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Thriving and surviving, Bangkok is booming. Here are our picks of interesting stuff coming up.

Ghostly Horror Romance to Headline Thai LGBT Film Fest

BANGKOK — First love at an abandoned pool and love between Beijing opera performers will screen at an LGBT film festival in late June.

Gov’t to Lift Curfew as Thailand Enters ‘Phase 4’

BANGKOK — Most venues in Thailand can reopen starting Monday when the curfew will also be lifted, the government announced Friday.

Bars, Pubs, Soapy Massages Won’t Reopen in ‘Phase 4’

BANGKOK — Bars, pubs, beer houses, karaoke bars, erotic massage parlours, and children’s ball pits will not be allowed to reopen in the next phase of reopenings, the government said on Wednesday.
A partial solar eclipse is seen at an observatory in Chachoengsao province on December 26, 2019. Photo: National Astronomical Research Institute

Partial Solar Eclipse To Darken Bangkok This Month

BANGKOK — Thailand will witness a partial solar eclipse later this month, according to the national astronomical body.
South Korean protesters stage a protest over the death of George Floyd near the U.S. embassy in Seoul on June 5, 2020. Photo: Ahn Young-joon / AP

George Floyd Rally to Take Place Online Due to Emergency Law

BANGKOK — A protest in solidarity with an ongoing anti-racism movement in the United States is coming to Thailand, though it would be held online rather than on the streets, organizers said Friday.
A file photo of Songkran celebration.

Songkran in the Rain? Festival May be Held on July 7

BANGKOK — Officials on Tuesday said the festivals and three-day holidays associated with the Thai New Year, which was cancelled earlier due to the coronavirus, might be held next month instead.
Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

‘Phase 3’ Business Reopening Confirmed, Curfew Shortened

BANGKOK — Business venues like gyms and massage parlors will reopen on June 1, and the curfew hours will be shortened in response to a low number of coronavirus infections, a government official said Friday.

100+ Plastics Spent on a Single 14-Day State Quarantine

BANGKOK — A resident of a state quarantine facility said he was shocked to see more than 100 plastic containers used for his 14-day isolation.

Celebs Awarded for Raising Virus Alarm in Boxing Stadiums

BANGKOK — A Thai boxer and his singer wife won a recognition for going public about their coronavirus infections, which led officials to discover a virus cluster in Thailand’s boxing circles.

Malls Deploy Robots, Tracing QR Code for ‘New Normal’ Shopping

BANGKOK — Visiting malls – arguably the most favorite hobby for Bangkokians – is no longer casual like it used to be, prior to the coronavirus outbreak.





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