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  • OPINION

    Dirty business at Chatuchak market

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 05/01/2012

    » As the management of the Chatuchak weekend market moves from Bangkok City Hall to the State Railway of Thailand, organised criminal gangs are busy extorting money from vendors - who must pay if they want to continue doing business there.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Consumers Unite!

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 06/01/2012

    » What do you do when sen lek arrives at your table instead of the sen yai that you ordered? What will you do in protest when dtac's service inevitably goes down again? How about taxi drivers who won't take you to your destination unless you accompany them on a joyride to a gem store first?

  • TRAVEL

    Art for all

    Life, Published on 12/01/2012

    » Everything from stalls in Ratchaburi's central market to municipal manhole covers have been transformed for a very public art event that is likely to add colour and interest to practically every step that townspeople take over the five weeks.

  • NEWS

    Weekly highlights

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 13/01/2012

    » Two street protests greeted the government this week with more to come soon and the government's plan for a two billion baht compensation package for victims of political violence seems to have backfired. But the "talk of the town" is the ear-bashing incident at Suvarnabhumi airport.

  • TECH

    Waiting time is over

    Database, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 05/01/2011

    » Within the second quarter of 2011, people who regularly use the public bus between Min Buri and Victory Monument will know exactly what time their bus will arrive at the stop.

  • TECH

    Tuesday is the new Wednesday

    Life, Wanda Sloan, Published on 01/02/2011

    » The new face of technology coverage has piqued the interest of kind readers in the past couple of weeks. I want to get to a few of the many emailed letters, for two reasons.

  • LEARNING

    burden

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 20/12/2010

    » a serious or difficult responsibility that you have to deal with  ภาระ

  • TECH

    BY THE METER

    Database, Published on 10/10/2010

    » Taxi meters were installed in Bangkok cabs for the first time in 1958. But this innovation didn't catch on as both the drivers and their customers preferred to negotiate a price. At that time there was no law to enforce their use and, as a result, the meters were removed. However, since the number of vehicles in Bangkok was increasing day by day, bargaining over taxi fares made the traffic congestion even worse, especially during rush hours.

  • TECH

    GETTING A LICENCE

    Database, Published on 10/10/2010

    » Any person over 22 years and not having a physical or mental handicap can apply for a taxi licence provided he or she has held a private driving licence for at least one year. Applicants must produce ID, house registration and a medical certificate stating that he or she is in good health.

  • LEARNING

    More of those Melting Moments

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 19/09/2010

    » This week I must pause in my chronicle of Thai experiences to thank all my readers who sent in their personal Melting Moments this past week. Honestly, I am in awe of the response. When I send off my weekly column to my esteemed editor I sometimes forget that it's printed, read, and even responded to. I feel like Sally Fields receiving an Oscar for Places In The Heart.

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