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    A venerable legacy

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 01/10/2013

    » It's been almost four months since the Venerable Phra Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako, the famous Japanese abbot of Wat Pah Sunan Tha Wanaram in Kanchanaburi and a highly respected meditation teacher, quietly left the monkhood.

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    Vegetarian food delights at annual festival

    Life, Published on 03/10/2013

    » The walkway of National Stadium BTS station is once again the venue for the "Vegetarian Food Festival with Nuduan" which will feature many kinds of healthy vegetarian food, assorted desserts, seasonal fruits, and beverages from tomorrow until Sunday, starting at 10am.

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    A guiding light

    Life, Published on 13/08/2013

    » Among the increasingly long list of charities and non-governmental organisations operating in Thailand, Urban Light may be the only one that focuses solely on teenage boys working in the sex industry.

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    Paradise lost

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/08/2013

    » The words "national park" should convey the spirit of conservation and a well-protected space of natural beauty. But in Thailand, sometimes the parks are beset by scandals and controversy that also imply problems: law violation, land disputes, poaching, encroachment and environmental abuses.

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    Reversing the rot

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/09/2013

    » When one thinks of Rayong, what are the images that spring to mind? Is it a picture of Sunthorn Phu - the late renowned poet, the province's famous native _ or the outlandish image of petrochemical factories at Map Ta Phut belching fire and smoke?

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    Heritage conservation forum

    Life, Published on 03/09/2013

    » A Thai-language forum will be held about the importance of conserving cultural heritage at Siam Society later this month.

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    Lessons from disaster

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 23/07/2013

    » At the time of the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis, the world admired the way the Japanese conducted themselves - they even had the discipline to queue for food in the face of such a heartbreaking diaster. Later in the same year, Thailand was hit by the worst flooding in half a century, driving people here to engage in mini-battles where they snatched up as many bottles of drinking water as possible.

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    Home and away

    Life, Published on 23/07/2013

    » Among the 60,000 football fans packing out Rajamangala National Stadium for a Manchester United football match earlier this month were 36 children with intellectual disabilities.

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    A dying breed

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 31/07/2013

    » Of all the mammals in Thailand, the wild elephant is probably the most important indicator species of a disappearing wilderness. A century ago, there were more than a 100,000 elephants found in the country when 75% of the Kingdom was still covered by forest. Just north and east of Bangkok, these huge mammals thrived in the marshlands and forests near the city.

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    Swept up in the royal wave

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 01/08/2013

    » The many jubilant happenings in the United Kingdom are currently making the British well worthy of a spot on world's social radar and our undivided attention. The arrival of a certain baby may have commanded an unwavering spotlight, but another recent royal event is also worth a mark in the record books. To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 60th anniversary on the throne (she was crowned on June 2, 1953) the Coronation Festival was last month held right in the very gardens of Buckingham Palace for the first time.

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