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  • 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.

  • OPINION

    Fond memories of Brazil's coffee culture

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 07/08/2016

    » With the Rio Olympics finally under way, I can't get out of my head the old Frank Sinatra song that starts: "Way down among Brazilians/Coffee beans grow by the billions …" It was entitled The Coffee Song and a big hit when I was a kid back in the Stone Age. In fact, that song just about summed up my knowledge of Brazil in those days.

  • OPINION

    The day I realised Thailand was different

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 17/04/2016

    » I trust everyone has survived the Songkran Festival, suffering little more than a few damp clothes, and maybe stuck with a hint of a fixed grin. The festival brings special memories for me because when I first arrived in April 1969, it coincided with the start of Songkran, although I was unaware of it.

  • THAILAND

    19 killed, 123 hurt as bomb blast rocks Bangkok tourist attraction

    Online Reporters, Published on 17/08/2015

    » A bomb explosion inside one of Bangkok’s most popular tourist attractions killed at least 19 people and injured 123 others – mostly foreign tourists – on Monday.

  • THAILAND

    Groom fugitive nabbed

    News, Pongpat Wongyala, Published on 27/10/2014

    » A man on the run for attempted murder was arrested at his wedding in Sai Mai district of Bangkok yesterday.

  • LIFE

    The cinema bridge

    Life, Published on 24/09/2014

    » Looking for her lead actor, director Nichaya Boonsiripan spent three months hanging out at the Immigration Service Centre for Legalised Labourers of Three Nationalities (Myanmar, Cambodian and Laos). She finally picked up Aung Naing Soe for the film Myanmar In Love In Bangkok (Ruk Pasa A-Rai), a romantic comedy about love between a Thai woman and a male migrant worker from Myanmar, which is currently showing in selected cinemas.

  • TECH

    Wall street staggers but set powers past 1,600

    Business, Published on 29/09/2014

    » Recap: Wall Street pulled back last week after disappointing US durable goods orders suggested the recovery might be weaker than thought. However, the Thai stock market continued to march up and finally passed 1,600 points — a level not seen since May last year — on Friday on investor hopes that economic stimulus measures will soon take hold. Window-dressing as the quarter-end approaches also lent support.

  • LIFE

    The art of a perfect party

    B Magazine, Published on 31/08/2014

    » Bangkok's uber-socialites were recognised earlier this month at the 9th annual HiSoParty Awards night, hosted by society magazine HiSoParty.

  • LIFE

    An Elle of a thing

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 10/08/2014

    » It's been a week full of fashion and style for your columnist, two words not normally associated with him, as he sashays his way through the Elle Fashion Film Festival.And yes, dear reader, you may wipe that surprised look off your face. My life is not always languishing in the quagmire of Samut Prakan Big C specials on polyester work shirts that come with free clip-on neckties.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Thaksin call-in the highlight of red rally

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 20/05/2013

    » Thaksin Shinawatra had everyone's attention as he made a video call to his red-shirt supporters gathered at Ratchaprasong to commemorate the violent crackdown ending their 2010 protest.

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