Artikel tagged “Bangkok”

  • Rawai villagers caught up in romance scams

    Rawai villagers caught up in romance scams

    by Jessada Chantharak. PHOTOS: The  Nation Five impoverished residents from Rawai in Phuket’s south, say they have been tricked into opening bank accounts that were used in romance scams

  • Event Round-Up – February 2019

    Event Round-Up – February 2019

    You still have a few days left to enjoy the tail end of Bangkok Design Week which is running from 26 January to 3 February in select areas around Bangkok. Taking inspiration from the city’s rich history as a gathering point for creative minds from all over the world, Bangkok Design Week is held under the theme of “Fusing Forward”, taking a multidisciplinary approach to showcasing the city’s ethnic and cultural diversities. Activities around Bangkok’s riverside communities, including Charoenkrung and Klong San as well as Rama I and Sukhumvit Road, will take the form of showcases and exhibitions, talks and workshops, and events and markets.

  • Trailer collides with sedan on highway in Bangkok

    Trailer collides with sedan on highway in Bangkok

    PHOTOS: FM 91 BKK A trailer and truck has collided with a car on a highway in Bangkok today. Traffic Police say the incident blocked some parts of the road causing traffic to tail back for many kilometers

  • Four dead and at least five injured in Bangkok crane failure

    Four dead and at least five injured in Bangkok crane failure

    Four workers were killed and five others injured when the top part of a crane broke off and fell on them at a condominium construction site on Bangkok’s Rama 3 Road this afternoon. The fallen section of the crane hit the fifth floor of a building in the Lumpini Park Riverside project.

  • Algerian tourist arrested over tourist thefts in Bangkok

    Algerian tourist arrested over tourist thefts in Bangkok

    PHOTOS: Immigration Bureau  An Algerian male tourist has been arrested after pick pocketing tourists at a BTS Station in Bangkok. Immigration Bureau report that 46 year old Algerian man, SOFIANE YASSAAD CHERIF, has been arrested after pick pocketing other tourists last Friday

  • Why Thailand’s election will be a win for the military – International coverage

    Why Thailand’s election will be a win for the military – International coverage

    “When Thailand officials hinted that scheduled elections to end military rule would be postponed for the fifth time in almost as many years, anger and frustration rippled through the country.” The story of Thailand’s election stumbles and rumbles is making headlines around the world, especially since the February 24 election date, mooted as THE date for most of 2018, has now been scuppered and a Royal Decree announcing a date is nowhere in sight. This is some of the CNN report…. “The hashtag #delaymyass has trended on Thai Twitter in recent weeks, with a series of small but significant protests also taking place – a poignant show of opposition during a period in which free speech advocates have been prosecuted and face years in prison

  • Bangkok smog: Diesel buses and vehicles key problem

    Bangkok smog: Diesel buses and vehicles key problem

    by Wichit Chaitrong “The problem is the estimated 2.5 million diesel-powered trucks and buses still on city roads.” Experts are saying this morning that, given the problems in recent weeks with Bangkok’s smog, the national government’s pursuit of a “low-carbon economy” has fallen short of needs. They are recommending higher taxes on “dirty fuel” and a reduction in the number of vehicles on city streets. Like other countries, Thailand has incorporated the low-carbon economy model in policies, aiming for sustainable development and better public health

  • Bangkok Airways celebrates the arrival of its 40th aircraft

    Bangkok Airways celebrates the arrival of its 40th aircraft

    Bangkok Airways has welcome the latest Airbus A319 as the local airline’s 40th aircraft when it arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The event was led by Dechit Chareonwong, vice president of Flight Operations and joined by Nijjapat Piyapant, vice president of Ground Operations. This aircraft type, the latest incarnation of the short-haul A320, consists of 144 economy class seats and will serve popular domestic and international routes such as Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui, Krabi, Myanmar (Yangon, Mandalay), Cambodia (Siem Reap, Phnom Penh), India (Mumbai) and Vietnam (Danang).

  • 19 year old caught transporting drugs to Korat in a hired taxi

    19 year old caught transporting drugs to Korat in a hired taxi

    PHOTOS: The Nation A young man has been arrested after being allegedly found with methamphetamine pills, marijuana and a gun in a taxi at a checkpoint in Nakhon Ratchasima. Police say he had hired a Bangkok taxi to take him, along with the drugs, to a client in Buri Ram. Pol Lt Col Ronnarong Surathot, deputy commander of Chokchai police station, said 19 year old Natthachai Plaengdee, a resident of Buri Ram, was arrested at a road checkpoint in Chokchai

  • Up to 10K baht paid to Thai women for marriage license

    Up to 10K baht paid to Thai women for marriage license

    PHOTO: Immigration Bureau Indian men have been paying up to 10,000 Baht to Thai women for a marriage license.