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...
somtam shop owner fined for beer photo

Somtam Seller Fined ฿17,000 for Thumb-Sized Beer Photo on Wall Menu

Out-of-control Health Ministry inspectors perverting booze law to extort massive fines for minor infractions.
Khao San Bangkok Walking Street Road Thailand

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...
A Rayong public-health workers sprays disinfectant on city streets Monday night.

Short-Term Visits Halted, Egyptians Banned Following Foreign-Visit Snafus

Harsh blowback to force foreign diplomats to enter state quarantine after hundreds potentially exposed to coronavirus following Thai government lapses.
boa bites thailand man sitting on toilet

Toilet Break Turns to Toilet Snake for Nonthaburi Teen

A teenager who forgot one of Thailand’s most-important rules – look before you squat – got bit in the groin when he sat on...
Chao Phraya River Boat Cruise Sinks Bangkok Thailand

75 Narrowly Avoid Swim in Chao Phraya After Party Boat Sinks...

Seventy-five people narrowly avoided a swim in Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River when their party boat began to sink Sunday night. Khlong San police were notified...
Bangkok Traffic 33rd Worst 2019 Inrix

Once World’s Worst, Bangkok’s Traffic Falls to 33rd

While the ranking improved, number of hours lost to congestion actually 34% higher
A young resident of the Bangkok's Klong Toey community has his temperature taken as he takes part in testing for the Covid-19 novel coronavirus

Thailand Separating Children from Parents When Covid-19 Breaks Out at Home,...

Behind Thailand’s coronavirus field hospitals, “hosptels” and “community isolation centers” lurks a secret that authorities were prefer stay hidden: the government is separating children...
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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...
The Sky Park Bridge creates green walkways on an abandoned train path over a road bridge, linking two riverside parks.

Photo View: Bangkok’s New Chao Phraya Sky Park Turns Urban Eyesore...

A derelict transit project becomes a 2,380-sqm. 'garden bridge' linking Bangkok, Thonburi
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

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...
KhaoSan Road Bangkok Thailand

Bang Lamphu, Khao San Deserted Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Business in Bangkok’s Khaosan Road area has evaporated after news broke that a coronavirus-infected deejay had worked at a pub flouting social distancing rules. The...
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...
Khaosan Road Bangkok Thailand Renovation Revamp Facelift Complete

Squeaky-Clean Khaosan Road Ready to Reopen in August

Old hippies whine that the backpacker strip has been sanitized of its soul.
The EU official was sent to Bangkok's Centre Point Grande alternative state quarantine hotel.

All Diplomats to Be Quarantined After EU Official Blocked From Bangkok...

A second foreign diplomat has sparked coronavirus fears after trying to self-quarantine at her Bangkok condo. Management at the Khlong Toei residential tower stopped the...
Khaosan Road Bangkok Thailand

Khaosan Road Sets Full Reopening With New Limits on Street Vendors

Fake licenses out, OTOP kitsch in when 2 shifts of 240 hawkers return next month
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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...
A bar complex on Sukhumvit Soi 4 is shut down amid the coronavirus crisis. Operators hope to reopen in February (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Bangkok to Ease Shutdown Friday; Limits on Bars, Restaurants to Remain

13 business sectors get OK to reopen, but pubs to stay closed, restaurant hours limit, alcohol ban to continue
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
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...
Woman Dies During Sex in Nonthaburi Thaialnd

Woman Dies During Sex in Nonthaburi Hotel

A 54-year-old Nonthaburi woman flipped the usual script about men dying during sex, succumbing herself to an apparent heart attack during foreplay today. Paramedics found...
Saen Saeb Canal Bangkok Electric Boat Test Run Thailand

Electric Boat Tested for Bangkok Saen Saeb Canal Service

The Marine Department called the first test run of an electric boat for the Saen Saeb Canal a success, saying it will improve passenger...

70 Families Homeless as Fire Destroys 5 Buildings in Bangkok’s Khlong...

(Updated Friday) – More than 70 families are homeless after fire swept through five buildings in Bangkok’s Khlong San District Wednesday night, injuring three...

Two SE Asia Gun-Runners Captured in Bangkok With Pistols, Grenades

Special Division police on Saturday arrested two Southeast Asian men accused of selling guns and explosives. The Singaporean, identified only as “Bink”, 26, and Indonesian...
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