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    By way of the Great White Water

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/10/2017

    » A career diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to Thailand Donica Pottie has felt right at home in her host country since arriving last year.

  • LIFE

    Love and anger

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 26/09/2017

    » Art*, a fourth-year vocational student, has always had anger management issues. Things only went from bad to worse when he joined a college gang. Not being able to manage his anger has resulted in outbursts of violence against rival student gangs, which sent the 19-year-old to the slammer a couple of times.

  • THAILAND

    One man's garbage

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 13/09/2017

    » Achilleas Souras is no ordinary teen. At 16, the enthusiasm and passion with which he responded to the EU refugee crisis has resulted in him making an SOS installation from life vests discarded by refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos. The result has been a contraption, which resembles an igloo, built with the intention to address the problem of housing for not just refugees but also low-income earners.

  • LIFE

    Art collective

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 19/09/2017

    » Thai illustrators Thatchamapan Chanchamratsang (Pomme Chan) and Yozanun Wutigonsombutkul's (Suntur) artworks have made them two of the most sought-after homegrown talents today.

  • LIFE

    Grim realities

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 12/09/2017

    » Hajee Ismail has hardly slept since receiving news late last month from his family in Buthidaung township that the Myanmar military had begun a brutal crackdown of Rohingya villages in Rakhine state. Ismail's community where he once played as a young boy had been burnt down.

  • LIFE

    Being Thai, on the fly

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 04/09/2017

    » Once a stateless boy, today Mong Thongdee remains stateless as a man. Eight years ago when he was 12, Mong was in every newspaper's headlines when the Chiang Mai-born son of Myanmar migrant workers won a national contest for paper planes and was chosen to represent Thailand at a competition in Japan.

  • LIFE

    From privileges to rights

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 04/09/2017

    » Born in Myanmar's Shan state, stateless migrant Yod Pong has called Thailand home since the age of eight, when he fled with his parents to Chiang Rai province due to armed conflicts in his birthplace.

  • LIFE

    Education goes Down Under

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 23/08/2017

    » An overseas education comes with additional perks, and among a handful of countries where Thais opt to further their studies is New Zealand, one of the most scenic countries on the globe. Its breathtaking landscapes have been well-documented in blockbuster movies such as comprising the Lord Of The Rings franchise. It is also known to house a highly capable education system.

  • LIFE

    The memory maestro

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/08/2017

    » Writer, speaker and brain enthusiast Eran Katz has a knack for keeping his conversation simple and to the point.

  • LIFE

    Miniature Mozambican cultural creations

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 27/07/2017

    » Mozambique's top psikhelekedana artist Dino Jethá's works are on display at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), until Aug 3.

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