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Listen to yourself and what you really want to do – Jareerat Petchsom

“When I went back home, and I walked along the beach, the beach was changing. Before it used to be really beautiful, with really white sand, but now it’s full…

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Walk-A-Tif: Elephant Village Pattaya

For Thais, the elephant is a symbolic animal, but this important mammal is in danger as their numbers have reduced dramatically, from 100,000 to only around 2,700, in the past…

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Why a struggling restaurateur sees no hope for any state help

“This year, I don’t know why we fight, it will not make a difference. We have been making sacrifices for a whole year already. This is not ‘back to zero,’…

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‘Use the platform if they have one.’ Talking politics with Amanda Obdam

Politics should be normalised, was Amanda Obdam’s key message during a recent interview with Thai PBS World, as beauty pageants in recent years have undeniably became a platform for women…

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The guest check-in counter at one of the ASQ hotels.

How Thai hotels adapted to survive and provide quarantine with comfort

It used to be hard to imagine the word “quarantine” would come up in conversations about travel. That was until 2020, when “quarantine” and “isolation” became familiar to most people,…

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In this Feb. 26, 2021, photo, Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi raises his hands as he is escorted by police upon arrival at the Myaynigone police station in Sanchaung township in Yangon, Myanmar. Japan’s government said Monday, April 19, 2021 it is asking Myanmar to release the Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in its largest city of Yangon the previous day. (AP Photo)

Myanmar’s climate of fear – media restricted and civilians intimidated

Press cards, cameras and all equipment set aside, news reporters in Myanmar go underground and carry on doing their jobs, amid the climate of fear, brought on by the military…

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Anti-coup protesters burn tires and chant slogans with banner read ”The Kamayut strike will be fight for to the end when we get victory” during the demonstration against the military coup in Kamayut township Yangon, Monday, May 3, 2021. (AP Photo)

Myanmar warns of regional crisis as international help is delayed

The Myanmar National Unity Government (NUG) is warning of a regional crisis, escalating from the current situation in Myanmar, as no meaningful action has been taken by ASEAN, or the…

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Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul became the first Thai to be inoculated with the Sinovac vaccine on February 28th, at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute.

COVID-19 vaccines, the hot topic for Anutin

“There is no challenge”, responded Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, when asked by Thai PBS World what he thinks is the most challenging factor in the latest wave of…

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Journalist records a live TV broadcast of a judge delivering the decision of the Constitutional Court in Bangkok to dissolve a political party in 2019. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Press Freedom: No laws can win over the truth

As a media, we have to ask ourselves whether the information we have is enough to support what is to be published. If it is enough, with solid evidence, there…

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Nothing to fear, nothing to lose – Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul

“Bringing good things to life means that whatever we are doing, be it business, industry, banking, tourism or sport, you help people to have a better life, especially people in…

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Home Away: Karen Jones, British Early Year School Principal

Karen Jones calls herself a passionate early year educator. She is now a principal at one of the most progressive early year schools in Thailand. She has over thirty years…

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Everyone should follow their passion and what they love – Oranuch “Mimee” Lerdsuwankij

“You should dare to challenge yourself, and also take as many opportunities as you can, to learn new things.” The advice to the younger generation from Oranuch Lerdsuwankij, CEO and…

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Talat Noi: Bangkok’s hidden Chinatown

Whenever people talk about Chinatown in Bangkok, usually they will be referring to the Yaowarat neighborhood. Today, however, WalkATif is going to take you to Bangkok’s other Chinatown, which is…

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Home Away: Adrian Van de Velde, Australian Advertising Film Director [Part 2]

In this final part, we will find out what Adrian Van de Velde thinks about the humility of Thai traditions, what it’s like to be a part of a crazy,…

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Don’t give up before you try – Pasaree “Captain Tuang” Kangwanpong

“I never dreamt of becoming a pilot.” This is Pasaree Kangwanpong’s admission to us, while reflecting back on her journey to becoming a female pilot for Thailand’s long-established domestic airline, Bangkok…

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Walk-A-Tif: Captain Bush Lane

This neighborhood, in Charoenkrung Soi 30, is now called Captain Bush Lane. It was home to many members of Bangkok’s early European expatriate community, during the 19th and 20th centuries,…

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Home Away: Adrian Van de Velde, Australian Advertising Film Director [Part 1]

An Australian advertising film-director talks about his extensive experience with the Thai film industry and how the country has retained the position as a regional film production hub.

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You write your own destiny – Dr. Karndee Leopairote

“I have to tell you that I am an achiever.” This is how female CEO, Dr. Karndee Leopairote, who has been considered the ideal “working woman” for many Thais, defines…

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Walk-A-Tif: The Story of Henri Dunant Road

Henri Dunant Road was originally called “Sanam Ma” Road. It was renamed in 1965, after the International Federation of the Red Cross proposed the change, to celebrate the centenary of…

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Never say NO to opportunities – Patchari Raksawong

“The opportunity to shake Aung San Suu Kyi’s hand and take a selfie with her… That was a surreal moment.” In 2019, Patchari Raksawong took on the role as the…

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Walk-A-Tif: Multicultural Society in Bangkok Part 2

Thai society is diverse, people of different faiths live together peacefully. For example, this Charoenkrung neighborhood where the faithful of 3 religions have co-existed for more than a century. Have…

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You are more than just your beauty – Amanda Obdam

“When you think of someone beautiful in Thailand, they have to be skinny, to be white and have long hair, and everyone thinks that way.” Miss Universe Thailand 2020, Amanda…

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Walk-A-Tif: Multicultural Society in Bangkok

Charoenkrung is one of the best known multicultural areas of Bangkok. This creative district is home to the most active art and cultural scene in town. It is located along…

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Don’t accept things because they are the way they are – Pranapda Phornprapa

“When you look around, you wonder why all the secretaries are women, and all the top managers are men.” The question which Pranapda Phornprapa has asked herself throughout her career…

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