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    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.


    Best toilets in the city

    Life, Published on 24/02/2012

    » The winners of "Toilets of the Year 2012" Awards were announced last Wednesday at a function presided over by Deputy Bangkok Governor Malinee Sukavejworakit at City Hall. The awards covering 12 categories went to 10 companies and organisations that attained HAS (Healthy, Accessibility and Safety) standards of excellence.

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    Myanmar frees monk held for questioning

    AFP, Published on 11/02/2012

    » Myanmar officials have freed a leading dissident Buddhist monk after a brief detention, his monastery said Saturday, following a call from the United States for his immediate release.


    Nocturnal tour of wat pho

    Life, Published on 24/02/2012

    » It's not every day that you get to visit Wat Pho after dark. But tomorrow the venerable old temple best known for its huge reclining Buddha statue and its school of traditional massage, will stay open long after dusk for a special tour organised by Smile Trip.

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    Greece faces bailout showdown

    AFP, Published on 11/02/2012

    » Thousands of protesters massed in Greece under heavy police watch on Saturday after the government approved unpopular austerity cuts to get vital rescue funds and avoid the "chaos" of a default.

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    Chiang Mai warning

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 12/02/2012

    » The Chinese Consulate General has issued a strong warning about travel to Chiang Mai, following a series of attacks on tourists including the recent brutal mugging of a woman at a temple.

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    Olympic flame to be lit in ancient home

    AFP, Published on 02/02/2012

    » The Olympic flame will be lit in the ruins of the home of the ancient Games in Greece before starting its journey to London, organisers said Wednesday.


    Yingluck on grand tour of the armed forces

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 12/01/2012

    » The visits to the headquarters of all three armed forces last month was just the beginning of a campaign by Defence Minister Yutthasak Sasiprapa aimed at boosting the image of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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    Dad of dead 'seer' boy faces new charges

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 11/01/2012

    » A father who was on Monday sentenced to a 15-day suspended jail term for spreading false rumours that the Bhumibol Dam would collapse on New Year's Eve now faces more charges including land encroachment.


    Sacred celebrations

    Life, Published on 11/01/2012

    » To commemorate the 175th anniversary of Wat Bovorn Niwet and the 84th birthday of His Majesty the King, Wat Bovorn Niwet in Bangkok's Bang Lamphu area is celebrating the completion of its big restoration work.

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