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BTS ‘Ghost Station’ Opens After Charging Fare for 22 Years

BANGKOK — The city of Bangkok on Monday welcomed a new skytrain station on Sathorn Road – one of the “ghost stations” which have been included in the fare since 1999 but never actually built.

The Bike Stops Here: Gyms Hit Hard by 2nd COVID Shutdown

BANGKOK — Akachai Apaisrila used to be a freelance gym instructor, teaching dedicated gym goers fat-blasting zumba steps. But then, in one stroke, the coronavirus pandemic wiped out his income to zero.

Arai Wa? Restaurateurs Left Confused by Virus Restriction Order

BANGKOK — The restaurant industry was barely making a recovery from the semi-lockdown imposed in early 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak. It may have to suffer again.
Chatthamon Singtankong and her husband Sakorn Kumpapan of Krua Muang Petch restaurant.

Cooking Up Kindness: The Eateries Who Offer Free Meals to Migrant Workers

SAMUT PRAKAN — Chatthamon Singtankong was taking a stroll at a market in her neighborhood when she overheard a food vendor refusing to sell to a migrant worker.

PSA: You Can Donate to Migrants, Health Workers in Samut Sakhon

SAMUT SAKHON — Members of the public, including expats, can donate both money and medical equipment to migrant workers and frontline medical professionals in Samut Sakhon, where many are grappling with the new wave of coronavirus cases.

Figurines of Viral Mythical Critters to Open for Pre-Orders

BANGKOK — Those awkward, adorable mythical creatures that rose to internet fame from their humble abodes in Thailand’s rural temples will soon be available in your own home.

Rural Temple Statues of Magical Beasts Melt Hearts, Inspire Fanart

KHON KAEN — While Chinese dragons inspire awe and Greek centaurs represent mysterious wisdom for centuries, Thai mythical creatures have the power to make the internet squeal.

Fast and Furious Food: Protesters Baffled by Speed of Cart Vendors

BANGKOK — At nearly every venue marked for protests, kilometers ahead of the press, activists – and light years ahead of the police – are none other than hawkers of fried chicken, fish balls, and sausages.
Protests in Bangkok on Oct. 18, 2020 at the Victory Monument.

Curry, Iced Coffee, CIA: A Guide to Thai Protest Vocab

BANGKOK — “Spicy Curry, quick! The Iced Coffee is coming.”

‘6 Oct’ Exhibit Keeps Alive Painful Memories of Student Massacre

BANGKOK — An exhibition providing a comprehensive retelling of the 1976 massacre of student protesters opened on Tuesday, coinciding with the 44th anniversary of the crackdown.

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