Coronavirus at Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market? It’s already happened.

In fetid rows of stalls at Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market, mongooses, polecats, meerkats, ferrets and cougars are packed in. Civet cats – which likely bridged SARS to humans – are bred and sold. These scenes not only make people like Steve Galster anxious, they belie any claim the sprawling market isn’t an outbreak waiting to happen ...

Shorter quarantines on table again as vaccine arrival gives Thai tourism hope

Shorter quarantines on table again as vaccine arrival gives Thai tourism hope

Another look is being given to making quarantine less of a hassle to lure foreign travelers back to the kingdom now that vaccines have finally landed in the kingdom. Fewer days of...

3 Prayuth cabinet members convicted of sedition

3 Prayuth cabinet members convicted of sedition

Three members of the military-backed cabinet of Prayuth Chan-o-cha were removed from office today after a court found them guilty of sedition, according to a pool reporter in the...

Thailand rejects speculation coronavirus emerged at Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market

Thailand rejects speculation coronavirus emerged at Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market

A public health official this afternoon refuted a report suggesting Bangkok’s sprawling Chatuchak Market was the origin of the global pandemic that has ravaged the world for...

Find a fuzzy shelter foreverpal on new site by Chula vet students

Find a fuzzy shelter foreverpal on new site by Chula vet students

Bangkok’s fur children got some help finding their people families thanks to a group of aspiring veterinarians who’ve launched an online catalog of all the strays waiting to...

Double Dose: AstraZeneca vaccines land with CoronaVac tomorrow; Thai PM passes on China’s

Double Dose: AstraZeneca vaccines land with CoronaVac tomorrow; Thai PM passes on China’s

Surprise! Health officials said today that a delayed batch of AstraZeneca vaccines will arrive tomorrow along with the first shipment of China’s CoronaVac – and the prime...

Prayuth cold to ‘Clubhouse’ after political nemesis Thaksin’s debut

Prayuth cold to ‘Clubhouse’ after political nemesis Thaksin’s debut

Headache Stencil’s doing it. Thanathorn’s tried it. Last night, a fugitive former prime minister even hopped on. But when it comes to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha, his...

Bangkok, you may drink out again – very soon

Bangkok, you may drink out again – very soon

Update Feb. 23: Ban officially lifted as of this evening, so get your drinking on. Plunge into Bangkok’s nightlife with beer goggles again, at least until 11pm. Under pressure...

Collapse closes famed ‘stone castle’ in UNESCO-listed Thai geopark

Collapse closes famed ‘stone castle’ in UNESCO-listed Thai geopark

A stunning landscape of limestone formations, islands and turquoise lagoons that is part of a UNESCO-listed geopark was ordered shut indefinitely yesterday after a giant stone...

Thailand’s honest cops urged to protest after corruption outed in parliament

Thailand’s honest cops urged to protest after corruption outed in parliament

Police corruption will be the focus of a rally called for tomorrow after the grotesque reality of how it works was laid out in parliament last week. Amid rising clashes with the...


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