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    Mers in Thailand: Cautious optimism as no new cases reported (Updated Sunday)

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 21/06/2015

    » The Mers news this Sunday morning seems generally good, good enough for the Bangkok Post to headline it's story "Mers spread seems to be contained".

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    App puts brakes on troublesome taxis

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 23/06/2015

    » Bangkok is a city infamous for its taxi service, with drivers often rejecting passengers, demonstrating poor road manners and charging overpriced fares. Sadly, the legal punishment enforced by the Land Traffic Act and Motor Vehicle Act on these taxis — a fine of up to 5,000 baht — does not seem to help.

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    Celebrating a life-saving angel

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 12/05/2015

    » To mark International Nurses Day today and to continue our series on ordinary people often overlooked by society, Life experiences a night on the job with an emergency room nurse.

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    Ice feels heat, Pel's French kiss-off, Tangmo's 'dark past'

    News, Published on 10/05/2015

    » Singer Sarunyu "Ice" Winaipanit is likely to face charges of reckless driving causing death after the pedestrian he hit in a recent accident died on Thursday.

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    Le Tour de Death

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 10/05/2015

    » Bangkok is a great city for anybody with a death wish. If you want to overdose on heroin, come on over. Try crossing the street on a zebra crossing. Just choosing the wrong song in a karaoke bar can get you killed.

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    Bangkok evolution

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 01/05/2015

    » What can’t you do at 7-Eleven branches these days? Recently we learned you’re able to send parcels or get your clothes dry-cleaned at its outlets. We hope leaving a pet in a store’s care before going on vacation is next. That got us thinking about other everyday things in Bangkok that have evolved over time. After painstaking armchair research, we’ve dug up some trivia that should give you new appreciation of common sights — or at least be an edu-taining holiday read.

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    Every May Day struggle

    Life, Published on 01/05/2015

    » Prairat Senkram, 42, is a factory worker who sorts shrimps into different sizes for export at a seafood factory in Samut Sakhon. She works six days a week and receives 320 baht for an eight-hour day.

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    Tech support

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 20/02/2015

    » Living in Bangkok comes with specific frustrations (rejections by taxi drivers, spending one-third of your life stuck in traffic, driving around crowded parking lots in search of an empty space). But don’t fret, fellow Bangkokians — thanks to advanced technology and (sketchy) 3G connections, you can solve these problems using nothing but your fingertips. Here’s our selection of apps and websites to help you navigate Bangkok with more ease.

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    If the shoe fits, flashing the goods, no minor matter

    News, Published on 28/12/2014

    » Bangkok hotel worker Chirawut Limpanatpaisan is taking legal action against a Facebook user who claimed he liked to take furtive pictures of women's underwear on the skytrain.

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    Hating Thailand ... and loving it

    Brunch, Michael Ruffles, Published on 07/12/2014

    » We've all been there. You come to Thailand, get your bag/passport/shirt stolen and you are left wandering the streets shouting at policemen, throwing rocks at cars and sulking at a cute girl who hands you an orange juice and a phone charger. It's essentially a rite of passage all young men have to endure on their first weekend in the country. Right?

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