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  • LIFE

    Oceans of determination

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/04/2016

    » Jonas Colting last Wednesday emerged from the blue water and became the first man to have swum around Phuket Island. The Swedish ultraman took eight days, in our scandalous summer heat, to complete the task that hadn't been attempted before, and that took him from the tip of the western coast of the island, going south counter-clockwise past Patong, Karon, the horn of Phrom Thep Cape, Chalong Pier, then turning northward to Lam Hin, Ao Poh, Sarasin Bridge and ending at Mai Khao Beach.

  • LIFE

    Red-hot and indispensable

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 11/04/2016

    » What's missing in your pot of tom yum soup? Ah, maybe it doesn't pack a hot and spicy punch without a tablespoon or two of nam phrik pao, the red-brown chilli paste. What about fluffy pork floss? It is less scrumptious without being paired, again, with nam phrik pao, as a topping or stuffing in buns. On a day when your budget is tight or when time is limited, nam phrik pao serves as a quick-fix savoury spread on bread. As a seasoning ingredient, as a dipping sauce, or as a base note in Thai culinary chemistry, the roasted chilli paste has great versatility, in your grandma's kitchen as well as right now.

  • BUSINESS

    MAI aims to promote start-ups

    Business, Darana Chudasri, Published on 11/04/2016

    » The Market for Alternative Investment (MAI) is expanding its role in creating ecosystems and incubators to help small companies and start-ups one day grow into listed companies.

  • LIFE

    Saving the Fort Mahakan community

    Life, Chris Baker, Published on 11/04/2016

    » Last week, the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) posted an order to evict the residents of the Fort Mahakan community within a matter of days. Immediately, journalists, activists, academics, and town planners rose in protest, condemning the BMA as philistine wreckers of a small but important part of Bangkok's battered heritage.

  • AUTO

    SUV conundrum

    Life, Richard Leu, Published on 11/04/2016

    » Subaru's headquarters in this region must be desperate. There was a time when they had to sell cars imported in completely built-up forms from Japan to the Asean market.

  • WORLD

    Energy evolution

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 11/04/2016

    » Growing awareness of the impact of air pollution and global warming have been driving more investments in energy from renewable sources and moving green energy to the top of many government policy agendas.

  • BUSINESS

    Improving judgement in an uncertain world

    Business, Kriengsak Niratpattanasai, Published on 11/04/2016

    » 'Coach Kriengsak, I want to discuss the quality of my judgement," Bob tells me.

  • BUSINESS

    Best foot forward

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 11/04/2016

    » A young civil servant in Rajasthan state has become a trailblazer for his government when it comes to providing free shoes to students. Jitendra Soni has helped nearly 30,000 so far but the campaign is far from over -- an estimated half a million students still walk to school barefoot in the state.

  • AUTO

    Oil-burning sensation

    Life, Richard Leu, Published on 11/04/2016

    » Mazda's diesel-powered CX-5 has gone 2WD. Should you choose it over the 4WD range-topper?

  • BUSINESS

    Independent directors: Expectations vs Reality

    Business, Published on 11/04/2016

    » It was not that long ago when chief executives reigned supreme. Friends and golf buddies were hand-picked to join their boards of directors with generous perks and meeting fees, leaving the chief executives to run the show unchallenged as they saw fit. Then came the financial crisis of 1997 when the gravy train came to a sudden halt.

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