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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Firestorm Rips Through Bangkok’s Yingcharoen Market

About 10% of Bang Kaen District market destoyed in early-morning blaze

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...
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BTS Green Line Opens 4 New Stations

Four new stations on the BTS Green Line opened, with free rides until year-end.

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...
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
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BTS, MRT, Buses Adjust Schedule After Thailand Curfew Shortened

With Thailand’s national curfew shortened by an hour, the last Bangkok train is now an hour later.
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.

Photo View: Goodbye Scala

Cinephiles, architecture geeks & history buffs bid adieu to Thailand's last great movie palace
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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 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...

Photo View: Bangkok Starts Sept. With Soggy, Miserable Rush Hour

Six hours of steady, often torrential, rain produced yet another miserable commute for Bangkokians weary of rainy-season floods that never end. Thunderclaps and lightning exploded...
Panthera Group Donates Food, Necessities to Nana Plaza Workers Unemployed by Covid-19

Panthera Group Donates Food, Necessities to Nana Plaza Workers Unemployed by...

Panthera Group, Thailand’s leading integrated operator of hospitality, law and marketing businesses and owner of the Nana Plaza entertainment complex in Bangkok, has donated...
The aftermath of a 2020 fire that destroyed 25 homes and hurt three in 2020 in Bangkok's Khlong Toei slum. Another fire on Aug. 5 leveled or damaged 31 houses.

American Priest Raising Funds to Help Khlong Toei Slum Fire Victims

A Catholic priest is raising funds to help rebuild homes destroyed in a fire inside one of the most disadvantaged communities of Bangkok. Twenty-five slum...
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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...

Rising Chao Phraya Prompts Flood Warnings

The Royal Irrigation Department warns of the rising level of the Chao Phraya River due to heavy downpours in the upper part of the...
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Bangkok Motorcyclist Kills Self on Midnight Drive to Celebrate End of...

A Lopburi man who decided to celebrate the end of the national curfew with a midnight motorcycle ride killed himself when he ran into...
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 homeless man sprawls on a sidewalk beside a high-end shopping mall in central Bangkok. (Photo: UCA News)

Down & Out in The Big Mango

Homelessness has surged with Covid-19 while Thailand's rich just got richer.
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...
Scala Bangkok Thailand Cinema Movie Theater Closing

Curtain Drops on Scala’s 50-Year Run in Bangkok Movie History July...

Even a UNESCO historical designation could not save Thailand’s last classic movie house. Scala, an icon of art deco architecture, will drop the curtain on...
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...
Bangkok Masks Covid-19 Coronavirus

No Decline in Bangkok Covid-19 Cases Until Late Aug. as Thailand...

Thailand on Tuesday reported another near-record number of coronavirus cases with the Disease Control Department saying it doesn’t expect Covid-19 infections in Bangkok to...
Drunk Surgeon Kills 2 in Bangkok Traffic Accident

Surgeon Charged with Drunk Driving in Fatal Porsche Crash

Bangkok police on Wednesday charged a surgeon with drunk driving after he smashed his Porsche into a Honda, killing two people. The fatal accident occurred...
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