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Books 07 Jul 2019 | 8:00 AM

Booked Out: How and when you're introduced to an author’s work matters

Sometimes, how and when you are first introduced to an author’s works matter. Young adult fiction works by Isabel Allende influenced the columnist's opinion of Allende's great work, 'The House Of The Spirits' when she read it as an adult.

Travel 03 Nov 2018 | 6:00 AM

Female motortaxi drivers on the rise in Bangkok

More female motortaxi drivers are choosing to brave the risky traffic-logged roads of Bangkok and discrimination for the flexible work schedule, which allows them ownership over their lives.

Environment 19 Jun 2018 | 7:01 AM

Thailand’s Maya Bay begins restoration

Just like Boracay in the Philippines, the ailing Thai beach – Maya Bay – has closed its doors to tourists in a bid to restore the place to its beautiful state once again.

Books 13 May 2018 | 8:00 AM

Charmaine Craig’s epic novel 'Miss Burma' based on her own mother

Charmaine Craig reveals how her new book, about a beauty queen of Karen ethnicity who becomes a political revolutionary with a price on her head, is based on her mother,

Animals 05 Aug 2017 | 6:04 AM

Yangon is going crazy for pet cafes

Two coffee shops in Yangon are offering animal lovers a chance to escape the monsoon as the global pet cafe craze sweeps into the rapidly changing city.

Animals 01 Jul 2017 | 6:02 AM

Big business in bird's nest in Myanmar seaside town

Chinese demand for edible bird’s nest has seen the industry soar in Myanmar.