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  • BUSINESS

    Expedia advises youth focus

    Business, Nanat Suchiva, Published on 11/04/2017

    » Singapore - Expedia Group, the world's biggest online travel site, says online travel operators and hoteliers are increasingly targeting millennials as the future of travel will depend mostly on technology and innovation.

  • NEWS

    Coldplay thrill Bangkok with sound and spectacle

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/04/2017

    » Thailand, according to Coldplay, is amazing. Coldplay, according to the 60,000 fans packing Rajamangala Stadium, is also pretty amazing -- no, maybe not "the best band in the world" as some gush on Twitter, but a top-quality package of dazzle, flares and fireworks, fan service, visual evocation and robust pop-rock-ballad sounds. If last Friday's gig were a movie, it was a blockbuster. It keyed you in excited and sent you out feeling entertained and satisfied.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Greener pastures

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 11/04/2017

    » Chulalongkorn University celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with the grand opening of the new CU Centenary Park, a 29 rai plot of green space located along Soi Chula 9, in the Suan Luang area. The March 26 event was attended by dignitaries from the university, as well as HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, who is herself an alumni of the university's Faculty of Arts.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil price hike seen as fleeting

    Business, Published on 11/04/2017

    » While US air strike on Syria following a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians last week may not have a direct impact on Thailand, local analysts and politicians are wary about the inevitable effect on oil prices.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Fruits of the hot season

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 11/04/2017

    » Songkran will surely help many of us forget about the torment of the hot season. But after the water festival is over, is there anything to help us beat the heat? Luckily, the hot season happens to be the best time of year to enjoy a variety of tropical fruits.

  • OPINION

    Patronising stance on pickups backfires

    News, Suranand Vejjajiva, Published on 11/04/2017

    » The government's latest attempt to regulate traffic involving the use of pickup trucks is put on hold at least until the Songkran weekend is over. The saga reflects the long neglect in enforcing the law, the Thai attitude of mai pen rai -- it doesn't matter -- and the patronisation by the ruling class.

  • OPINION

    It's rush hour for road safety

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/04/2017

    » There is no wilder weekend holiday in Thailand than Songkran, and that goes for neighbouring countries as well. In Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, most business comes to a halt, as citizens and visitors mark the traditional New Year. Much fun is had, even if revellers sometimes err on the wrong side of decorum.

  • OPINION

    Seat belt confusion

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/04/2017

    » I fully support the wearing of car seat belts in an effort to increase passenger safety; but would someone in authority please clarify in simple terms the latest rules regarding seat belts and the carrying of passengers in vehicles?

  • OPINION

    Assad may mistake US strike as mere 'slap on wrist'

    News, Published on 11/04/2017

    » A US cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base may persuade President Bashar al-Assad to be more cautious with some of his tactics, but that will not deter him and his allies from pressing a full-throttle military campaign to crush rebels.

  • OPINION

    India losing faith in free-trade deals

    News, Mihir Sharma, Published on 11/04/2017

    » Until fairly recently, it looked like two massive new agreements would compete to define the future of world trade. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, backed by the US, would try to move the global trade architecture toward new norms, with harmonised regulations at its centre. Meanwhile, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, backed by China, would drastically reduce remaining tariffs across a swathe of Asia and push the existing model of trade and manufacturing as far as it could go.

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