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    On a roll

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 19/10/2015

    » Forty years ago on the coast of the Arabian Sea, Apollo Tyres Ltd opened its first manufacturing plant in the southern Indian state of Kerala, producing automobile tyres and tubes, camelback materials and rubber conveyor belts.

  • News & article

    Electoral smokescreen

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/12/2018

    » Re: "PM has 'nothing to do' with ballot row", (BP, Dec 12).

  • News & article

    Mexico fights to save species ensnared in China black market

    AFP, Published on 05/05/2016

    » SAN FELIPE (MEXICO) - The high-speed navy boat stopped on the moonlit waters of Mexico's Gulf of California as sailors looked through binoculars for small vessels conducting illegal activities under the cover of darkness.

  • News & article

    Big wheel

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 17/09/2018

    » Jeremy Clarkson, the outspoken former host of the hit BBC show Top Gear, once observed that a Lamborghini is for "people who want to move about in a big pantomime, massive West End musical full of colour and noise, and to hell with how fast you can go around the corner".

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    Fly me to the moon (cake)

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 31/08/2018

    » Once upon a time, Chinese emperors worshipped the Moon in the midst of autumn, believing it would bring them an abundant harvest in the following year. Sacrificing to the Moon later became popular among ordinary folks. And a round-shaped pastry, which symbolises the harvest moon, has become an utmost culinary essential during the season.

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    Mad about Marcel

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 22/07/2016

    » You're stepping into the cozy abode of a Parisian hipster when you enter Marcel. The black and white chequered floor, the French blue walls, the light wooden tables and the sound of Prince all align together nicely, inviting you to stay. Books and newspapers line the bottom of the staircase, as do Polaroid photos of the restaurant's regular attendees, Marcel's extended family. This family has grown bigger in the last year since its opening.

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    Gold and glam

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 16/11/2018

    » Last weekend, eager Bangkokians finally got a chance to wander through the massively enchanting Iconsiam retail and entertainment centre. Co-developed between Siam Piwat, Magnolia Quality Development Corporation and Charoen Pokphand Group, Iconsiam is the biggest retail complex in Thailand, featuring majestic architecture and global stores with luxury brands to provide a shopping experience unlike any other (minus the heavy traffic that comes with it).

  • News & article

    Black market hormones one of many hurdles for transgenders

    AFP, Published on 21/02/2016

    » Chalit Pongpitakwiset has always felt like a man. Now the 25-year-old wants everyone else to see it too.

  • News & article

    Relationship king

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 26/11/2018

    » Perhaps dreaming is in the blood of the Chaudhary family. They are never content with the status quo, and always ready to apply grit and ambition to do whatever it takes to fulfill their dreams.

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    In the mind's eye

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/07/2015

    » On a black Velcro board, a pair of small hands gently glided along its slightly thorny surface. In her right hand, a girl held a plastic "tool" that mimics a large pencil. When she dragged it along the Velcro surface, a thread of yarn came out from its tip — sticking on the board and forming into different shapes. Her fingers carefully felt each line that she drew.

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