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  • THAILAND

    Nod sought for long list of megaprojects

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 14/01/2012

    » A long list of infrastructure and development projects worth billions of baht is going on the agenda of the two-day mobile cabinet meeting being held in Chiang Mai starting today.

  • LIFE

    Chinese life Cycle

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 20/01/2012

    » For non-Chinese people, Chinese New Year (Jan 23) probably conjures images of dragons, lions and ang pao. But there is much more than simply these things to the Chinese way of life. You really don't know what goes on in the life of a Chinese unless you're born one. And, as the resident Chinese-descendant of the Guru team, I feel it's my duty to offer insight into the different stages of Chinese life in Thailand so you can enjoy the upcoming Chinese New Year like a true Chinese no matter what age or ethnicity you are. Kung Hei Fat Choy, everyone.

  • THAILAND

    Salvaging a Buddhist sanctuary

    Spectrum, Tunya Sukpanich, Published on 05/02/2012

    » A mong the major casualties of the recent floods was the 2,500-rai Buddhamonthon ("Buddhist park") religious park in Nakhon Pathom province. Today the park scarcely resembles the former green spiritual and recreational sanctuary in the shadow of Bangkok. The meticulously landscaped lawns are now covered with a thick layer of dried brown leaves and dead branches from trees and shrubs killed or severely shocked by the floodwaters that covered the park grounds for weeks. Many big trees were uprooted and still lie where they fell.

  • THAILAND

    Going with feng shui flow makes practical sense

    Spectrum, Published on 29/01/2012

    » December and January usually indicate a low season for property sales as Thais celebrate the traditional New Year and the Chinese New Year. Thais and Chinese have close ties culturally, and these days many Thais seem to believe in Chinese astrology and feng shui.

  • WORLD

    Philippine Catholic pilgrims defy terror alert

    AFP, Published on 09/01/2012

    » A human sea of Catholic pilgrims flooded the Philippine capital on Monday to join a religious march, police said, defying government warnings of a potential terror attack on the annual festival.

  • LIFE

    Teeing off for A Good Cause

    Life, Published on 06/01/2012

    » What could be more fascinating than a round of golf with a sumptuous barbecue finale beneath the twinkling stars?

  • WORLD

    Snakes blamed for 'severe declines' in Florida wildlife

    AFP, Published on 31/01/2012

    » Across southern Florida, rabbits, raccoons, bobcats and foxes have been disappearing at dramatic rates over the past decade, and invasive Burmese pythons are to blame, a US study said.

  • WORLD

    Nigerians defy order to end strike, Christians shot dead

    AFP, Published on 12/01/2012

    » Tens of thousands of Nigerians defied an order to end a three-day-old strike Wednesday as unions threatened to halt output in Africa's top crude producer and a mob rampage left a police officer dead.

  • THAILAND

    Weekly highlights

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 27/01/2012

    » The Nitirat group comes under heavy fire for its controversial proposals regarding the monarchy, as moves to amend or rewrite the charter gained added momentum. Meanwhile, a confrontation is looming between the City Hall and the government over flood prevention - amid predictions of another flood crisis this year.

  • TECH

    Friends in high places

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 06/12/2011

    » Almost half the country has faced the worst inundation in recent history, and while most affected areas are now dry, some victims may continue to suffer after the flood. Help, however, is at hand in the form of Friends of NSTDA (FoN), a new group aiming to speed up the recovery of flood victims.

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