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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Fewer Water Bottle Cap Seals Starting in April

BANGKOK — Starting in April, bottles of drinking water will no longer come with plastic seals over them.

Why Bangkok’s Fun is Ending at Midnight Again

BANGKOK — It’s Friday night. A group of friends finishes up at Havana Social in the Nana area at 1am and shares a cab to a Thonglor bar that doesn’t get going until the wee hours. Instead of finding a bumping DJ and press of bodies, they get a “Sorry, we’re closed.”
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That’s Nasty: Spotlight Shined on Filthy Bangkok Air (Video)

BANGKOK — Whorls of thick dust in the air at Lumphini Park visible in a widely shared video clip has stoked further fears about...

Bangkok Eyes Burning? Residents Advised to Get Good Masks

BANGKOK — Throats are sore, breathing is labored and eyes itching in Bangkok, where the air has been fouled to “unhealthy” levels, according to monitors.

All-Star Junta Scandals Take Field at TU-CU Match

BANGKOK — A university football match became the talk of town Saturday for action off the field: a pre-match satirical parade.

Makers of Banned Films Ready Arthouse Theater For Bangkok

BANGKOK — The husband-wife team behind a banned film is opening their own indie movie theater in the heart of Bangkok which aspires to be a rare bloom in a cultural desert. 

Bangkok’s Air More Toxic Than You Think: Greenpeace

BANGKOK — Bangkok’s air, which has been choking on unusually thick smog for days, is actually more toxic than thought.

Masks On: Bangkok’s Mystery ‘Fog’ is Heavy Smog

BANGKOK — Don’t be fooled by the grey mass obscuring the city these past few days. It’s not fog.
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Here’s a Map of Which BTS Stations Are Accessible

BANGKOK — Two years after a court-ordered deadline for all BTS Skytrain stations to be made accessible to wheelchairs, we wanted a clear picture...
Private security carry a commuter's wheelchair down the stairs Tuesday at BTS Saphan Taksin. Three years after the highest court gave the city 12 months to make all stations wheelchair-accessible, the work remains incomplete.

Three Years of Excuses Later, BTS Still Not Accessible

BANGKOK — The BTS Skytrain remains inaccessible to commuters with disabilities three years after the courts ordered City Hall to install elevators, and a class-action suit remains in administrative limbo one year after it was filed.

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