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It's the corruption, stupid
Sun, 27 May 2018 04:30:00 +0700

After promising the nation a Mercedes Benz C-500 of an anti-regime protest, activists produced a three-owner 2007 Toyota Corolla gathering. It impressed and struck fear into the hearts of, well, no one.

A lovely weekend of silly hats, headlines
Sun, 27 May 2018 04:25:00 +0700

I'm not exactly a fan of weddings, but it was almost impossible to escape last week's knees-up at Windsor Castle with ball-by-ball coverage on the major cable stations. Horses, hats, castles, queens, princesses, lords and ladies, dukes and duchesses and Elton John. Even the weather behaved. The Brits still know how to put on a good show. At least it was more entertaining than the FA Cup final...

Time to come clean on secret CIA prison
Sun, 27 May 2018 04:20:00 +0700

Now Gina Haspel has been sworn in as the CIA's first female director, it is time the government speak out on a matter in which it has kept silent for over a decade.

Malaysia poll redraws the landscape
Sun, 27 May 2018 04:10:00 +0700

On May 9, Malaysia's political canvas was redrawn with a single election. By returning the 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad to the job of prime minister, voters ended 61 years of uninterrupted rule by the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). Within days, the ousted incumbent, Najib Razak, was under investigation for corruption, and the long-jailed opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, was back in...

Diet queens roast agent, Janie mum on nuptials, Stars freeze up
Sun, 27 May 2018 04:00:00 +0700

Actresses get off scot free

In Chiang Dao, a cave full of crystals
Sun, 27 May 2018 04:00:00 +0700

The Chiang Dao Cave is a natural attraction in the namesake district of Chiang Mai province. Based at the foot of Doi Luang Chiang Dao Mountain, the cave boasts a stunning interior full of stalactites and stalagmites sculpted by the hand of Mother Nature in a range of fascinating shapes. The cave is a magnet for both local and foreign visitors.

Nun the wiser
Sun, 27 May 2018 04:00:00 +0700

How wonderful to be back in the Land of Smiles after my week-long sojourn to Italy, as documented in this column last week.

A fruit for all seasons
Sun, 27 May 2018 04:00:00 +0700

The mango may seem at face value like any ordinary fruit. Despite being highly sought after by tourists in Thailand, the cheap, omnipresent fruit is a standard -- even monotonous -- fixture in most Thai homes.

Friends in need
Sun, 27 May 2018 04:00:00 +0700

Four-month old male puppy dumped at a factory in the Samut Sakorn area. Very playful and has been vaccinated.

Express Your Feelings
Sun, 27 May 2018 04:00:00 +0700

Courtney Barnett/ Tell Me How You Really Feel

Travel News

In Chiang Dao, a cave full of crystals
Sun, 27 May 2018 04:00:00 +0700

The Chiang Dao Cave is a natural attraction in the namesake district of Chiang Mai province. Based at the foot of Doi Luang Chiang Dao Mountain, the cave boasts a stunning interior full of stalactites and stalagmites sculpted by the hand of Mother Nature in a range of fascinating shapes. The cave is a magnet for both local and foreign visitors.

Baked goods and Wi-Fi bring Everest closer to home
Thu, 24 May 2018 10:45:00 +0700

EVEREST BASE CAMP, Nepal: Wi-Fi, baked goods and trendy coffee: gone are the days of deprivation at Everest base camp, with hipster perks and modern conveniences ensuring life is cushier than ever on the roof of the world.

A land steeped in history
Thu, 24 May 2018 04:00:00 +0700

Ketsurang, an archaeologist, miraculously travels back in time from the present day to the reign of the Ayutthaya Kingdom's King Narai the Great (1656-1688). She enjoys the traditional way of life and the beauty of many places in Ayutthaya and Lop Buri.

Thailand's Big Easy
Thu, 24 May 2018 04:00:00 +0700

It's easy to bypass Phetchaburi, the dusty, slow-moving, eponymous provincial capital located some 120km southwest of Bangkok, while on the way to more popular destinations like Hua Hin, Cha-am and Kaeng Krachan National Park. Those who do, miss out on a city with its own special charms and attractions from 12th century Khmer ruins to century-old traditional Thai wooden houses and delicious local...

Express Delivery
Thu, 24 May 2018 04:00:00 +0700

The Department of Airports (DoA) has joined hands with the Thailand Post to implement Automated Postal Machines (APM) at its airports.

Mercedes-Benz VIP taxis to hit city roads next week
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:31:00 +0700

Mercedes-Benz taxis will start appearing on Bangkok streets on May 30, with fares starting from 150 baht, according to the Land Transport Department.

Thailand Cultural Music Festival set for Pattaya
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:56:00 +0700

On May 25-26 the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Pattaya City were set to hold the inaugural Thailand Cultural Music Festival, bringing together a host of world-renowned local artists and a curated blend of music cultures.

The best of Asia yachting
Mon, 21 May 2018 04:30:00 +0700

Boats from around Asia are heading to Thailand's second most popular island destination for the final event showdown of the 2017/18 AsianYachting Grand Prix during the 17th "Samui Regatta" in Surat Thani from Saturday to June 2.

Betong's tourist fortunes improve
Sun, 20 May 2018 12:20:00 +0700

Despite being situated in a strife-torn area, the southernmost Betong district of Yala province has seen a surge in tourists.

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