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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Peek Into the New Ikea Bang Yai (Photos)

BANGKOK — Grab a yellow shopping bag and get lost among Songesand, Kramig and Duktig later this 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...

BTS Skytrain Free for ‘Bike for Dad’

BANGKOK — Cyclists in Friday’s Bike for Dad event will be able to ride the BTS skytrain for free.

Was the Public Coerced Into Choosing Ugly Bridge Design?

BANGKOK — Architects raised concern Thursday that the controversial design for a footbridge over the Chao Phraya River was decided upon well before the public was given a chance to weigh in.
Photo: Tjabeljan / Flickr

Deal Struck For Khaosan Vendors to Submit Alternate Rules

BANGKOK — Khaosan Road vendors will submit their own proposed regulations directly to the government next week after City Hall backed down on enforcing its own week-old rules.

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.

Prayuth Makes Surprise Appointment of New Bangkok Governor

BANGKOK — Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha used his absolute power under Article 44 of the interim constitution Tuesday to appoint a replacement for Gov. Sukhumbhand Paribatra.
Motorcycle taxis Thursday burn a vest uniform at a protest in front of Grab’s Bangkok headquarters.

Moto Rally: Riders Demand Grab Play by the Rules

BANGKOK — Motorcycle taxis Thursday converged on the Bangkok headquarters of the largest ride-hailing service to demand it cease operating in violation of the law.

Fit & Fierce: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Helps Women Grapple With Defense

Having been sexually harassed in the past, learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, at 34 has empowered me. BJJ, focuses on how to escape from an attacker in a dominant position on the ground, so I am able to learn how to escape from a mount or a side control position under the pressure of strong and heavy bodies.

How to Ease Thailand 4.0’s Traffic Torment

Just last month 19-year-old singer Suthida “Image” Chanachaisuwan took to the internet with a series of now deleted tweets expressing her displeasure with the public transportation network in Bangkok – no doubt a common frustration among commuters.



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