Analysis: Bangkok Awakens to New Hope With Chadchart, Progressives Set to...

Chadchart Sittipunt began his first day as Bangkok’s unofficial 17th governor with a 5 a.m. run through Lumpini Park, with reporters trying to keep...
Bangkok governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt makes a victory speech Sunday night.

8 Years to Day After Coup Arrest, Chadchart Voted Bangkok Governor...

Eight years ago Sunday, Chadchart Sittipunt was arrested, handcuffed and detained during the 2014 coup. On May 22 he was elected democratically in a...
Bangkok Traffic Congestion Cars Roads Thailand

Schools Back in Session; Bangkok Traffic Back to Awful

Schools are back in session and traffic is back to horrendous in Bangkok. Commuters faced congestion in many areas in the capital Tuesday as more...
Bangkok Chao Phraya Cable Bridge Suspension Rama IX

New Chao Phraya Bridge 72% Complete

The Chao Phraya River’s widest cable-stayed bridge scheduled to open in 2023 is now 72% complete, the Expressway Authority of Thailand said. The two-kilometer, eight-lane...
The Chao Phraya River is barely detectable in this view of Khlong Toei Tuesday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Like Broken Record, Bangkok Again Pledges to Raise Air Quality to...

City Hall said – one more time – it intends to address air pollution issues in all areas and work to bring air quality...
Samut PRakan Thailand Fermented Water Pollution Smell

Samut Prakan Locals Ferment Fruit, Molasses to Combat Rank, Polluted Canals

Residents of Samut Prakan’s Muang District are using bio-fermented water to clean up rotten water in foul-smelling natural canals. The bio-fermented water can be made...
THailand Pass Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok

Bangkok Bars to Reopen, Face Masks Dropped in ‘Endemic Sandbox’ Plan

. Thailand Pass to end for Thai nationals this month under Health Ministry proposal
Thailand Police Slavery Fishing Raid

Police Raid 3 Locations in Battle Against Fishing Industry Slavery

The Central Investigation Bureau raided six locations in Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi and Chanthaburi provinces to tackle slavery in the fishing industry. The raids followed the...
Thais Wearing Face Masks

Bangkok Prepares to Declare Covid-19 Endemic

Bangkok is working on plans to transition Covid-19 to endemic status coronavirus conditions have improved. Permanent Secretary for Public Health Kiattiphum Wongrajit on Monday met...
Department of Industrial Works staffers meet with executives from Krungthep Thanakom Co. at the On Nut incinerator Monday.

On Nut Incinerator Shut Down After Ignoring Odor Complaints

A Bangkok waste-to-energy incinerator has been shut down after On Nut residents complained about the plant’s smell. Wanchai Phanomchai, director-general of the Department of Industrial...
Electricity Power Utility Poles Wires Samut PRakan Low Hanging

Tall Streets or Short Poles? Samut Prakan Ducks Low-Hanging Power Lines

Watch out for low-hanging wires in Samut Prakan. Residents of Bang Bo District are complaining that electrical wires from short utility poles leave dangerous lines...
Thonburi Women Correctional Institute

Bangkok Prison Guard Fired for Extorting Inmate’s Family

The Corrections Department fired a prison guard pending disciplinary and criminal investigations into alleged extortion of an inmate’s daughter. The dismissal followed a complaint to...
central world police stabbing bangkok thailand mall

Bangkok Mall Slasher Left Jobless, Homeless by Covid-19 Pandemic

A “confused” homeless man was arrested after allegedly stabbing two women with a box cutter at a Bangkok shopping mall. Identified by Thai-language media as...

Bangkok to Celebrate 240th Anniversary with April 20-24 Festival

Bangkok is preparing a series of cultural events to commemorate the city’s 240th anniversary as the nation’s capital. The activities are intended to demonstrate the...
Bangkok police seize water guns on Khao San Road in Bangkok on Thursday.

Thai Fun Police Get Revenge on Songkran Water Warriors in Bangkok,...

Police and soldiers descended on Bangkok’s Khao San Road Thursday, a day after young Thais and foreign expats created a national security risk by...
Thais and tourists water fight on Khao San Road Wednesday night.

PHOTO VIEW: Thais, Tourists Rise Up, Ignore Songkran Water Ban

After two years of having their Songkran fun snuffed out, young Thais, joined by growing numbers of foreign tourists, are ignoring bans on water...
Thailand Election Filing Voting Bangkok Poll Ballots

Election Filing Opens for Bangkok Governor

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has begun accepting applications for Bangkok governor candidates and has stated that the upcoming election will be held. According to Chalermpol...
Songkran Drinking Alcohol Thailand

Bangkok Bans Alcohol at Songkran Events

Thailand’s war on alcohol continued Tuesday with Bangkok outlawing drinking at venues hosting Songkran festive events and requiring prior permission for group gatherings during...
Ampar 8 caught fire in Thailand killing one and injuring a second crewmember (Photo: Boonwipa Rescue Foundation)

Chao Phraya Tanker Fire’s Cause Remains Mystery

Officials are investing why an oil tanker carrying 3.2 million liters of crude oil suddenly burst into flames on the Chao Phraya River, killing...
Bangkok garbage collectors face a bigger job ever year. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Bangkok Grappling with Growing Garbage Crisis

. Mountain of trash grows higher every year as recycling fails to take root
Songkran Silom Road Bangkok Thailand Water Fights Splashing Throwing Wars

Khaosan, Silom Water Fights Could Get Bangkok OK Monday

Bangkok health officials will decide Monday whether to exempt Silom and Khaosan roads from the national ban on water splashing during Songkran. The Communicable Disease...
Thailand Government Lottery Tickets

2 Million Lottery Tickets Seized in Nonthaburi, Loei

Police and Government Lottery Office officials seized about 2 million government lottery tickets from Mungkornfa Lottery Co., which it alleged was using them as...
Samut Prakan Smog PM2.5 Air Pollution

Bangkok’s Bad Air Choking Samut Prakan Residents Already Hit by Car,...

Residents of the Samut Prakan Province have been suffering from an “alarming” level of fine dust into the air, with commuters and workers being...
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WATCH: Soi 7 Bar Raided for Underage Girls; 14-, 15-Year-Olds Found...

Three underage girls, the youngest just 14, were found when Interior Ministry officials and Bangkok police raided a bar in the Sukhumvit Soi 7...
Bangkok pattaya elections poll stations Thailand

On 8th Anniversary of Coup, Bangkok, Pattaya Finally Will Go to...

Bangkok and Pattaya voters will get to cast ballots for their local leaders for the first time nearly 10 years on May 22, the...
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