Thais warned against becoming foreigners’ nominees in businesses reserved for Thai nationals  

Thai people who allow their names to be used by foreigners as nominees to open businesses reserved for Thai nationals may face prison terms of three years and/or a fine…

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A map shows the “Happy Journey with BEM” travel route, which connects Bangkok’s historical and heritage districts. (Photos by Chusri Ngamprasert and Wararat Tumtuti)

Riding the Train of Wonders

Bangkok’s Chinatown, or Yaowarat as it is more properly known, along with Rattanakosin island and Thonburi are well-known for their historical sites and delectable cuisine. Excursions to these famous areas…

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Big-bike confiscated and rider fined for dangerous driving in Bangkok

A motorcyclist has had his Harley Davidson bike confiscated and been fined 5,300 baht by Pathumwan district court in Bangkok for dangerous driving. The 27-year old rider, whose name was…

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Bangkok City Hall cancels Chinese New Year celebrations as Omicron spreads

Chinese New Year celebrations in Bangkok will be cancelled again this year to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, particularly the Omicron variant. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) say decorations…

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Bangkok’s Chinatown street food stalls, gold shops see worst trade in years

The Thai capital’s once bustling Chinatown is now uncharacteristically quiet, with many businesses suffering from the impacts of the raging COVID-19 pandemic. The 9pm to 4am curfew in Bangkok and…

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BMA cancels Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown on February 12th

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has decided to cancel Chinese New Year’s celebrations, scheduled for February 12th in the capital’s Chinatown area, due to concerns over the continued spread of…

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Thousands greet Their Majesties in Chinatown

Thousands of people on Friday turned up to greet Their Majesties the King and Queen during their tour of Yaowaraj area, which is commonly known as Chinatown. Their Majesties also…

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