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Damage caused the suspected arson at Miniso store inside Siam Square One, left. The store being closed on August 2, right.

LIVE BLOG: Series of Bombs, Suspected Arson Rage Through Bangkok

BANGKOK — A series of bombs scattered across Bangkok have given the city a rude awakening Friday morning. Keep refreshing this page for updates to...
Bua Noi in her cage on July 25, 2019 at Pata Zoo.

Thailand’s Last Gorilla Lives in Decrepit Zoo Atop a Mall

On the top floor of a decrepit mall in western Bangkok, the last gorilla in Thailand and her friends will live out their days, with rats and roaches as companions.
Photo: Yosskorn Sukarawan / Facebook

City Hall To Double Fines For Motorcyclists on Sidewalks

BANGKOK — A hefty 11.1 million baht in fines was collected from individuals riding motorbikes on sidewalks, City Hall said on Tuesday. In an effort...
Interior of MRT Wat Mangkon. Photo: Matichon

Free Test Rides on MRT Blue Line Through Chinatown Begin Next Week

Update: Two new stations further down the extension, MRT Bang Phai and MRT Bang Wa, will be opened on Aug. 24. MRT Bang Wa...
A row of shophouses on Atsagang Road on April 30. Photo: Metropolitan Electricity Authority

Beige or Nothing: Old Town Buildings Must Be Same Color, Gov’t Says

BANGKOK — New buildings around the historic area of Rattanakosin Island must be painted beige with tiled dark grey roofs, according to a new ministerial directive announced Friday.
Photos: Isara Ariyachaipanich / Facebook

Concrete Panel Falls from BTS Ari Onto Bus Stop Below

BANGKOK — A piece of concrete panelling fell from BTS Ari station Wednesday morning, luckily injuring none.
Laksika Piyasuntornsup, a caretaker of Pae Kong Shrine on Tuesday.

Condo Calls Cops on Chinese Opera for Being ‘Too Loud’

BANGKOK — Unable to bear the melodic wailing of Chinese opera, condo residents called the police on a performance at a city center shrine Tuesday night.
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...
E-waste at the JW Metal Recovery Intergroup Co. Ltd. facility June 13, 2018 in Pathum Thani, accused of illegally importing foreign waste.

As World’s Trash Floods Thailand, Activists Call for Waste Import Ban

BANGKOK — Thailand and its Southeast Asian neighbors are becoming major dumping grounds for the world's plastic garbage and electronic waste. Environmentalists now want to see a ban on waste imports imposed across ASEAN.
Lilly with her friends hold up signs March 15 at the Prime Minister's Office.

Lilly, Thailand’s Greta Thunberg, Is Fighting Single-use Plastic

BANGKOK — Through the power of petitioning, one 11-year-old girl is doing more to save Thailand’s environment than perhaps most of the country combined. Since...

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