Quiet streets…a rare scene for the normally bustlling Bangkok.

Covid-19 lockdowns make breathing easy

Though the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) is taking lives in almost every corner of the world, there are some positive effects from millions of people staying home and practising social distancing….

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People practice social distancing as they sit on chairs spread apart in a waiting area for take-away food orders at a shopping mall in hopes of preventing the spread of the coronavirus in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Bangkok residents and living with ‘social distancing’

As much as they want to comply with the “stay at home” directive from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, many people that Thai PBS World talked to admitted that their routine…

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The normally bustling Rajprasong Intersection was almost deserted Sunday morning.

Bangkok wakes up to an unusually quiet Sunday

It’s a Sunday like no other Sundays for Bangkok, usually one of the busiest cities in the world. As the new series of measures designed to combat the ravaging coronavirus…

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Bangkok disconnected: Lives unravel as city enters self-quarantine

Prapas Thongsuk was desperate to hug his daughter when she landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport late on Friday, but all he could do was sigh with relief to see his daughter…

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Covid-19: 5 provinces around Bangkok impose tough measures

Bangkok’s five neighbouring provinces of Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon have imposed drastic measures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic by closing a range of…

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COVID-19: How Bangkok’s new stringent measures will affect you

Bangkok authorities have insisted that the new package of stringent measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus does not amount to a lockdown of the city.   But judging from…

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Covid-19: New stringent measures trigger panic buying in Bangkok

Bangkok residents flocked to stock up on essential goods this afternoon after the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) ordered the closure of most retail businesses, bowling alleys, public swimming pools and…

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Covid-19: Shopping malls, markets in Bangkok to be closed

In what is seen as a step close to a lockdown, Bangkok authorities today ordered all department stores and markets in the city closed for three weeks starting Sunday (March…

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Covid-19: Entertainment venues to be closed for 14 days, sporting events suspended

All entertainment places in and around Bangkok, including pubs, massage parlours, nightclubs and movie houses, will be closed for two weeks as part of the government’s attempts to curb the…

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PM2.5 dust particles forecast to blanket city until end of month

Bangkok residents have been advised to protect their health by wearing face masks while they are outdoors, but to avoid outdoor activities where possible, from today until the end of…

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Fewer airborne fine dust particles in and around Bangkok today

The levels of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere over Bangkok and its suburbs have fallen today (Thursday) to 27-66 microns, with 11 areas found to exceed the 50-micron safety threshold,…

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More areas now shrouded in clouds of PM2.5 dust

Air quality in Bangkok and its suburbs deteriorated even further this morning, with 50 areas now considered to be dangerous to health with levels of airborne PM2.5 dust particulate increasing…

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Airborne PM2.5 dust particulate continues to increase in Bangkok and its suburbs

Thirty-three areas in Bangkok and suburban areas were found to have dangerous levels of PM2.5 dust particles at 71 microns, according to reports from the Pollution Control Department at 7am….

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Excessive fine dust detected in 40 areas of Bangkok and suburbs today

Excessive PM2.5 dust particles have been detected in 31 areas of Bangkok and in nine areas in surrounding provinces today. This is a clear sign that air quality is worsening…

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Two strong earthquakes hit Laos and Thailand Thursday morning

Two earthquakes, about 3 hours apart, shook the Laos PDR this morning, damaging buildings at the Thai-owned Hong Sa power plant. The Thai embassy in Vientiane, the capital of Laos,…

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Unsafe dust levels in 19 areas of Bangkok and suburbs

Sixteen areas in Bangkok and three in its suburbs were found today to have excessive levels of  PM2.5 dust particles in the atmosphere, the Department of Pollution Control reported today…

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Temperatures in Bangkok and suburbs to dip to 22-23oC tomorrow

40 percent of the greater Bangkok area will be hit by strong winds and rain, with temperatures dropping to 22-23oC in the morning, according to the Meteorological Department’s weather forecast…

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Bangkok and Sukhothai join UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network

Bangkok and Sukhothai have been included among 66 new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the latest listing published on October 30th. The UCCN was created in…

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Air quality in Bangkok returns to normal

Bangkok and surrounding provinces have been blanketed by PM2.5 particles exceeding safe level for more than a week. The good news is that things are returning to normal today.

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Excessive PM2.5 dust particles in seven districts of Bangkok and Samut Prakan

Dust particles of less than 2.5 microns, which blanketed Bangkok and its peripherals and threatened people’s health late last year, have returned to parts of the capital this morning (Saturday)….

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Bangkok tops Paris, London as world’s most-visited city: MasterCard

(Reuters) – Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, edged out Paris and London as the world’s most popular city to visit, according to a survey released on Wednesday, welcome news for Thailand after…

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Taxi fares set to increase within a month

Thailand’s Ministry of Transport has given approval for taxi fares in Bangkok and its suburbs to be increased within a month from now. Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob today met with…

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UPDATE – Four explosions in Bangkok

At around 8.10am on Friday there was an explosion in or near a white care in a parking lot in front of the Mahanakorn Building, near Chong Non Si BTS…

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BREAKING – Four explosions in Bangkok

At around 8.10am on Friday there was an explosion in or near a white car in a parking lot in front of the Mahanakorn Building, near Chong Non Si BTS…

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Four most marvelous MRT stations in Bangkok

There will be 11 new MRT stations in Bangkok, and 4 of them are very special. The 4 are underground train stations at Wat Mangkorn, Samyod, Sanamchai and Itsaraphap, all…

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15 amusement parks in Bangkok do not have permits

15 of the 48 amusement parks in Bangkok do not have construction and operating licenses, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). The BMA and other agencies started field inspections…

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Southeast Asian leaders throw weight behind China-led trade pact

Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Bangkok on Saturday determined to drive forward the world’s largest commercial pact, with the trade war between the US and China clouding the outlook for…

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Southeast Asian nations vow to combat plastic debris in oceans

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Southeast Asian nations vowed on Saturday to fight against plastic pollution in the ocean, as their leaders adopted a joint declaration during a summit in Bangkok. The…

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ASEAN leaders ready for summit

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Bangkok among cities that are least prepared for the rise in urban tourism, WTTC

Emerging tourist destinations like Bangkok, Cape Town and Istanbul are facing growing tourism momentum and increased pressures, according to a new global report on city readiness for tourism growth. In…

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Prepare for stormy weather across Thailand, warn weathermen

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) forecast on Sunday (June 9th) that skies over Bangkok and its suburbs will be cloudy, bringing heavy downpours or thunderstorms across 60% of the area. …

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Heavy downpours batter Bangkok on Friday afternoon

Bangkok city center and its suburbs were hit by strong winds and heavy rain on Friday afternoon (June 7), causing floods and traffic snarl-ups in Chatuchak Weekend Market, Ramkhamhaeng, Phaholyothin,…

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(Photo) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will highlight commitments to Southeast Asia on a visit to Bangkok, an official says/AFP

Pompeo to visit Bangkok, commit to Southeast Asia: official

Washington (AFP) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will recommit the United States on a visit to Bangkok to supporting the development of Southeast Asian nations in the face of…

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Smog eases in and around Bangkok

The atmosphere in Bangkok and its suburbs has been declared safe today, with PM2.5 dust particles falling below 50 microns according to the Pollution Control Department. The department said that…

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Phahonyothin road in Bang Khen district the worst affected area today

Phahonyothin road in Bang Khen district of Bangkok has surpassed Rama II road in Samut Sakhon as the worst-affected area from PM2.5 dust particles out of a total of 41…

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Agoda lists Bangkok as most-visited Asian city for tourists in Asia

Bangkok tops the list of most-visited tourist destination among Asian cities for 2018, according to Agoda, the fastest-growing online travel booking platform. The other cities in the top 10 list…

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Bangkok ranks No 2 of world’s top most visited cities 

Bangkok ranks second as the world’s top cities for tourism in Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations 2018 report which was recently released. Once again, Hong Kong has come out…

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No cold weather for Bangkokians this cold season 

Bangkokians hoping to have a chance to put on their sweaters during what is supposed to be the cold season will be disappointed because the mercury will not drop any…

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Governor admits Bangkok still faces flood risks

Bangkok still has to watch out for possible flooding while massive run-offs from upper Thailand are expected to pass the capital through Chao Phraya River in the aftermath of Typhoon…

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Eight customers injured in explosion at Bangkok laundry shop

Eight people, five of them women, were injured in the early hours today when an explosion went off at a newly opened laundry shop in Din Daeng district, Bangkok. Police…

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