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Saturday, February 24, 2018

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.
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.

Curtain Call: Lido’s 50 Year Run to End in May (Photos)

BANGKOK — One of two independent cinemas in the heart of the city will close forever later this year, just a few days before its 50th birthday.

Dusit Thani Bangkok Postpones Closure Until January 2019

BANGKOK — An iconic five-star hotel in Bangkok postponed its date of closure until next January. The Dusit Thani Bangkok will remain open until 2pm...

Lido Lost, But So Long Scala? Apex Silent on Theater Fate

BANGKOK — Two endangered theaters in the heart of the city have rumored dates with the wrecking ball this year, and their owner is silent on a denial by the university landowner it is to blame.

New Tourism Aims to Revive Bangkok’s Dying Communities

BANGKOK — It was as though six old neighborhoods around Bangkok were teleported to a hotel garden on a recent afternoon. At one corner, a man was hawking sets of glimmering bowls made from copper and bronze, a tradecraft passed down in Baan Bu community for centuries.

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