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  1. 1. news | 22 Feb 2015

    Saving the grey, the bold and the ugly

    Newspaper section: Spectrum

    » The Grand Post Office on Charoen Krung Road in Bang Rak district is a testament to passing time. Built in 1940, the T-shaped European-style monolith has witnessed turbulent days, from World War II — when an unexploded bo...

  2. 2. news | 22 Feb 2015

    Chatuchak vendors sold short in struggle for survival

    Newspaper section: Spectrum

    » Weerapoj Petch-chamnan had not even heard of Chatuchak weekend market when, at age 10, he travelled there from Surat Thani to help his brother run a small clothing shop. But as he navigated his way through the labyrinthi...

  3. 3. news | 22 Feb 2015

    Dignity on the rubbish dump

    Newspaper section: Spectrum

    » It’s a story that simply needs to be told. Sai Chon, the half-blind, no-fear, ex-rubbish dump kid. He’s moving up the social ladder. “Shack-born” in a city rubbish dump, where he spent his early years, he's now only...

  4. 4. news | 22 Feb 2015

    No quick fix for an ailing health system

    Newspaper section: Spectrum

    » While acknowledging Myanmar needs help, Cynthia Maung is not optimistic that a $100 million (about 3.2 billion baht) agreement with the World Bank for essential health services will benefit ethnic community health organi...

  5. 5. news | 22 Feb 2015

    What else do upscale foreign visitors want in Bangkok’s CBD?

    PROPERTY

    Newspaper section: Spectrum

    » Thailand finally saw its tourist numbers start to bounce back in the fourth quarter of last year. International arrivals grew 11.8% year-on-year in December, following modest single-digit gains in October and November, r...

  6. 6. news | 15 Feb 2015

    The school that time forgot

    By Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Newspaper section: Spectrum

    » A typical walk along Sukhumvit Road takes you into the bustling heart of Bangkok, past high-rise buildings and construction sites, where towering structures spring up like mushrooms.

  7. 7. news | 15 Feb 2015

    If the robes fit...

    Newspaper section: Spectrum

    » Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, an abbess at Songdhammakalayani Monastery, is on a mission: she wants to “build up a bhikkhuni sangha [female monkhood] in Thailand”.

  8. 8. news | 15 Feb 2015

    Villagers squeezed out of homes as forest fight heats up

    Newspaper section: Spectrum

    » War widow Saen Saheng was at home with her grandchildren when 30 security guards entered her village of Prek Smach brandishing axes, sling-shots and electric cattle prods. She had lived in the village since she was a you...

  9. 9. news | 08 Feb 2015

    Hidden gems in Hua Hin

    Newspaper section: Spectrum

    » The Hua Hin condominium market appears to be oversupplied, the consequence of a building boom that has been going on for the past seven years or so. The building is not done yet, as some very large new projects are still...

  10. 10. news | 08 Feb 2015

    Like Godfather, like son

    Newspaper section: Spectrum

    » For Thai families, a summer weekend on Bang Saen beach is the ultimate traditional seaside getaway. Situated less than 30km from Pattaya, Bang Saen offers a peaceful environment for families wanting some quality time awa...

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