What weird delicacy can diners order at an eatery in the northern province of Lamphun?
1. The terror you feel when you have shaky hands while holding a small bowl of nam pla. Handling the pungent fish sauce requires the same level of care and finesse as dealing with an explosive – one drop of the toxic spillage and you may smell like you sprayed yourself with bottled khlong water.
Strengthening morality and cleansing the country of corruption are repeatedly cited by the military junta as its reason for intervening in electoral democracy.
Bravo to the Phra Khanong Court for dismissing charges against Andy Hall (BP, Oct 30). Bravo indeed.
The World Bank's projection that Thailand will remain the slowest-growing economy in Southeast Asia up to 2016 brings back the contrasting memory of Thailand's giddy era in the late 1980s, when the country clocked double-digit growth rates as the epicentre of regional economic dynamism.
Finally, someone has come to their senses about the release of northern-style lanterns. Yi peng floating lanterns have become a big fad not only in Chiang Mai and some other provinces in the North, but also in Bangkok as people love to look at the glittering lights when hundreds of them are released in the sky at night.
What is the first dish that you learned to cook for yourself? Mine was a boiled egg — kai tome yang matoom (medium soft-boiled egg) — back when I was in elementary school. I cooked it myself because my family found I was too picky with food. They decided to let me boil my own egg after I complained that others' boiled eggs' had textures and yolks that were too soft or too hard. I was taught to add salt to the boiling water and time it for four minutes, no more or less. I became quite good at it. My boiled eggs are soft enough to be cut with a small thread of string.
Thai law allows foreigners — both foreign natural and juristic persons — who meet certain criteria to purchase and own condominium units in Thailand. This eligibility is, however, subject to the overarching directives of the Condominium Act, which stipulates two unwavering legal requirements:
High-level representatives from around Asia meet in Bangkok this week for a conference of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to discuss regional integration and its impact on the cross-border movement of people and goods.
The buzz over Thomas Piketty's book Capital in the Twenty-First Century may have subsided somewhat, but the analysis of its conclusions is far from complete. Consider its discussion of inheritance, which emphasises its rising share in household wealth over time.
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