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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Husband-Wife Food Cart Has Been Selling Addictive Roti for 32 Years

BANGKOK — Like clockwork, Teerapat kneads the dough, cracks the eggs, and fries the roti. He tosses cooked, golden squares to Pensri, who covers them with sugar and condensed milk, rolls them in paper, and collects money from customers.

Orphaned Teen Paints Landscapes of His Town for College Money

KALASIN — With each painting of lush wet rice fields with leaping catfish, each blooming lotus pond with palms in the background brings one 18-year-old boy closer to his dream of being an architect – and preserving his hometown’s beautiful environment.

Bounty Hunters Turn in Friends, Bloggers Who Post Booze Pics

BANGKOK — An admin who ran a Facebook page educating Thais on different types of craft beer said he was surprised health officials demanded a fine of 50,000 baht for “advertising” alcohol on social media. Officials told him they received a tip-off from someone.

For 45 Years in Yannawa, a Chicken Rice Shop Never Lost Its Charm

BANGKOK — From the walls of a chicken rice shophouse stare the kind eyes of the patriarch, who founded the shop almost half a century ago.

Elderly Group Makes Leaf Plates for Green-Conscious Vendors

LOEI — A group of elderly citizens and craftsmen with disabilities are selling biodegradable leaf plates for extra income during the coronavirus pandemic – and helping the environment at the same time.

‘Hygienic’ Carts Launched for a Better Street Food Culture

BANGKOK — New street food carts unveiled Wednesday by a university come with a promise to make the food culture cleaner and more friendly to the environment.

Tracing Website Now Includes Info of 5 Million People

BANGKOK — A Thai chef in state quarantine after returning from Bahrain tested positive for the coronavirus, the spokesman for the government’s...

3 New Virus Cases Found, Mall Tracing Site Questioned

BANGKOK — Officials said Monday three more people tested positive for the coronavirus, while questions are being raised at the efficiency of a virus tracing application touted by the authorities.

Meet Rural Health Volunteers, the Unsung Heroes on Virus Frontline

BANGKOK — As soon as a woman in her rural community registered a high fever, Auntie Arun alerted the local hospital doctors, who soon arrived in at least three cars, prepped to transport a COVID-19 patient.

Thais Feed Hungry Neighbors in Pandemic with ‘Sharing Pantries’

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — Jamnong Paewsoongnern, 65, was laid off from his security guard job at a hotel after the coronavirus pandemic broke out. Out of work, he rides his motorcycle around town all day to look for food donations.

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