Category: Travel Stories in Newspapers

Ban Sa in Surin is a thriving silk producing community

Bangkok Post: Spinning a yarn, Surin style
Date:
22 July 2017

In business, being authentic is often identified with being able to carve out a niche for oneself; in a small silk spinning village in the northeastern province of Surin, locals have learned just that: that being true to their craft can allow them to command a higher price for their wares while keeping the pulse of traditional culture beating.

LOCATION: Surin

What has happened to Khana Ratsadon’s architectural heritage?

Bangkok Post: What has happened to Khana Ratsadon’s architectural heritage?
Date: 25 June 2017

Eighty-five years after Khana Ratsadon staged a coup which ended Thailand’s absolute monarchy, its architectural heritage faces oblivion. Some buildings have been forgotten. Some have been demolished. Most are not protected by the law. Just like Khana Ratsadon’s controversial figures who have been given different accounts of their acts. Chatri Prakitnonthakan, associate professor at Silpakorn University’s Faculty of Architecture, a specialist in Khana Ratsadon’s architectural legacy, reviews their current status.

Location: Bangkok