Thailand Bangkok BKK Food Bank

Bangkok to Launch Government-Run Food Bank

An initiative to improve food security in Bangkok while reducing waste has been launched with the involvement of the capital’s 50 district offices. The offices...
Thai police face off against largely peaceful anti-government protestors Aug. 16, 2021. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Bangkok Sets 7 Zones for Legal Protests

Bangkok Gov. Chadchart Sittipunt announced seven area to accommodate demonstrations in line with the Public Assembly Act. The venue plan is aimed at keeping order...
PM2.5 Dust Fine Smog Air POllution Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok Unveils Another Plan to Combat PM2.5 Air Pollution

Bangkok on Wednesday unveiled yet another plan to improve the city’s ability to deal ultra-fine particulate matter, noting that more accurate and transparent data...
Four people were injured and 40 shacks were destroyed by fire in a Bangkok slum Tuesday.

4 Hurt, 30 Homes Razed in Bangkok Slum Fire

Four people were injured and 40 shacks were destroyed by fire in a Bangkok slum Tuesday. The blaze in the Bon Kai neighborhood on Rama...
Bangkok Police seize 6,000 packs illegally imported cigarettes chinese national arrested

6,000 Packs Cigarettes Seized from Chinese Man’s Bangkok Business

Bangkok police arrested a Chinese man with more than 6,000 packs of illegally imported cigarettes. Krua Baan Cha Teochew on Kanlapaphruek Road and a house...
marijuana Cannabis smoking Thailand illustration

Chadchart Vows to Keep Pot Out of Bangkok Schools

Bangkok Gov. Chadchart Sittipunt vowed to keep newly legal marijuana out of schools as the government decriminalized cannabis without setting and rules or age...
Activists March In Support Of Marijuana Legalisation

Noses Stuffed? Bangkok Cops Claim They’ve Seen No Pot Smokers

Perhaps their noses are clogged, but Bangkok police claim they’ve not spotted anyone smoking pot in public since cannabis was decriminalized June 9. Pol. Maj....
Meth, ecstasy and ketamine are scattered across the floor after a raid at the 77 Society Pub.

Weekend Club Raids, Violation of Midnight Closing Scuttle Hopes of CCSA...

Thailand is unlikely to extend operating hours for nightlife venues this week following widespread violation of legal closing times and two weekend drug raids...
Bangkok Nightlife Bars Clubs RCA Taxi Beats Chinese Tourist

Cabbie Beats Tourist with Iron Bar in Fare Dispute at Bangkok...

A Bangkok taxi driver attacked a Chinese tourist with an iron bar in a fare dispute at a Bangkok entertainment complex. The driver, identified only...
Thais Wearing Face Masks in Chiang Mai Thailand Coronavirus Covid-192

CCSA to Consider Dropping Masks Outdoors, Longer Bar Hours

. New Bangkok governor, Health Ministry backing changes
Bangkok Gov. Chadchart Sittipunt

New Bangkok Governor Ready to End Mask Mandate, Extend Bar Hours

Newly elected Bangkok Gov. Chadchart Sittipunt said he would quickly discuss an end to the face-mask mandate and extending operating hours of the city’s...
Bangkok Thailand Prison Inmates Convicts Sewers public works

Bangkok Back on the Chain Gang Again

. Convicts to be put to work scraping out capitals sewers
The government and Bangkok continue to fight over the 30-year extension to the BTS Skytrain's Green Line. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Prayut Pledges to Work with Chadchart on BTS Green Line Extension

. In 2014, junta leader Prayut arrested Bangkok's new governor in coup.
Bangkok Ratchada-Rajapruek underpass

Chadchart, Opposition Parties Inspect 600-Day-Delayed Bangkok Underpass

Bangkok Governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt and city councilors-elect from the Pheu Thai and Democrat parties on Tuesday inspected the delayed construction of the Ratchada-Rajapruek underpass,...

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...
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