Thai Airways to bomb Thailand with prayers on New Year’s Day

Those of a more spiritual bent planning more than a hangover for the first day of 2021 can book a three-hour lunch in the sky with a famous astrologer to fill both tummy and soul. In the contrails of its holy flight to 99 sacred venues that sold out in days, Thai Airways is doubling ...

Trick out your home theater with actual ‘Scala’ seats

Trick out your home theater with actual ‘Scala’ seats

Take a piece of Bangkok cinema history home – and sit on it. Four months after it closed, Bangkok’s last cinema palace from the golden age of film is selling its seats.  Apex...

‘Anti-coup rehearsal’ called at busy Bangkok junction just before Friday rush hour

‘Anti-coup rehearsal’ called at busy Bangkok junction just before Friday rush hour

Be warned, Bangkok: Protesters will gather in the late afternoon on one of the worst traffic days at one of the capital’s most-congested intersections. At 4pm, the Lat Phrao...

Clouded leopard spotted in Thai northeast for first time in 20 years

Clouded leopard spotted in Thai northeast for first time in 20 years

A large wild cat with a tortoise shell-pattern coat was spotted near the Thai-Cambodian border in what wildlife officials say was the first time the animal’s been seen in two...

As violence rises against protesters, Thailand’s police blame the victims

As violence rises against protesters, Thailand’s police blame the victims

A 25-year-old vocational student was shot in the stomach last night when protesters came under fire as a pro-democracy rally was breaking up, and the police today blamed the...

Thailand to pay 6.4B to inoculate 13 million with COVID-19 vaccine

Thailand to pay 6.4B to inoculate 13 million with COVID-19 vaccine

Thailand on Friday will commit to a THB2.37 billion (US$78 million) down payment on a promising COVID-19 vaccine. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha will sign off on the advance...

Fearing conflict, protesters change target from royal property office to top bank

Fearing conflict, protesters change target from royal property office to top bank

A showdown is gearing up between anti-government protesters looking to rein in the monarchy and the security forces intent on thwarting them this afternoon after a dozen figures...

Thai cops’ epic ‘Special K’ bust turns out to just be soap

Thai cops’ epic ‘Special K’ bust turns out to just be soap

When the police got word of a staggering amount of the party drug ketamine sitting in a warehouse east of Bangkok, they moved fast. Two weeks later, after a battery of tests...

5,800+ police to greet protesters at king’s property bureau

5,800+ police to greet protesters at king’s property bureau

Nearly 6,000 cops will await protesters tomorrow outside the agency once responsible for managing the king’s considerable wealth. Workers have been spotted erecting signs...

Thai student leader tapped as one of 2020’s 100 most-inspiring women

Thai student leader tapped as one of 2020’s 100 most-inspiring women

A 22-year-old student who’s become an instrumental voice in confronting the monarchy’s role in Thailand was among three Thai women recognized today as inspiring and...


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