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  • TRAVEL

    Subterranean biking

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 23/02/2017

    » Kanchanaburi is a huge province, the third biggest after Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima. Although the provincial capital seems close to Bangkok, its western boundary extends all the way to the border with Myanmar. Despite the fact that I have been to Kanchanaburi so many times over the past 26 years as a journalist and have seen more of the province than many of its natives, I would not say I know Kanchanaburi inside out.

  • TRAVEL

    Saved by Rama IX

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 26/01/2017

    » Ban Pong Huai Lan is a little-known village in Chiang Mai's San Kamphaeng district. Thirty years ago when transportation was not as convenient as today, it was virtually unheard of by most Thais. But His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej visited the community several times.

  • NEWS

    Ride with a Tour de France champ

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 19/01/2017

    » For most of us, competing in the Tour de France, the world's most esteemed cycling race, is simply an impossible dream. Even riding alongside a champ of the grand tour also seems like pure fantasy. But not anymore -- it's a dream that could actually come true.

  • TRAVEL

    Ride up and enjoy the coffee!

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 05/01/2017

    » If a cup of caffè latte in the morning never fails to keep you awake and happy the whole day, this "coffee mountain" in Nan province is probably an ideal place for your first ride of the new year.

  • TRAVEL

    Feeling the need for speed in Hong Kong

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 08/12/2016

    » Hong Kong has more mountains than Victoria Peak, that famous place every first-time visitor to the territory must go to enjoy the spectacular view of the skyscraper forests on both sides of Victoria Harbour. If you don't consider yourself an ordinary tourist but a mountain biker, remember this name: Tai Mo Shan.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Discover Japan

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 23/11/2016

    » Japan has long been one of the top overseas destinations for Thai tourists, regardless of the season. This winter, as usual, many plan to enjoy a vacation there in the cold weather craved by many citizens of this tropical country. If you're one of them, here's an event you shouldn't miss.

  • TRAVEL

    The fine art of coasting

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 18/08/2016

    » I've seen the coastal area at the top of the Gulf of Thailand from an airplane window so many times, but it was only recently that I got to check it out up-close on two wheels.

  • TRAVEL

    A moist mountain ride

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 14/07/2016

    » Chiang Mai's iconic mountains, the adjoining Doi Pui and Doi Suthep, are internationally famous as home to some of Southeast Asia's longest downhill tracks. For mountain bikers who are not DH hardcore and also enjoy the challenge of climbing, these mountains definitely have a lot more to offer. The awesome route featured in today's article is just one of the many "all-mountain" trails available there.

  • TRAVEL

    Navigating a dry stream bed

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 18/02/2016

    » It has been over a year since I first learned about this unique "mountain biking route" in Chiang Mai, which is rideable only in dry months. That's not because the surface becomes muddy during the rainy season like typical off-road trails. Here, it is covered with sand. To be more precise, it's deep sand that is normally submerged under water.

  • TRAVEL

    To the Mekong and beyond

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 19/11/2015

    » The mighty Mekong marks the border between Thailand's northeastern region and Laos. With the second Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge providing a land link since 2006, the town of Mukdahan has served as a convenient gateway from Thailand to the Lao town of Savannakhet on the other side of the river.

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