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  • LIFE

    Making the market work for you

    B Magazine, Published on 29/09/2019

    » The market is not merely a place where you can buy ready-made meals, fresh vegetables or cooking ingredients; it is a mirror reflecting social conditions, livelihood, food sources, and the economic circumstances of a community. Each market features specific characteristics amid the ever-changing environment.

  • LIFE

    Fight for the light is a dull affair

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 19/07/2019

    » Suddenly, there is light, illuminating the darkness, bringing electricity to an era of fire. Electricity is the star of The Current War, a stylised period drama set in late 1800s that chronicles two world-famous investors and entrepreneurs as they compete to provide electricity and light for the country, trying to win over different states and cities to their sides. And yet, The Current War never manages to spark into life.

  • LIFE

    From his home base

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 22/09/2019

    » It's not often that the success of an artist can be attributed to his/her talent alone. Without the full backing of a major label, most artists would struggle to get the sort of exposure required to bring them international recognition. Thai singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit, however, is an extraordinary exception. Signed to Bangkok's bona fide indie label Rats Records, the young singer-songwriter showed immense potential from the get-go with his 2014 English-language debut single Adore. Since then, he has delivered gem after gem, dealing in breezy folky rock perfect for a road trip to the seaside or a session around the campfire.

  • BUSINESS

    Let's stop being fossil fools

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/09/2019

    » Why do we still need fossil fuels? Why are we still burning these finite resources that spew out air pollution when we can harness power from cleaner sources? It all comes down to human greed.

  • LIFE

    Low-budget veneer is film's main attraction

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 27/09/2019

    » One of people's biggest fears is to be deemed an outcast, or freak. And the theme about suffering from being different, hiding away from authority, or discovering hidden special powers is the sort of storyline that's been told countless times from the Marvel universe, superheroes and monsters movies, where the line between good and bad is hazy grey.

  • THAILAND

    Thailand on ancient migration corridor

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 20/09/2019

    » A study on two spotted hyena teeth that were found in the southern province of Krabi two years ago has confirmed a theory that the southern region was dominated by savannah vegetation 200,000 years ago, according to a fossil expert from Chulalongkorn University.

  • LIFE

    Opposite poles

    Life, Published on 23/09/2019

    » Another wonderfully entertaining and enlightening evening at the Thailand Cultural Centre was provided by the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra at their latest concert on Sept 6, conducted by Canadian/Maltese maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe. "Hungarian Rhapsody – German Passion" juxtaposed contrasting works emanating from the two big opposing camps of mid-19-century music -- namely, those of Liszt/Wagner and Schumann/Brahms.

  • BUSINESS

    Renewable race

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/09/2019

    » As the world's population continues to expand, our hunger for energy shows no signs of slowing. But it has become clear to (almost) everyone that the sources of that energy must change if we are to avoid the catastrophic impact of climate change in the next few decades.

  • BUSINESS

    Myanmar banks feel the heat

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 23/09/2019

    » The fragile state of Myanmar's banking industry remains a problem for the government as it strives to liberalise the financial sector and create a genuine market-based economy. A mini-run on local banks earlier this month underscored how shaky public confidence is.

  • OPINION

    Govt leaves Thamanat sore to fester

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 16/09/2019

    » Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow must have been a valuable asset of the government to justify both Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam coming to his defence over his criminal past in connection with a drug trafficking case in Australia about three decades ago and over his questionable educational background while other cabinet ministers keep their distance from the scandal.

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