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    Remote village makes its own destiny

    News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 07/01/2017

    » Tourism sometimes can be a threat to remote and traditionally reserved villages. But a village in Ban Phamon in a mountain range in Chiang Mai's Doi Inthanon National Park knows not only how to cope with tourists, but has devised its own tourism management plan best suited to them and the visitors.

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    The price of PromptPay

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 08/01/2017

    » Manaschuen Kovapirat considers herself the average user when it comes to online banking transactions: on a monthly basis, she uses her bank's mobile application to transfer money to her mother and to donate money. She does online shopping and prefers to transfer money online for transactions less than 100,000 baht. On some occasions, when she's out with her friends and doesn't have enough cash, she pays them back via online banking.

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    A zipline to calamity

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 08/01/2017

    » The 2015 summer holidays of an American family took a tragic turn with an adventure park accident in Chiang Mai. What was meant to be a fun and carefree family experience abruptly turned into an ordeal involving the mother's loss of sight in one eye.

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    The strategy behind King Rama V's travels

    News, Published on 01/01/2017

    » Krairoek Nana spent over one year collecting accounts of King Chulalongkorn's royal visits to Europe from 1897 onwards, using news reports and clippings from old magazines he had been gathering for around 30 years.

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    No common ground

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 20/11/2016

    » The Khao Banthat range was once shrouded by myths of savage people and mysterious spirits. Then, in the 1960s, the mountains, stretching over southern Thailand, became a battlefield for communist insurgents. As the war ended in the '80s and residents regrouped, the forest fast turned into a hotbed for disputes over what lands belonged to whom.

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    A tale of fish and monarchs

    News, Chananthorn Kamjan, Published on 05/11/2016

    » Many countries which have a special relationship with Thailand have reacted with sorrow to the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, but none more than Japan where Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, much respected by Thais, undertook three days of mourning.

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    It’s not just Trump casting cloud over Southeast Asia

    Bloomberg News, Published on 04/11/2016

    » HONG KONG/KUALA LUMPUR - Donald Trump’s protectionist policies aside, rising political risk in Southeast Asia is casting a shadow over economies that have been a driver of global growth in recent years.

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    Nai Luang, the great traveller

    Life, Published on 20/10/2016

    » Travelling is known as a way to enrich one's life. But that was not the case for one of the country's most well-travelled people, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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    The Businessman

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 23/10/2016

    » In the mountainous Doi Chang village of Chiang Rai, a vast plot of coffee crops was set on fire by its people. The villagers had returned from a 14-hour trek on foot to the bottom of the mountain shortly before. They had hoped to sell their coffee, a new crop that had been introduced by a development initiative by His Majesty the King.

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    Learning a valuable lesson

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 24/09/2016

    » Police teachers from distant districts in the South -- and other parts of the country -- have found that even further south is a key to their pursuit of running successful primary schools and ensuring their pupils are knowledgeable and resilient.

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