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  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Brace yourselves (updated Sunday)

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 09/10/2011

    » The economic damage caused by the flood crisis worsened yesterday as Ayutthaya factories were flooded. In Bangkok, residents now fear the worst as flood waters approach the city.

  • THAILAND

    Tipping the scales

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 09/10/2016

    » 'They are disgusting, they scare me, they hurt with their deadly saliva, and they destroy the trees." These are among the seemingly endless complaints made against water monitor lizards by the many people who use Lumpini Park for workouts and recreation. After extensive complaints, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration decided to remove the "uneasy on the eyes" animal from the park last month.

  • TRAVEL

    Maya Bay to remain closed until mid-2021

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 09/05/2019

    » The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation decided on Wednesday to extend the closure of world-famous Maya Bay for another two years. It is now due to reopen in the middle of 2021.

  • THAILAND

    Paradise?

    Life, Published on 05/06/2018

    » Leaves sway, sand sparkles as the Sun shines brightly over the blue-green water. The 300m-long white beach of Maya Bay looks quiet and serene. It's a strange sight: Not a single visitor in sight, not a sign or noise from the long-tail or speedboats that usually dump hordes of tourists on the curved beach.

  • LIFE

    A breath of fresh air

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 09/09/2015

    » For Arunee Thammasing, Sri Nakhon Khuean Khun Park in Bang Krachao, Samut Prakan province, is more than just a recreational spot. It is also where she learns about the environment.

  • LIFE

    On the hunt for the plant thieves

    B Magazine, Normita Thongtham, Published on 07/12/2014

    » Why would someone steal the world's rarest water lily? That was the question asked by Sam Knight in an article published in the British newspaper The Guardian recently. He wrote the lengthy article after the smallest water lily in the world, the Nymphaea thermarum, whose white flowers measure less than 1cm across, was stolen from — of all places — the Princess of Wales Conservatory in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London.

  • LIFE

    Bromeliads for beginners

    B Magazine, Published on 14/12/2014

    » Plant fairs, like the ones recently held at Suan Luang Rama IX Park and Kasetsart University's Kamphaeng Saen campus, draw gardening enthusiasts from far and wide as they are usually good sources of new and improved varieties, as well as rare and not so rare plants.

  • TRAVEL

    Full Moon Festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/11/2017

    » One of Thailand's most popular festivals, Loy Krathong, will be celebrated from tomorrow. This year, the Full Moon of the 12th lunar month falls on Nov 3.

  • LIFE

    Ginger up

    B Magazine, Normita Thongtham, Published on 27/11/2016

    » Regular reader Paul Schiller sent me a photo of a plant growing in a flower pot at his summer home in Khao Lak, Phangnga province. "Do you know this small beauty?" he asked. The plant was a cluster of lance-shaped bright green leaves, with a terminal pendant inflorescence hanging from each stem. What's attractive about the plant was the unusual inflorescence, which comprised of showy, widely spaced purple bracts. From the base of each bract emerged the long, tube-like pedicel of a small yellow flower. The plant's stems and leaves are those characteristically belonging to members of the ginger family.

  • THAILAND

    Where hope has vanished

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 21/08/2016

    » It was the spot where the villagers had found the chequered loincloth of missing land rights activist Den Khamlae a week earlier. Banjong Sanitnit, Den's brother-in-law, stopped at a nearby tree. He lit six incense sticks and poured rice whisky into a clear plastic cup so that it was a quarter full. And then he prayed.

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