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  • BUSINESS

    EV prices to approach B1m in 3-5 years as market develops

    Business, Erich Parpart, Published on 14/06/2019

    » Increasing competition, the arrival of charging stations and lower production costs will drive down the price of an electric vehicle (EV) to a more affordable 1 million baht within 3-5 years, says Yossapong Laoonual, president of the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand.

  • NEWS

    Thai journos agree pact to fight 'fake news'

    News, Published on 12/06/2019

    » journalism: A coalition of journalism organisations and institutes have agreed on a pact to fight fake news, according to the Thai Media Fund.

  • OPINION

    Why is Eastern Europe honouring suspect national figures?

    News, Published on 08/06/2019

    » When is a hero not really a hero? When a country resurrects a tainted figure to serve the needs of a new national mythology. Consider the case of Latvian national hero Herberts Cukurs and his role in the Holocaust.

  • OPINION

    Faring poorly in BMTA's war on public bus prices

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 27/04/2019

    » Five days after the bus fare increase took effect, the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) insisted the majority finds the hike agreeable. I really wonder who "the majority" is.

  • TRAVEL

    Once in a lifetime

    Brunch, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/04/2019

    » The sky in Mae Hong Son was grey with haze, blanketing the province day and night. The smell from forest fires and the open-air burning of farm waste hurt the nose. The polluted air hurt the eyes. But the ongoing air crisis couldn't ruin the celebratory spirit of Ban Pha Bong community as it hosted Poi Sang Long, the annual mass novice ordination ceremony of the Tai Yai ethnic group.

  • OPINION

    Got to stay cool

    News, Postbag, Published on 12/04/2019

    » Chartchai Parasuk in his April 11 article thinks mass-transit light rail projects "are not financially successful." He also thinks that when you build a house in Thailand, air conditioning should not be installed unless it is "cost effective", "there maybe a more cost-effective way to cool the house".

  • TRAVEL

    Blame it on Justin Bieber

    Life, Published on 29/05/2019

    » A large sign warns motorists that Iceland's Fjadrargljufur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more visitors.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A night of surprises, some splendid

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 28/05/2019

    » The odds weren't in Asia's favour, since there were only two films from the continent in competition. But South Korea did it, just like Japan had last year. Bong Joon-ho's Parasite won the Palme d'Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, making it the second year in a row that an Asian film has won world cinema's most coveted prize, after last year's victory of Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters.

  • BUSINESS

    Volvo's Polestar joins electric car race with rival to Tesla 3

    Business, Published on 01/03/2019

    » STOCKHOLM: Volvo Cars' luxury performance brand Polestar unveiled its first fully electric sedan on Wednesday, opening up online pre-orders for the five-seater fastback at a price and with a driving range to rival Tesla Inc's mass market Model 3.

  • BUSINESS

    What Bangkok office workers want

    Business, Published on 05/02/2019

    » While convenient location and access to mass transit remain primary requirements, Bangkok office workers are increasingly demanding spaces that focus on wellness, comprehensive services and smart building technology, a new survey says.

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