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  • NEWS

    Khao San, Yaowarat skirt BMA's ban on street food

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 20/04/2017

    » Street food will still be allowed on certain parts of Khao San Road and Yaowarat Road, two tourist magnets, despite a newly revealed plan to ban street vendors from the capital this year, City Hall said yesterday.

  • NEWS

    Photojournalist in the eye of the storm no more

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 09/10/2016

    » The horrible traffic jams, the disgusting air and the "sh*tty" place at Khao San Road were the reasons that German photojournalist Nick Nostitz hated Bangkok when he first arrived in 1989. Arriving as a backpacker carrying a surfboard, the 21-year-old wrote in his diary that "I will never come back to this awful place".

  • LEARNING

    Water festival: Foreign tourist plans

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 12/04/2012

    » Top of the list for Songkran water play: Khao San, Pattaya, Phuket & Samui. History, culture, folk arts, shopping & hospitality top reasons for visiting Thailand.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Craving the real deal

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 23/07/2017

    » Many Thai people move to other countries due to work, family matters or education. Some of us love to travel abroad often. We miss Thai food when we are not home. When we do, we dine at a Thai restaurant in the city we visit. You might be surprised there are quite a few, especially in big cities.

  • NEWS

    Report bikers and earn half the fine, says City Hall

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 25/04/2017

    » People who report motorcycles that ride on city pavements or are parked illegally can receive rewards from next month as part of City Hall's clean-up campaign.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Life in the fast lane

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 02/06/2017

    » James Williams has one of the most coveted jobs in the world. As host of In 24 Hours, a CNN monthly travel series that delivers insights on high-end experiences in major cities around the globe, his job has brought him on several exciting and outrageously glamorous journeys since its beginning in late 2015.

  • OPINION

    City clean-up is becoming a waste of space

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 25/05/2017

    » In just three years, a number of pavements and public areas in Bangkok have been reclaimed and tidied up, thanks to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's (BMA) "clean-up campaign", which was backed by the military regime. But whether these spots really serve the needs of Bangkok residents remains in doubt.

  • OPINION

    Budget Rethink?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 21/04/2017

    » Our dear cabinet recently approved a budget to buy 10 made-in-China tanks worth two billion baht while key members also seem keen on a plan proposed by the Royal Thai Navy to buy three submarines worth 36 billion baht. While I'm sure these dear sirs exercised their sound rationale before agreeing to such big purchases for the sake of Thailand's security, IMHO, with utmost respect, I would like to point out that there are other more beneficial ways the money could be used too.

  • NEWS

    The unsung heroes of our roads

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 29/04/2017

    » 'Call me a garbage man or a bin man, I don't really mind," said Sawat Kamhom, who is proud of his job keeping Bangkok's dirty, smelly streets clean.

  • NEWS

    Project Singapore gathers pace

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 23/04/2017

    » Bangkok is a semi-province under the central regime, "governed" (literally) by a police general, Aswin Kwanmuang. He was working at City Hall when the general prime minister tapped him on the shoulder last October and dubbed him Baron of Bangkok, lord of all that the military regime doesn't want to bother with.

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