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    Ring in a traditional Thai New Year

    Life, Published on 07/04/2014

    » Paradise Park will celebrate the traditional Thai New Year with a grand fair next week.

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    Splish splash

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 11/04/2014

    » There was a fuss made recently over a report that a company planned to organise Songkran celebrations in Singapore. Like a motorcycle taxi’s seat pre-heated by the April midday sun, this prompted some Thais to be extra protective of what they considered exclusive to Thailand. However, we need not worry about anyone copying our Songkran since we have many elements that are so inimitable that no other country would be able to (or want to) recreate them. In honour of the upcoming Thai New Year, we present you with all the things that make Songkran uniquely Thai.

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    It's a rubbish job at the protests

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 08/02/2014

    » As the old saying goes: rubbish expands to fit the space allotted to it. And Bangkok's streets are pretty big. Enter the city garbage collectors who have to clear up the mess generated by the anti-government rallies.

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    Loy Krathong round-up

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 15/11/2013

    » This year's Loy Krathong will take place on Sunday (Nov 17). Don't let the ongoing political tension stop you from celebrating (like it would anyway). Here's our round-up of Loy Krathong celebrations and insights into this special day.

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    Get smart?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 13/09/2013

    » Last week Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng ordered officials to look into a report prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF) that showed the Thai educational system was potentially left behind at the bottom among eight Asean countries surveyed (to be fair, the WEF surveyed 144 countries around the world and in certain aspects of education we're doing better than others). Our dad, the Bangkok Post, reported later in the week that the minister vowed to embark on efforts to improve the education system and that his ministry will make education reform a national agenda.

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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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    Star filled night in as Hua Hin luxury resort launches

    Brunch, Published on 21/07/2013

    » It was a star-studded start for Pace Development Corporation as it unveiled its latest project, MahaSamutr (The Ocean), a high-end villa and country club resort. The black-tie dinner to launch the luxury project was held at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel.

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    Loy loy loy our boat gently down the stream.

    Guru, Published on 23/11/2012

    » We help you float your boat this Loy Krathong

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    Do not pass

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 30/03/2012

    » The recent fight between BTS security guards and an Irish man over his daughter's balloons at Phrom Phong station produced one good thing. It's now etched in people's minds (probably for the first time) that innocent balloons are forbidden within the Skytrain system because they are inflammable and, therefore, considered a threat to passenger safety. There goes our plan to suck in helium and talk funny to pass time on the train.

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