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  • BUSINESS

    Loved to death

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » In March, Thai authorities ordered the temporary closure of Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh Island for the first time since 1999 to halt the environmental damage caused by too many tourists. A month later the Philippine island of Boracay, one of the world's most famous beach destinations, was closed for the same reason.

  • OPINION

    Street-food plan starves poor of choice

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 20/04/2017

    » Soon after being hailed as the city with the world's best street food by CNN, and with the Michelin Guide announcing it will visit Thailand this year, City Hall which is known to have a love-hate relationship with street vendors, yesterday decided to keep street food in certain spots in the capital -- to serve tourists, not residents.

  • 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.

  • NEWS

    58 of 216 Thais trapped on quake-hit volcano to return Tuesday

    AFP, Published on 31/07/2018

    » MATARAM, Indonesia: Fifty-eight of the 216 Thais evacuated from an Indonesian volcano after a deadly earthquake triggered landslides that trapped them on the mountain will return home on Tuesday, officials said.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Driven to Drink

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 07/01/2018

    » There are two categories where you can find Thailand sitting at the top of the world charts.

  • NEWS

    The unsung heroes of our roads

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 29/04/2017

    » 'Call me a garbage man or a bin man, I don't really mind," said Sawat Kamhom, who is proud of his job keeping Bangkok's dirty, smelly streets clean.

  • OPINION

    City clean-up is becoming a waste of space

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 25/05/2017

    » In just three years, a number of pavements and public areas in Bangkok have been reclaimed and tidied up, thanks to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's (BMA) "clean-up campaign", which was backed by the military regime. But whether these spots really serve the needs of Bangkok residents remains in doubt.

  • OPINION

    Strangling the life out of Bangkok streets

    News, Mark Hughes, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Great cities have a way of defining themselves in often quirky ways. Beijing, for example, has rows of tiny shops selling identical items right next to each other, if you can spot them through the smog. The Left Bank in Paris is home to cultural, art and fashion street riches. Hong Kong has its roadside fishball sellers. London has its pub closing-time street fights, Brussels has its open-air chocolate markets and Zurich, well Zurich has its ultra-cleanliness.

  • NEWS

    Casualties rise in wake of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport attack

    Published on 29/06/2016

    » ISTANBUL - A triple suicide bombing at Istanbul's international airport left 41 people dead, 13 of them foreign nationals, and 239 wounded, the city governor said in a statement.

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