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  • THAILAND

    Watch what you eat

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 05/03/2019

    » The highly toxic weedkiller paraquat is known to be associated with serious diseases and has already been banned in 53 countries over health concerns. Thailand is not among those countries.

  • LIFE

    Girls on film

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 28/02/2019

    » To mark International Women's Day on March 8, the Bangkok Screening Room will hold the inaugural Fem Film Festival, which will kick off on March 5 and run until March 10. Held in collaboration with Converse, the festival aims to improve perceptions toward women and give them a platform from which to express their identities.

  • OPINION

    Zombie land

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 18/02/2019

    » In the Netflix original series Kingdom, the virtuous crown prince Lee Chang gallops off to a faraway land in search of an ancient doctor to help him unravel the mysterious circumstances of his father's death. Meanwhile, a wicked nobleman tries to resurrect the king for his own nefarious purposes. But in so doing, he turns the dead king into a bloodthirsty zombie. And we all know what a zombie bite does to its victim. A zombie plague ensues, spreading throughout the land.

  • THAILAND

    Avoiding the great outdoors

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 12/02/2019

    » Exercise enthusiast Saowaphak Pinijpichitkul mistook the toxic haze that had shrouded Bangkok earlier for dense morning fog, and thus didn't realise the health risks when she decided to continue her outdoor run day after day. The subsequent symptoms told her she was all wrong.

  • THAILAND

    Ending Aids

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 04/02/2019

    » The world sees two million new cases of HIV/Aids infection every year. The annual death rate is only half that. But in Thailand, it's a completely different story. Here, the death rate is triple the number of newly-infected patients.

  • THAILAND

    All I need is the air that I breathe

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 30/01/2019

    » The hazardous fine dust particles known as PM2.5 are hitting Bangkok like a silent killer. People are nervous. The N95 respirator masks to filter the minuscule particles, less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter, have quickly sold out. Online communities are flooded with data on how humans -- and animals -- can keep safe.

  • THAILAND

    Fermented fad

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/01/2019

    » Forget low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets, gluten-free foods and all things detox. These are diet bygones compared to a slightly-sparkling, gold-coloured fermented drink called kombucha that is now all the rage. They say Madonna drinks it, so does Halle Berry, Lindsay Lohan and Gwyneth Paltrow. Even testosterone-fuelled Jake Gyllenhaal and Orlando Bloom were seen clutching a bottle.

  • THAILAND

    Designer babies

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 08/01/2019

    » Twin girls Lulu and Nana are no ordinary children. Claimed as the world's first gene-edited babies, they quickly came under the global spotlight from the moment they came into this world. Now they are being received with great interest and curiosity among not just doctors and scientists but also many people around the world. Even the World Health Organisation (WHO) had to set up a special panel to look at the technique through which the twins were conceived.

  • LIFE

    New museum pass opens up a world of entertainment and learning

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 04/01/2019

    » If you're looking for a Children's Day gift that offers your little ones a little extra, why not take them on an educational excursion next Saturday?

  • LIFE

    Where to give in the season of giving

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 26/12/2018

    » New Year is approaching and it's time to declutter your old, unused stuff at home to make way for something newer, fresher and better in 2019.

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