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  • LIFESTYLE

    Mixed Signals

    Guru, Kangsadarn Suksomstarn, Published on 23/03/2012

    » Welcome to Thailand - "The Land of Smiles", "Amazing Thailand", "Unseen Thailand" and "Miracle Thailand". So you arrive in Thailand and take a taxi advertising that Thais "love farang", welcoming you to the "City of Life" where you enter a bar that claims to have "cheap cheap" beers. However something seems to be amiss. Someone, somewhere along the line wasn't telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. It wasn't the nice flight attendant, the happy taxi driver from the airport who kindly took B6,000 off you. or the pleasant girl serving your drinks at a pub in Sukhumvit. So who or what was it? It was those devious little signs, of course. They are ubiquitous in Bangkok and indeed throughout the Kingdom, giving us information that can be about as helpful as the lovely ministries that keep Thailand in order. So just imagine if these signs told the truth. Well, no need to; we've done all the imagining for you.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Do as I say...

    Guru, Published on 24/02/2012

    » Being in a public position is a tough job. People expect you to say smart stuff and wield your knowledge responsibly. Even here at Guru we often get accused of defiling "jour-na-lism" (whatever that is) because we often write things based on the voices in our head. Luckily for us, the most we can ever do is ruin your bathroom experience (because we know that's where you're reading this).

  • NEWS

    Cambodian dad chains son to pole over online gaming

    AFP, Published on 29/03/2012

    » An irate Cambodian father chained his teenage son by the neck to a power pole to punish him for skipping school to play online games, police said Thursday.

  • BUSINESS

    Energy credit card scheme may need rejig

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 25/02/2012

    » The Energy Ministry wants drivers to have better access to energy credit cards to offset the rising price of natural gas for vehicles (NGV).

  • NEWS

    UPDATE: Iranian bombs himself

    Online Reporters, Published on 14/02/2012

    » An Iranian man was severely injured when he threw a bomb at police that hit a tree and bounced back towards him and exploded in Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon, reports said.

  • NEWS

    Iranian injured in Bangkok bombs

    Online Reporters, Published on 14/02/2012

    » Three explosions rocked Sukhumvit 71 in Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon, badly injuring an Iranian man who lost both his legs.

  • NEWS

    Weekly highlights

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 17/02/2012

    » Government authorities were in unison, insisting the three bomb blasts in downtown Bangkok did not amount to terrorism because the devices were intended solely to kill unnamed foreign individuals - even though several Thais were hurt. In the parliament, there was bedlam on Thursday when Democrat MPs queried the prime minister about her "secret mission" at the Four Seasons Hotel last Wednesday.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Off the beaten track

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 17/02/2012

    » There are certain must-see attractions for first-time visitors to Thailand: Patpong, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Khao San Road, an elephant show, ladyboy cabaret, Hua Hin, a Full Moon party, some more beaches... But with all this distraction, visitors might miss out on the atypical attractions your average tour guide doesn't know about. To do our part in promoting the miracle that is Thai tourism, we have selected five lesser-known villages where visitors can discover Thais living in unique ways.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The Descendants

    Guru, Published on 17/02/2012

    » (Premiered Feb 16)

  • BUSINESS

    Motorists shrug off first gas price rise

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 17/01/2012

    » Customers at filling stations have yet to feel the pain of the first gas price rise, which took effect yesterday, a survey suggests.

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