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 in Phloen Chit Voice TV reported that Central Group, one of Thailand’s biggest family-owned conglomerates, won the land for a record-breaking bidding price of over THB20 billion for the 23-rai of land on Wireless Road, which sits at...

Urban development

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...

FTW! Thailand wins for worst traffic in world

Bangkok scrambles to install elevators for disabled at all BTS stations

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is scrambling to install elevators for persons with disabilities at all BTS stations in Bangkok by the end of 2017 Bangkok Deputy...

Bangkok scrambles to install elevators for disabled at all BTS stations

Trashing Trash: One woman is trying not to create any garbage in Bangkok

Ever been surprised by the amount of trash left over from a quick trip to 7-Eleven for snacks Or wondered why that bottle of milk needed to be double-bagged with three straws Are...

Trashing Trash: One woman is trying not to create any garbage in Bangkok

Like to watch? Citizens to have access to city street CCTV footage

As of Monday, residents will be able to watch and obtain footage from all Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s surveillance cameras at 12 locations around the city if they...

Like to watch? Citizens to have access to city street CCTV footage

What people got delivered in Bangkok via bike courier in 2016 (INFOGRAPHIC)

First we had Foodpanda to get our delivery grub on, then we had GrabBike, which could be used to deliver goods and Coconuts staffers (as well as other humans), and, late in...

What people got delivered in Bangkok via bike courier in 2016 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Most Convenient: Now one 7-Eleven even has a banking kiosk with a live teller

CIMB has just opened a banking kiosk inside of a  7-Eleven store — the first convenience store bank in Thailand Adisorn Sermchaiwong, a Vice President at CIMB, explained...

Most Convenient: Now one 7-Eleven even has a banking kiosk with a live teller

World of Wires: Man’s shop front hidden by so many wires that no customers will visit! (PHOTOS)

The electrical company has done one Chonburi business owner very dirty last month and it’s costing him nearly all of his income When the electricians came for a repair on the...

World of Wires: Man’s shop front hidden by so many wires that no customers will visit! (PHOTOS)

New ferry boats afloat in Khlong Saen Saep

Two new commuter boats will be tested out in Khlong Saen Saep this month before they are put into full-time service The new boats are supposedly safer, feature more seating...

New ferry boats afloat in Khlong Saen Saep

Meet MontAzure: The most expensive villa project Thailand’s ever seen (PHOTOS)

Kamala, a property developer in Phuket, has recently attracted investors from Hong Kong and Singapore to invest in the most expensive villa project yet in Thailand MontAzure...

Meet MontAzure: The most expensive villa project Thailand’s ever seen (PHOTOS)

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.