Mo Chit Complex: New mixed-use skyscraper may be coming to Mo Chit BTS station

A large plot of land right next to the Mo Chit BTS station is being proposed for a new development project that would serve as retail and office space, apartments, and hotels. The Treasury Department, which owns the 26-acre parcel, is aiming to build “Mo Chit Complex,” a mixed-use skyscraper, Deputy Director-General Amornrat Klamplob told Thai PBS today. ...

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Elon Musk angrily doubles down on pedo claims, calls hero diver ‘child rapist’ in email to Buzzfeed

Elon Musk angrily doubles down on pedo claims, calls hero diver ‘child rapist’ in email to Buzzfeed

Elon Musk shocked the world in July when he leveled wholly unsubstantiated charges of pedophilia against one of the divers working to rescue a youth soccer team from a cave in...

Bangkok-based travel startup HotelierIQ connects unusual boutique hotels with savvy travelers

Bangkok-based travel startup HotelierIQ connects unusual boutique hotels with savvy travelers

Travelers are becoming wiser. For many, it’s no longer about simply booking a hotel room at a well-known chain in your chosen destination. These days, travelers want more than a...

English Premier League games jumping to Facebook next season

English Premier League games jumping to Facebook next season

Thailand’s English Premier League football fans, and there are a lot of them, are going to have an interesting new place to watch matches come next season: Facebook. The...

Blockbusters in Bangkok: Hollywood mogul signs contract with Thai movie studio

Blockbusters in Bangkok: Hollywood mogul signs contract with Thai movie studio

One of Hollywood’s largest talent agencies, Agency for the Performing Arts (APA), recently signed a contract with The Studio Park to use the latter’s relatively new,...

Alibaba buying 800,000 durians from Thailand after Jack Ma’s e-commerce magic stunt

Alibaba buying 800,000 durians from Thailand after Jack Ma’s e-commerce magic stunt

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is planning to buy 800,000 durians from Thailand to be sold on their platform Tmall, after its tycoon Jack Ma’s demonstration of how easily...

Thai students invent tool to test durian ripeness; claim 100 percent accuracy

Thai students invent tool to test durian ripeness; claim 100 percent accuracy

Forget all about the shaking and smelling. Your quest to find a perfect durian has just gotten a whole lot easier. Three students from Bang Saphan Industrial and Community...

Durian Crackdown: Thailand to jail farmers who sell unripe stinky fruits

Durian Crackdown: Thailand to jail farmers who sell unripe stinky fruits

Thailand’s Department of Agriculture Extension has instructed each province to appoint inspectors to ensure that their farmers are selling ripe durians to the market, or...

Officials, architects inspect Maya Bay, seeking new ways to protect fragile ecosystem

Officials, architects inspect Maya Bay, seeking new ways to protect fragile ecosystem

Officials from the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation alongside well-known architects, visited the famed Maya Bay, in in Krabi province, to brainstorm...

Rampaging Rodent! Fat rat eats all the cakes at Sala Daeng station bakery (VIDEO)

Rampaging Rodent! Fat rat eats all the cakes at Sala Daeng station bakery (VIDEO)

A video showing a rat on the baked goods at a central BTS station bakery went viral over the weekend and had viewers thinking twice about grabbing a snack in the station. Facebook...


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