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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fix, Don’t Kill BRT Bus Service, Commuters Plead

BANGKOK — In sandals and socks, Kamhaeng Lhorketsuwan, and his front backpack-wearing wife Nantana Lhorketsuwan, swiped their free senior passes to enter BRT Thanon Chan on Tuesday morning for a swift ride over to Sathon Road, where they would transfer to the BTS Skytrain.

‘Pai One Point’ Denies Link to Drug Lord Suspect as More Celebs Swept Into...

BANGKOK — A famous auto racer turned himself in Tuesday afternoon after the Narcotics Suppression Bureau sought him and three others for questioning as part of an inquiry into Thai links to an alleged Laotian drug lord.

Record 32.6M Tourists Visited Thailand in 2016

BANGKOK — Thailand received a record 32.59 million foreign visitors last year, with revenue beating expectations and likely to exceed previous forecasts this year by growing 10 percent or more, officials said Monday.

Tow Them All, Bangkok Gov Suggests for Sidewalk Scofflaws

BANGKOK — Bangkok’s governor is proposing a tenfold increase in fines and impounding vehicles for using the capital’s sidewalks.

Chinese New Year Goes Off Full-Cocked at Lumphini Park (Photos)

BANGKOK — Rooster statues, costumes and edibles welcomed revelers to Lumphini Park on Saturday night, where Chinese New Year festivities were staged.

Shophouse Fire Kills 5 in Northeast Bangkok

BANGKOK — A three-story shophouse went up in flames early Wednesday morning in northeastern Bangkok, killing five people inside.

Lacking Leverage or Clout, River Residents Give Up Homes For Boardwalk

BANGKOK — It will be difficult, Sophee Prae-eiam believes, for some of her neighbors who’ve fished in front of their homes for decades to...

How Long to Install BTS Elevators? City Hall Says 3 Years.

BANGKOK — Days after a class-action lawsuit was filed against City Hall for failing to make the BTS Skytrain accessible to disabled commuters, officials...

Chinese New Year to Skip Chinatown

BANGKOK — The Year of the Rooster will have less to crow about this year as for the first time in many years, Chinese New Year will not be celebrated on Yaowarat Road.

Wheelchair Rally to File Class-Action Lawsuit Over BTS Accessibility at Court

BANGKOK — Some had no legs and propelled themselves along. Some were paralyzed and pushed by companions. A few zipped along under electric power.

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