There is an area of forest in the Khao Yai National Park in which every tree -- large and small -- is being monitored without any respect for their privacy. The trees' permanent locations and other bits of vital personal data are all stored in a computer database and used to probe the trees and their activities.
The scourge of global warming on humanity and forests, coupled with systematic destruction of the environment by humans, has left our planet on the verge of collapse. The need to secure sustainable development of what remains is pivotal to the future of mankind.
A 19th-century Chanthaburi mansion turned into a boutique hotel and museum on Tuesday was named one of four winners of Awards of Merit in the annual Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation .
As an inaugural show for the Bangkok Citycity Gallery, Wisut Ponnimit presents "Melo House", a maze-like space installation in which viewers take the role of Mamuang, his well-known character, and make choices that determine her actions and how the story will turn out.
What do the words diaspora and identity mean to you? For many years Southeast Asians have moved from region-to-region and country-to-country, creating multicultural and cosmopolitan societies in their wake.
No secret can be kept in the cyberworld. The latest example, which has been a kind of media explosion, is the Ashley Madison scandal, an "adultery website" that was recently hacked and thus the names of men cheating on their wives were exposed. Named after two popular American girls' names, the website targets married people who go for the motto: "Life is short. Have an affair".
One Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's many ideas is the "New Bangkok Landmark", in the form of a 14km-long bicycle way that would, if launched, be built along the Chao Phraya. This caused some panic attacks among local architects. After the idea was thrown around earlier in the year, prominent Thai architects voiced their disagreement and suggested that at least the design -- an expressway-like structure built into the water along the river bank -- be revised, if not abandoned altogether. The cost of the project is said to be around 14 billion baht.
Waste is a common problem faced in every society. Given the fact that waste management practices are not uniform throughout all countries, finding the right one that causes less environmental damage is still a challenge we face today.
With so many disposable hotel toiletries and spa knick knacks on the bathroom shelf, most times we do tend to question the quality. You never really know which ones are any good, but next time you check in to a hotel, one international name to definitely remember and look out for is June Jacobs. Not one to be seen on your typical visit to Watsons, this is a luxury couture spa brand that is only found in the hotel and spa rooms of five-star hotels, such as the Hyatt Group chain. As of now, these antioxidant wonders will also be available in Thai Sephora stores for the first time, allowing yourself to get pampered right in the comfort of your own home. If you've never heard of June Jacobs before, this is one of the contemporary skincare brands that has brought the concept of luxury into spas, back in the days before luxury spas existed.
Igor Stravinsky was a young, virtually unknown composer when he was recruited by Sergei Diaghliev to create works for Diaghliev's Ballets Russe. Firebird and Petrushka were composed first and then the seminal Le Sacre Du Printemps. Subtitled "Pictures Of Pagan Russia", Le Sacre Du Printemps -- or The Rite Of Spring -- caused a scandal and a near-riot at the premiere on May 29, 1913. Almost as soon as the curtain rose, the audience began to react strongly to the performance, starting with whistles and proceeding to hisses and howls as the dancers appeared.
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