Artikel tagged “Bangkok”

  • 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.

  • More Phuket – Bangkok flights on offer during Royal Funeral week

    More Phuket – Bangkok flights on offer during Royal Funeral week

    Thai Airways and Thai Smile Airways will increase their roundtrip daily flights during the Royal Cremation of His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The additional domestic flights will be operated from October 23 to 31 to meet the transport needs of passengers attending the ceremony

  • Phuket father and son set off on a special journey for a special King

    Phuket father and son set off on a special journey for a special King

    A local disabled person is heading north to Bangkok to attend King Bhumibhol’s Cremation – by road in his wheelchair. The representative of Phuket disabled people is 49 year old Sompong Juiplub and his 15 year old ‘abled’ son, Thanawut Juiplub, who will be assisting during the journey.

  • HM Bhumibol Adulyadej commemorative coins popular at reservation locations

    HM Bhumibol Adulyadej commemorative coins popular at reservation locations

    Specially minted coins, commemorating the forthcoming funeral of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, are causing long queues at locations around the country. Long queues formed at various designated locations across the country on Tuesday morning as members of the public waited to reserve commemorative coins minted for the funeral of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

  • “It was a Barracuda”. Phuket Provincial Fisheries investigate the mystery bite of Japanese man.

    “It was a Barracuda”. Phuket Provincial Fisheries investigate the mystery bite of Japanese man.

    Phuket’s Governor, with the help of a local specialist, says that the mystery fish attacking 36 year old Japanese man, Keira Kosigoe, while surfing 15 metres offshore in Kamala, wasn’t a shark but a barracuda. Following the incident yesterday (August 16), Governor Norapat Plodthong says that after asking the specialist from Phuket Provincial Fisheries Office to investigate the wound, the fish is believed to be a barracuda, a large-size ray-finned fish which is known to be dangerous to swimmers for its sharp teeth.