Artikel tagged “Bangkok”

  • Who’s deserving of the title ‘Phuket Person of the Year’?

    Who’s deserving of the title ‘Phuket Person of the Year’?

    Charity runner/singer Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai has been voted Thailand’s most admirable person of the year, overwhelmingly beating Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, in a poll conducted by Bangkok University.   The survey was carried out by Bangkok Poll who interviewed 1,154 people from December 9 to 12.

  • There’s trouble brewing

    There’s trouble brewing

    The Alcohol Control Board is suing open air beer gardens, specifically the one at Central World Plaza in Bangkok, for ‘violating advertising laws’. But that’s not all

  • SUNDAY MORNING BRIEFING – All your news in 3 minutes

    SUNDAY MORNING BRIEFING – All your news in 3 minutes

    Welcome to your Sunday news briefing Phuket. Surrounding Phuket Province, many large areas in the south are mopping up serious flooding in the wake of heavy rains all last week – from Chumpon to Yala, mostly along the Gulf of Thailand coast.

  • Police roles could be moved to other Government departments

    Police roles could be moved to other Government departments

    The police force is looking to transfer many of its current key missions to other agencies if the reform plan approved by the National Reform Committee on Judicial Affairs goes ahead. The regulation of traffic flow and enforcement of traffic laws, for example, will be handed over to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the Pattaya City Administration and some 30 other city municipalities around the country within three years of the laws related to police reforms taking effect

  • Phang Nga mother in court as suspected accomplice in Erawan Shrine bombing

    Phang Nga mother in court as suspected accomplice in Erawan Shrine bombing

    Wanna Suansan, accused of facilitating the 2015 Erawan Shrine bombing, appeared in Bangkok Military Court on Thursday morning to apply for her first 12-day detention period.

  • The rich get richer, the poor get poorer

    The rich get richer, the poor get poorer

    The poor are getting poorer, while the rich are getting richer due to the government’s policy approach to welfare and social enterprise, according to academics who presented at a seminar on civil state policy held at Thammasat University yesterday. Official statistics show a trend in which the rich tend to get more benefit from the government’s policies than the poor, which is in sharp contrast to the policy’s intent to fight poverty, said Decharut Sukkumnoed, an economics professor at Kasetsart University. Decharut cited statistics from Office of the National Economics and Social Development Board, which indicated that the number of people below the poverty line increased by nearly 20 per cent in 2015-2016.

  • The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha reopen for visitors

    The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha reopen for visitors

    Tourists are flocking back to Bangkok’s most popular tourist attractions Tourists flocked to visit the jewels in the crown of the capital’s tourist attractions, the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, after their reopening to visitors on Monday. The Royal Household Bureau last month announced that both would be closed to all tourists from October 1-29 as preparations were made for the Royal Funeral and Cremation of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

  • Time to head home

    Time to head home

    Mourners, who made the long trip to Bangkok in recent days to pay their final respects for their beloved King Rama 9, are now starting to head home cramming bus stations, airports and roadways out of the capital. Despite the government providing opportunities for mourners to pay their final respects at replica crematoriums around the country (85 were constructed for the purpose) many still chose to head to the capital be witness of the grand Royal funeral services and processions. Mourners were in a single chorus saying they were happy to have attended the event which was a once in lifetime historic occasion.

  • King to mark completion of Royal Crematorium

    King to mark completion of Royal Crematorium

    After Sunday’s rehearsals, Princess Sirindhorn suggested adjustments of music played during processions. Meanwhile, HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn will tomorrow install the grand nine-tiered umbrella at the top of the elaborate Royal Crematorium for his late father.

  • Flooding hits Bangkok and Central Thailand

    Flooding hits Bangkok and Central Thailand

    Heavy rains lashed the capital past midnight on Friday and continued into the early hours of Saturday, leading to flooding on many Bangkok roads.