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    Canal knowledge

    Life, Published on 07/03/2013

    » The mechanical arm plunges into the murky water of the Herengracht canal, observed by a gaggle of tourists craning their necks from a nearby bridge to gain a good view. The claw-like tentacle brings up bicycle after bicycle, dumping them onto an ever growing rusty pile amidships.

  • TRAVEL

    Centara Hotel Hat Yai

    Life, Published on 07/03/2013

    » 3 Sanehanusorn Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla - Tel: 074-352-222 F Fax: 074-353-223 - Website: www.centararesorts.com - Email: chy@chr.co.th

  • TRAVEL

    Spinning around

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/03/2013

    » The looms and spinning wheels are a bit battered and worn, betraying the use they have been put to over the years. But they have clearly been well loved, since they are functional and are still being used to produce fine fabrics today.

  • TRAVEL

    Art of salt in Phetchaburi

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/03/2013

    » From March 15-17, the ''Art Of Salt Fair'' will take place at Kilometre Posts 25 and 41 of Rural Development Highway No.2021 in Phetchaburi's Ban Laem district. Visitors will have an opportunity to see sculptures made of salt, visit Ban Laem Salt Museum and shop for products and food from all over the district.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Illuminating Shwedagon

    Life, Prapai Kraisornkovit, Published on 07/03/2013

    » The Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon recently joined with Degree Lighting, a Thai manufacturer and distributor of lighting products, and Myanmar's MK Group, to organise a charity project called "Lights For Shwedagon". The project raised funds to build four specially-crafted chandeliers, which were installed in each of the four main pavilions marking the four cardinal directions _ north, south, east and west _ leading towards the highly-revered Shwedagon Pagoda.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Back to entertain us

    Life, Samila Wenin, Published on 07/03/2013

    » From The Beatles' mod suits to the punk gear flaunted by the Sex Pistols, music-inspired fashion dominates at least one chapter in each era of the history of style. And 20 years ago, in the final decade of the 20th century amid a stream of minimalism and American sportswear, Kurt Cobain gave flannel shirts and striped jumpers their place in that history, pioneering a look that continues to symbolise the musical genre he and his band spearheaded.

  • NEWS

    Experts see no quick change in Venezuelan oil policy

    AFP, Published on 07/03/2013

    » Venezuela's vast nationalised oil sector needs to open up to foreign investors if it is to develop, but there is little likelihood of a rapid change following the death of president Hugo Chavez, analysts say.

  • NEWS

    Lee escapes as China stars slump at All-England

    AFP, Published on 07/03/2013

    » World number one Lee Chong Wei managed one of his most nerve-jangling survivals on Wednesday when he saved him two match points in the first round of the All-England Open.

  • NEWS

    N. Korea arms dealers named in UN sanctions resolution

    AFP, Published on 07/03/2013

    » The UN Security Council will add two top North Korean arms dealers to a sanctions list following the country's nuclear test last month, according to a copy of a US-China draft resolution obtained by AFP on Wednesday.

  • NEWS

    Hong Kong sees 17-percent rise in HIV cases

    AFP, Published on 07/03/2013

    » Hong Kong saw a 17-percent jump in the number of new HIV infections in 2012, driven mainly by sexual transmission, data showed Wednesday, bucking a regional trend of decline.

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