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Inside the Sukhumvit Soi 7 beer bar complex, where only the Moonshine Pub has a restaurant license. How do the other bars operate? Sorry, dumb question. (Photo: Twitter)

Bars, Slums to Blame for Bangkok’s New Covid-19 Wave, City Hall Says

Bars and slums are responsible for spread of the coronavirus omicron variant in Bangkok, city hall believes. Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, spokesman for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration,...
Thailand Covid-19 Coroanvirus Testing Swabs ATK

Bangkok Covid-19 Mass Testing Site Opens Tuesday

The Ministry of Public Health has announced the opening of a new Covid-19 testing center, which will operate only on weekdays from Jan. 11-21. The...
Inside the Sukhumvit Soi 7 beer bar complex, where only the Moonshine Pub has a restaurant license. How do the other bars operate? Sorry, dumb question. (Photo: Twitter)

Bangkok’s Dodgy Nightlife Scene Sees Shutdowns After Fueling Covid-19 Outbreak

As in Pattaya and elsewhere, Bangkok’s nightlife scene – driven by bars operating as “restaurants’ or through bribes to corrupt police – are driving...
Convicted fraudster and former Bangkok MP Sira Jenjaka from Palang Pracharath Party, right, can't run again, but he got his wife, Saranrat, left, to run to be his puppet.

Wife to Run for Bangkok Seat of Disgraced MP

. While no poll yet has been set for Bangkok governor, the MP by-election will be held Jan. 30

PHOTO VIEW: Pattaya’s Nightlife Reopens, Proving Bar Closure Order a Farce

One might be able to rationalize how a Soi 7 beer bar offering up quick-slop Thai food could be considered a restaurant, but in...
Ong Ang Canal Saphan Han Bridge Market Renovation Bangkok Thailand-2

Stripped of Old Vibe, Bangkok’s Street Markets Search for New Identity, Patrons

It won international awards, but the years-long revamp of Bangkok’s Ong-Ang and Saphan Han Bridge markets gutted both sites of their history, culture and...
Bangkok Thailand Smog PM2.5 Dust Smoke Air Pollution

PM2.5 Air Pollution Warning for Bangkok Wed-Sat.

Bangkok is expected to face increased air pollution next week  with authorities urging residents to wear face masks and avoid non-essential outdoor activities for...
Bangkok Khaosan Road Nightlife Bars Backpackers tourists

Longer Booze Hours Bring Bigger Crowds to Khaosan ‘Restaurants’

The extension of booze-selling has brought bigger crowds to bars masquerading as restaurants on Khaosan Road. The nightlife strip in Bangkok’s Phra Nakhon District –...
An aerial view of Benjakitti Forest Park in November. More work remains to be done.

Largely Accessible Now, Expanded Banjakitti Park Set for Feb. Completion

Bangkok’s largest forest park in Klong Toei District is scheduled to be opened early next year. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha posted on his Facebook page...
BMA improving footpaths in Pathumwan-Ratchaprasong area

Bangkok Rebuilding Sidewalks in Pathumwan-Ratchaprasong Area

City hall is improving sidewalks along Rama 1 Road and beautifying the downtown cityscape to provide a fresh look to returning international tourists. Bangkok authorities...
Royal Turf Club Bangkok Park King Bhumibol Rendering

Layout of Bangkok’s Next Big Park Revealed

The Royal Household Bureau released artist renderings of a new public park to be built at the former of the Royal Turf Club in...
In its “Truck Power Season 2” rally, the Land Transport Federation of Thailand deployed truckers to bring faces to the problems caused by rising fuel prices.

700 Big Rigs Roll Into Bangkok to Protest High Diesel Prices

About 700 big rigs rolled through Bangkok Tuesday to demand the government cap diesel-fuel prices at an unrealistic 25 baht. The tractor-trailers filled four routes...

Bangkok Plugs Holes, Installs Pumps in Scramble to Prevent More Flooding

Like a little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike, Bangkok is plugging floodwall holes and installing pumps in a mad scramble to...
Bangkok Flooding Chao Phraya River 2021

Bangkok Officials Knew Floods Were Coming, But Still End Up Apologizing

Floods began threatening in Bangkok in September and October. Public officials knew it was coming. But there Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang stood before the...
The booze was flowing freely Monday at Lek's Last Stand, a beer bar on Sukhumvit Road at Soi 10, despite it neither being a licensed restaurant nor SHA certified. Clearly Thailand's police chief never had a brew here.

Thailand’s top cop claims no Bangkok restaurants breaking booze laws; laughter ensues

. Gov. Aswin rejects appeal for 11 p.m. cutoff, as Covid-19 comes out after 9
A preliminary sketch of the new Chong Nonsi canal.

Bangkok Upgrading Canals, Parks with 5 Projects Set for Completion by Year-End

City hall is restoring Bangkok’s network of canals, roads, footpaths and green areas to better link city facilities, with five projects set to be...
Bangkok Thailand Smog Air Pollution PM2.5

Bangkok Tries Again to Control PM2.5

Bangkok City Hall has drafted another plan to cope with the problem of particulate matter 2.5 microns and smaller (PM2.5) that is expected to...
Bangkok Thailand Coronavirus Covid-19 Vaccination Jabs Vaccine

Bangkok Ready for Nov. 1 Reopening with 70.6% Vaccinated

City Hall claims 70.6 percent of Bangkokians now are fully vaccinaged against Covid-19. Deputy Gov. Sophon Phisutthiwong said Wednesday the capital was ready for Thailand’s...
In Nonthaburi, officials are fortifying flood barriers with extra sandbags. Areas along the Chao Phraya are at a higher risk of flooding.

Flooding Update: Chao Phraya Overflows in Bangkok, Dam Breaks in Ayutthaya, Ang Thong

When the Chao Phraya River overflowed into Soi Samsen 23 in Bangkok’s Dusit District Sunday night, it marked the start of what could days...
Flooding in Chaiyaphum continues. The government said water should receded in two weeks, barring no new big storms. Locals say it could take months.

Bangkok Flooding Begins, Water May Rise 3 Meters by Tuesday

Flooding will impact Bangkok communities along the Chao Phraya River starting today, with water continuing to rise through Tuesday, city hall said. Nine Central Plains...
Thai residents make their way across a flooded street close to the rising waters of the Chao Phraya river on Oct. 30, 2011 in Bangkok.

Race Against Time as Flood Torrents Threaten to Submerge Bangkok

Catastrophic flooding that has swept thrugh 30 provinces and killed six people is now threatening Bangkok with water levels not seen since 2011. Burst river...

Shorter Curfew, Quarantine, But Longer Wait for Thailand to ‘Live with Covid-19’

Curfews are shorter. Quarantines are shorter. This list of closed businesses is shorter. But the wait for Thailand to reopen to foreign tourism and...
Doctor,Injecting,Vaccine,For,Students,In,High,School

Bangkok Teens to Be Vaccinated for Covid-19 Starting Sept. 21

Bangkok will vaccinate students aged 12-18 against the coronavirus starting Sept. 21 with other provinces following suit Oct. 1. Teenagers with one of seven chronic...

Pattaya, Bangkok Elections Postponed Indefinitely By Prayut to Keep His Men in...

Proving that the former military junta leader who put Bangkok and Pattaya’s mayors in office isn’t ready to let his men go, the Cabinet...
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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