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  • 28 Jul0
    Tales along the River III: Historical Bridges Over the Chao Phraya

    Tales along the River III: Historical Bridges Over the Chao Phraya

    Post by Withaya

    The first bridge crossing over the Chao Praya River has been built since 1922. Nowadays, there are several bridges connecting two sides of Bangkok. These bridges have brought social and economic changes to the city. With a slow journey up the river, I was brought back to the time when I was young and many stories about those bridges came back to me.

     
  • 21 Jul0
    Tales along the River… Part II

    Tales along the River… Part II

    Post by Withaya

    When I was traveling abroad, I loved to take the tours by various types of transportation, including bus, rented car, train, boat, etc. The journey by different modes of transportation gives me different views from different angles. My recent trip on board the Mekhala to Ayutthaya gave me totally amazing journey.

     
  • 13 Jul0
    RICE: Sustaining Life in Thailand

    RICE: Sustaining Life in Thailand

    Post by chananya

    For years, Thailand was the biggest producer of rice in the global market. We pride ourselves on our rice expertise as a main producer of one of the most sought after rice “White Jasmine “. We even perfected the cultivation processes to have 2 harvests per year. Unfortunately, we have driven ourselves out of the world market lately.

     
  • 7 Jul0
    Tales along the River… Part I

    Tales along the River… Part I

    Post by Withaya

    Bangkok is a city that has a river runs through it, separating the city into two sides – the Phra Nakorn side and the Thonburi side. In fact, these two sections were once separate cities. Thonburi became part of Bangkok in 1971.

     
  • 30 Jun0
    Thai Silk …. From Cocoons to a Piece of Art

    Thai Silk …. From Cocoons to a Piece of Art

    Post by Withaya

    We don’t know exactly when silk fabric was introduced and involved with the human’s life. It might be an accidental discovery by the Chinese over 3,000 years ago when they noticed some worms produced magnificent fibers like ‘silk’. Nowadays, it is not only a delicate textile but also boasted as a piece of art for its production technique, pattern and design.

     
  • 23 Jun0
    Thai Massage –Ancient Wisdom for Healthy Living

    Thai Massage –Ancient Wisdom for Healthy Living

    Post by Withaya

    With the modern lifestyle of long working hours and the time spent on computers, smart phones and tablets, we are now suffering from pain on our neck, shoulders and backs. For Thais, the most efficient method to release the stress of the muscle is traditional massage. Thai massage has been used to release stress for centuries and it still works well at present.

     
  • 17 Jun0
    Thai Puppets: From Entertainment to a Work of Art

    Thai Puppets: From Entertainment to a Work of Art

    Post by Withaya

    Thai puppetry is a visual feast that is definitely worth seeing. This performing art is beautiful and elegant.