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  • TRAVEL

    Where past and present co-exist

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/05/2013

    » It is one of the capital's oldest districts, but mention its name to a foreign visitor and the first association will likely be with the bustling backpacker belt centred on Khao San Road. But to native Bangkokians and long-time residents, a reference to Bang Lamphu may summon up the gleaming-white image of Phra Sumen Fort, its crenellated ramparts dominating the Chao Phraya River and the approaches to Thon Buri, or make them long for Phra Arthit Road and its artsy little cafes or nostalgic for the time they first explored these winding streets and alleyways back when they were students at nearby Thammasat and Silpakorn universities.

  • TRAVEL

    Volunteers with a cause

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/02/2013

    » One afternoon, about a dozen young members of Kesorn Lamphu Club were enthusiastically preparing a booth for people to watch their exhibition and pop-up art featuring the Bang Lamphu community and play educational games during the recent Charm of Bang Lamphu Fair.

  • TRAVEL

    Faith through the Ages

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/01/2013

    » Standing tall and graceful where Khlong Bangkok Noi joins the Chao Phraya River is the white Persian-style building of the Ansorissunnah Royal Mosque, or Su-Rao Bangkok Noi. Its history dates back to the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767.

  • TRAVEL

    The River Of Perseverance

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/12/2012

    » The Crown Property Bureau presents the exhibition, ''The River Of Perseverance'', with the use of modern technology, at the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall on Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue until Jan 1.

  • OPINION

    Fuming over first-car scheme

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/12/2012

    » The worst is yet to come for Bangkok's traffic. Over the past few months, I have spent twice as much time as before stuck in traffic jams. Although I am not an expert, I believe this has something to do with the government's first-car scheme. The programme allows new car buyers to claim tax rebates of up to 100,000 baht per vehicle per person. Since its inception, more than one million new vehicles have been purchased, or about 30,000 new cars a day. By the end of this year, the number of the "first cars" is likely to exceed 1.2 million.

  • TRAVEL

    Raptor-watching in Chumphon

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/09/2012

    » Every year when winter descends on the northern hemisphere, birds of prey of various species flee the cold and head for warmer climes, many migrating via the Malay Peninsula. In October, more than 100,000 migrating raptors, such as the Chinese goshawk, Japanese goshawk, grey-faced buzzard, oriental honey buzzard and the black baza, fly past Khao Dinso, a mountainous area in the southern province of Chumphon, providing a great opportunity for enthusiasts to study and count these birds.

  • TRAVEL

    Royal Retreat

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/07/2012

    » One hilly island on the Gulf of Thailand has the ambience of a fishing village and the reminiscence of a royal palace to offer visitors. Its name is Koh Si Chang, comprised of nine islets, situated about 12km off the coast of Si Racha in Chon Buri.

  • TRAVEL

    Fading into history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 28/06/2012

    » Bangkok was once home to many artisan communities, each known for a particular art or craft, but there's been a sharp decline in the number of such neighbourhoods lately.

  • LIFE

    Stepping back in time

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/07/2012

    » Standing tall in a tiny alley off Lan Luang Road is a two-storey wooden house with a gabled roof. Today the structure is in a sorry state, with the walls, floors and window frames all badly in need of repair.

  • LIFE

    All set to inspire

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/05/2012

    » A veteran player on the local advertising scene, MR Piyachatra Chatrajaya is the co-founder of In Between Communications, a public relations consultancy which has diversified into publishing. Operating as In Between Publications, this offshoot focuses on four major book categories: inspirational/family interest/educational/self-development; works that enlighten and promote spiritual growth; works of imaginative fiction (novels, short stories); and special publications on history and the royal family.

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