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  • NEWS

    High-rises skirt law to spring up in narrow sois

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 12/05/2019

    » Due to unscrupulous state officials and greedy real estate developers exploiting legal loopholes, many high-rises manage to spring up in narrow sois in Bangkok, posing environmental problems and safety concerns.

  • 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.

  • 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

    A sweet sausage for all seasons

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 26/03/2017

    » When it gets to mealtime and you want to cook up something for yourself that is easy to prepare and won't take too much time, the first thing you probably do is look in the refrigerator to see what is there.

  • LIFESTYLE

    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 21/01/2017

    » 1. For those needing a Thai mainstream-music fix, Chang Music Connection Musictropolis is back on Jan 27 with a gigantic series of concerts for the next four weeks at Jarun Burapharat Stadium. The festival kick-starts at 5pm with some of the biggest names in the Thai music industry, such as Lomosonic, Tattoo Colour, Sweet Mullet and JoeyBoy with F*cking Hero, and DJ Spydamonkee taking over the stage. The week after, Getsunova, Buddha Bless and Ab Normal will be tearing the house down. For tickets and further information, go to www.changmusicconnection.com.

  • TRAVEL

    Chinese New Year around Thailand

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/01/2017

    » From Jan 28 to Feb 4, colourful Chinese New Year festivities will take place at different venues in Bangkok and several other cities.

  • LIFESTYLE

    What's cooking for breakfast?

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 08/01/2017

    » Everyone knows that breakfast is an important meal, but when looked at closely, it is as loaded with cultural significance as it is with vitamins and nutrients to fuel the coming day. It can provide a wealth of detailed information on the local environment, on the historical era in which it is or was eaten, the kind of work done by and the social status of the family who prepare and eat it, and the prevailing awareness of the relationship between food and good health.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Cracking duck eggs' appeal

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 31/07/2016

    » If you compare a duck's egg with a hen's egg, which one comes out on top? The right answer is that each one has its strong points. Most people prefer hen eggs, however, and it is easy to find them for sale in any fresh market or supermarket where they are bought in much greater amounts than duck eggs. Cooked-to-order food shops don't keep duck eggs at the ready for customers, who are very unlikely to ask for them.

  • OPINION

    An appreciation of a remarkable king

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 16/10/2016

    » Not being Thai, whatever I say concerning His Majesty the King will be inadequate. But having lived in Thailand for the past 47 years, I feel like he has also become my king and I would like to at least attempt to express my admiration for what he achieved in his 70-year reign.

  • LEARNING

    French yum woonsen a hit in Yaowarat

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 29/12/2012

    » A French national and his Thai wife are doing a good business selling Thai street food in Bangkok's Yaowarat district, drawing startled looks from passersby.

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