Bangkok unveils ‘pocket park’ off Rama IV Road

Bangkok’s got a new little green spot open to the public just a few blocks from  Lumphini Park near Chamchuri Square. What had been an empty lot near Wat Hua Lamphong in the Bang Rak district is now a “pocket park” as of earlier this week. Perhaps feeling inadequate, the micro park’s got a name ...

Singapore to ‘loan’ 120K doses to vaccine-deprived Thailand

Singapore to ‘loan’ 120K doses to vaccine-deprived Thailand

On Saturday, 122,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines came to Thailand from Singapore. The doses were said to be loaners “borrowed” by Thailand as part of an agreement between...

Deputy AG probed for letting ‘Boss Red Bull’ off the hook for killing cop

Deputy AG probed for letting ‘Boss Red Bull’ off the hook for killing cop

The former justice official who made sure there was no case against cop-killing Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya is preparing his wrist for a gentle slapping. A...

Arrest of Thai OnlyFans porn couple sparks online fury

Arrest of Thai OnlyFans porn couple sparks online fury

The internet was at its wits end today after the same Thai police who shield murderers in their ranks, shoot protesters and take an apathetic view of sexual violence swooped in to...

Dutchman’s lawsuit to strike down higher expat fees at Thai hospitals nears verdict

Dutchman’s lawsuit to strike down higher expat fees at Thai hospitals nears verdict

A court will hear Tuesday the final arguments in an anti-discrimination suit brought by a Dutch national seeking to end dual-pricing at Thailand’s public hospitals. The...

Thailand urged to make good on promise of torture, disappearance law

Thailand urged to make good on promise of torture, disappearance law

After finally passing a law to outlaw torture and enforced disappearance, Thailand must make good on its promise, a rights group said today. A day after years-delayed legislation...

Chiang Dao declared UNESCO biosphere reserve

Chiang Dao declared UNESCO biosphere reserve

The third highest peak in Chiang Mai; which draws regular hikers, birdwatchers and stargazers; has been added to a prestigious UNESCO natural heritage list. Doi Luang Chiang, aka...

‘New planet discovered!’: Moonwalking ‘astronaut’ shames Khon Kaen into fixing road

‘New planet discovered!’: Moonwalking ‘astronaut’ shames Khon Kaen into fixing road

You could spend the day at the district office, fire off angry tweets or collect some envelope cash for venal administrators. Or, in the case of one Khon Kaenite frustrated by an...

Off again, on again: Plan to reopen Bangkok gets date

Off again, on again: Plan to reopen Bangkok gets date

Update: Top unelected guy now says nuh-uh to Oct. 15. Is Bangkok ready to get back to business? Its top unelected official thinks so. Weeks of talk about reopening the capital...

Missing Austrian found dead on Koh Phi Phi

Missing Austrian found dead on Koh Phi Phi

The search for a missing Austrian on Koh Phi Phi ended late yesterday afternoon with the discovery of the man’s body, according to reports.  Florian Hallermann, manager of the...


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