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    Where's my durian?

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 19/06/2017

    » The durian season is now in full swing, but some discernible lovers of the spiky fruit, myself included, are utterly upset. In Bangkok, from roadside stalls and fresh markets to shopping malls and even social media, the King of Fruits is virtually everywhere you look. But still I don't see the once-common variety that I have been waiting for, the one I'm dying to savour.

  • OPINION

    Admiring the night lights of Japan

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 21/07/2017

    » International tourists, Thais included, visit and revisit Japan for many reasons, from cherry blossoms and autumn leaves to food and fruits to the culture and courteousness of the people. As if that's not enough, the country has added one more: yakei.

  • OPINION

    Lottery is life

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 18/12/2017

    » Politics, religion and money are globally considered the things one should never bring up in polite conversation. But are you aware that in Thailand there's one topic you can talk about with anybody, no matter the circumstances? It's a special subject that even complete strangers can chat about like buddies.

  • OPINION

    Know thy visitors

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 27/08/2018

    » Almost three decades ago when I was a university student, I occasionally had to travel to Don Mueang airport for a part-time job. Back then, it was Bangkok's only airport, and, with the tollway not yet in existence, was considered very far from the city centre. There, my task was to ask departing tourists to fill in questionnaires for the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), which wanted to know what they liked or disliked, as well as their spending behaviour, during their visits.

  • OPINION

    What Thai youths do not know

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 08/04/2019

    » It's no secret that a large number of new-generation Thais have poor attitudes toward their homeland. Scornful posts and non-constructive comments are rampant on the internet. The causes of their resentment are numerous: politics, traffic, laws, the economy, culture, social values, cost of living -- you name it.

  • OPINION

    Love your mother, love your country

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 12/08/2019

    » Today is National Mother's Day. In recent years, every time the occasion has come around, I've been reminded of a popular Isan folk tale.

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