Don Mueang Airport bus accepts QR Code payments starting tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, two airport bus lines will officially accept QR code payments. Earlier this month, the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) announced they would begin testing an initiative to allow passengers to pay using their phones. Tomorrow, the QR code payment system will officially be available for use on the A1 line (Don Mueang International ...

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Green Scene: New public park coming near CentralWorld shopping mall

Green Scene: New public park coming near CentralWorld shopping mall

A new public park abutting Central World, in Bangkok’s main luxurious shopping district, is scheduled to open by the end of this year. The Pathumwananuruk Park spans 6.4...

Bang Sue Grand Station: Bangkok to get largest train station in Southeast Asia

Bang Sue Grand Station: Bangkok to get largest train station in Southeast Asia

Bang Sue Grand Station, an upcoming transportation hub in Bangkok’s suburbs, will replace Kuala Lumpur’s Grand Sentral as the region’s largest railway station when it opens...

Thai artists campaign against government takeover of art center with poetry

Thai artists campaign against government takeover of art center with poetry

A network of Thai artists who joined together a decade ago to push for the creation of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) are uniting once more to battle plans to put it...

It came from 7-Eleven: Interview with Plastic Bag Monster drawing attention to Bangkok waste

It came from 7-Eleven: Interview with Plastic Bag Monster drawing attention to Bangkok waste

Anyone hanging out along Sukhumvit yesterday afternoon, or at Asiatique mall in the evening, might have noticed the odd spectacle of a man wearing a suit made of plastic bags, 600...

Officials cracking down on Bangkok taxis older than 9 years

Officials cracking down on Bangkok taxis older than 9 years

The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has stepped up measures against taxi drivers using vehicles more than nine years old, after data revealed that more than 360 drivers have...

Fun for All: The team behind Soi Hongnam’s bucket toilet drops new funnel facility

Fun for All: The team behind Soi Hongnam’s bucket toilet drops new funnel facility

Usually, when you employ a funnel on a night of drinking, it’s to ingest beer quickly. However, the great minds of Sukhumvit Soi 7, also known as Soi Hongnam (Thai for Toilet...

Special Needs: Pattaya to become more accessible for elderly and disabled

Special Needs: Pattaya to become more accessible for elderly and disabled

In a bid to become even more of a family-friendly destination than ever before, Pattaya has announced that they are constructing facilities so that the elderly and persons with...

All the malls scheduled to open in Bangkok in the next 5 years

All the malls scheduled to open in Bangkok in the next 5 years

It’s no secret that shopping and strolling around in an air-conditioned space is a Thai national pastime, so it makes sense that giant corporations continue to acquire land and...

Dinosaur Planet closes, makes way for yet another mall at Phrom Phong station

Dinosaur Planet closes, makes way for yet another mall at Phrom Phong station

Dinosaur Planet, the small amusement park on Sukhumvit Road beside Emporium mall, announced its April 20th closure on its Facebook page, thanking patrons for visiting. The small...


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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.