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  • THAILAND

    A Bangkok 'water park' unlike any other

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 03/02/2018

    » A sand-carrying barge on the Chao Phraya could be converted into a "floating park" to add another recreational option for the city's residents and visitors as they take in sweeping views of the riverbanks and beyond.

  • THAILAND

    Suchatvee linked to City Hall

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 17/07/2019

    » Suchatvee Suwansawat, president of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), has remained coy over a possible run for Bangkok governor later this year, yet his flood control strategy is the kind of policy upon which campaigns are built.

  • THAILAND

    Songkran hot spots throughout Bangkok

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 13/04/2018

    » If last year's Songkran was a blast, just imagine what it will be like this year when the fun-filled festival kicks off today.

  • THAILAND

    South of Bangkok, supply leads demand

    Spectrum, Published on 14/09/2014

    » Property markets throughout Thailand were affected to varying degrees by political turbulence and economic stagnation for many months leading up to the coup in May. And while slight growth was still seen in Cha-am, Hua Hin and Pranburi during the crisis, the focus now is on absorbing the substantial supply that is coming onto the market after several years of heavy activity.

  • THAILAND

    Bangkok's secret weapon in war against floods

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/10/2017

    » When the torrential rains of Oct 13 caused heavy flooding in Bangkok, several parts of the city were swamped, including Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park in Sam Yan. However, as the park slowly filled with water, Kotchakorn Voraakhom, the landscape architect who designed the project, remained unconcerned. She even expressed her satisfaction in a Facebook post that the park had finally delivered on one of its purposes -- the detention of flood water.

  • THAILAND

    Sailing into the future in Phuket

    News, Published on 18/08/2019

    » A blaze on a 240-million-baht super­yacht in Phuket may have been put out weeks ago, but worry over its impact on marina businesses is still a burning issue.

  • THAILAND

    Ringing in the new year again

    Life, Published on 26/04/2018

    » Although the nationwide celebration of Songkran was two weeks ago, the traditional Lanna Songkran ceremony in Chiang Rai marked its revival last Friday, after having disappeared for 30 years.

  • THAILAND

    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

  • THAILAND

    Street food is life

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 10/08/2018

    » In a typical conversation about Bangkok's gastronomic glories, the area of Sri Yan and Ratchawat often flies off the radar.

  • THAILAND

    Caught up in a tourist trap

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 24/07/2016

    » 'You catch anything?" I ask fisherman Bueak while sitting in the back of his boat.

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