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Sirinya Wattanasukchai

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Sirinya Wattanasukchai is a columnist for the Bangkok Post.

Sirinya Wattanasukchai
18 Jan 2020

Filthy city air can't be cleaned with pie in sky

As PM2.5 fine dust particles continue to blanket Bangkok, the government has begun to toy with the idea of banning private cars from city roads on certain days of the week -- a harsh-yet-successful measure practised in many major cities around the world to curb air pollution.

18 Jan 2020 20
10 Jan 2020

Plastic bag ban fails to send the right message

A number of shoppers heartily turned up at stores with unconventional containers such as buckets and pushcarts to load their purchases.

10 Jan 2020 60
Plastic bag ban fails to send the right message
4 Jan 2020

In beautifying efforts, don't lose sight of reality

After watching Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang's clip wishing us all well for 2020, I asked myself if I should, in his words, "feel blessed", especially since the reality is the complete opposite.

4 Jan 2020 11
In beautifying efforts, don't lose sight of reality
20 Dec 2019

'Period poverty' is the hard truth, not fake news

It's rare if not unprecedented for tampons and sanitary pads to become a topic widely discussed by men -- let alone men in power.

20 Dec 2019 18
14 Dec 2019

Does Singapore love hawkers more than us?

I was absolutely thrilled when I learnt that Singapore was planning to open a version of the Chatuchak Weekend Market early next year.

14 Dec 2019 36
Does Singapore love hawkers more than us?
7 Dec 2019

There are better ways to realise riverside dream

If the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has its way, the capital city will soon have its own riverside promenade like many other metropolitan cities. Except that the Bangkok version is riddled with controversy.

7 Dec 2019 18
There are better ways to realise riverside dream
30 Nov 2019

White elephant spotted on new walking streets

The Bangkok Metropolitan (BMA) is planning to bring back popular walking streets in the city's three commercial hubs, namely Silom, Yaowarat and Khao San. The reason for the move is simple: to promote food shops and boost tourism as well as the economy.

30 Nov 2019 8
22 Nov 2019

Food apps trade convenience for plastic waste

Last week when my friends and I were hungry, we began to discuss possible options. Should we go out to a nearby restaurant, or grab leftovers from the refrigerator? One friend suggested using a food delivery service and everyone reached a consensus and agreed.

22 Nov 2019 1
Food apps trade convenience for plastic waste
5 Nov 2019

Can Lumpini Park facelift help spruce up city?

I was glad to hear about the major facelift planned for Lumpini Park, which is slated to begin next year. It will be the first maintenance work that park has experienced in almost a century.

5 Nov 2019 5
25 Oct 2019

How about GPS trackers in govt motorcades?

When the transport minister decided to make a U-turn on his proposal to install GPS in all privately owned vehicles, I have to say I was rather disappointed.

25 Oct 2019 19
How about GPS trackers in govt motorcades?