Thailand’s first Apple Store coming to Icon Siam mall next month: report

Apple will reportedly launch its first Thai store at Icon Siam, the mixed-use property located on the banks of Chao Phraya River that will become Bangkok’s biggest mall when it opens on Nov. 9, according to multiple sources. With the country’s obsession with iPhones, Thais won’t just get one — but two Apple Stores, according ...

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Owner of LA’s Staples Center set to build two massive entertainment venues in Bangkok

Owner of LA’s Staples Center set to build two massive entertainment venues in Bangkok

One of the world’s biggest sports and entertainment companies, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), has partnered up with Thai mall operator The Mall Group to invest THB10...

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre cutting back hours after government funding cut off

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre cutting back hours after government funding cut off

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), the capital’s main art space, will cut its operation hours and will decrease the numbers of exhibitions after the military government...

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

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....

Shiny new BTS trains finally arrive in Bangkok (PHOTOS)

Shiny new BTS trains finally arrive in Bangkok (PHOTOS)

Bangkok’s skytrain operator announced today that not only have 22 new trains arrived in Bangkok, they’ve also purchased 24 more trains to prepare for the extension of the...

BTS skytrain responds to viral video showing train running at full speed with an open door (VIDEO)

BTS skytrain responds to viral video showing train running at full speed with an open door (VIDEO)

A video showing Bangkok’s skytrain running at full speed with one of it’s doors half open has triggered public outrage — and a public apology from the BTS. The video,...

Bangkok’s Mahakan Fort reopens today as public park

Bangkok’s Mahakan Fort reopens today as public park

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will reopen Mahakan Fort as the city’s new park at today, three months after the eviction of the centuries-old community inside the...

Free MRT rides for low-income Thais start today

Free MRT rides for low-income Thais start today

Starting today, low-income Thais will be able to swipe their welfare card and ride the MRT for free. Following through on their announcement last month, Bangkok Expressway and...

BTS promises refunds for recent delays, phone app that offers real-time reports

BTS promises refunds for recent delays, phone app that offers real-time reports

Still pissed off about missing work — or showing up hours — late during last month’s Skytrain meltdown? You’ve got about three weeks to get a little something for...

Don Mueang Airport bus accepts QR Code payments starting tomorrow

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...


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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.