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Dark Night: Photos Capture Death of Bangkok’s Nightlife in Pandemic

BANGKOK — When nightlife becomes as dark as the smog-filled sky, Bangkok’s after parties may have passed into the afterlife.

Forced to Stay Home by Virus, Some Thais Turn to Online Dating Groups

BANGKOK — Without movies, restaurants, malls, bars, and even home visits, if you strictly follow the doctors’ advice, romantic relationships in Thailand are taking on new forms during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bangkok To Ban Sale of Booze for 10 Days Starting Friday

BANGKOK — Bangkok City Hall is preparing to impose a ban on the sale of alcohol starting Friday with a stated aim to curb gatherings and coronavirus infection.

What It’s Like to Catch, and Survive, the Coronavirus in Thailand

BANGKOK — Speaking from his condo, Singaporean expat Jay Feng asked other people currently in self-isolation at their homes to stay calm and not to panic. He knew a thing or two about the coronavirus; in fact, he survived it.

Food Delivery Drivers Brave Virus Anxieties While Feeding Bangkok

BANGKOK — “I’m scared of getting infected, but more scared of having no cash,” said a delivery man for Grab, a popular online-based service, as he ate his lunch during a break in front of a supermarket.

Coronavirus: Khaosan Road Cancels Songkran Events

BANGKOK — No event celebrating the Thai New Year festival will be held at a popular backpacker street this year, a business guild said Monday.

What to Shop for in Nan to Support Local Producers

NAN — Although the quiet rural province isn’t known for being a shopping hub, here’s our guide to what to purchase in Nan to support local producers in a province listed as the 19th poorest in the country.

Mobilized by Hashtags, More Verdict Protests Planned at Universities

BANGKOK — Using social media as a mobilization tool, students at a dozen universities on Tuesday announced rallies at their campuses to protest a court verdict that dissolved a key opposition party.

At Riverside Bar, an Eagle’s Eye View of Bangkok’s 2 Iconic Temples

BANGKOK — Perched on top of a hotel, Eagle Nest is an excellent vantage point to sip on cocktails while gazing at the magnificent view of not one, but two temples that define Bangkok’s Old City spirit.
Pongsorn Bhumiwat, center, stands next to Kurdish militias during his trip to Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo: Pongsorn Bhumiwat / Courtesy

Through Books and ‘War Tourism,’ an Author Wants Thais To Know Mid East Better

BANGKOK — A history writer shared his tales from Kurdistan in a recent talk, which he hopes Thai people would have more knowledge and understanding about the Middle East beyond pieces they heard on TVs.

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