On reopening night, scenes of orderly bars and rowdy restaurants clash

Wednesday was the new Friday last night as Bangkok’s bars swung back to life with strict rules in place to prevent a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus. And while most appeared to enforce those measures, the kind of behavior they were meant to prevent was readily found elsewhere. Visits to a number of downtown bars ...

Flames damages 65 year-old Ying Charoen market in northern Bangkok

Flames damages 65 year-old Ying Charoen market in northern Bangkok

More than 20 fire trucks were needed to extinguish a raging fire at a northern Bangkok market early this morning. Firefighters were summoned at 3am to put out a large blaze...

Tham Luang, scene of 2018 cave rescue, eyed for ASEAN Heritage status

Tham Luang, scene of 2018 cave rescue, eyed for ASEAN Heritage status

Two years after the rescue of 13 boys put it on the world’s map, a cave complex in the north and its surrounding park is on the way to winning regional protected status. The...

Coming to Thailand? Who has to quarantine, how and where.

Coming to Thailand? Who has to quarantine, how and where.

Working on the assumption that all travelers coming to Thailand are infected with COVID-19, health officials today explained how they will be prevented from spawning a new wave of...

Thai chicken magnate’s mansion up in smoke after city orders demolition

Thai chicken magnate’s mansion up in smoke after city orders demolition

Months after it was ordered demolished for encroaching public land, a Pattaya tourist hotspot and luxury beachfront property went up in flames this afternoon. Fleets of firetrucks...

Destitute mom steals school uniforms; sympathetic stranger picks up the tab

Destitute mom steals school uniforms; sympathetic stranger picks up the tab

One day before schools reopened nationwide, a mother in Chumphon province was accused Tuesday of stealing a student uniform and shoes for her children. The 26-year-old Langsuan...

ThaiGov now wants to know every time you ride the BTS/MRT

ThaiGov now wants to know every time you ride the BTS/MRT

The government’s citizen tracking system is expanding to mass transportation. Starting tomorrow, all passengers boarding Bangkok’s MRT and BTS must check in and out via...

1st day of Songkran now a four-day weekend next month

1st day of Songkran now a four-day weekend next month

The Thai New Year is getting off to a late start thanks to the global coronavirus pandemic. Delayed from the height of the outbreak in mid-April, the first of its three holidays...

EU to allow flights from ‘safe’ Thailand, only nation in SEA

EU to allow flights from ‘safe’ Thailand, only nation in SEA

When the European Union allows people to fly into its member nations tomorrow, Thailand will be the only country in Southeast Asia whose citizens would be allowed to do so.  The...

Get paid to travel in Thailand starting July 15

Get paid to travel in Thailand starting July 15

Travel again with taxpayer help when a program to boost domestic tourism begins July 15. That’s the new date for the THB22.4-billion fund to begin subsidizing travel and...


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