temporarily closed for two weeks following the passing of His Majesty the King -- Europeans, Chinese and others, many of whom are dressed in dark-coloured clothing. Some of them are also disabled.

  • NEWS

    Letting go of unhealthy foods

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/07/2016

    » Every day, Phra Pisit Siriwathatano would leave his temple at dawn to conduct a daily alms round in his neighbourhood of Nonthaburi. Taking about two hours, the monk later returned to the monastery with a full alms bowl and a large sack filled with food offerings from Buddhist laymen and laywomen. Sometimes, people would also visit the temple to offer lunch to him and other monks.

  • NEWS

    How ghost chasers make sense of the supernatural

    Spectrum, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 31/07/2016

    » On any given night, Kapol Thongplub and his camera crew could be chasing after spirits. Holding a portable device to detect unusual energy frequencies, the 49-year-old entertainer visits places believed to be haunted by ghosts.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Superstition killed the turtle

    Life, Published on 08/10/2018

    » Throughout the 25 years of her life, Om Sin -- a sea turtle from Chon Buri -- was a symbol of luck and longevity to people who threw coins into her concrete pond believing that doing so would bring them prosperity. Little did she know that it would bring bad luck upon herself.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The inevitability of farewell

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 16/02/2018

    » A truly remarkable Thai film, Malila: The Farewell Flower takes big risks and makes it seem the most natural thing in the world.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The where of history

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 27/10/2017

    » It is without doubt one of the most melancholic time periods in the history of Thailand. The royal cremation yesterday was a historic event of sorrow and grandeur, and as the mourning period will soon come to an end, Thais young and old will continue to hold onto the fond memories of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

  • BUSINESS

    Scholar for life

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/10/2017

    » I met Prof Dr Satya Vrat Shastri on the evening of Sept 26 for an interview at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. A day earlier, the renowned Sanskrit scholar had had lunch with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, when he reminded his former Sanskrit student about his birthday on Sept 29.

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