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    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.  

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    Fashion on the go

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 08/06/2017

    » Business-savvy Michel Adam's enthusiasm for diversification and competitiveness have led cable channel FashionTV -- which he owns and has managed since 1997 -- to becoming a much-talked-about global player.

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    Family fun at Jim Thompson Farm

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/11/2016

    » The Jim Thompson Farm Tour 2016, a yearly family event, is once again set to put smiles on the faces of both young and old.

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    Passion, unmasked

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 10/06/2015

    » It was a moment of great pride for Saksit Pisalasupongs and Phisit Jongnarangsin when their eye-catching apparel, worn at the opening ceremony of the 28th SEA Games in Singapore last week, received rave reviews.

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    Forging relations with Brazil is no Olympian task

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/08/2016

    » The 2016 Rio Olympics is in full swing, with six more day to Sunday's closing ceremonies. Watching the games from Bangkok is Gilberto Fonseca Guimaraes de Moura, Brazilian ambassador to Thailand.

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    Elephant entertainment is no laughing matter

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 11/02/2016

    » Elephant ride tourist deaths in recent weeks have once again put the spotlight on the urgent need for Thais to stop using wildlife for entertainment purposes.

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    Bestriding the diplomatic stage

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Before embarking on his diplomatic career, Shiro Sadoshima enjoyed many artistic endeavours. He was a budding stage actor active in his university, and his talent with paint and brush can still be witnessed in the paintings in his residence in Bangkok. The Japanese ambassador to Thailand is as comfortable at the negotiating table as he is in front of the canvass, and he can be as animated talking about bilateral relations as he is about his favourite colours. 

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    Discover a hidden gem

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 30/11/2015

    » Roi-Et born Yuthasak Supasorn, the Tourism Authority of Thailand's (TAT) newly appointed governor, is always up for a challenge. Ever since taking up the coveted position two months ago, the 49-year-old's has made himself accessible to the TAT staff via the chat application LINE so as to get better acquainted with the work force and assist in areas which need his attention. 

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    Paving the nation's future with research

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 04/11/2015

    » Besides helping sick people, Dr Suthipun Jitpimolmard has always been passionate about developing Thailand to reach its full potential as an up-and-coming nation. When an opportunity arose to do just that two years ago, the professor of neurology did not hesitate to apply for the position of director for the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and was accepted, largely because of his past research-based work.  

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    Dedicated to diplomacy

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 12/11/2015

    » Austrian Ambassador Enno Drofenik finds Thailand's friendly and welcoming people, rich cultural heritage and traditions the most attractive qualities about the country that has made his stay, so far, most memorable. 

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