Volunteers clean up Chao Phraya River over weekend (PHOTOS)

In just one hour of cleaning, volunteers collected 132 kilograms of garbage from the Chao Phraya River this weekend as part of the Clean Up Bangkok River project. When they finished, they had amassed a lot of plastic: 2,000 bags, 700 bottles and 600 cups. They collected waste from the river by boat and along ...

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Tiniest Turtle: First turtle egg to hatch in 10 years on Thailand’s Racha Island

Tiniest Turtle: First turtle egg to hatch in 10 years on Thailand’s Racha Island

The first known turtle to hatch on Koh Racha in 10 years broke through its shell at 2am this morning, raising hopes of a return of turtles to the surrounding islands. The hatching...

Thailand joins European initiative to remove plastic from world’s oceans

Thailand joins European initiative to remove plastic from world’s oceans

Thailand has joined a European project designed to clean plastic from oceans around the globe — and it’s the first Asian country to join. The initial efforts in the Southeast...

Thai woman defends Yellowstone trespassing, claims sign was small, so danger must be small

Thai woman defends Yellowstone trespassing, claims sign was small, so danger must be small

The Thai lady that made headlines yesterday after a clip of her trespassing in an American National Park on July 27 went viral gave a phone interview with Thai Channel 3. The...

Spanish tourist telling Thais to clean up their country or lose tourists goes viral (VIDEO)

Spanish tourist telling Thais to clean up their country or lose tourists goes viral (VIDEO)

A video of a Spanish tourist telling Thais to better care for their country or risk losing tourist dollars has gone viral after being shot and posted by a Thai man. The 2:30 clip...

Monkey Business: Search on for ‘Monkey Island’ to re-house Phuket macaques

Monkey Business: Search on for ‘Monkey Island’ to re-house Phuket macaques

The search to find a new home for Phuket’s increasingly dangerous monkey population continued this week as wildlife experts scoured more nearby islands for suitable habitats....

Mr. Clean: Swedish man cleans Thai beaches during vacation, praised online

Mr. Clean: Swedish man cleans Thai beaches during vacation, praised online

Thai netizens agreed that they need more visitors like Marcus Kingo, a Swedish tourist who spared some of his vacation time collecting trash at Thai beaches and even encouraged...

Viral Villa Villain: Bangkok millionaire’s new Phuket villa blocks sunset view, enrages netizens

Viral Villa Villain: Bangkok millionaire’s new Phuket villa blocks sunset view, enrages netizens

On social media this week, photos of a villa being built along a scenic stretch of road in Phuket enraged netizens, who say it completely blocks what had been a gorgeous sunset...

Sin City Sewage?: Viral clips reveal possible waste pipes under Pattaya beach drain into ocean (VIDEOS)

Sin City Sewage?: Viral clips reveal possible waste pipes under Pattaya beach drain into ocean (VIDEOS)

A viral video clip offers one reason why Pattaya’s beaches are so nasty. Apparently, large-scale pipes buried under the sandy shore just near world-famous Walking Street are...

Rainbow Ring! Sensational sun halo hovered over Bangkok today (PHOTOS)

Rainbow Ring! Sensational sun halo hovered over Bangkok today (PHOTOS)

At around 10am today, Bangkok witnessed a sun halo, a phenomenon in which a full 360 degree rainbow is seen encircling the sun. Netizens tweeted pictures of the beautiful rainbow...


 

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