Cement falls from construction site onto foreigner, no one steps forward to take blame

No one has taken responsibility for a giant block of cement at a construction site that fell and injured a foreigner near Asoke Montri Road late Saturday morning.   Chaiyo Pattarachai, a Thai man who witnessed the incident, said he was driving to work when a big chunk of cement fell down from a backhoe

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Deadline arrives for street food crackdown

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s war on street food – the best in the world from where we (and plenty of others) stand – gets real today as the deadline...

Deadline arrives for street food crackdown

PHOTOS: Bangkok City Library to launch Friday, and it looks like heaven

After a long wait, the Bangkok City Library will finally open on Friday, April 7, in Old Town to become a model library for the nation, providing Thai and foreign language books...

PHOTOS: Bangkok City Library to launch Friday, and it looks like heaven

We tried Villa Market’s new delivery service Honestbee and here’s what happened

Honestbee, a new delivery service in Bangkok, promises to bring products from a handful of retailers to your door in about an hour. Though they deliver from retailers that include...

We tried Villa Market’s new delivery service Honestbee and here’s what happened

BTS offers free rides to new station, first in Samut Prakarn

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) began trial runs on the new extension to the BTS Skytrain system to Samrong Station, the first stop in Samut Prakarn province,...

BTS offers free rides to new station, first in Samut Prakarn

Platinum has sights set on more than just clothing with expansion project

The owners of wholesale mall Platinum are set to spend THB5 billion on an expansion that should open its doors in 2021. With it, they hope to become the largest wholesale market...

Platinum has sights set on more than just clothing with expansion project

BMA demolishes more homes inside Mahakan Fort

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has started demolishing more homes inside the Mahakan Fort yesterday to prepare for the introduction of new public facilities. Deputy...

BMA demolishes more homes inside Mahakan Fort

Destruction of remaining Mahakan Fort homes to start Monday

The 42 houses that still stand at the historic Mahakan Fort community will be knocked down if City Hall has its way, despite continued passionate protests from the occupants of...

Destruction of remaining Mahakan Fort homes to start Monday

Central Group buys British Embassy land for 20 billion baht

Despite facing criticism for selling the land, the Central Group’s offer price was high enough for the Brits to sell off more of the prized parcel where the British Embassy sits...

Central Group buys British Embassy land for 20 billion baht

FTW! Thailand wins for worst traffic in world

According to a study released this week, Thailand had the world’s worst traffic last year. The research, by American company INRIX, ranked countries and cities based on how many...

FTW! Thailand wins for worst traffic in world

Coconuts Bangkok Urban development

No matter how much we lament, urban development in Bangkok marches on. Whether it’s the opening of a new station of the skytrain or the loss of another one of our favorite bars so that it can be knocked down to make room for another high-rise, you can’t stop progress, as the questionable saying goes. For the answers to your queries about development in the city, check out these stories.