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CPF plant closed after deaths
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:55:00 +0700

The deaths of five people who fell into a wastewater treatment pond at a CPF factory on Friday has led authorities to temporarily shut down the Bang Na-Trat Road facility.

Revolution's legacy back from the brink
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:00:00 +0700

Meanings assigned to specific persons and objects change through time. Once they were defined as supreme, then redefined as degenerate and consigned to oblivion.

The mother of all crimes
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:00:00 +0700

After a childhood spent moving from one household to another, Pornthip "Rung" Kulnanun thought that she was set to finally settle down at the home of her birth mother. The 10-year-old girl had been moving around since she was born.

Respecting the spirit of democracy
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:35:00 +0700

The vast majority of Thais may not have been aware that yesterday marked the 85th anniversary of the day their country first tasted democracy.

No, really, Big Brother is watching
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:30:00 +0700

The Big Three of International Computing have convinced tens of millions of customers to spy on themselves. Considering this, what's the big deal when the government listens in too -- well, apart from the going-to-jail part -- at least?

A job guaranteed to create a stink
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:25:00 +0700

You may recall a recent PostScript column concerning unusual occupations which featured "odour sniffers'' who have the delightful job of sniffing human armpits to check whether a deodorant is doing its job. I did not realise that professional sniffers are in such demand. Last week it was announced that Thailand's Pollution Control Department had recruited 167 "smell assessors'' to sniff out...

Export high owes itself to good luck
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:20:00 +0700

Although Thai exports rose to a four-year high last month, it's still too early to pop the champagne. There remain many challenges ahead for the market. After all, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that exports rose largely due to luck.

Cops on edge as revolution feted
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Authorities have stepped up security at locations linked to the 1932 Siamese Revolution following reports that anti-government groups plan to hold activities to observe the 85th anniversary of the revolution, which fell Saturday.

Check-ups turn a healthy profit
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0700

As a card-carrying, law-abiding expatriate in the Land of Smiles, I am required to visit my local hospital once a year to obtain a medical certificate.

Khao Yai: Slipping down from peak status
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Sales of residential property in Khao Yai have decreased significantly compared with the heady days of 2010-13, largely because most of the residences launched in the past few years remain on the market.

Travel News

Outside-the-box accommodation
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0700

If you're the type of person who stays regularly at hotel chains, you'll know the overall designs can be pretty predictable. While there's nothing wrong with staying in a deluxe, premier, suite or a villa, do you ever wonder what it's like to stay in alternative types of accommodation?

Boeing thrashes Airbus in Paris Airshow orders
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:46:35 +0700

PARIS - Boeing won a race for new business at the Paris Airshow, rolling out a new model of its best-selling 737 airliner that helped it claim back the order crown from rival Airbus

Journey into antiquity
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Not many people know that Phaya Mangrai, a great warrior king, had founded a few other cities before establishing Nopburi Sri Nakhon Ping (the present-day Chiang Mai) as the centre of the Lanna Empire. Evidence is clear in the cases of the Chiang Saen and Wiang Kum Kam ancient cities in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai respectively. Traces of another ancient city, Fang, have been found in the forms of...

Cultural fest in Nan
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0700

On July 1, the International Folk Culture Festival will take place at Wat Phumin in Nan province, chosen because it is culturally rich in Lanna heritage and home to numerous tribes.

Market city
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0700

It is a cloudy day. Winter in Taipei has long gone, leaving behind a cool breeze wafting through the entire city.

Ride the waterway
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0700

I have written about Hua Hin in this column quite a few times before. This week, instead of exploring one of the many mountain-bike trails on the hills of Hin Lek Fai, let's do something different. Our route today starts from a mangrove, Hua Hin's only urban mangrove.

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