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  • LIFESTYLE

    Singaporean projects win at SEAFIC

    Life, Published on 13/11/2018

    » The concept of script labs and film pitching isn't a familiar one in Thailand. But it's an important step in the increasingly complex and competitive film industry -- here and throughout Southeast Asia.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Quick financial fix

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 02/05/2016

    » Inside an air-conditioned room, a man with a grim face sat behind a tall counter with a metal barrier separating him from incoming clients. Suddenly, someone approaches him with a piece of jewellery in hand. After inspecting the item, the man names his price. After a negotiation, a contract is then signed as a promise for the client to pay back his loan plus interest and reclaim the item. Then, the client walks out with a handful of cash. The entire process lasts only a few minutes.

  • NEWS

    Police seize 14m meth pills, ice

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 09/11/2018

    » Police have announced the seizure of almost 14 million methamphetamine pills and more than 100 kg of crystal meth or ya ice in four separate cases in which three suspects were nabbed, according to deputy national police chief Chalermkiat Srivorakarn.

  • NEWS

    Cabinet allows hemp cultivation for medical purposes

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 28/12/2016

    » The cabinet has approved a proposal to allow hemp, known as ganjong in Thai, to be grown as a cash crop in six selected northern provinces, as part of a project to use narcotic plants for medical purposes, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) revealed Tuesday.

  • NEWS

    In Buri Ram, all that glitters is marigold

    News, Phitsanu Thepthong, Published on 06/08/2016

    » A sea of yellow carpets large swathes of land in a secluded village of Buri Ram where local farmers have found financial security with the golden petals of the ever popular dao rueng.

  • BUSINESS

    Meeting the challenges

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Countries in East Asia-Pacific have been advised to better prepare themselves for disasters following the earthquakes in Indonesia last month.

  • OPINION

    Too little too late

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/10/2018

    » Re: "THAI 'sorry' as pilots snag 1st-class seats", (BP, Oct 20). The apology offered by Thai Airways International president Sumeth Damrongchaitham, for the behaviour of THAI's two pilots, who refused to take off unless two of the airline's first-class passengers were ejected from their seats for the company's off-duty pilots, is not enough.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Marriage at any price

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 29/07/2018

    » My heart goes out to the jilted bride who made the news this week, left standing in her wedding dress in front of a crowd of well-wishers, having to explain that her future significant other had chosen insignificance.

  • BUSINESS

    SET reviving after Wall Street scare

    Business, Published on 16/10/2018

    » The Thai stock market -- along with other emerging markets -- took a big hit last week after the US 10-year Treasury yield surged to 3.25% from 3.05% a week earlier as investors rushed to sell government bonds in anticipation of an interest-rate increase. This led to the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 1,300 points (5%) on Wednesday and Thursday with the tech sector seeing most of the decline.

  • TRAVEL

    Ministry touts gastronomy to boost provincial tourism

    Business, Walailak Keeratipipatpong, Published on 12/10/2018

    » Experienced travellers know that if they want a local experience, they must try local dishes because food can bring insight to a community's identity.

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