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  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Mass transit ridership hits records

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 20/04/2011

    » The number of people leaving the car at home and taking BTS, Bangkok's light rail system, has hit all time highs with rising oil prices. Trains have been added.

  • LIFE

    Call it therapy

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 03/03/2019

    » While most people may not be familiar with Julia Michaels, chances are they have more than one occasion heard (and even sung along to) the songs she wrote. The 25-year-old American songwriter, if you must know, is the force behind some of the biggest pop hits from over the past few years including Justin Bieber's Sorry, Selena Gomez's Bad Liar and Hands To Myself, and Gwen Stefani's Used To Love You. But after realising that some of the songs she penned spoke to her more than it would any of the industry's A-listers, she decided to carve her path as a solo artist -- the move marked by the release of her 2017's debut single, Issues, followed by the seven-track EP, Nervous System.

  • THAILAND

    Seat-stripping gambit draws fans, haters

    News, Om Jotikasthira, Published on 21/11/2017

    » The MRT Blue Line removed 14 seats from one of its service trains on Monday to accommodate more people, sparking mixed reactions from passengers and observers on social media.

  • BUSINESS

    Sset steady above 1,500 in mixed week for equities

    Business, Published on 25/07/2016

    » Recap: US stocks closed out their fourth straight week of gains but European markets were mostly flat, amid concerns ranging from Brexit to the future of Turkey following a failed coup attempt. Japan slid back amid indications that central bank stimulus might not be as aggressive as traders had hoped for.

  • THAILAND

    Boards approve BMCL-BECL merger

    Online Reporters, Published on 22/01/2015

    » Board members of the operators of Bangkok's subway and expressway have endorsed the merger of the two companies to bolster their business positions.

  • BUSINESS

    BMCL expansion to bring economy of scale and profit

    Business, ShareInvestor, Published on 21/11/2014

    » BMCL is the first metro operator in Thailand and we were granted the exclusive concession for the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the mechanical and electrical equipment for the operations and maintenance for the system. We own and operate the Blue Line, which is 20 kilometres in length with 18 stations. The key success factor in this business is people who are passionate and determined to ensure our quality meets the highest possible international standards. As a result of this passion, our trains operate on schedule more than 99% of the time, and we are a member of the global Nova Group of Metros, where BMCL is recognised for its high safety and operational standards.

  • LIFE

    10 to see

    Life, Published on 10/10/2014

    » A banquet of movies is back to please gluttonous (not always a bad thing) cinema-goers at the 12th World Film Festival of Bangkok, which begins next Friday at SF CentralWorld. As usual, European titles, Asian mavericks, Latin American stories as well as hot documentaries pack the 10-day programme that shows a total of 60 films.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Can it flood in the subway?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 28/10/2011

    » Nightmarish to even daydream about, subways are protected by 2.7 meters of barriers, but most people are staying home anyway.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    What's new in business news: September 5, 2013

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 05/09/2013

    » Purple rail line by 2017, central bank worried about defaults on car loans & new alcohol taxes unfair, some companies say.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Thailand invests in Burma: Deep-sea port & industrial estate

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 21/05/2012

    » 203 Thai projects worth 30 billion baht get government go-ahead after easing of US economic sanctions against Burma.

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