A Myanmar migrant worker carries a baby while waiting for a nose swab at a Covid-19 coronavirus mobile testing clinic in Pathum Thani province on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Pathum Thani closes 2 markets for 5 days

Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok, has ordered two markets in Thanyaburi district to close for 5 days from today after COVID-19 infections were found to be linked to them….

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A student undergoes a temperature check as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok on February 1, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

157 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded 157 new COVID cases, 548 new recoveries and one more COVID-19 related death today (Wednesday), according to the CCSA. The new cases include 132 in Samut Sakhon province,…

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An apparently abandoned vintage Fiat in the alley of Talat Noi, Bangkok. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

Greeting the Ox in the quaintest of styles

Lost at not being able to celebrate in Chinatown? We offer an alternative that’s just as enjoyable, albeit in a very different way Like many other countries around the world,…

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Bangkok Governor orders delay of fare increase on Green Route train service

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has postponed its plan to increase the maximum train fare on the Green Route to 104 baht, scheduled for February 16th. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang…

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Why Skytrain fare hike may end up wrecking Bangkok’s mass-transit success story  

Bangkok commuters are crossing their fingers and hoping that the Central Administrative Court will stop the maximum BTS Skytrain fare being raised from Bt65 to Bt104 on February 16. The…

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Customers walk past seafood stalls at a market in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat on January 18, 2021. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

No coronavirus contamination found in 117 samples of Thai seafood

No coronavirus contamination was found in 117 seafood samples taken from markets in Bangkok and other provinces between November 2020 to January 2021, according to the department of medical sciences…

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Poor air quality in 68 areas of Bangkok and its suburbs on Thursday morning

People in most areas of Bangkok and its suburbs are having to deal with excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust on Thursday morning, but the pollution levels are expected to improve…

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Bangkok’s century-old Hua Lamphong station makes tracks towards railway history

After more than a century serving passengers, Thailand’s largest railway hub will reach the end of the line this year. If Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob gets his way, the Bangkok…

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59 areas in Bangkok and its suburbs affected by excessive PM2.5 dust

An excessive amount of PM2.5 dust is affecting 59 areas of Bangkok and its suburbs on Monday and is expected to remain through tomorrow, warned the Centre to Solve Air…

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Just cruisin’ along

The new electric boat service on Klong Phadung Krungkasem makes a lovely change from the humdrum of Bangkok’s streets As the EV boat leaves Hua Lamphong pier and sails steadily…

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Poor air quality in Bangkok and 11 other provinces today

Air quality in Bangkok and 11 other provinces is has deteriorated on Saturday, with excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere, particularly in 26 areas of Bangkok and its…

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756 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Thursday

CCSA deputy spokesperson, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, has announced that Thailand recorded 756 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the cumulative total to 16,221. Among the new infections are 746 locally transmitted…

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Samut Sakhon residents pray for governor felled in Covid battle

As the new wave of COVID-19 exploded in Samut Sakhon, the governor leading the fightback always managed to keep a smile on his face, radiating much-needed confidence to his team…

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819 new COVID-19 infections and one more fatality reported on Wednesday

The CCSA spokesman, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin, says that 819 new infections have been recorded in Thailand today (Wednesday), among them are 808 local transmissions, mostfound through proactive screening and 11…

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A student uses hand sanitiser as she arrives at a secondary school in Bangkok on July 1, 2020, as schools reopened after being temporarily closed due to the threat of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. – Pupils in Thailand returned to school on July 1, though with strict rules to prevent fresh coronavirus outbreaks, as the kingdom pushed towards normality with the pandemic raging on beyond its borders. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Education ministry details school fees are to be refunded by private schools

Private schools, which provide online learning during the lockdown, must refund certain fees and charges to parents, either in cash or by credit note, said the Office of the Private…

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A photo Techin Ploypetch posted on his facebook page on the night of his birthday, January 9th, 2021

How one partygoer became Thailand’s first ‘super-spreader’

Thailand looks poised to confirm its first official “super spreader” as fears grow over the scale of the latest cluster infection. The hashtag #DJ Matoom is top-trending on Twitter after…

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A Thai man holding his child puts his ballot into a box at a polling station as residents vote for a new Bangkok governor in Thailand’s capital on March 3, 2013. Bangkok residents went to the polls to elect a governor in a to-the-wire fight for city hall which has re-opened Thailand’s festering political divisions.(Photo by PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP)

Ruling party risks split over candidate for Bangkok governor election 

Already hit by an anti-establishment uprising, Thailand’s ruling Palang Pracharath Party is now facing a potential revolt from within as it chooses a candidate for the Bangkok governor election. Three…

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A taxi driver waits for customers on an empty Khao San Road, once a popular tourist destination before the Covid-19 pandemic, in Bangkok on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Bangkok to ease restrictions on 13 types of business from Friday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will ease the restrictions and allow 13 types of business to reopen from tomorrow (Friday), with strict disease control measures in place. Game Arcades; but…

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33 provinces, including Bangkok to suffer air pollution until Sunday

Bangkok and 32 other provinces across Thailand are being affected by air pollution today (Thursday), with the likelihood that the problem will get worse tomorrow and Saturday, because of poor…

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People are seen in a slum along railroad tracks in downtown Bangkok on June 15, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand’s poor regions may be left behind in race for COVID-19 vaccines

Many municipalities’ eagerness to procure COVID-19 vaccines for their residents has roused suspicion of political motives and concerns about inequality between residents of richer and poorer areas. Local authorities have…

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BMA to propose easing of lockdown restrictions on Thursday

On Thursday, the communicable disease committee is scheduled to consider a proposal from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to ease lockdown restrictions on certain business and recreational activities. Deputy Bangkok…

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59 areas in Bangkok and suburbs polluted with excessive PM2.5 on Sunday

Air quality in Bangkok and its suburbs has slightly improved today, with 59 areas being affected by excessive PM2.5 dust, including Din Daeng Road which was identified as the most…

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A medical worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walks past a sign for Covid-19 coronavirus testing at the Urban Institute for Disease Prevention and Control in Bangkok on January 11, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thailand records 287 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration or CCSA has reported 287 new COVID-19 cases today, 278 of which are locally-acquired infections, 9 were imported, and there have been no new…

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Thailand records 212 new COVID-19 cases – total now over 10K for the first time

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is asking everyone to delay any interprovincial travel until January 31st at the earliest, in the hope that the rate of new infections…

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Thailand recorded 205 new COVID-19 cases today, no fatalities

Thailand recorded 205 new COVID-19 cases today, 131 locally transmitted cases, another 58 being discovered through proactive screening, of which over 90% are asymptomatic. The rest are among those entering…

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Eateries in Bangkok can cater to dine-in customers up to 7pm only 

Starting Tuesday, restaurants, food shops and pavement food stalls in Bangkok can serve dine-in customers until 7pm only, after which only takeaway services are permissible, as the city’s administration tightens…

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Bangkok set up 14 COVID-19 screening checkpoints around the city

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered 11 districts in the capital to set up 14 COVID-19 screening checkpoints, in the light of the rising number of new, locally-transmitted cases…

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Bangkok imposes lockdown restrictions to contain COVID-19

Effective from midnight tonight (Friday), all recreational, educational, entertainment and sports venues in Bangkok will close until further notice, as the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) intensifies its efforts to stem…

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Chen Yufei (L) and Chen Long of China attend a press conference ahead of the Thomas and Uber Cups badminton tournament in Bangkok on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Thailand pledges ‘world’s safest’ badminton as China pull out

Thailand’s badminton chief pledged that next month’s restart tournaments will be the “safest in the world” after heavyweights China withdrew because of coronavirus restrictions. China’s pull-out blows a big hole…

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Passengers wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus wait for their train at the Central Railway Station in Bangkok on March 31, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Bangkok closes entertainment venues, Chiang Mai imposes travel restrictions

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered the closure, until January 4th, of horse race tracks, cock-fighting and fish-fighting rings, as well as entertainment venues as COVID-19 infections spread to…

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Excessive PM2.5 dust reported in 13 areas in and around Bangkok today

Thirteen areas in Bangkok and its suburbs have excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust in the air today (Thursday), while the air quality of other areas remains good, according to the…

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Mahachai market, Samut Sakhon province

Two new COVID-19 cases in Bangkok and Ayutthaya recorded on Sunday

Two locally-acquired COVID-19 cases have been recorded today in Bangkok and in the central province of Ayutthaya. According to the Disease Control Department, the case in Bangkok is a 78-year…

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42 areas in Bangkok and suburbs still have excessive pollution, though better than yesterday

Air quality in Bangkok and its suburbs has slightly improved today, but 42 areas still have excessive amounts of PM2.5 in the atmosphere, with Ma Charoen Petkasem 81 Road, in…

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A new interactive art installation takes the metropolis by storm

Out of the darkness and into the light Awakening Bangkok has returned to the City of Angels to brighten up the city’s darkest time. Part adventure, part amazement, the installation lures…

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Bangkok and neighboring provinces have excessive PM2.5 in the atmosphere

Air quality in Bangkok and adjacent provinces has continued to deteriorate for the second day in a row, with the amount of PM2.5 in the atmosphere of 40 areas exceeding…

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34 areas of Bangkok and adjacent provinces suffering excessive PM2.5 – DPC

Air quality in Bangkok and its neighboring provinces is deteriorating, with the amount of PM2.5 in the atmosphere in 34 areas exceeding the 50-micron safety standard today (Friday), according to…

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The Thai NGO committed to saving Thailand’s trees celebrates 10 years of success

A shady story A decade after their first mission to stop a mature tree being felled, the Big Trees Project is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the “BigTrees Festival 2020”…

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Bangkok’s Tuesday morning traffic nightmare

It was a nightmare for both motorists and public transport commuters in Bangkok on Tuesday morning after the city, infamous for its normal congestion, had been battered by heavy showers,…

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“Chao Phraya Sky Park”: Bangkok’s new landmark

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has formally opened a new landmark, the Chao Phraya Sky Park, which straddles the Chao Phraya River, linking Bangkok with its sister city, Thonburi. The…

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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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Workers cleaning up Morchit 2 bus terminal on Sunday Morning

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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(Photo) Bangkok, Thailand is facing a growing number of visitors/AFP

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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Phu Kradueng National Park

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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