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    Into the wild

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 10/01/2019

    » On Saturday, a whole host of events will be held to mark National Children's Day. If you're one of those parents who dread the idea of scrambling around among hysterical crowds of youngsters, but still wish to do something special with your little ones, how about taking them away from it all? Let's go camping!

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    A trip down history lane

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 21/12/2017

    » Ayutthaya was the Thai capital for 417 years. During those centuries a lot happened. Somehow, for many Thais, the first -- and often the only -- thing that pops up when we think of the old city is wars with the Burmese. So when my friend Tui, who is a history buff, convinced me to go do some biking in Ayutthaya Historical Park, I didn't expect it to be much fun. But he proved me wrong.

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    Biking during the 'cool season'

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 02/02/2017

    » Let's admit it, 2017 is not a new year any more. It's February already. So whatever plan you may have, don't just wait and regret.

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    Rayong's wonderful wetlands

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 28/05/2015

    » Glowing in the champagne-coloured rays of the late afternoon Sun and gently swaying in the breeze from the nearby sea, the fluffy inflorescences crowning the tall green grass that fill these vast yet secret "fields" of Rayong province added magic to the already mesmerising scenery. Even more amazing is the fact that this grassland, which covers a combined area of almost 487,000m², literally floats on water.

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    Return to Prasae River

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 23/05/2019

    » It was early in the afternoon. The Sun was high in the sky, blasting down rays so scorching as if they were meant to kill. But in the winding narrow river along which our boat was leisurely cruising, the ambience was pleasant, thanks to the light yet refreshing breeze, and the thick greenery along both banks that provided comfortable shade.

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    Good old days in Hua Hin

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 21/03/2019

    » Holidaymakers visiting the famous resort from April 26-28 are encouraged to dress in period costumes and attend the "Hua Hin Railway Station: Memory Of Love" event, which will take place at the city's century-old train station, one of the most beautiful in the Kingdom.

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    A closer look at a royal study centre

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 26/10/2017

    » A full year has passed but millions of Thais still mourn the loss of beloved monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej who had dedicated much of his seven-decade reign to improving the living conditions of Thai people across the country through almost 4,000 projects.

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    Centripetal force

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 29/06/2017

    » Over the years, Chiang Rai has made several attempts to attract visitors to the northern province during the so-called green season. This year, a few members of the private sector are joining hands with the local office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand to do just that, with the help of cycling.

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    Riding the ghost town

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 20/04/2017

    » Like every year, the recent Songkran holidays saw a quiet Bangkok. With a large part of the capital's population having left for their hometowns, most shops and restaurants outside of shopping malls were closed. Roads were not congested, sometimes even traffic free. It's a great time for cyclists to enjoy a fun ride in the city.

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    For a good cause

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 02/03/2017

    » The school of Ban Phu Khem is less than 200km from Bangkok, merely 76km or so from downtown Phetchaburi. However, it is worlds apart from schools in urban areas.

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