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    In the eyes of a 'TigerGeneral'

    B Magazine, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 29/01/2012

    » On the cover it's a memoir, the foreword says the book is indebted to its main subject and the copyright page claims it's a work of fiction. The Tiger General is certainly too accurate in its historical, cultural and espionage details for the characters to be entirely invented, and with a complete absorption in time and place difficult to pull off with such precision in fiction.

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    Still bobbing and weaving

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 30/01/2012

    » As the sun starts its daily ascent from the eastern horizon, the early morning air is crisp and cool. It's November and not a single cloud is to be seen in the clear blue sky. Heavy dew blankets everything in Mae Lao-Mae Sae, a wildlife sanctuary situated in the northern province of Chiang Mai. Mist rises from the forest as the morning heat builds. The scent from pine trees, some hundreds of years old, is refreshing. A sea of fog covers the lowland valleys and the view from the mountaintop is truly breathtaking.

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    Global visions

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 20/01/2012

    » From Southeast Asian indies to Turkish policiers and Chilean dramas, the World Film Festival of Bangkok serves up a hefty cinematic portion that will enliven our theatre-going experience from today until Jan 27. Pushed back from November by the furious flood, the festival opens tonight at Paragon Cineplex with Padang Besar (I Carried You Home) and will offer around 100 titles, both short and feature-length, over the next seven days. All films will be screened at Esplanade Cineplex on Ratchadaphisek (MRT Thailand Cultural Centre), and the closing night will be an outdoor screening at The Nine, on Rama IX Road, which will feature a rare programme by Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki.

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    Plan International to the aid of Dili youths

    Life, Published on 10/01/2012

    » In Timor-Leste, Bebonuk has a bit of a reputation. Near the Comoro Bridge, just outside the centre of Dili, the area is famous for youth gangs, stone-throwing and violence.

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    Cool response from agents

    Business, Imtiaz Muqbil, Published on 29/03/2010

    » The tourism component of the Asean Competitiveness Enhancement (ACE) project, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), yielded yet another poor result last week when a presentation to the Association of Thai Travel Agents drew a low turnout.

  • LIFE

    Negotiation the key, say tourism groups

    Business, Published on 17/04/2010

    » The Federation of Thai Tourism Associations (Fetta) sees negotiation as the route to end the confrontation between the government and red-shirt protesters.

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    Asean overhauls its promotion strategy

    Business, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 07/01/2010

    » Asean is attempting to redefine the collaborative marketing of the region as a tourism destination with support from the United States.

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