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    High-rises skirt law to spring up in narrow sois

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 12/05/2019

    » Due to unscrupulous state officials and greedy real estate developers exploiting legal loopholes, many high-rises manage to spring up in narrow sois in Bangkok, posing environmental problems and safety concerns.

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    The lotus eaters

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 16/06/2019

    » The lotus flower may be small in size, but culturally, it holds great significance for Thais and Buddhists around the world. The lotus, a plant that emerges from mud and rises above water, is a symbol of purity. Symbolically, it cleanses and purifies. Buddhists use lotus flowers as offerings to convey their sincere respect for monks and venerated figures in Buddhism.

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    Five things you need to know this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 20/01/2018

    » 1.With February just around the corner, it's as good a time as any to start shopping for those all-important Valentine's Day gifts. Nothing says "I love you" like a good, warm mug of coffee in the morning, so get your loved ones a special-edition Valentine's Day mug or bottle from Starbucks, available in both plastic and ceramic. Coming in various shades of blue, pink and gold, the drinkware items will cost anywhere from 550-1,150 baht. You can find them at a Starbucks near you.

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    The oodles of takes on noodles

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 02/04/2017

    » In their most popular forms kuay tio -- rice noodles -- are prepared in two ways. As kuay tio nam they are served in broth, and there are countless variants on this basic noodle soup. The other approach is to stir-fry the noodles in a wok to make phat kuay tio, and here again there is a long list of different fried noodles no less irresistible to noodle lovers as the repertoire of kuay tio nam.

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    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.

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    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.

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    A culinary melting pot

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 28/08/2016

    » Think of a favourite dish and then consider the various ingredients that come together to make it. You'll see that they are drawn from many different sources, some of them borrowed from other culinary traditions. One good example is pad Thai. Almost everything that goes into it is Chinese, from the small-gauge rice noodles to the tofu, beansprouts, hua chai po (Chinese turnip), Chinese leeks, dried shrimp, peanuts and even the duck eggs (in the past, ducks in Thailand were raised by Chinese). In terms of its ingredients, this familiar dish is Chinese from top to bottom, although whether it was a Thai or a Chinese cook who first prepared it, I don't know.

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    Wake up and smell the coffee

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 14/09/2014

    » There is no way to know how much coffee the people of Thailand drink in the course of a day. In the future, when the population grows even bigger, they are bound to consume even more. Thais and coffee are inseparably bound, and it isn't only the taste that has hooked them. One of the pleasures of Thai life is to meet up with friends in a coffee shop and relax over a steaming cupful.

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    Flying the flag

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 13/10/2015

    » Going vegetarian, the old style

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    French yum woonsen a hit in Yaowarat

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 29/12/2012

    » A French national and his Thai wife are doing a good business selling Thai street food in Bangkok's Yaowarat district, drawing startled looks from passersby.

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