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  • NEWS

    BMA rejects pleas not to clear Khao San footpaths

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 01/08/2018

    » The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has rejected calls by Khao San Road vendors not to clear them from the tourist street's pavements in a crackdown due to start today today.

  • 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

    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.

  • NEWS

    Understanding a country's grief

    Life, Published on 19/10/2016

    » Since the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej last Thursday, a shockwave of emotional distress has been felt across Thailand. As the country observes a period of mourning, emotions continue to resonate.

  • 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".

  • BUSINESS

    China worries hit stocks as blast deepens set pain

    Business, Published on 24/08/2015

    » Recap: A fresh Chinese equity rout triggered by weak manufacturing data and accelerating outflows, plunging oil prices and sabre-rattling between North and South Korea roiled stock markets across the world last week. The deadly bombing at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok further rattled nerves in Thailand, where stocks plunged well below 1,400 points.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Bangkok songkran agendas

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 12/04/2013

    » OMB! We have five days off in a row because the cabinet kindly declared that this year's "official" Songkran break starts from today until Tuesday. Say what you will about PM Poo, but she is so right in giving us a long holiday since we can't function properly during this kind of heat anyway. Anyhoo, that's over 7,000 minutes we're supposed to wisely spend relaxing before going back to the grind on Wednesday. And even though some shops and places in Bangkok may be shut during the Thai New Year, there are plenty more options for celebrating. Here's what we suggest you do and, hopefully, you may also find a deeper meaning of Songkran Festival (besides throwing water at strangers) along the way. Happy splashing, everyone.

  • 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.

  • LEARNING

    Bangkok terror plot: updated

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 14/01/2012

    » Eleven countries have now issued terror alerts for Bangkok as the search continues for a man suspected to be involved in a plot to hit tourist areas.

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