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  • NEWS

    Army denies reported clash on border

    Online Reporters, Published on 25/01/2012

    » There was no clash between Thai and Cambodian soldiers at the border near Prasat Ta Kwai temple as reported, a 2nd Army spokesman said on Wednesday.

  • NEWS

    Fireworks blast toll hits 4

    News, Published on 26/01/2012

    » Four people have now died after Tuesday's fireworks blast and fiery blaze in Suphan Buri, prompting government vows to tighten safety at public events.

  • NEWS

    Organisers await word on charges

    News, Published on 27/01/2012

    » The organisers of a fireworks show in Suphan Buri are awaiting word on whether they will be charged in relation to a fatal blast at the event.

  • NEWS

    Tibetan self-immolates in China

    AFP, Published on 06/01/2012

    » At least one Tibetan man set himself on fire near the restive Kirti monastery in southwest China on Friday, rights groups said, the 13th such act to hit Tibetan areas in less than a year.

  • TRAVEL

    Crab pulling in Cha-am

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/01/2012

    » Cha-am in Phetchaburi province is a beach town whose many local fishermen are keen at catching blue crabs. Among the most famous groups are the fishermen of Ban Klong Thian and Saphan Hin, who catch blue crabs from the Saphan Hin canal and keep their crab-filled nets submerged in water to ensure freshness. So when buyers come to purchase the crabs, the fishermen simply pull the nets up from the canal and take out the catch. Indeed, this so-called "crab pulling" practice makes Cha-am's crabmeat highly renowned for its freshness and good taste.

  • NEWS

    A century on, Bang Kapi remains as vibrant as ever

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 07/01/2012

    » Little was known about Bang Kapi's rich culture and tradition until recently when the district was honoured by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

  • BUSINESS

    Phnom Penh in the spotlight

    Business, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 09/01/2012

    » More peaceful Cambodian-Thai relations, modest democratisation in Burma, and hopes for reduced tension with Beijing over the South China Sea are among the factors that should help Asean focus on creating a truly integrated economic community in the next three years.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Ghosts, amulets, ringtones, and the rest of Thai Buddhism

    Life, Chris Baker, Published on 09/01/2012

    » Somdet To is, according to Justin McDaniel "arguably the most famous monk in Thai history." His image, picture, chants, biographies, amulets, and pamphlets are everywhere. Yet you could read everything written on Thai Buddhism in English for scholars or tourists without noticing his existence, let alone his importance. In this superb book, McDaniel not only does justice to Somdet To but suggests a new way of thinking about "Thai Buddhism" and how it is studied.

  • NEWS

    Jeweller's suspected killer arrested

    News, Published on 08/01/2012

    » Police have charged a man over the shooting death of a Silom jewellery shop owner found dead in his Mercedes-Benz off Rama III Road late last month.

  • LEARNING

    Focus on Bangkok (updated)

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 12/10/2011

    » Inner city Bangkok will be...should be...might be safe, but situation in outer suburbs is problematic. Suvarnabhumi airport's flood prevention system is in full operation.

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