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Spending Songkran in Bangkok? Here Are 10 Things to Do

BANGKOK — Friends off to an island retreat or road-trip? Not to fear, Songkran in the capital will be packed with events for everyone – and empty roads to get to them.

Bangkok’s New Library Barely Open a Day, Closes Again

BANGKOK — Less than 24 hours after opening with much fanfare, Bangkok’s largest public library shut its door and will not open again for three weeks.

A Salute to 50 Years of Late Nights at Bangkok’s Malaysia Hotel

BANGKOK — Night owls go to the Malaysia Hotel for its khao tom or to continue drinking at dawn after tiptoeing out of nearby Wong’s. Gay travelers have known it as an affordable place to stay and pick up young Thai men.

Biggest Mini Town to Open in Bangkok (Photos)

BANGKOK — Meet mini Hoover Dam, mini Anfield Stadium and a mini railroad roundhouse. See the mini people go about their mini lives as Thailand takes modeling to the next level with a sprawling town at 1:87 scale in the Ekamai area this week.

Sleepless in Asoke? Curl Up at Bangkok’s 1st Nap Lounge

BANGKOK — Late nights? Red-eye flight? Suffering a creative block or merciless traffic at Asoke intersection? Sometimes it’s best to catch some sleep before getting on with life.

Badly Translated Poster Gives ‘Dunkirk’ Darker Ending

BANGKOK — A mistranslated advertisement for World War II movie “Dunkirk” has made Thai netizens shake their red-cheeked faces in shame.

Culture Clash and Chaos at Silom Songkran (Action Photos)

BANGKOK — Traditional garb and garlands brushed shoulders with tank tops and water guns Friday where Lumphini Park meets Silom Road.

Thai-Italian Crowned Miss Grand Thailand 2017

BANGKOK — A Thai-Italian model was crowned Miss Grand 2017 Saturday night after a contest, known for extravagant if not outlandish costumes, represented each of the 77 provinces of Thailand

Royal Crematorium Design Unveiled (PHOTOS)

BANGKOK — Designs for a crematorium, royal chariot and other facilities situated around the royal funeral pyre for King Rama IX were unveiled Monday.
Exterior of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre at Pathumwan intersection in downtown Bangkok. Image: Bacc.or.th

The City Actually Wants to Turn BACC Into a ‘Coworking Space’

BANGKOK — The director of the city’s largest downtown cultural center said that the city’s desire to take it over and turn it into a co-working space is ill-considered.

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