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    Portal to the past

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/06/2013

    » To city folk, who prize it as place to buy fabric, garments and other goods at bargain prices, its name is now synonymous with what tourists call Chinatown, but Sampheng was once the bustling heart of this capital of ours, an important port and trading hub with a cosmopolitan tolerance for all faiths which, in addition to temples and shrines for Buddhists of different schools, also accommodated places of worship for Muslims.

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    Capital aperitif

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 27/06/2013

    » From vibrant but overcrowded Yangon to the faded splendour of Bago or the new orderliness and open spaces of Nay Pyi Taw, visiting Myanmar's current capital and two of its predecessors may help the first-time visitor figure out how far this country has come and how quickly it is changing.

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    Dividing the straddle

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 23/05/2013

    » A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an all-mountain trail from the highlands of Phu Hin Rong Kla down the mountain to Ban Huai Nam Khao south of the national park. But that wasn't the only trail I rode during the trip with the filming crew of the Sua Nong Toh TV programme. The following day, we did another route. This time it was in the northern part of the park that straddles Phitsanulok and Loei provinces.

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    Regent Phuket Cape Panwa

    Life, Published on 25/04/2013

    » 84 Moo 8 Sakdidej Road, Vichit, Muang Phuket 83000 - Tel: 076-200-800 - Fax: 076-200-803 - Email: reservations.phuket@regenthotels.com - Website: http://www.regenthotels.com/Phuket.

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    Mists of mystique

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/04/2013

    » Fog blankets the Mon community in Sangkhla Buri district, on the Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi province, before dawn breaks. Visitors with cameras poised stand on the famous Mon Bridge, the longest hand-made wooden bridge in Thailand, all preparing to shoot the scenic moments of the sun rising over the Songkalia River.

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    Boston bombing suspect photos released (Saturday update)

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 19/04/2013

    » The 19-year-old second suspect has just been captured alive. Earlier his 26-year-old brother was killed in a shootout by police. (Earlier) Watch the key section of the FBI press conference here in which photos of the two brothers were first released.

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    Phuket reprised

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 11/04/2013

    » Phuket is changing rapidly and some of its better known attractions have got far too popular for their own good. There are, however, still some quiet, relatively unspoiled spots on the island where one can have a relaxing time away from the maddening crow

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    Downhill all the way

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 21/03/2013

    » Trust me, there is no other group of trail builders in the Kingdom as active as those in Hua Hin. Led by Khun Ae (Thagoon Laokosakul) of Velo Hua Hin bike shop, they have managed to add four new downhill tracks on Khao Hin Lek Fai over the past few months.

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    Sun, sand, sea and cycling

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 31/01/2013

    » There are various reasons why Rayong province's Koh Samet is one of the all-time favourite islands among Thai holidaymakers. Of course, I have a few of my own too, for example, the fine sand there is unmatched and, unlike other popular islands, virtually all the beaches are accessible to the public; the sea is among the clearest in the Gulf of Thailand; it's not very far from Bangkok, and accommodation is affordable.

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    Top-To-Toe Pampering

    Life, Nikki Busuttil, Published on 11/12/2012

    » At the Millenium Hilton Bangkok, everything is ultra-contemporary, as too is their spa concept, which intends to lead you to 'emerge brighter'. eforea spa has come up with a series of their own spa escapades, offering 'the essentials journey', 'the escape journey' and 'the men's journey'. The former comprises technologically advanced treatments, while the escape journey is a set of holistic experiences with nourishing organic plant extracts and traditional healing practices. The men's journey, as the name suggests, is a combination of re-energising treatments specifically designed for gentlemen, although they too can enjoy many other treatment menu items. The aim of these journeys is to provide a sense of balance and well-being for the body, encompassing a blend of the best of organic, natural and science. eforea spa promises to take guests "on a transformative journey of the senses, helping you to emerge brighter".

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