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Yvonne Bohwongprasert

Senior writer

Yvonne Bohwongprasert is a senior writer for the Life section of the Bangkok Post.

Yvonne Bohwongprasert
8 Mar 2021

Suffering in silence

Today is International Women's Day, also known as the United Nations Day for Women's Rights.

8 Mar 2021 1
28 Dec 2020

Time to self-reflect

As the year comes to a close, 2020 will be best remembered for how the Covid-19 pandemic changed our existence. Whether it was our waking hours or the time we retired for the day, we came to learn about the "new normal", which meant practising social distancing, wearing face masks, constantly checking body temperature, and working from home, and more.

28 Dec 2020
26 Oct 2020

Time to look beyond tourism industry

The Covid-19 pandemic, along with the possibility of prolonged student protests, is weighing heavy on people's mental health as they struggle to make ends meet in an unprecedented time in which at least 100,000 people are expected to lose their job.

26 Oct 2020 2
24 Aug 2020

More concessions needed to spur domestic tourism

Tourism is a vital driver for Thailand's growth, so much so that when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, it shook the foundations of an entire industry -- worth billions of baht -- and caused the Thai economy to fall to its knees.

24 Aug 2020 11
8 Jun 2020

Keeping cops in check

Type police brutality in Google and most likely you will find trending news headlines such as: "Why George Floyd Won't Be Last American Killed By Police''.

8 Jun 2020 21
Keeping cops in check
30 Mar 2020

Adapting to the new world

I have never been a fan of working from home. As Thailand tackles the Covid-19 outbreak, I find myself among many thousands in the city grappling with the fact that I need to work from home for a certain period of time.

30 Mar 2020
20 Jan 2020

A savage pandemic

The cold and calculated manner with which a gunman shot and killed three innocent people and left four injured during an armed robbery of a gold shop in Lop Buri province has left society grappling for answers.

20 Jan 2020 6
11 Nov 2019

The downfall of lust and greed

Ponzi schemes are nothing new to Thailand. Why is it then that through the years these much publicised cases, which should serve as lessons, haven't deterred the public from falling victim to such scams time and again.

11 Nov 2019 1
30 Sep 2019

Learning from the Lunlabelle tragedy

The untimely death of Thitima "Lunlabelle" Noraphanpiphat, a popular product presenter, from alcohol poisoning has raised a number of questions that the media has attempted to address as police continue investigating the circumstances leading up to her demise.

30 Sep 2019 14
2 Sep 2019

Win-win in Bang Saen

A recent article on Thailand's Bang Saen seaside town undergoing a major makeover to accommodate an ageing society put a smile on my face as the reality of reaching the day I become a senior citizen fast approaches.

2 Sep 2019 2