Thai couple crafts eco-friendly swimwear from recycled fabrics (Video)

Sometimes it only takes two to make an impact. Take this crafty Thai couple, for example, who recently launched a line of swimwear made almost entirely of recycled materials.  When most people think of “eco-friendly clothes,” they tend to imagine dreary and dull designs of drab fabrics. But not Papasree “Mint” Kiattipongthaworn and Sumet “Chung” ...

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Show Time: Apple TV+ reveals launch dates, price in Thailand and SEA

Show Time: Apple TV+ reveals launch dates, price in Thailand and SEA

As if we have more free time to binge movies. Tuesday night, Apple Inc. brought the streaming war to popular service Netflix with word it will launch in Thailand at a third of the...

Bangkok biz owners eager for 4am closing – if done right

Bangkok biz owners eager for 4am closing – if done right

Nightlife proprietors and business community leaders enthusiastically welcome a proposal to give tourism a shot in the arm by moving closing times back two hours, but said the...

Thailand earmarks $10 billion for ‘urgent economic stimulus’

Thailand earmarks $10 billion for ‘urgent economic stimulus’

Thailand will pour more than $10 billion into the economy, the finance ministry said Friday, as a new government looks to kickstart sputtering growth after five years of junta...

Central bank cuts rate to counter burly baht

Central bank cuts rate to counter burly baht

The Bank of Thailand has slashed interest rates a quarter point to 1.5%, the first reduction since 2015. The surprise announcement comes as the strength of the baht is creating...

For the love of dessert: Thai cafe After You is the restaurant with the world’s best-performing stock this year

For the love of dessert: Thai cafe After You is the restaurant with the world’s best-performing stock this year

Yesterday, Thai dessert cafe After You was revealed to be the restaurant with the world’s best-performing stock this year, beating famous chains like Starbucks, McDonald’s,...

King Power gets duty free monopoly at BKK until 2031

King Power gets duty free monopoly at BKK until 2031

The reigning monarch of Thailand’s duty free empire will stay in power at the nation’s largest airport another decade, according to media reports. Airports of Thailand awarded...

Splendid Decay: Renovation of Bangkok’s Old Customs House back on track (Photos)

Splendid Decay: Renovation of Bangkok’s Old Customs House back on track (Photos)

A long-neglected, crumbling landmark along the mighty Chao Phraya River may finally be getting some attention. Plans to remake Bangkok’s Old Customs House, a stunning vestige of...

700 injured by massive chemical fire, explosion at Thai port

700 injured by massive chemical fire, explosion at Thai port

Seven-hundred people were injured when a cargo ship carrying unregistered chlorine exploded this past weekend at Thailand’s deep-sea port southeast of Bangkok, the government...

Police raid fails to stop Ekkamai condo’s Chinese Airbnb listings

Police raid fails to stop Ekkamai condo’s Chinese Airbnb listings

Numerous Airbnb listings remained active today for an Ekkamai condo raided by the cops and allegedly used as an unlicensed hotel by Chinese operators. More than a dozen such ads,...


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