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  • TRAVEL

    Streaming with history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/04/2015

    » Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem is likely to become one of Bangkok's major transportation routes once again due to government support, and this may also benefit tourism. Building of the canal was commissioned by King Rama IV in 1851 to serve as the outer city moat. It runs in parallel with the first and second tiers of the city moat — Khlong Khumuang Doem and Khlong Rob Krung.

  • TRAVEL

    Relentlessly ambitious Dubai

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/04/2015

    » Over the past five decades, Dubai has rapidly grown from a small fishing village into a multicultural metropolis full of skyscrapers, shopping malls, restaurants and tourist attractions. This major port city in the United Arab Emirates, situated by the sea and desert, is halfway between Asia and Europe. It is the home of some 200 nationalities, and where old and modern cultures blend in harmony.

  • TRAVEL

    Remnants of the Laos connection

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 19/03/2015

    » Ever since the fall of the Ayutthaya Kingdom in 1767, and the subsequent formation of Bangkok as the capital in 1782, people have moved in droves from the old to the new metropolis.

  • TRAVEL

    A beary big adventure

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/08/2014

    » Inside a 40m-long dragon boat-shaped building on Beach Road in North Pattaya is the first teddy bear museum in Southeast Asia. Under the concept of “A Journey With The Teddy Bear In Pursuit Of Treasure”, Teddy Island Museum has 12 zones decorated with more than 1,000 stuffed animals under different themes for visitors to enjoy themselves and capture their happy moments with cameras.

  • LIFE

    Luminescent rite of passage

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/08/2014

    » Anyone who gets the chance to tour the ordination hall at Wat Ratchapradit Sathitmahasimaram Ratchaworawihan, the temple chosen by King Rama IV to officially represent his reign, will surely notice the many murals depicting royal ceremonies performed during the Rattanakosin period, the era that began with the accession of King Rama 1 to the throne in 1782.

  • TRAVEL

    Revisiting the original Bangkok

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 31/07/2014

    » Thon Buri, the portion of Bangkok lying on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, is widely known for its scenic waterways, historic temples, diverse culture and many culinary delicacies. A study, carried out by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Department of City Planning in 2012, listed 452 Buddhist temples in the capital, including 211 in Thon Buri. A self-designed walking trip, inspired by a trip led by culture expert Chulapassorn Panomvan Na Ayudhya, allowed us to explore six temples in the Thon Buri district of Bangkok Noi, most of which are in a sub-district called Bang Khun Non.

  • TRAVEL

    Flowers in the mist

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 22/05/2014

    » On June 1, the three-month-long season for everyone to enjoy the beautiful Dok Krachiao, or Siam Tulip, and the sea of mist in Pa Hin Ngam National Park, Chaiyaphum province, will officially begin with celebrations.

  • OPINION

    Age is more than a number

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/05/2014

    » Many say that age is just a number. Yet, such numbers can hurt you if your physical and psychological health has become poor and does not allow you to live as happily as before. My deteriorating memory, my excuses about being “a senior” and my referring to the young generation as “people these days” are among the signs of ageing. These “ageing indicators” and my increasingly grey hair make me admit I am already old and must by now prepare myself to ensure my well-being after retirement.

  • TRAVEL

    More than teak

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/05/2014

    » Nestled in the compound of Wat Devaraj Kunchorn Voraviharn in Dusit district, the Golden Teak Museum stands tall and graceful upon 59 big teak pillars that date back almost 500 years.

  • TRAVEL

    Songkran fun across the Kingdom

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/04/2014

    » Songkran is a centuries-old festival that marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year and is a joyful event, in which Thais splash one another with scented water.

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