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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.

4 More BTS Green Line Stations to Open on June 3

BANGKOK — Four more BTS stations extending towards the northern suburbs of Bangkok are expected to open in June.

Grab Reduces Restaurant Commission Fee After Uproar

BANGKOK — For a month, Grab promised that an extra 10 baht charge per delivery would be given to the deliverymen during the coronavirus epidemic. It turned out that money never arrived.

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.

EmQuartier Admits Its ‘Coronavirus Sanitizing Gate’ is Not Certified

BANGKOK — A high-end shopping mall in downtown Bangkok was forced to admit on Monday night that its “sanitizing gate” was not certified by an international health body as advertised.

Koala Plushies in Bangkok Are Fundraising for the Aussie Bushfires

BANGKOK — With cute plushies, one Australian-Thai lookkreung is on a solo quest to get Thais to help rehabilitate animals in Australia left homeless from the bushfires.

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.

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