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  • BUSINESS

    Raising the roof

    Business, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 22/02/2012

    » Like other parts of Ayutthaya, Maha Rat district's Ban Khlong Sai was inundated for almost two months last year, badly damaging villagers' homes.

  • NEWS

    Japan's population to shrink two thirds by 2110

    AFP, Published on 30/01/2012

    » Japan's population is expected to shrink to a third of its current size over the next century, with the average woman living to over 90 within 50 years, a government report said Monday.

  • TRAVEL

    Khantoke dinner and dance in the Northeast

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/02/2012

    » Nakhon Ratchasima provincial authorities and the local Tourism Authority of Thailand office invite all to try local culinary and cultural treats at the Kin Khao Kham Khongdee Festival to be held at Muang Khaek Khmer temple in Sung Noen district from March 9 to 11. Highlights include a light-and-sound performance entitled "Sri Janasa Pura", and a khantoke dinner (a set dinner for five persons costs 1,500 baht). Here, participants will sit eating local food from khantokes (pedestal trays) while enjoying beautiful traditional dance and music.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Friends in need

    Brunch, Published on 22/01/2012

    » - These five puppies are among many abandoned in a temple in the Rangsit area. All of them are very friendly and healthy.

  • NEWS

    Taiwan man held in 'holy' Elmo muppet scam

    AFP, Published on 10/02/2012

    » A Taiwanese man was taken into custody for allegedly swindling millions of Taiwan dollars by selling Sesame Street dolls and other items which he claimed had "magic powers," according to police.

  • TRAVEL

    Wat Suthat murals land US funding

    Life, Published on 22/02/2012

    » The historic Ramayana murals at Wat Suthat Thepwararam are being preserved in document form under a project funded by the US Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).

  • TRAVEL

    New Kid on the block

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/02/2012

    » Nestled 715km northeast of Bangkok is Bung Kan _ Thailand's newest province. It was part of Nong Khai before being carved out and declared the country's 77th province on March 22, 2011. Covering around 4,300km2, this province comprising of eight districts is full of mountains and waterways and rich in Thai and Lao cultures since Bolikhamxay, a Laotian province nearest it, is just across the Mekong River.

  • OPINION

    The fuzzy logic of flood cash

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 01/02/2012

    » There are many things in life I wish I did not have to face, such as falling sick, having accidents and dealing with government agencies.

  • NEWS

    Unidos da Tijuca samba school wins 2012 Rio Carnival title

    AFP, Published on 23/02/2012

    » The Unidos da Tijuca samba school was Wednesday declared the winner of the 2012 Rio Carnival, with its tribute to the late singer and composer Louis Gonzaga, the "king of Baiao", a popular music style from Brazil's northeast.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Demolition plan meets defiance

    Life, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 01/02/2012

    » When there's a land development plan, the first things to go are usually old buildings in the vicinity. The older they are, the faster they go, as aged structures often require higher maintenance costs. That seems to be the case at Wat Suan Phlu in Bang Rak district, which is seeking to demolish and replace old buildings belonging to the temple.

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