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Friday, December 2, 2022

Foreigners Still Have to Pay More for COVID Tests in Some Hospitals

BANGKOK — At least five hospitals in Bangkok apply a “dual pricing” policy on their coronavirus tests, charging foreigners more than their Thai counterparts, a survey by Khaosod English has found. 

Golden Hour: Free Rides on ‘Gold Line’ Through New Year

BANGKOK — The newly inaugurated Gold Line monorail will be open to passengers for free until Jan. 15 – all three stations in the route.

See Bangkok’s Blooms at Flora Festival in Parks Through 2021

BANGKOK — Frolic among tropical blooms throughout December and deep into 2021 at Bangkok’s public parks.

The Jams to End All Jams: Storm Paralyzes Traffic Citywide

BANGKOK — Heavy rain throughout Monday night and Tuesday morning left much of Bangkok congested and flooded, adding to the woes of the rush hour.

COVID Casualty: ‘Artbox’ Night Market to Close Permanently

BANGKOK — A night market in downtown Bangkok frequented by tourists and locals alike will close permanently after Monday.

Chula Says No Plan to Demolish Scala – For Now

BANGKOK — Chulalongkorn University on Thursday disputes reports that a popular theatre on its land will be razed to the ground after the lease contract comes to an end next week.

Oldie Theatre ‘Scala’ to Close Down for Good

BANGKOK — One of Thailand’s last remaining stand-alone cinemas will stop its screenings at the beginning of July, the theatre management said Tuesday.

Trees Cut, Moved to Make Way for Grand Palace Tourist Tunnel

BANGKOK — Dozens of trees near the Grand Palace were cut, moved, or shorn of its branches earlier this week to make way for construction of an underpass.
Photo: Yakuzakorat / Wikimedia Commons

Officials Say Temples Can Deny Entry to Foreigners, Because Virus

BANGKOK — A popular temple in Bangkok shut its doors to foreigners, including expats who have been residing in Thailand for years, citing anti-coronavirus precaution.

Virus Shutdowns Ease in Bangkok, But Face Masks Stay On (Photos)

BANGKOK — Before praying and offering incense at the tourist-popular Erawan Shrine, visitors must have their temperatures taken – and the gilded Thai dancers strap on their face shields.



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