Gardening: Not all snakes are deadly

Gardening: Not all snakes are deadly

PHUKET: A friend discovered a snake on his balcony the other day and asked me what it was. With alternate broad bands of yellow and black and a triangular-shaped body, it could only have been a banded krait. Fortunately, he stood well back and allowed the creature to slither away into the garden. I say fortunately because all kr

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Profile: Dr Tanwa Apornthip's love of science and Phuket

Profile: Dr Tanwa Apornthip's love of science and Phuket

PHUKET: Dr Tanwa Apornthip is currently a faculty member at Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Phuket campus. He recently obtained his PhD from the University of Virginia and joined the interdisciplinary graduate school of Earth System Science and Andaman Natural Disaster Management (ESSAND) at PSU. Hailing from a scientific fa

- Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 11:00 AM

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Law, life and Society: Reassessing the Thai education system

Law, life and Society: Reassessing the Thai education system

PHUKET: The Thai education system was recently featured in the Economist. The article, titled ‘Poor schools are at the heart of Thailand’s political malaise’, was published on January 19, 2017 and discussed Thailand’s international education rankings in the recently released ‘Program for International Student Asse

- Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 03:00 PM

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Gardening: Marvelous benefits of the neem tree

Gardening: Marvelous benefits of the neem tree

PHUKET: I have written in these columns before about the sadao tree, or azadiracha indica, which we gardeners in Thailand know as neem. But my interest was re-kindled by a reader from Hua Hin who wrote to say he was “looking for a supplier of neem from the sadao tree”. I presume he wants to use it as an organic pesti

- Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 11:00 AM

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