Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:04
Young voter places his faith on democracy
Titipong Siwayawiroj, a 24-year-old media planner says that despite the many military coups, he still has faith in the survival of democracy in Thailand.
“Many older people are afraid that democracy will bring back street protests and yet another military coup,” he said.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:00
Parties rolling out the goodies
A MINIMUM income guarantee scheme, restructuring of the tax system, increase in minimum wage, price guarantee for agricultural products and boost for industry were some of the many promises that major political parties outlined as part of their election manifestos on the economy at a seminar.
Sat, 02 Feb 2019 01:00
Hopes on ‘greener’ plastics to turn tide on battle for environment
Plastics that have been labelled as biodegradable by industry have become more popular and affordable due to increased public awareness of environmental issues resulting from the many kinds of damage caused by single-use plastic bags, food containers, straws and other non-compostable items.
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:48
Ikea eyes further expansion in Southeast Asia
Ikea Southeast Asia, which owns and operates stores in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, has released its 2018 annual report, revealing its continued success in offering millions of people a wide range of well-designed and functional home-furnishing products at affordable prices according to its vision: “To create a better everyday life for the many people.”
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:00
International agreements broken, nationalism stirred: is history repeating?
Whenever I find myself reading one of the many letters concerning the relative merits of the incumbent US president, the words of that excellent Siegfried Sassoon World War I poem “ The General” inadvertently spring to mind:
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 12:37
Phadeng, a breathtaking viewpoint in Vangvieng, Laos
The Phadeng viewpoint and the climb to reach it are among the many breathtaking activities to be experienced in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 01:00
Zen and the art of makeup
A Japanese monk reveals the many faces of selflessness
Sun, 28 Oct 2018 04:00
Boar smuggling risks swine fever ravaging pork industry
Thailand’s South is facing a big risk from African swine fever, due to the many wild boars that have been smuggled in via its shared border with Malaysia.
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 01:00
The many joys of Ueno Park
As if the green surrounds of this Tokyo oasis weren’t enough, its museums teem with knowledge
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 15:12
Asian Games dollmaker seeks to share happiness, empower people
A doll manufacturer in Malang, East Java, is among the many businesses that has benefited from the upcoming Asian Games.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 01:00
Footwear with a smile
Adding to its playful collection, Keds x Little Miss presents a return to childhood by creating a whimsical collection of sneakers that speak to the many roles played by women living in the modern world.
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 01:00
No credit for the English divers who made first contact?
Among the many YouTube videos covering the Thailand cave rescue, one albeit brief video (39 seconds) showed the moment the two divers found the 12 boys and their football coach.
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 01:00
Ex-protest leaders ready to return with new parties
AMONG THE many political parties expected to be registered later this month, two new ones will be formed with the blessings of former protest leaders who appear to have been disillusioned by the old-style politics blamed for the country’s latest military coup more than three years ago.
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 01:00
Sniffing out the rich odours of Southeast Asian languages
We Filipinos pride ourselves on the many “smell” words we have in our languages, but it seems this phenomenon is common to tongues across Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:00
A message of deepest gratitude to a great media veteran
I have stage fright. To people who know me or who have ever seen me speak in public, that’s probably one of my worst-kept secrets. Not that Suthichai Yoon cared, though. Among the many achievements of one of Thailand’s best-known and most respected veteran journalists was forcing me in front of a TV camera.