Volunteers clean up Chao Phraya River over weekend (PHOTOS)

In just one hour of cleaning, volunteers collected 132 kilograms of garbage from the Chao Phraya River this weekend as part of the Clean Up Bangkok River project. When they finished, they had amassed a lot of plastic: 2,000 bags, 700 bottles and 600 cups. They collected waste from the river by boat and along ...

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Before & After: Mockup photo of Pattaya’s Walking Street if officials clean up ‘sin city’

Before & After: Mockup photo of Pattaya’s Walking Street if officials clean up ‘sin city’

Officials in Pattaya hope to clean up the resort town to make it more family-friendly and less of a sin city, as Coconuts has reported. Now, a cable station in Pattaya that has...

Up-and-coming food charity installs second community fridge today to feed Bangkok’s hungry

Up-and-coming food charity installs second community fridge today to feed Bangkok’s hungry

ThaiHarvest-SOS, one of the busiest new charities in the city, installed their second community fridge at River City shopping center today. The group aims to divert surplus food...

They made a horror movie about Bangkok’s famous Ghost Tower and it sounds scary AF

They made a horror movie about Bangkok’s famous Ghost Tower and it sounds scary AF

A Thai production house is releasing a horror flick next month featuring Bangkok’s famous, spooky abandoned building, nicknamed the “Ghost Tower.” The building is notable...

Airport authority announces plan to keep weekend immigration hell from being repeated

Airport authority announces plan to keep weekend immigration hell from being repeated

After a much-publicized immigration debacle at Don Mueang International Airport that saw tourists waiting four hours on Friday night, Thai airport officials are speaking out about...

PHOTOS: Siam gets bigger, better skywalk

PHOTOS: Siam gets bigger, better skywalk

After a two-year-long renovation, the skywalk above Pathumwan Intersection reopened on Friday and now doubles as the city’s newest art space. The skywalk links major attractions...

Viral Villa Villain: Bangkok millionaire’s new Phuket villa blocks sunset view, enrages netizens

Viral Villa Villain: Bangkok millionaire’s new Phuket villa blocks sunset view, enrages netizens

On social media this week, photos of a villa being built along a scenic stretch of road in Phuket enraged netizens, who say it completely blocks what had been a gorgeous sunset...

Electric Eyes: Thais asked to check 300,000 CCTV cameras nationwide

Electric Eyes: Thais asked to check 300,000 CCTV cameras nationwide

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered that all 300,000 known CCTV cameras nationwide be checked in order to increase overall security in the country. With official support,...

Bye Bye Beauty: Bangkok to bid Dusit Thani hotel an affectionate farewell

Bye Bye Beauty: Bangkok to bid Dusit Thani hotel an affectionate farewell

On April 16, 2018, Bangkok will bid a bittersweet farewell to Dusit Thani, the grand, retro 70s hotel overlooking Lumpini Park. The hotel, founded by Lady Chanut Piyaoui in 1970,...

Bangkok Observation Tower to open in three years (VIDEO)

Bangkok Observation Tower to open in three years (VIDEO)

The THB4.6 billion Bangkok Observation Tower is expected to open for public visits in three years. The 4-rai (.39 acre) plot of private land that will hold Bangkok Observation...


 

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.