Bangkok officials presented shutdown orders to pub and bar owners Friday night.

Bangkok Shuts Bars, Bans Alcohol in Restaurants; Pathum Thani Announces Shutdown

Covid-19 Evening Update: Rayong hospitals swamped, field hospitals to open in East, Buriram adds mandatory quarantines

Fearing New Covid-19 Outbreak, police, army raids illegal Bangkok casino

Bangkok, police and military officers tonight raided an illegal casino in Lak Si District, finding 89 Thais and foreigners mocking the current coronavirus outbreak...
Bangkok's Nana Plaza red-light complex will closed Dec. 29-Jan. 4 as Bangkok announces new restrictions on nightlife.

Bangkok Shuts Nightclubs, Massage Parlors, Animal Sports Through Jan. 4

Alcohol not banned as pubs with food can remain open with social distancing
A Thai returnee jumped from the seventh floor of the Patra Hotel on Soi Rama IX 31 in Bangkok on Sunday.

Thai Returnee Jumps to Death from Bangkok Quarantine Hotel

A Thai woman on her second day of quarantine after returning from South Korea died after falling five floors from a Bangkok hotel. Hua Mak...
Gov. Chaiwat Chuenkosoom today issued the order prohibiting concerts, boxing matches and cockfighting through Jan. 5.

Pathum Thani Bans Concerts, Sports Through Jan. 5

Pathum Thani on Wednesday joined the growing list of provinces banning New Year’s and other mass gathering that could spread the coronavirus. Gov. Chaiwat Chuenkosoom...
Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang gave the update on disease-control efforts in the capital while inspecting Covid-19 tests at the Or Tor Kor market on Monday.

Mass Coronavirus Testing Underway at 472 Bangkok Markets

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is testing people at 472 markets, focusing on migrant workers, and intends to test 5,000-8,000 people in a week. Gov. Aswin...

Christmas Eve to Bring ‘Gift’ of Deadly PM 2.5 Smog to...

Construction halted, schools cancel outdoor activities Dec. 24-29
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Want to Solve Bangkok’s Bad Air? Get Cars Off Roads, Experts...

Environmental academics on Monday brainstormed ideas for how to mitigate Bangkok’s air-pollution disaster, agreeing that a limit on the number of vehicles on the...
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Bangkok Shuts Schools, Sets Checkpoints to Keep Covid-19 Outbreak Out of...

City hall on Monday asked the public to call off their New Year’s Eve plans to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. The Bangkok...
Long lines formed Sunday for free coronavirus tests in Samut Sakhon.

Bangkok Cancels New Year’s as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 688 in...

Thailand’s public-health leaders are downplaying the risk of a coronavirus second wave, but Bangkok officials apparently don’t believe it, canceling all official New Year’s...
Krungthep Thanakom Co. tests its new electric boats on Monday in Bangkok.

Electric Ferry Service Begins Friday on Bangkok Canal

Passenger service using electric-powered boats will begin Friday on Bangkok’s Padung Krung Kasem Canal following a successful test run. Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang led senior...
Bangkok Bans Trucks to Control PM2.5

Bangkok Banned Trucks Without Planning Where to Park Them During Day

Bangkok banned big trucks but didn’t plan what to do with the heavy vehicles while they waited all day to enter the city limits. The...
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Bangkok Volunteers Clean Mess, Graffiti Left Behind by Anti-Government Protestors

Bangkok residents came out to clean up after this week’s messy protest outside the Royal Thai Police headquarters. Volunteers gathered Thursday in front of Pathumwanaram...
Bangkok Heavy Trucks Smog Smoke Black PM2.5

Bangkok Bans Big Trucks Dec. 1 to Control Smog

Bangkok will ban large trucks from city streets during daytimes for three months starting Dec. 1 to mitigate season smog that already has begun. Trucks...
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Insurers Start Estimating Damage Payments for Samut Prakan Gas Explosion

The Office of Insurance Commission on Saturday offered assistance to victims of the gas pipe explosion that killed three people and injured 50 others...
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Bangkok to Detail PM 2.5 Battle Plan Next Week

Bangkok City Hall will announce its plan to tackle fine-dust pollution next week and will implement it on Dec. 1. Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang said Friday...

Bangkok to Renovate Khlong Chong Nonsi Into New Tourist Attraction

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is planning to expand and renovate the walkways by Khlong Chong Nonsi to develop the downtown canal into a new...
Pink Yellow Line Bangkok Monorail Transit Train Cars Arrive Laem Chabang Port

Pink, Yellow Line Monorail Cars Arrive in Thailand

The first two monorail trains slated to run on Pink and Yellow lines in greater Bangkok arrived at Laem Chabang Port, even though the...
Nonthaburi Abuse Teacher School Kindergarten Thailand

Filipino, Thai Teachers Charged as Nonthaburi School-Abuse Scandal Widens

Corporal punishment is illegal in Thai schools, but rash of recent incidents shows it remains prevalent
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OAG to Proseute Abusive Teacher, Complicit Colleagues at Nonthaburi School

The Office of the Attorney-General will not only prosecute a teacher who hit kindergarteners at a well-known school in Nonthaburi but possibly other instructors...
Nimmit Siriwattapong Rape Chinese Bangkok

18-Month Fugitive Nabbed for 2019 Rape of Chinese Woman in Bangkok

Bangkok police captured a man wanted for allegedly raping a Chinese woman in her Bang Kapi apartment last year. Nimmit Siriwattapong, 37, was apprehended outside...
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Bangkok to Turn Khao San, Ang Ong Canal into Weekend ‘Walking...

Khao San Road and the street along Khlong Ong Ang Canal will be turned into “walking streets” the last weekends of the next three...
Lumpini Park is a rare oasis of green in the middle of Bangkok's Silom business district. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

‘Nuisance’ Trees, ‘Unnecessary’ Parks Taking Root as Bangkok Slowly Gets Greener

Environmental movement branches out, converting concrete-loving stalwarts