Flood warnings for Chao Phraya riverside residents in Bangkok and suburbs

Riverside residents in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan are warned to brace for high tides for the next 4 days, when the level of the Chao Phraya River is forecast…

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BMA prepares for Chao Phraya River overflows from end of July

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is gearing up to cope with overflows from the Chao Phraya River, as a result of high tides which may flood low-lying residential areas in…

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Indictments in drowned Thai actress’s case postponed to August 3

The public prosecutor in charge of handling the case of the death of actress Nida Patcharaveerapong, aka “Tangmo”, postponed the indictments of six suspects today (Thursday) until August 3rd. Nonthaburi’s…

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Western settlement along the Chao Phraya River

The Chao Phraya River is the main artery of Bangkok. In the old days, it was where everything happened, full of life and culture. So, the river’s banks were where…

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(Right) Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong (Left) Nida’s personal manager and close friend ‘Kratik’

Friends of drowned Thai TV actress face more questioning

Police forensic officers took evidence related to the TV actress’s drowning to the Nonthaburi Muang district police station today (Tuesday), as the victim’s five friends reported themselves to police for…

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Five friends of drowned TV actress to take lie detector tests

Nonthaburi police are set to summon five friends of the late actress, Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong, for further questioning and lie detector examinations, in an attempt to clear up some doubts…

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Body of Thai actress recovered from river, police consider charging helmsman of speed boat

The owner and skipper of the speed boat, in which Thai TV actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong was travelling with a small group of friends on Thursday evening, may face charges…

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Thai TV star Tangmo still missing, search continues

Search operations for missing Thai TV star Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong, who fell from a speedboat into the Chao Phraya River on Thursday night, continue this morning (Saturday) after over 33…

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Thai TV star missing after falling into Chao Phraya River Thursday night

Rescue workers and divers in speedboats and on jet-skis have been searching the Chao Phraya River, near the Pibulsongkram pier in Nonthaburi, since late last night (Thursday) for local TV…

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Chong Nonsi Canal Park – A new lung for Bangkok

Stretching from Surawong Road all the way down to the Chao Phraya River, over a distance of about 4.5 kilometres, Chong Nonsi Canal is being transformed into Bangkok’s longest park,…

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Body of missing Thai male model found in Chao Phraya river

The body of a man, believed to be that of missing Thai-Japanese model, Kullapat “Kendo” Pongpraphap, was found this afternoon (Thursday) floating in the Chao Phraya River near Bangkok’s Ratchawong…

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Riverside areas of Bangkok warned of flooding this week, later this month

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is warning people living near floodgates to prepare for high tides and subsequent flooding this week and between November 20th and 26th. Bang Phlat, Samphanthawong,…

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Thai authorities warn of two very high tides Tuesday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is warning that the high tides today (Tuesday) will reach peaks at 11.26am, at 1.31 meters above mean sea level, and 1.20 meters at 7.32pm….

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Body found in Chao Phraya River after 2.5-day search with help of underwater robot

The body of a 27-year-old man, plunging along with his car into the Chao Phraya River in the Muang district of Thailand’s Nakhon Sawan province on Friday night, has been…

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Half submerged freighter involved in estuary collision to be salvaged

Thailand’s Marine Department has ordered the owner of cargo ship, OPK3, to salvage the half-submerged vessel in three days. The ship collided with another freighter, NP Pathum Thani, in the…

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Two freight ships collide in estuary of Chao Phraya River, no casualties

Two freighters loaded with cargo containers collided in the estuary of the Chao Phraya River today (Tuesday), in front of Samut Prakan provincial hall. There are no reports of injuries…

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Bangkok warned of 0.40m rise in Chao Phraya River between October 23-30

Thailand’s Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has notified the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to advise the city’s riverside residents to brace a rise in the level of the…

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Flood woes caused by dam overflow in Suphan Buri province

Flood woes caused by dam overflow in Suphan Buri province

Many households and low-lying areas located along the Tha Chin River, in Thailand’s central province of Suphan Buri, are submerged after excess water overflowed the spillways of the Krasiao Dam…

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High tide raises Chao Phraya River level, floods communities in Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani

Riverside households in Bangkok’s neighbouring provinces of Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani, which are not protected by floodwalls, have been warned to brace for flooding today (Sunday) due to the high…

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Customers of the riverside Chaopraya Antique Café react to a boat’s wake as they enjoy themselves in the extraordinary high water levels in the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi, near Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai riverside restaurant finds silver lining in floods

A flood-hit riverside restaurant in Nonthaburi, a busy town neighboring Bangkok, has drawn the attention of several international media agencies after becoming an unlikely dining hotspot in the face of…

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Bangkok’s riverside communities warned of rising waters in Chao Phraya River

Residents of 11 riverside communities in Bangkok, located outside the protective flood walls, have been advised to track the water situation in the Chao Phraya River closely, which is expected…

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Riverside communities in Nonthaburi province are now under water

Hundreds of households in riverside communities in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Nonthaburi, which are not protected by flood walls, have been flooded since Saturday as the swollen Chao Phraya River…

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People living adjacent to Chao Phraya River in Chainat province warned of possible flooding

Thailand’s Royal Irrigation Department (RID) sent an urgent letter to Chainat’s provincial governor today (Saturday), asking him to warn people living on both banks of the Chao Phraya River to…

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Huge volume of water to be diverted to Suphan Buri before high tide

Taking advantage of the low tide in the Gulf of Thailand, irrigation officials have stepped up efforts to divert the massive amounts of water in the Chao Phraya river basin…

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Photo from Aswin Kwanmuang Facebook

Riverside residents in Bangkok not protected by a flood wall should move valuables to higher ground

People in over 200 riverside dwellings and businesses in 7 districts of Bangkok (Dusit, Phra Nakhon, Samphanthawong, Bang Kho Laem, Yan Nawa, Bangkok Noi and Khlong San), which are not…

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Flood alert along river-sides and in low-lying areas in Bangkok and 8 central provinces

People living along river banks and in low-lying areas in Bangkok and Chainat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi  provinces are advised to brace…

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Officials race to divert water into the Gulf to prevent Chao Phraya overflowing

Thailand’s National Water Resources Office and the Royal Irrigation Department have been racing against time to divert massive amounts of water from flowing into the Chao Phraya River, by discharging…

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Bangkok spared from Chao Phraya River flooding – Royal Irrigation Dept.

The Royal Irrigation Department has given an assurance that Bangkok will not be flooded by water from the Chao Phraya River, unless there is heavy rain in the capital. Head…

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A general view of the Chao Phraya river (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Tap water in Bangkok, 2 other provinces, turns brackish, but still safe

Households in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan have been warned that their tap water may occasionally taste brackish, due to the high content of sodium chloride, but that it is…

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Saturday Chao Phraya River express boat services to resume this weekend

Chao Phraya Express Boat Company will resume its Saturday service this weekend, after suspension of weekend services since May 8th. The company’s managing director, Lt-Cmdr Charoenporn Charoentham, said today (Wednesday)…

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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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“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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photo from Chao Praya Roadway

Court halts suspends all work on Chao Phraya River promenade project

Bangkok City Hall’s ambition to build a promenade along both sides of the Chao Phraya River has hit a snag, after the Administrative Court ordered a temporary halt to its…

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Urgent meeting on Monday over seawater intrusion into Chao Phraya River

The Office of National Water Resources will hold an urgent meeting on Monday, with the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) and related agencies, to address the intrusion of seawater into the…

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Bangkok tap water may turn brackish as seawater intrudes into Chao Phraya

The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) is keeping a close watch on the intrusion of seawater into the Chao Phraya River, to the extent that it may affect the…

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Appeals Court upholds death sentence on Spaniard for murder

The Appeals Court today upheld the death sentence handed down on a Spanish man for murdering a fellow Spaniard and dumping the dismembered body in the Chao Phraya River in…

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