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Food and Fun Stuff: A First Look at The Commons Sala Daeng (Photos)

BANGKOK — As The Commons Thonglor turns four, a new branch of the community space opened recently at Sala Daeng, giving locals a new space to go to barre classes and sip on green smoothies.
A rendering of the proposed Chao Phraya broadwalk.

Court Halts Controversial Chao Phraya Promenade Project

BANGKOK — Opponents of the government’s plan to build a concrete promenade along the Chao Phraya River on Thursday welcomed the news that a court ordered the project to be halted.
Smog over Bangkok on Jan. 10, 2019. Photo: Gusgust1993 / Twitter

Greater Bangkok Coughs, Squints as PM2.5 Reaches Hazardous Levels

BANGKOK — PM2.5 levels are skyrocketing in Bangkok for the third consecutive day Friday according to multiple air monitors, shrouding the capital with multiple potential health hazards.
Oarsmen paddle their boat during the rehearsal for the Royal Barge Precession on the Chao Phraya River Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. The Royal Barge Procession event is part of the coronation of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and will be held on Dec. 12. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

Where to Watch the Royal Barge Procession in Bangkok (Maps)

BANGKOK — His Majesty the King’s royal barge procession consisting of 52 ornately crafted river barges and 2,200 seamen will set sail down the Chao Phraya Thursday. Here’s where to watch the procession, which will be presided over by King Rama X and the Royal Family.
Municipal city workers pick up krathongs Nov. 12, 2019 on the Chao Phraya in Bangkok. Photo: Aswin Kwanmuang / Facebook

Bangkokians Float 40% Fewer Krathongs than Last Year

BANGKOK — Bangkokians floated 40 percent fewer krathongs than they did last year, and halved the number of styrofoam krathongs used.
Policemen patrolling the meeting venue for 35th ASEAN Summit at Impact Muang Thong Thani on Oct. 29, 2019. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

Roads to Avoid During the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok (Interactive Map)

BANGKOK — Commuters should expect lengthier travel times on several major roads as more than 3,000 delegates will arrive in the capital for the ASEAN Summit starting Thursday.

Royal Barge Rehearsal Was a Truly Majestic Exercise

BANGKOK — As one spectator put it: You can watch it on your 50-inch TV screen but nothing beats watching the Royal Barge rehearsal in person.
An employee at Normal Shop Bangkok.

Every Eco-Friendly Refill Shop in Thailand (So Far), in 1 Interactive Map

Here’s a list of all the known dedicated refill shops in Thailand right now, along with an interactive map.
Chatvichai Promadhattavedi, left, secretary of the BACC foundation, receiving petition letter from Chayan Chaiyaporn, right, campaign leader at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Center on Oct. 9, 2019.

Art Enthusiasts Demand Answers Behind BACC Director Sacking

BANGKOK — Fans of the city’s largest downtown art center submitted a petition Wednesday demanding a clear explanation behind the recent expulsion of the gallery’s director.
A file photo of Pawit Mahasarinand.

BACC Director Says He Was Fired for Speaking Out Against City Hall

BANGKOK — The director of the city’s largest downtown art center said Tuesday that he was fired for standing up against city hall defunding...

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