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  • LIFESTYLE

    Ring in the new

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 16/12/2013

    » Bangkok was different in February 1970, back when Dusit Thani first opened her doors onto the junction of Silom and Rama IV. Beer was ten baht, gas one baht a litre, a good hotel room eight dollars. Siam Centre was a copse of trees by a dusty roundabout. An original print ad for the hotel boasted of 'a wide choice of sophisticated supper clubs, Continental and Siamese restaurants, coffee shops and cocktail lounges.' The photo shows the building looking much as it does today, minus the towering downtown skyscrapers, which is precisely the appeal of this grand dame of Bangkok hospitality.

  • LEARNING

    Petrol station 'trust' apps launched for motorists

    Gary Boyle, Published on 22/08/2018

    » The Commerce Ministry has launched "full-litre petrol" mobile apps to assure motorists that the petrol stations where they fill up are trustworthy.

  • LEARNING

    Air 'safe' throughout Bangkok

    Gary Boyle, Published on 06/02/2019

    » The Pollution Control Department reported on Wednesday morning there were no hazardous levels of fine dust in greater Bangkok, with PM2.5 readings at 18-44 microgrammes per cubic metre of air over the last 24 hours.

  • LEARNING

    Love-triangle murder, body found in oil drum

    Gary Boyle, Published on 27/03/2019

    » A hardware shop owner is being hunted after an employee was found dead, stuffed in an fuel drum buried under concrete, in Bang Khen district, Bangkok.

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