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    Chiang Rai School fortifies quake defences

    Spectrum, Om Jotikasthira, Published on 13/08/2017

    » Three years ago, Chiang Rai experienced one of the most powerful earthquakes in the country's recorded history. The 6.3-magnitude quake shook Phan district in 2014, leaving several unreinforced buildings damaged, with some entirely demolished.

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    No sex please, we're Thai

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 26/02/2017

    » It started off as nothing more than a small fishing village on the Gulf of Thailand. Its long sweeping bay was dotted with a few boats and shacks where the villagers lived. Then a group of 500 American soldiers stationed at a military base in Nakhon Ratchasima were driven to Pattaya on June 29, 1959, for a week of rest and relaxation (R&R). They rented several houses at the southern end of the beach from a prominent local, Luang Sunthorn, thus opening a Pandora's box for this sleepy fishing village.

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    Summer dreams dashed in divisive beach clean-up

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 19/04/2015

    » For many Westerners who visit Thailand, the ideal tropical holiday means lounging on a sunbed on the beach, having a massage while the cool ocean breeze sweeps through, and ordering food and drinks from vendors who ply their wares along the sandy coast.

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    What makes young people kill?

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 06/04/2014

    » The Sornprom family home was once filled with love, comfort and understanding. It is a cosy-looking, two-storey house in a small housing development along the busy Sema-Fahkram Road in Pathum Thani’s Thanyaburi district.

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