Bangkok’s tap water to remain stanky until May

Bangkok’s water supply is likely to continue tasting and smelling nasty for another four months, but is completely safe to drink, officials said  The brackish water that’s been flowing in Bangkok for about one week due to severe drought conditions is still within acceptable water quality standards, according to Health Department Director Panpimol Wipulakorn. According ...

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So Salty: If Bangkok’s tap water tastes funny, blame the drought

So Salty: If Bangkok’s tap water tastes funny, blame the drought

If Bangkok’s tap water has tasted weird in recent days, blame the drought. That salty or brackish flavor – cut with an extra bouquet of chlorine – some have complained of is...

Forced Out: Inside Bangkok’s Biggest Slum (VR Experience)

Forced Out: Inside Bangkok’s Biggest Slum (VR Experience)

Not far from Bangkok’s Michelin-starred restaurants and go-go bars stretches a sprawling, riverside slum home to roughly 100,000 people. Invited to live and work there seven...

‘Asia’s Biggest’ rooftop urban farm opens at Thammasat University

‘Asia’s Biggest’ rooftop urban farm opens at Thammasat University

Dedicated to the founding father of Thailand’s modern economy, an innovative structure with a rooftop greenway and farm billed as the biggest in Asia opened today at a...

BTS Skytrain pushes north with four new stations online Wednesday

BTS Skytrain pushes north with four new stations online Wednesday

Ever wanted to visit the Agriculture Museum or that Museum of Contemporary Art seen from the highway? Beginning student life at Kasetsart University? All those destinations and...

Weak Q3 puts Thai economy on slowest path in 5 years

Weak Q3 puts Thai economy on slowest path in 5 years

The government this week downgraded its forecast for the economy, putting growth for 2019 at the slowest in five years. With third-quarter results showing a meager 2.4% growth...

Khlong Toei residents to be pushed on eviction options

Khlong Toei residents to be pushed on eviction options

Faced with growing resistance to plans to evict tens of thousands from Bangkok’s Khlong Toei community, the Port Authority has hired a university to ask residents which of three...

‘Khlong Toei slum must be erased,’ official says

‘Khlong Toei slum must be erased,’ official says

Construction of government housing for nearly 100,000 people facing eviction was ordered accelerated this week to “erase” Bangkok’s Khlong Toei community, where most...

New Thai Parliament’s divine layout gives gamers deja vu

New Thai Parliament’s divine layout gives gamers deja vu

Amid buzz over whether the prime minister might resign and the aftermath of last week’s bomb and arson attacks, Thailand soft-opened its long-delayed new parliament building to...

‘Weatherproof’ Bangkok skywalk defeated by … weather

‘Weatherproof’ Bangkok skywalk defeated by … weather

Claims that the longest elevated walkway in the capital would protect commuters from both rain and sun were fully discredited this week when it flooded during heavy rainfall. ...


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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.

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