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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Heavy Regulation – Not Total Ban – for Street Food of Chinatown, Khaosan

BANGKOK — The man behind Bangkok’s epic makeover campaign – whose comments this week spawned alarmed headlines worldwide about a complete ban on its street food – said vendors in the iconic areas of Khaosan Road and Chinatown can remain – under one condition.

‘Laugh Juice’ in Short Supply as Fad Sweeps Thailand

BANGKOK — I was halfway through the first bottle when I caught myself staring at a particular spot on my monitor, having abandoned whatever...

See Bangkok Before and After Street Food (Interactive)

Compare for yourself how Bangkok's streets look before and after the street food vendor ban with these interactive images. (Slide left and right).

Those Who Toil For Bangkok Deprived by Loss of Street Food

BANGKOK — Bunthom Pittana stopped in front of a 7-Eleven near Soi Thonglor 9 late Wednesday night for dinner. Instead of strolling into the convenience store, the motorcycle taxi operator walked to the food cart parked just in front.

Central Embassy Adds Bookshop, Gallery, Lifestyle Space on Saturday

BANGKOK — A high-end shopping mall in the heart of the city will open a multi-purpose lifestyle space on Saturday.

Artists, Ice Cream and Booze in Vintage Print House

BANGKOK — Head over to the old quarter later this month for the unlikely combination of art, ice cream and booze in one venue.

7 Places to Drink Like the Irish for Bangkok St. Patrick’s Day

BANGKOK — Be cool and say “Slainte!” next Friday instead of “cheers” when pubs everywhere celebrate alcohol’s most sacred day.

Star Power: Michelin Guide Coming to Thailand

BANGKOK — Bangkok’s rising stature as a place for fine dining will get the ultimate nod from the authorities on world-class cuisine when the Michelin Guide launches here later this year.

Higher Booze Tax Doesn’t Mean Higher Booze Tax: Tax Office

BANGKOK — Changes to alcohol taxes won’t leave a sour taste for consumers, tax authorities said Monday.

Bangkok Youth Cook Their Way to Better Futures, One Spicy Pepper at a Time

BANGKOK — Bam and Boom come from the modest Wachiratham Sathit community in southern Bangkok. They lacked the funds to go beyond middle school and sought a way to continue their studies and do more with their lives.

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