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  • THAILAND

    The rocky road to development

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/09/2015

    » One Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's many ideas is the "New Bangkok Landmark", in the form of a 14km-long bicycle way that would, if launched, be built along the Chao Phraya. This caused some panic attacks among local architects. After the idea was thrown around earlier in the year, prominent Thai architects voiced their disagreement and suggested that at least the design -- an expressway-like structure built into the water along the river bank -- be revised, if not abandoned altogether. The cost of the project is said to be around 14 billion baht.

  • LIFE

    A momentous step into the digital

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 07/09/2015

    » The first public digital library in Thailand was launched last week, with 7,000 titles from five major local publishers awaiting readers.

  • OPINION

    An environment for change

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/12/2014

    » What does Dec 4 mean to you? Is it just another day in the week?

  • LIFE

    Bringing the old back to life

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 10/11/2014

    » House No.114 in Soi Damnoen Klang Tai, near Democracy Monument, was once the kind of place that gave passers-by goose-bumps. Neither painted nor decorated, the teak wood colonial-style house exuded an air of desolation. But despite its age, the foundations were strong and solid. Built in 1945 in the reign of King Rama VIII, the house belonged to the late ML Ditsaphong Noppawong Na Ayudhaya and his wife Salee.

  • LIFE

    Functional reading

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/08/2014

    » Sarinee Achavanuntakul wears many hats — she’s a writer, translator and journalist who has combined her passion for economics, social ventures, business ethics and her green agenda into a career. An economics graduate from Harvard University, Sarinee worked in the well-paid finance industry, moved to sustainable businesses and social ventures, then made a mark in the media and literary fields.

  • LIFE

    Heart's so blue

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 27/12/2013

    » With the label "lesbian love story" and its infamous lovemaking scene, Blue Is The Warmest Color (La Vie D'Adele), winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, can expect to draw crowds who're tempted by the promise of flesh and sex.

  • LIFE

    Meet the makers

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/01/2013

    » Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, the third book by writer Chris Anderson, comes at a perfect time _ again. The writer has been known for writing the right book at the right time, almost exactly when the events he mentions are moving towards the spotlight.

  • OPINION

    Outside the box

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 13/01/2012

    » I do not know whether youngsters are still excited by "Kam Kwan Wan Dek" slogans of National Children's Day.

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