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    When in Siam…

    Guru, Published on 27/01/2012

    » As the old saying goes, "When in Thailand, do as the Thais do"; but with a million different guidebooks and angry expats all telling you how to navigate Thainess - and even the locals giving contradicting accounts of what Thai culture really is - it's easy to get confused.


    Historic canal feels the pressure of modern life

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 31/03/2012

    » Almost 500 years ago, a royal command was issued for a canal to be dug through a land plot in front of an area that is currently the Tha Phrachan campus of Thammasat University.


    Wandering Monks

    Life, Published on 10/04/2012

    » People driving upcountry in Thailand can sometimes come across groups of Buddhist monks walking by the roadside, carrying heavy bags, bowls and umbrellas over their shoulders. They are referred to as tudong monks, and what they are doing could be compared to a walking pilgrimage.


    London joins Songkran celebrations

    Life, Published on 23/04/2012

    » It's Songkran, anyone can get wet _ even those in the heart of London _ as the Tourism Authority of Thailand turned St Martin's Courtyard, Covent Garden, into the celebration ground for the traditional Thai new year.


    In search of a king

    Life, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 25/03/2013

    » It was late afternoon on a hot day in Myanmar. A group of Thai archaeologist at an excavation site in Linzingong cemetery in Mandalay were about to wrap up their work when one of them emerged with a lotus-shaped artefact.


    Glimpses into pre-Siam life

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 30/03/2013

    » A recently discovered Khmer-style artefact links a historical northern Thai town to the wider Southeast Asian region, not only proving Thailand's cultural wealth of old, but also adding an important piece to the puzzle about the region's trading significance in pre-Siam days.


    A dying breed

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 31/07/2013

    » Of all the mammals in Thailand, the wild elephant is probably the most important indicator species of a disappearing wilderness. A century ago, there were more than a 100,000 elephants found in the country when 75% of the Kingdom was still covered by forest. Just north and east of Bangkok, these huge mammals thrived in the marshlands and forests near the city.


    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.


    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.


    Recapping 2013

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 27/12/2013

    » New Year’s is time to look back at what has happened during the year that is about to pass. The media usually takes this opportunity to do a round-up of memorable moments. As an esteemed publication ourselves, we decided to do our very own recapping of 2013 (and because we’re too lazy to go out and find new stories). The year hasn’t been a thoroughly smooth ride but we were certainly never bored. Bye-bye, 2013!

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