Archive For The “Culture” Category

Harvest Time Modernizing In Thailand

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Harvest Time Modernizing In Thailand

The rice harvesting season is just about over and farmers large and small have been gathering in the precious crop throughout the Province. Having been raised on a farm in England, I am well aware of the importance of harvest time. The weather can be both friend and enemy. Rain is needed to make the…

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“Hello English!” Roadshow Completes Ten-School Tour

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“Hello English!” Roadshow Completes Ten-School Tour

A programme aimed at making English fun for students has just completed a tour of 10 schools in Thailand. The “Hello English! On Stage” programme was created and performed by NJ Digital which is under the Nation Multimedia Group umbrella. The programme, aimed at delivering English knowledge in an entertaining style for high-school students, has…

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Study Finds High Pesticide Levels In Local Food

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Study Finds High Pesticide Levels In Local Food

Following a recent article regarding pesticides in some supermarket produce, a more damning report has emerged. Recent research has disclosed that serious contamination from persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and herbicides in food and the environment poses health threats to the Thai public. The research, from Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand (EARTH) and Thailand Pesticide…

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Nursery Teacher In Child Abuse Report Apologizes To Child’s Parents

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Nursery Teacher In Child Abuse Report Apologizes To Child’s Parents

Yesterday, we ran a story about physical abuse suffered by a small child at the hands of a nursery teacher. The teacher concerned who works in a school in Lat Krabang district has apologised to the parents after a video clip which showed she was unreasonably mistreating a child, about 3-4 years old, in her…

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More Sickening Violence In Thai Kindergarten

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More Sickening Violence In Thai Kindergarten

Thai media is increasingly asking the question: “When is the violence perpetrated against children in Thai schools going to stop?” Media comment on a latest CCTV video said that the violence is a “common occurrence” in Thai schools. The headline said: Here we go again. Netizens are again quoted as being outraged by the violence….

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Bhuddism in Buriram

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Bhuddism in Buriram

We see it all around us on a daily basis in Buriram. People humbly feeding monks in the morning, various different fantastical parades, glorious temples, somewhat dangerous rocket festivals, plus many other wonderfully curious events right in front of our eyes. But do we understand it? Do we really know what all this great fuss…

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The Buriram Man Who Met Neil Armstrong

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The Buriram Man Who Met Neil Armstrong

I had heard before a little about the man who is reputed to have been in Buriram for some forty five years. Obviously possessing a rich tapestry of both experience and knowledge of Thailand, Karl Kunz was an intriguing possible interview. He is a man you may well have seen whizzing past you on a…

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Isaan Microwave

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Isaan Microwave

Secretly, the Thais have invented an outdoor microwave. Not to be outdone by modern technology, these clever chaps have been baking chicken in a makeshift microwave for decades. Their cunning device is constructed using only a metal box, a glass bottle (filled with water), and some dried grass. The outdoor “microwave” can cook a whole…

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Buriram Mother Reports Teacher Following Her Daughter’s Alleged Beatings And Sexual Harassment

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Buriram Mother Reports Teacher Following Her Daughter’s Alleged Beatings And Sexual Harassment

A Buriram mother has gone to a local school to register a complaint with the director about an abusive and manipulative PE teacher. Armed with text message evidence of Line conversations she claims the PE teacher called “Nerm” not only assaulted her daughter for trivial rule breaking but sent her naked pictures and demanded sex….

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Annual Buriram Agricultural Show 2017

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Annual Buriram Agricultural Show 2017

The annual Buriram Agricultural Show was held at Buriram Agricultural College on Friday and Saturday , November 10 and 11. It is a very popular event and attendances were high, as proved by the difficulty of finding a parking place. As well as there being a large amount of cattle and farm machinery on display,…

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