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Most Bubble Tea in Thailand Exceeds Daily Sugar Intake: Consumer Foundation

BANGKOK — Milk, bubbles – and loads of sugar and preservatives. The Foundation for Consumers released research on Thursday on 25 brands of bubble milk...

Health Officials Cast Doubts on Aussies’ ‘Pad Thai Nightmare’

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Public Health on Thursday disputed a claim by an Australian couple that they contracted a serious virus from eating pad thai while vacationing in Thailand two years ago.
Miss Grand Chiang Rai, Siriporn Waengeun, left. Miss Grand Nakhon Ratchasima, Kamolchanok Lonuch, right. Photo: Miss Grand Thailand / Facebook

Wild Boars and Fried Noodles: This Year’s Miss Grand Thailand Costumes

BANGKOK — Miss Grand Thailand’s extravagant costume contest returned to the stage Wednesday night, with one costume even commemorating the rescue of the Wild Boars football team.

Historic House on Sathorn Becomes Swanky Seafood Place

BANGKOK — One of the city’s hottest property spots, a historic house, is now a swanky seafood restaurant.
Amita Marie “Tata” Young, left. Photo: tataamitayoung / Instagram. Pol “Pete” Christensen, right. Photo: petepol / Instagram. @a_adisorn now-deleted post from June 13 which reads “#WaitingToSlapEChorAtTheArrivalGate,” center. Photo: a_adisorn / Instagram.

Celebrities Support Slapping Future Forward’s Pannika, Netizens Hit Back

BANGKOK — Online debate is swirling Monday after celebrities were caught supporting an Instagram post about slapping a Future Forward Party spokeswoman. Netizens noticed today...

Fears of Future Assaults Force Activists to Seek Police Protection

BANGKOK — Three pro-democracy campaigners assaulted by men they believe to be acting on the junta’s orders said Monday they have sought police protection.
Image: BougieBangkokGirl / Instagram

Crazy Rich Bangkokians: Viral Instagram @BougieBangkokGirl Gets Political

@BougieBangkokGirl – or Bougie – agreed to be interviewed anonymously via email about the Instagram account’s underlying goal to politically awaken a notoriously apolitical demographic.

Remixing Molam for a New Generation of Listeners

BANGKOK — The explosion of tracks that fuse molam with other genres such as hip-hop and pop are exposing Bangkokian ears to the traditional folk music of Thailand’s Northeast. But are the historical and cultural underpinnings of molam being lost?

Five Baby Hornbills Rescued From Wildlife Trader’s House

NARATHIWAT — A suspected wildlife trader was arrested Saturday in Narathiwat province after authorities raided his house and found five baby hornbills, a protected and endangered bird.

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