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  • BUSINESS

    Standing out in the crowd

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 28/09/2015

    » Despite some panic on the ripple effects from the Chinese currency depreciation, the global luxury sector will remain unfazed driven by rising disposable incomes and continuing influx of Chinese outbound tourists, experts have suggested.

  • BUSINESS

    Appeal of Hua Hin undimmed

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 29/08/2016

    » The deadly bomb blast in Hua Hin in mid-August worried some couples planning destination weddings in Thailand, but most view the incident as an isolated occurrence that will not have a long-term impact.

  • NEWS

    Yangon's real estate challenge

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 07/03/2016

    » Myanmar has experienced dramatic changes economically and politically over the past few years. As foreign investors rush to set up shop in the newly open market, office space in the country's commercial capital is among the most expensive in the world.

  • BUSINESS

    Island of culinary delights

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 29/06/2015

    » Renowned for its picturesque scenery, local charm and intriguing arts and culture, the Island of Gods has perhaps become more popular than the country of 250 million where it is located.

  • BUSINESS

    Risks and rewards next door

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 14/09/2015

    » Cambodia has made exceptional strides since it began crawling from the wreckage left by the Khmer Rouge three decades ago. Today it is recognised as one of the world's most business-friendly countries, though it still has a long way to go.

  • BUSINESS

    The bling squad

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 28/09/2015

    » The swift evolution of the retail industry has lured a large pool of global luxury firms to establish their presence in Asia-Pacific over the last few decades. Sales for glitzy items across the region have been rising at whirlwind speeds amidst the surge of an aspirational middle-class and buoyant economy. 

  • NEWS

    Winter wonderland, summer retreat

    Life, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 21/03/2019

    » Nestled in the northeastern corner of Nagano prefecture, Nozawaonsen is a beautiful little onsen village with a long history, dating back to at least the Edo Period (1603-1868), when the first bathhouse was constructed. Today, this picturesque mountain settlement remains an onsen paradise, and has since become one of Japan's top ski destinations, hailed for its high-quality powder snow.

  • TRAVEL

    Where is everyone?

    Life, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 02/07/2018

    » Myanmar's gaudily peculiar capital Nay Pyi Taw, literally translated as "Abode of Kings", is one of the world's most bizarre cities -- a place for Myanmar bureaucrats and perhaps curious travellers. It is grandiose in scale, about 7,000km², or four times the size of Bangkok, but its official population is only one million. And it seems much less in reality.

  • BUSINESS

    Seoul support

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 23/04/2018

    » This year marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Thailand and South Korea and there is indeed much to celebrate. Since 1958, the two nations have steadily developed a mutually beneficial relationship in key areas from politics and economics to culture and tourism. Bilateral trade has increased tremendously from US$59 million in 1978 to $13 billion in 2015.

  • NEWS

    Something for everyone

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 18/04/2016

    » Thailand continues to attract more Indian travellers as one of their favourite leisure travel spots and wedding destinations. Close proximity, cultural similarities, enhanced connectivity and affordability are among the country's strong selling points.

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