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    Locals seek damages for ruined homes

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 21/07/2023

    » Residents whose homes were damaged by the collapse of an elevated road project on Luang Phaeng Road in Bangkok's Lat Krabang district on July 10 are urging the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to speed up the distribution of compensation and other financial aid.

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    Struggling to survive

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 23/05/2023

    » You are what you eat, but some do not have the privilege to choose. Nai, who is skinny and short for his age, lacks more than just a proper diet. He has been abandoned by his mother, and his father is serving a jail term. As a result, his uncle has kindly taken him into his own family. But like others, he is living from hand-to-mouth, so providing his nephew with a balanced diet from the five food groups is difficult. Due to a lack of variety in their diet, slum children, though not starving, are suffering from malnutrition.

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    A cleaner ride

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 03/04/2023

    » Three-wheeled vehicles, or tuk-tuks as they are known, are popular among tourists in Thailand due to their distinctive appearance and ability to provide a unique local experience. However, when start-up company Urban Mobility Tech (UMT) surveyed the pain points of passengers in Bangkok using public transportation, they responded that tuk-tuks did not have a standard price and the vehicles created noise and air pollution. In 2017, UMT decided to launch Muvmi, an electric tuk-tuk company, to provide an environmentally friendly and safe public transportation option to Bangkokians.

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    BMA mulls transferring new rail lines

    Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 02/08/2022

    » Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt now wants to transfer two new electric rail projects to the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), while City Hall is still struggling to clear up problems surrounding the Green Line’s concessions.

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    Pass the smell test

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 05/05/2022

    » Re: "Waste-to-energy plant shut as locals gripe over foul smell", (BP, May 2).

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    Thais call for collective effort to beat virus

    News, Published on 19/01/2022

    » The first two deaths in the kingdom reported to be linked to the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 have jolted many into taking precautions against what is now an even more highly transmissible disease much more seriously.

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    Top Three Considerations When Buying a Condo in Bangkok

    Published on 02/07/2021

    » Are you a local or a foreigner interested in property investment opportunities? Bangkok property is an asset worth considering, but it can be hard to know where to start and where to look if you are unfamiliar with the market. Continue reading to find out our top three considerations for acquiring a condominium in Bangkok.

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    Heritage along the tracks

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 29/04/2021

    » Thanks to extensions of the rapid transit system, getting around Bangkok has become easier and more convenient than ever before.

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    Dealing With A Covid-19 Side Effect

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 22/01/2021

    » One side effect of the Covid-19 pandemic that you may have overlooked (besides amassing a vast collection of hand sanitisers and exposing govt inefficiency -- kapow!) is more waste, especially plastic. Inevitably, it is exacerbated by our appetite for food delivery while we're WFH during this quasi-lockdown. The first wave saw an increase of plastic waste by 60% in Bangkok due to the higher demand for food delivery as estimated by Thailand Environment Institute in May last year. Thailand Research Development Insitute also claimed that one such order can contain up to seven pieces of plastic waste (so opt-out of utensils when you order please).

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    City Hall builds rafts to trap canal rubbish

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 03/08/2020

    » The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is incorporating local wisdom in its effort to deal with rubbish in the capital's canals, by building bamboo rafts to snare trash initially along Khlong Prem Prachakorn.

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