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  • NEWS

    Self-driving cars in 2020

    Kyodo News, Published on 04/10/2015

    » Visitors to the 2020 Olympic Games will be able to see and use self-driving cars running in Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday, suggesting a change of rules over the next five years in Japan where even Segway transporters are basically not allowed on the street.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The village that swept away evil

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 04/10/2015

    » There is no convenient way to get to the province of Phayao in the far North; the closest airport is Chiang Rai, two hours away by car and there is no train line.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Old Jewel shines anew

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 04/10/2015

    » The Alaskan singer-songwriter circles back to her folk roots as she reflects on love, life, family and relationships on her latest studio outing.

  • LIFESTYLE

    So Long and So Many Tanks For All The Fish

    Brunch, Published on 04/10/2015

    » Visarute Angkatavanich became an instant sensation when the iPhone 6s was launched last month. He played no part in creating the phone’s 3D touchscreen technology or upgrading the fingerprint scanner, but after one look at Apple’s newest creation attention turned to him. The wallpaper features bright, colourful Siamese fighting fish that bear a striking similarity to the 45-year-old photographer’s signature images.

  • LIFESTYLE

    On the origin of dishes

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 04/10/2015

    » You have to sympathise with the confusion a foreigner may feel when encountering Thai food on its native turf, especially in Bangkok. The visitor may have conflicting feelings; thinking that he knows something about what he sees, but also suspecting that he doesn’t. For instance, if the tourist comes across a southern curry and rice shop he will recognise it easily enough because every southern curry shop has a sign saying that it is a southern food shop, and often mentions the province the owners come from. Even if the sign is written in Thai and the visitor can’t read it, someone nearby might explain.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A prune with a view

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 04/10/2015

    » A friend of mine has a roadside tree in front of his house. It had become so dense that he could not see through it from his second-floor window. Last month he had it trimmed.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Friends in need

    Brunch, Published on 04/10/2015

    » Som Juk and Som-O were born in the car park of a very crowded apartment complex. Two of their siblings had been over by cars. They are very friendly.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Dinner at Tiffany’s

    Brunch, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 04/10/2015

    » No one has given such a legendary aura to Tiffany & Co as Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

  • NEWS

    Right qualifications, wrong colour skin

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 04/10/2015

    » When Lyndsay Cabildo booked her ticket to Thailand in 2012, she had been promised 2,000 baht per day to work as a part-time English teacher supplying cover to schools around the country.

  • NEWS

    Is this the man to clean up Thai football?

    Spectrum, Published on 04/10/2015

    » At 73, Thavatchai Sajakul may seem like a man whose playing days are well behind him. But the former manager of the Thai national football team has been in the news again after challenging Worawi Makudi, the long-time president of the Football Association of Thailand, for his job.

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