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  • LIFE

    How the old stay young

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 11/12/2018

    » Despite being 65 and frail, Auntie Pim, a retired nurse, doesn't miss a day of her workout classes at the Lumpini Youth Centre and Sports Club, which aside from sports activities for the youth offers retired folks classes on classical Thai music, painting and other arts-based activities.

  • LIFE

    Rare Bencharong goes on display at River City

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 06/12/2018

    » Bencharong, a distinctive variety of enamelled porcelain made primarily for Siamese royalty of the Chakri Dynasty between the late 18th and early 20th centuries, never fails to amaze people for its brilliant colours, wide selection of motifs and kaleidoscopic compositions.

  • LIFE

    A celebration of freedom

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 05/12/2018

    » Ugandan-born Indian visual artist Varsha Nair's work speaks volumes about the issues she is passionate about in life. The prolific expat artist, who has resided in Thailand since 1995, has once again produced thought-provoking work in her latest exhibition "Shifts", at the Bridge Art Space, running from today until Jan 13.

  • LIFE

    Visiting the vulnerable

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 28/11/2018

    » European Union Ambassador to Thailand Pirkka Tapiola recently visited the border town of Mae Sot to survey EU-funded projects for Myanmar Muslim migrants. Much work still needs to be done to improve the living conditions and outlook for the number of migrants there, and the ambassador is working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to make sure it happens.

  • OPINION

    The future, left behind

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 19/11/2018

    » When private companies are willing to pump a staggering 54 billion baht into a business venture like Iconsiam, just imagine what they are capable of doing to develop the potential of the country's workforce and education for the underprivileged.

  • THAILAND

    A mandate on heeding health

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 13/11/2018

    » For over two decades, ever since arriving in Mae Sot as migrants from Myanmar, Muslims Wahid Abdulla and Myo Aung and their families were dogged by constant ailments due largely to the squalid living conditions they found themselves in.

  • THAILAND

    Permanent revolutionary

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 09/11/2018

    » When your father happens to be Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine Marxist revolutionary who was an engine of the Cuban Revolution, you learn early in life to be emotionally strong, grounded and defiant -- proud of your ideology, regardless of how it may be viewed by the rest of the world.

  • LIFE

    Doing right by the children

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Henrietta H. Fore couldn't be happier with the way Thailand has made progress in promoting and protecting children's rights in the past 70 years of its presence -- by that name -- in the Kingdom. The Unicef executive director was recently in Thailand, and the success stories of the country through years of governmental policies and support from other agencies couldn't fail to put a smile on her face: the country has almost a 100% rate of birth and healthcare registration, access to clean drinking water, sanitation and primary-school attendance.

  • LIFE

    Morning glory

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 24/10/2018

    » It's in the wee hours of the morning, while listening to the likes of Mozart, Vivaldi and Handel on his record player, that Thai National Artist Sumet Jumsai produces some of his best work.

  • LIFE

    Making things right

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 23/10/2018

    » In the age of #MeToo, Thais have become more aware of issues like sexual violence and female empowerment. This is evinced by high-profile cases like that of Nitiwadee "Mor Nim" Pucharoenyos, a victim of domestic violence who was a few months ago spared the death penalty when the appeals court found her not guilty of killing her estranged husband back in 2013, while her mother was sentenced to life imprisonment for plotting the murder out of love for her daughter. It seems like a lot of females have started waking up to the idea of gender justice.

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