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  • LIFE

    Breaking the fast, together

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 04/06/2018

    » For the last decade Hussein, a lanky Muslim Rohingya, has been breaking his Ramadan fast -- or iftar -- at the century-old Jami-ul-Islam Mosque in Soi Ramkhamhaeng 53. For Hussein, the mosque on this busy eastern neighbourhood of Bangkok is more than just a house of worship; it has become his second home, especially during Ramadan, the fasting month when family usually gathers round at sunset to eat the first meal together. Hussein, 27 and a father of one, misses his parents and relatives who continue to reside in refugee camps in Bangladesh.

  • THAILAND

    The fight for basic rights

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 05/06/2018

    » Human-rights violations in Southeast Asia remain a sad sight in the news. Among the various organisations working to improve the situation, Fortify Rights since 2013 has been hard at work with its team of human-rights specialists in Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia to bring changes to the region.

  • LIFE

    Beating plastic pollution

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 31/05/2018

    » Central Group has a feast of activities lined up for the public to commemorate World Environment Day 2018 on Tuesday with events through June 7. This year the theme is "Beat Plastic Pollution -- If You Can't Reuse, Refuse It", with activities from 10am-8pm, at EDEN Zone, 1st floor, CentralWorld.

  • THAILAND

    A weird and wonderful journey

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 18/05/2018

    » When Roger Crutchley set off from London on a mainly overland sojourn to Australia as a 22-year-old, little did he know that he had embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. Fate had him destined to head towards Thailand instead, which eventually became his home away from home for now almost half a century. And counting.

  • LIFE

    The best of Nonthaburi

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 11/05/2018

    » Chilling out at the mall is taking on new meaning with a greater number of events being held between the government and private sector.

  • THAILAND

    Dressage dreams

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 14/05/2018

    » Thailand's national equestrian riders have grown in strength at global events, thanks in part to visionaries such as Harald Link, president of Thailand Equestrian Federation and his team.

  • LIFE

    A refuge from the storm

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 07/05/2018

    » Aree Arif vividly recalls the stench of death, sickness and decay hanging heavily over a Syrian refugee camp in the city of Idlib. Three years ago, when the civil war between the Syrian government and the rebels started to intensify, the Thai humanitarian went to the camp, where he spent a week handing out relief supplies and living among refugees to understand their plight.

  • LIFE

    The power of quiet

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 04/05/2018

    » Malaysian-born Vijay Eswaran is a well rounded personality who carries out his responsibilities as entrepreneur, philanthropist and author to a T.

  • LIFE

    The non-punitive prison

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/04/2018

    » When he was 16, Ton* was convicted to five years in prison on charges of assault with intent to murder and possession of firearms. A dysfunctional upbringing, coupled with association with bad company, had put him on the path of constant run-ins with law enforcement since he entered his teens.

  • LIFE

    Dispelling stereotypes

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 02/04/2018

    » In local media, barely a week passes without some mention of bloody brawls between students from the city's numerous vocational colleges. But IT vocational students Sahatsawat Boonchit and Parinya Sakphokha challenged the stereotypical image of student gangsters by winning a regional competition earlier this year, which will hopefully help erase society's negative attitudes towards vocational students.

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