Bangkok's infamous Soi Cowboy red-light district will continues to lie in darkness until at least Jan. 16. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand Bars to Remain Closed Until Jan., CCSA Reaffirms

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday dashed hopes of a happy new year for Thailand’s bar and club operators, confirming nightlife entertainment...
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NSC to Reconsider Reopening of Bars, Clubs

The National Security Council next week will discuss relaxing coronavirus curbs on entertainment venues, bars, pubs, and karaoke clubs. National Security Council chief Gen. Supoj...
The Kangaroo "restaurant" is open and serving booze despite bars supposedly being closed in Phuket.

Bars ‘Remain Closed’ in Phuket; Don’t Tell Bangla Road

You wouldn’t know it from Bangla Road, but bars technically remain closed in Phuket. The central government claimed Monday that Phuket Province has been maintaining...
Nana Plaza, the red-light bar complex popular with tourists on Sukhumvit Soi 4, continues to be closed while straight-up watering holes masquerading as restaurants are back to normal business. Nightlife complexes such as Nana would remain closed through the new year under a proposal to be made to the CCSA Friday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand’s Bars, Clubs to Stay Closed Until 2022 Under Proposal to...

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday will consider a proposal to keep Thailand’s bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues closed thrugh the...
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Thai Tourism Minister Scrapes Egg Off Face After Lisa Snubs Him...

Thailand once again embarrassed itself on the world stage as K-pop star Lalisa ‘Lisa’ Manoban said she won’t be attending any new year’s concerts...
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Smitten Tourism Minister Wants ฿100 Million to Have Lisa Play Thailand...

Thailand’s tourism minister apparently has a thing for Lisa. Pipat Ratchakitprakarn confirmed Monday he is insisting on inviting Blackpink singer Lalisa “Lisa” Manobal to New...
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Thai-Aussie Anchilee Scott-Kemmis Redefines Miss Universe Thailand Pageant with #RealSizeBeauty Win

Anchilee Scott-Kemmis’ campaign go redefine Thailand’s beauty standards by celebrating diversity and individuality reached a new pinnacle when the Australian-Thai model was crowned Miss...
The 2020 Pattaya Music Festival had a smallish seating area and no standing or dancing crowds.

Pattaya Music Festival Bans Unvaccinated, Untested Fans

Only fully vaccinated and coronavirus-tested people will be admitted into the Pattaya Music Festival when it unfolds over four weekends in November and December. At...
In addition to lots of food, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is famous for is gruesome face piercing exhibitions.

Thai Festivals, Illuminated Boats, Reopened National Parks Light Up October

With coronavirus restrictions easing and domestic tourism restarting, festivals and events are being scheduled across the country. National parks also are reopening in the...
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Lisa ❤️ Pork Balls; So Now All Thais Do Too

The popularity of Thailand’s No. 1 K-Pop export Lalisa “Lisa” Manobal is driving demand for her music, traditional headdresses and pork balls. Customers this weekend...
The Edge of Daybreak, directed by Taiki Sakpisit, won the critics' prize at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. (Courtesy of Taiki Sakpisit)

Thai Films Enjoying Best Year Ever Abroad, But Remain Unseen at...

With cinemas closed since April, Thai movie lovers have been deprived of perhaps the greatest crop of homemade films ever
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WATCH: ‘Lalisa’ Video Hits 64 Million Views in 20 Hours, Giving...

Blackpink's Lisa sets Thai hearts aflutter by appearing in 1st solo video wearing an hand-made traditional Thai silk dress
Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s feature film ‘Memoria’ has won a Jury Prize at this month’s Cannes Film Festival.

Thai Director Wins at Cannes, Blasts Thai Gov’t for Covid-19 Mismanagement

Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s feature film ‘Memoria’ has won a Jury Prize at this month’s Cannes Film Festival.
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EXCLUSIVE: English Lyrics & Behind Scenes at Rap Against Dictatorship’s New...

Tyler Roney goes inside the music and brings RAD's message to the English-speaking world.

Line TV to Bring Thai Streaming Shows to U.S., 18 Other...

Omnipresent chat app Line is bringing its Line TV streaming service to the U.S. and 18 other countries, again widening the audience for Thai-made...
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With World Stage to Itself, Bangkok Art Biennale Aims to Cement...

With competition postponed or canceled, BAB defies pandemic to open Oct. 12
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Covid-19: The Movie, Coming Soon to Screen Near You

The Culture Ministry on Tuesday selected two movie scripts about the coronavirus pandemic it plans to turn into internationally distributed films. Wanchalerm Wattanaworakitkul and Woralak...
Thailand Zoos to Fully Reopen October 1

Thailand Zoos to Fully Reopen Oct. 1

The Zoological Park Organization will fully reopen its affiliated zoos nationwide Thursday with strict sanitary and safety standards for tourists. The ZPO has called on...
In addition to lots of food, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is famous for is gruesome face piercing exhibitions.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival to Proceed Despite No Foreign Tourists

Phuket will go ahead with its annual vegetarian festival Oct. 17-25 with strict disease control measures put in place. Phuket Deputy Gov. Wongsakorn Nunchukan said...
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Naga Fireball Festival Lights Up Khon Kaen Sept. 29

Nong Khai will hold its annual Naga Fireball Festival Sept. 29-Oct. 5. Gov. Ronnachai Chitrawiset said Wednesday that the Buddhist Lent falls on Oct. 2,...
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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...
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WATCH: Thai Beauty Contest Loser Throws Wobbler, Ending Pageant in Scandal

Southern Thailand’s biggest beauty pageant ended in hysterics and scandal after a losing contestant hijacked the ceremony and accused the judges of fixing the...
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Citing Stadium, Pub Easings, Musicians Demand Rules to Resume Concerts

Pubs have live music. Football stadiums soon will have fans. And Thailand has three months without a local coronavirus case. So musicians are demanding...
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Thai League to Reopen with Fans in Stands

CCSA panel OKs fans for all sports events, entry for Chinese fruit traders, but rejects later bar hours
Thonglor police have been allowing Bangkok's Soi Cowboy to remain open until 1 a.m., but bar owners want the official midnight-closing rule dropped.

Bar Closing Times Eyed as CCSA Meets to Plan 6th Round...

Covid-19 taskforce lauds nightlife operators for following rules, prompting speculation midngiht closing could be dropped July 31.
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