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Friends of Chao Phraya Explain Why They Hate ‘Highway on the River’

BANGKOK — Professionals, business owners, activists and others who consider themselves friends of the Chao Phraya River united Wednesday to call for the military...

Khaosan Road: Open But Silent (Photos)

BANGKOK — In the aftermath of HM King’s death Thursday, tourist hub Khaosan Road has become a much more subdued version of itself. Some restaurants...

Popularity and Profits: Bangkok’s Chefs Anxiously Await ‘Asia’s 50 Best’

BANGKOK — “Do I care? Yes. Nervous? No. Excited? Yes.” We're in the middle of a photo shoot in Bangkok's Gaggan, the No. 1 restaurant in Asia on both the 2015 and 2016 Asia's 50 Best Restaurants lists and No. 23 on the 2016 World's 50 Best Restaurants list.

Pitch Imperfect: Khlong Toei Slums Get Funky Football Fields

BANGKOK — Five gray, unpainted apartment buildings line a small road in the Khlong Toei Flats community. On a recent day, under the searing Bangkok sun on a recent day, clouds of dragonflies buzzed and children perched from stairwells, shooting clay balls from guns made of PVC pipe.

Ride the Rails to 2 Nights of Art, Music, Meet-Ups in Bangkok (And Chiang...

BANGKOK — Hop on, hop off, grasshopper. By BTS Skytrain, river ferry or tuk-tuk, go exploring at 45 galleries and art spaces next month at the fourth annual Galleries Night.

Bangkok Buses to Finally Get Ticket Machines. Here’s How They Work.

BANGKOK — Steely conductors rattling coin collectors and palming torn paper tickets may not be long for Bangkok's buses.

Discuss Russia’s ASEAN Ambitions at March Roundtable

BANGKOK — Regional and international political buffs will have a chance to voice their opinions and share their insights at a roundtable on Russia’s position in Southeast Asia next month.

Chao Phraya Promenade Project to Make Progress in April

BANGKOK — A 10-meter wide boardwalk along Chao Phraya River is no April Fools’ joke, as City Hall revealed Friday its new adjusted design...

Avoid Ratchawithi Road While it Gets Ugly Cabling Makeover

BANGKOK — Starting Friday, Ratchawithi Road will be partially closed as authorities begin moving its infamous tangle of overhead cables underground. A few days after...

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.

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