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  • NEWS

    Last light at Lido

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/05/2018

    » The Lido Theatre opened on June 27, 1968, a 1,000-seat movie palace in the fast-modernising neighbourhood of Pathumwan. The first title on the marquee was Guns For San Sebastian, a cowboy film starring Anthony Quinn.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Revelations in Convent

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 19/01/2018

    » Soi Convent has a strange pull. Crawling with office workers by day, it welcomes drinkers and diners by night. At one end is a cloistered convent protected by high walls, at the other a hospital and a church, and in between a motley selection of an Irish pub, street stalls, cafés, bars, dessert shops, dining venues, a som tam joint and an all-girls school. Flanked by the gaudy lights of Patpong and the business-minded Sathorn, the 800m soi in the busy financial district has a discreet but unfailing, perennial charm.

  • NEWS

    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    How did it start?

    Life, Published on 09/02/2017

    » It's hard to say who was the first tourist in Siam, because tourism as we know it didn't exist until a few centuries ago. Indian merchants sailed here in the 5th century, the Chinese came to trade and later to settle, and one of the earliest European travellers were the Portuguese, arriving in Ayutthaya in 1511. In 1680, Ibn Muhammad Ibrahim, a Persian, visited the land and recorded his impressions -- "All around us were trees that never feel the withering touch of autumn" -- while the first guidebook to the Kingdom was written by local resident J. Antonio in 1904. (Its most highly recommended activity is the shooting of birds and mammals.)

  • NEWS

    Calls for booze-free Songkran

    News, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 14/04/2017

    » Songkran is a beautiful festival that requires safer and more acceptable forms of celebration, according to Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) chief executive officer Supreda Adulyanon.

  • BUSINESS

    Superrich digitising with fintech company

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 27/02/2017

    » Superrich International Exchange (1965) Co, a leading local money changer, is dipping its toe into the burgeoning financial technology (fintech) sector. It is looking to set up a new company to digitise its services, a move that could disrupt the traditional foreign exchange business.

  • NEWS

    NCPO reclaims the streets

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Some might perceive omnipresent street food and pavement vendors as part of Bangkok's charm. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), however, thought that some of these vendors might have gone too far in occupying public spaces.

  • OPINION

    Think more carefully

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/02/2016

    » T Hinker ("Abused by the men in orange", Postbag, Feb 14) is accurate in referring to the corrupt commercialism of Thai Buddhism. But when he refers to Buddhism as a "simple philosophy of naive intent" it is he who is being naive.

  • NEWS

    Crippled Skytrain repairs not expected until midnight

    Online Reporters, Published on 24/02/2016

    » A switching problem that crippled Bangkok’s Skytrain mass-transit system Wednesday morning is not expected to be resolved until late tonight.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Out of the darkroom

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 23/09/2015

    » One doesn't know where to begin, and with what sort of mood, with "Rediscovering Forgotten Thai Masters Of Photography".

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