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  • 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.

  • TRAVEL

    A floral route in Nakhon Pathom

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/03/2016

    » Until Sunday, visitors will be able to enjoy the beauty of over 20 blossoming pink trumpet trees (chompoo phantip in Thai) in the Kamphaeng Saen campus of Kasetsart University in Nakhon Pathom.

  • 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

    Tree of life brings poignant reflections

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 28/10/2017

    » 'Every time I come to water this mango tree, I can't help crying. It reminds me a lot of how much His Majesty did for the public all his life, which was substantial and required a great deal of effort to achieve, despite being in a position deserving a convenient life," said Panya Naknilthong, a gardener at the King Rama IX Park, told the Bangkok Post in a recent interview.

  • WORLD

    Walking in a valley

    Life, Published on 17/01/2019

    » When it comes to nature trails on Doi Inthanon, the country's highest mountain in Chiang Mai's Chom Thong district, many will be familiar with Ang Ka Luang on the mountain peak as well as Kiew Mae Pan at KM42 on the road leading to Doi Inthanon. As a matter of fact, another interesting nature trail in the area was opened to the public about 10 years ago with the collaboration of local villagers and Doi Inthanon National Park. However, it is not as popular as the two other routes, famous for the sea of mist over evergreen forests and grass fields.

  • TRAVEL

    A monarch's vision

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 12/10/2017

    » More than 30 years ago, the treeless hill of Khao Chi On in Chon Buri was dry and barren. The lack of natural water adversely affected the farmers in Sattahip and Bang Lamung areas. When the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej made royal visits to Wat Yansangwararam, a Buddhist monastery under the royal patronage of the king, he took note of the farmers' misery.

  • TRAVEL

    Retro Hua Hin

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/04/2017

    » From April 28 until May 7, the "Hua Hin Of Yesteryear Fair" will take place at Queen's Park in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan province. This annual event is held in celebration of the royal wedding of the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and HM Queen Sirikit on April 28, 1950, and their honeymoon at Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin which began a day later.

  • LIFE

    From suffering comes compassion

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/10/2017

    » Breast cancer befalls one in 10 Thai women, and when Maynart Nantakwang realised over a decade ago that she was in that unfortunate 10%, she had only one sensible reaction.

  • TRAVEL

    Mekong River landmark

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 22/09/2016

    » Nakhon Phanom has launched a new landmark along the Mekong River.

  • LIFE

    Forever grateful

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/02/2017

    » 'My Dearest Khun Prisna, I am now in one of the most beautiful places. Our hotel's name is 'Castello del Sole' (Castle of the Sun). Isn't it chic? The name is like one in a fairy tale. This town is so cute. It has a bright-coloured lake and nice houses on slopes. Routes and paths criss-cross the hills. Colourful flowers blossom everywhere ..."

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