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16 Jun 2013 : Chaiwat Limlikhit-aksorn, head of Kaeng Krachan National Park, thought he'd heard it all, until a convicted poacher told him the going rate for an elephant's penis.
16 Jun 2013 : The chemical contamination of vegetables concerns many Bangkok residents _ but clean and safe fresh food may be as close as an elevator ride to the roof of your condo.
16 Jun 2013 : The first time, 12 years ago, it was an easy rescue. Her dad, a European man, kicked down the door, barged in and beat up the two bad guys with his fists, cracked their skulls with a beer bottle, and picked up his three-year-old daughter, Miss Jew Waew. He waved down a taxi and brought her to us at Mercy. He had heard that we took care of abandoned kids.
16 Jun 2013 : Six months after the disappearance in Vientiane of Sombath Somphone, the founder of an NGO set up to help rural youth, the Lao government is looking increasingly like the black sheep among its Asean neighbours.
16 Jun 2013 : After months of expectation and speculation, Bangkok residents finally are able to view the new town plan. The city planning department put the new regulations into effect on May 16 after three drafts and public consultation sessions. The overview suggests it is an improvement on previous plans, with zoning adjustments in some areas to reflect the current population density.
16 Jun 2013 : As the taxi pulled away from my hotel in Seoul I realised I had left my Amazon Kindle e-reader in my room. No problem, I thought, I'll just have them mail it. For reasons that remain beyond me, that was not possible and my quest for a replacement Kindle began. Despite the seemingly endless labyrinth of malls and merchandise-lined marketplaces throughout Thailand, one cannot find everything, and imports ordered on the internet can fill the void. But what will it actually cost to get that purse from Nordstrom's, the Barbour jacket or the Amazon Kindle to your condo in Hua Hin?
09 Jun 2013 : From the caged ape on the roof of Bangkok's Pata shopping mall to the kickboxing chimpanzees at Safari World in Chiang Mai, animal advocates have long been appalled by what takes place at Thailand's private zoos.
09 Jun 2013 : Despite the dull name, Qualified Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) are a hot topic. For any expat who once worked in the UK and has a frozen or deferred pension, there are persuasive reasons to export it, especially if it is a defined-contribution scheme in which an investment pot belongs to you. Defined-benefit schemes, where a calculated pension will be paid, are often difficult to evaluate and many expats make the mistake of not scrutinising them properly.
09 Jun 2013 : These days online shopping is hugely popular but many people, myself included, approach these transactions with trepidation. This article should put everyone at ease.
02 Jun 2013 : There are more than 7.5 million registered vehicles on the roads of Bangkok, almost one for every resident of a city of nine million people.
02 Jun 2013 : Officials in charge of overseeing the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex are scrambling to come up with a plan to stave off a potential downgrade by Unesco's World Heritage Committee this month.
02 Jun 2013 : The economic outlook and business sentiment are two undeniable factors that dictate the trends in the global office market. As economic growth in Asia-Pacific began to gather pace in the first quarter of the year, the region's office market outlook is turning more positive following a period of cooling, particularly in leasing activity in the banking and finance sectors.