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    Love affair with the wintry land

    Life, Published on 09/10/2018

    » Martin Nydegger, 47, has this year been appointed chief executive officer of tourism for the National Tourism Office of Switzerland. He was recently in Bangkok to promote Swiss tourism at the "In Love With Switzerland" fair at Siam Paragon.

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    Island of unspoilt charm

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 11/10/2018

    » Nothing lasts forever. But no less true is the fact that certain things do last longer than expected. The peaceful and simple lifestyle of the rural communities on Koh Sukon of Trang province is an amazing case in point.

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    Some like it hot

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 04/10/2018

    » I dipped my hand in a private hot-spring pool in the headquarters of Chae Son National Park in Lampang to test the heat. The temperature was about 40C. It was too hot at first, but for a short while it seemed to be tolerable.

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    Koh Lan's best-kept secret revealed

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 20/09/2018

    » Millions of people from around the world have visited Koh Lan, the popular island just 8km off the shore of Pattaya. However, very few of them -- I guarantee -- got to enjoy such stunning scenery like what you are seeing in some of the photos shown here.

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    Myanmar climbers eye treacherous Hkakabo Razi

    AFP, Published on 14/08/2018

    » HPA-AN, Myanmar: A two-week jungle trek followed by a sheer climb up avalanche-prone slopes to a jagged ridge of icy pinnacles awaits three Myanmar mountaineers planning to take on Hkakabo Razi, a peak so treacherous it has been conquered only once.

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    From Goya to El Greco

    Brunch, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 01/07/2018

    » Walking through the crowd after arriving at Gran Via metro station in Madrid, my hands turn cold, my lips dry and my heart rate rises to match the rhythm of the drum being beat by a street performer nearby. Here I am again, standing in the same country that I first visited only one year ago.

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    Where is everyone?

    Life, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 02/07/2018

    » Myanmar's gaudily peculiar capital Nay Pyi Taw, literally translated as "Abode of Kings", is one of the world's most bizarre cities -- a place for Myanmar bureaucrats and perhaps curious travellers. It is grandiose in scale, about 7,000km², or four times the size of Bangkok, but its official population is only one million. And it seems much less in reality.

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    Laid-back, sustainable and local

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 21/06/2018

    » Located in Phangnga Bay in the Andaman Sea, Koh Yao Noi is situated right between Phuket, Phangnga and Krabi. The small island is a popular destination for visitors who look for a quiet vacation, a place close to nature or who seek to experience the local way of life of fishermen.

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    Rustic Singapore

    Life, Published on 03/05/2018

    » Of the more than 60 islands that make up Singapore, Pulau Ubin is said to be among the most cherished by Singaporeans. Unlike other major islands of the city-state, it is still home to thriving nature and a small number of people who continue to live the rural lifestyle that reminds visitors of what much of the republic was like half a century ago.

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    Return to Ko Lanta Yai

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 19/04/2018

    » Three years ago I wrote in this column about a biking route in the northern part of Ko Lanta Yai, the elongated island of Krabi province that lends its name to Mu Ko Lanta National Park. That was the only one of my visits to Ko Lanta Yai when I failed to make it to Laem Tanot, the beautiful cape at the southern tip where the park's headquarters and the island's iconic lighthouse are located.

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