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  • NEWS

    A new Klong Toey: the path of the pigs is no more

    Spectrum, Published on 18/03/2018

    » He got to the Slaughter House maybe a month before she did. She: Ms Teacher. Uncle (although he wasn't "Uncle-old," but with his thick glasses, just kinda looked like you should call him "Uncle") Teacher Gimp. Calling him Gimp didn't seem offensive, although maybe it was, but the kids he taught for months and years in the Slaughter House Slum accepted him for what he was: a gimp, with thick glasses, virtues, and warts and wrinkles, all wrapped up together.

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    Living in harmony, adapting to changes

    Spectrum, Kornchanok Raksaseri, Published on 18/03/2018

    » Since 2003, the Doi Tung Development Project in Chiang Rai province has been recognised by the UNODC as one of the world's best examples of Alternative Development.

  • BUSINESS

    New leasing law: who wins, who loses

    Spectrum, Published on 18/03/2018

    » An announcement in the Royal Gazette on Feb 16 created widespread panic among condominium owners who rent out their assets, condominium developers and apartment operators across the country. It detailed the government's plan to enact a law that will turn residential leasing into a contract-controlled business from May 1.

  • NEWS

    Prisoners making the most of time behind bars

    Spectrum, Kornchanok Raksaseri, Published on 18/03/2018

    » Since his thirties, 51-year-old prisoner Kai has been arrested three times for drug offences.

  • BUSINESS

    Capital's original CBD set to rise again

    Spectrum, Published on 11/03/2018

    » Large mixed-use developments now under construction or scheduled to start in the future are creating new buzz in Bangkok’s original central business district (CBD). When completed sometime between now and 2025, they will add even more value to already prime locations. The focus of all this activity is around Sathon and Silom roads, and Lumpini Park.

  • NEWS

    Govt plots route out of watery hell

    Spectrum, Published on 11/03/2018

    » Some were stuck at sea, or stranded on islands, for years. Others were drugged and then woke up offshore, turned into slaves overnight. All were lied to, and those lucky enough to be rescued all told similar stories of a "living hell" on board Thailand's fishing boats.

  • NEWS

    How women pay the costs of development

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 11/03/2018

    » Heading down a dirt road, Khampan Suprom zigzags her motorcycle through the grove, passing a small reservoir and plantation on the way. She comes to park under some trees. Dressed in her gardening apron and rain boots, she dismounts and drifts towards her vegetable garden.

  • NEWS

    Bringing peace home

    Spectrum, Published on 04/03/2018

    » Around one year after Harong Maeroh, a 43-year-old Thai Muslim, reached out to Bring People Home, a project helping people accused of promoting insurgency from the deep South reintegrate into society, he says his life has "definitely changed" for the better.

  • BUSINESS

    Condo market on a rollercoaster

    Spectrum, Kanana Katharangsiporn, Published on 25/02/2018

    » Drive past Sukhumvit-Asoke intersection and you may notice a new billboard has come up in the past few days advertising a special discount for buyers of a high-end condominium project on Sathon Road that until recently was being touted as having been 100% sold out.

  • NEWS

    School's out ... for good?

    Spectrum, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 25/02/2018

    » Thailand has a huge demographic challenge. Its population is ageing quickly, and the number of college-aged students is predicted to decline sharply through 2040. The country has more university seats than it needs, but higher-learning institutions are under increasing pressure to maintain enrollments.

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