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    A traditional legacy

    Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 15/07/2014

    » Seventy-three years is close to the average lifespan for men in many parts of the world. But for Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in Prachin Buri, which marks its 73rd anniversary this year, this is just a drop in the bucket, the tranche of time it has taken for the first step in what may be a lengthy journey: its mission to revive traditional Thai herbal medicine in a society which has long cast off what were considered outmoded ways in favour of the Western approach to healthcare.

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    Let There Be (En) Light (enment)

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 15/07/2014

    » Some of you may be feeling like you have to give up your weekend bar-hopping since today is Asarnha Bucha Day and tomorrow is Buddhist Lent Day (never thought these holy days would appear on our sin-filled pages, did you?). Instead of giving you tips for being ordained into monkhood or what kind of animal to release to gain the most merit, we want to help you nurture your spirituality with our selection of peace-loving havens that can be found right here in Bangkok. We also have other cool ways to make merit without having to get up super early to give alms to Buddhist monks. May the inner peace be with you.

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    Change-makers

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 25/04/2014

    » Recently the BTS launched a campaign to encourage Thais to start using escalators properly. Y’know, walk on the left side or stay on the right if you want to stand still. While we’re at it, we think they should discourage people from hugging the centre poles between their buttocks unless they’re strippers (go to fb.com/ohmysat to see what we’re talking about).

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    Recapping 2013

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 27/12/2013

    » New Year’s is time to look back at what has happened during the year that is about to pass. The media usually takes this opportunity to do a round-up of memorable moments. As an esteemed publication ourselves, we decided to do our very own recapping of 2013 (and because we’re too lazy to go out and find new stories). The year hasn’t been a thoroughly smooth ride but we were certainly never bored. Bye-bye, 2013!

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    Paradise lost

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/08/2013

    » The words "national park" should convey the spirit of conservation and a well-protected space of natural beauty. But in Thailand, sometimes the parks are beset by scandals and controversy that also imply problems: law violation, land disputes, poaching, encroachment and environmental abuses.

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    Spotlight Bangkok

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 06/09/2013

    » Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra, aka Khun Chai Moo, will announce the progress of his policies after six months of being in office in early October. Being the concerned and responsible citizens we are, Guru would like to report on the performance of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) so far and analyse their notable policies as well as ask Bangkokians their wishes for this beloved city.

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    A dying breed

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 31/07/2013

    » Of all the mammals in Thailand, the wild elephant is probably the most important indicator species of a disappearing wilderness. A century ago, there were more than a 100,000 elephants found in the country when 75% of the Kingdom was still covered by forest. Just north and east of Bangkok, these huge mammals thrived in the marshlands and forests near the city.

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    In search of a king

    Life, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 25/03/2013

    » It was late afternoon on a hot day in Myanmar. A group of Thai archaeologist at an excavation site in Linzingong cemetery in Mandalay were about to wrap up their work when one of them emerged with a lotus-shaped artefact.

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    Glimpses into pre-Siam life

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 30/03/2013

    » A recently discovered Khmer-style artefact links a historical northern Thai town to the wider Southeast Asian region, not only proving Thailand's cultural wealth of old, but also adding an important piece to the puzzle about the region's trading significance in pre-Siam days.

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    London joins Songkran celebrations

    Life, Published on 23/04/2012

    » It's Songkran, anyone can get wet _ even those in the heart of London _ as the Tourism Authority of Thailand turned St Martin's Courtyard, Covent Garden, into the celebration ground for the traditional Thai new year.

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