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Royal Barge Procession Set for Oct. 24

BANGKOK — A royal barge procession presided over by His Majesty the King will grace the river of Bangkok on Oct. 24, the navy announced Friday.

Can Bangkok’s Fitness Craze Makes Gains Across Class Divides?

BANGKOK — Bangkok will host the 11th Asia Fitness Conference (AFC) in October amid a burgeoning fitness craze. But is fitness in Bangkok the preserve of the middle class and wealthy?
Anant “Nat” Kumsawang and Chutima “Yui” Panpong massaging another employee of Perception Massage.

Blind Eyes, Working Hands at Perception Massage

BANGKOK — After finishing giving a herbal ball massage, Nat puts on sunglasses and steps out of his workplace onto the busy road, cane in hand tapping the street.
Pineapples served in plastic cups and durian wrapped in styrofoam trays in Khaosan on July 2.

Vendors Balk at Khaosan Road’s Call to Ban Plastic, Styrofoam

BANGKOK — Can Khaosan Road kick its single-use plastic habit? In an effort to reduce waste, vendors along Khaosan Road are being encouraged to phase...
Pol. Gen. Sereepisut Temeeyavets during the parliamentary session on June 27.

Party Leader Denies Responsibility For Politician’s Drug Smuggling Case

BANGKOK — The leader of a pro-democracy party has defended the innocence of a party member arrested earlier this month on suspicion of drug...
Left, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha makes a kho-khun beef steak while visiting an agriculturalist association in Mukdahan province on Feb. 6, 2019. Right, a stevia plant grown by La-ong Sriwanna of Chiang Mai.

Prayuth Urges Thais to Use Stevia When Cooking

BANGKOK — Junta leader. Songwriter. Bookworm. Nutritionist?

Back in Fashion? Thai Traditional Dress and How to Pull it Off

Experts observed a renaissance of interest in traditional dress thanks to period dramas and market fairs initiated by the King.

Forget Boring Summit and Head to ASEAN Film Fest

BANGKOK — Though we couldn’t join world leaders at last week’s ASEAN Summit, us average Joes and Somchais can explore the region over the next two weeks through the annual Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival.  

Cabbie Charges Brit 4,000 Baht for Airport-Khaosan Trip

BANGKOK — A taxi driver was arrested Thursday after fleecing a British tourist of nearly 10 times the normal fare for a trip from the airport to Khaosan Road, police said.
File photo. Photo: HansMartinPaul / Pixabay

Dads Beware! Smoking At Home Banned From August

BANGKOK — Smoking at home will be considered “family violence” and punishable under a new law effective August. The Director General of the Women’s Affairs...

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