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  • LIFESTYLE

    2017: A year to crow about?

    Life, Published on 02/01/2017

    » Month-by-month Thai horoscopes for the Year of the Rooster.

  • NEWS

    Hmong girls get justice

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Spectrum helped clear the names of two Hmong girls once falsely accused of being robbers by reporting their side of the story in our Dec 11 edition. The sisters, Dokmai, 10, and Gaolhee, 7, used to go to Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai after school to earn extra income by posing for photographs in hill tribe costumes with tourists.

  • NEWS

    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

  • TRAVEL

    Smooth as the Silk Road

    Brunch, Richard Leu, Published on 17/07/2016

    » Revisiting the Silk Road is something people who love adventures on wheels would want to do at least once in their lifetime. Of course, tracing Marco Polo's exact route between Asia and Europe is virtually impossible. But just being able to complete a transcontinental drive is already a feat in itself.

  • TRAVEL

    Natural sanctuary

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/07/2016

    » Boontoemphu Rongluean has never thought that one day he would offer a cruise boat service in Yala. The province does not have access to the sea, but it has a reservoir where tourists can board a boat to the Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary. The lake was created after Bang Lang Dam was completed in 1981, blocking and diverting Pattani River.

  • NEWS

    Picking up the pieces after Dhaka attack

    News, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 10/07/2016

    » The owner of the Dhaka cafe in Bangladesh where 20 hostages were killed by terrorists last week has promised to bring surviving staff to work at his eatery in Bangkok.

  • OPINION

    Superficiality takes aim at Scala

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/06/2016

    » There is a mix of rage, gloom and longing as, once again, the fate of the Scala theatre in Siam Square is questioned. To wreck is easy, to save is hard. The jackhammer screeches louder than nostalgia. Will the Scala, that quaint majesty stuck in a prime retail area, that solemn granddaddy in the flashy, messy, heavily commercialised quarter, be next to fall?

  • OPINION

    Thai hopes for decentralisation fade

    News, Published on 23/05/2016

    » Thailand's current state of local administration does not bode well for democracy. The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), which took power two years ago, issued Order No. 22/2016 on May 4 that centralised power in the Ministry of the Interior.

  • OPINION

    Theft out of need may not be crime

    News, Published on 05/05/2016

    » Stealing food from a supermarket may not be a crime in Italy if you are homeless and hungry, the nation's highest appeals court has ruled.In a case that has drawn comparisons to Les Miserables, the Supreme Court of Cassation threw out the conviction of a homeless man from Ukraine, Roman Ostriakov, who was caught trying to take €4.07 (about 164 baht) worth of cheese and sausage from a store in Genoa without paying for it. A trial court sentenced him in February 2015 to six months in jail and a fine of €100.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Tears of a Cambodian actress

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 20/04/2016

    » A smile is always on her face. She speaks softly and sits with her back straight. When she walks, she does so regally, like a lady. The legendary Cambodian actress Dy Saveth is now 72, but she remains elegant and decorous, with hardly a visible mark of the turbulent life she has lived.

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