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  • Bangkok News

    Landslide victory for elected Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt

    Yesterday, Bangkok held its first governor election in eight years. Independent candidate Chadchart Sittipunt won the vote by a landslide, gaining almost 1.4 million votes, breaking the record for the highest number of votes ever in a Bangkok gubernatorial election. Of the 4.36 million people eligible to vote in the election, a total of 2,635,283 people voted yesterday, or 60.48%.…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok launches major drug prevention initiative with urine tests

    Bangkok is set to launch a significant drug prevention and control initiative tomorrow, July 12, with the capitol’s governor, Chadchart Sittipunt, directing district offices to coordinate with local police stations for urine testing in 88 communities identified as high-risk for drug abuse, aiming to bring users into treatment programs. During an online Zoom meeting at the Bangkok City Hall, Chadchart…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok governor urged to address homeless & sex workers issue

    Facebook page Hey, This is Thailand’s Footpath (เฮ้ย นี่มันฟุตบาทไทยแลนด์), demanded Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt address the issue of a footpath near the Airport Rail Link Makkasan Station being occupied by homeless people and sex workers. The Facebook page shared a picture on Saturday, July 6, showing a clothes rack on the footpath opposite Asoke Skin Hospital. The caption read, “Footpath…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok boosts Yaowarat safety as Lisa’s video draws tourists

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Tourism and Sports Ministry are intensifying safety measures in Yaowarat, also known as Chinatown, following a surge in visitors inspired by Lisa’s Rockstar music video. The video, featuring Thai K-pop star Lalisa “Lisa” Manobal, was filmed in Bangkok’s Chinatown and has captivated audiences globally. The music video, which includes scenes shot near the…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok to launch raids on illegal pet markets after tragic fire

    Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced it will launch raids on unauthorised pet markets across the city following a devastating blaze at a Chatuchak district pet market that resulted in the death of over 5,000 animals. Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt, alongside BMA representatives and an animal protection organisation network, addressed the media on Wednesday regarding the fire at Sri Somrat Market.…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok probes corruption in exercise equipment procurement

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is intensifying its investigation into allegations of corruption related to the procurement of exercise equipment for public parks in Bangkok. Evidence pointing toward potential irregularities has emerged during an initial probe, prompting a more extensive inquiry. Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt and BMA Deputy Permanent Secretary Nathapong Disayabutra revealed the expansion plans following a board meeting.…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok governor probes overpriced gym equipment purchases

    Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt acknowledged discovering unusual procurement patterns in gym equipment purchases for two sports centres managed by City Hall, with one treadmill costing as much as a car. Chadchart addressed public concerns yesterday regarding the procurement for the sports centres at Waree Phirom Park in Khlong Sam Wa district and Wachirabenchathat Park (Suan Rod Fai) in Chatuchak district.…

  • Education

    Governor Chadchart issues the 5 strict orders: Schools under the BMA must be free of e-cigarettes

    Chadchart Sittipunt, Governor of Bangkok, revealed that BMA attaches huge importance to the campaign to rid schools of smoking. Especially children and youth they are focusing on the prevention related to cigarettes and e-cigarettes. There is a continuous effort with this campaign every year. The 5 strict orders in the campaign to combat smoking at schools are: Let schools under…

  • Thailand News

    Chadchart signs MOU on renewable energy projects in Bangkok

    Bangkok has taken a significant step towards becoming a smart city, with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt and Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) Governor Wilas Chaloeysat. The agreement, formalised yesterday, aims to advance smart city development and renewable energy projects in Thailand’s bustling capital. Chadchart stressed the importance of sustainable energy and efficiency,…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok crackdown on street vendors: Pay up or pave the way

    Bangkok City Hall is set to implement stringent measures aimed at regulating street vendors, targeting their income, enforcing tax compliance, and ultimately eliminating hawking on pavements. Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt announced these measures following a meeting focused on enhancing the orderliness of the city’s surroundings. New regulations for vending on streets and in other public areas will soon come into…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok’s flood battle plan: Governor teams up with TMD

    To combat flash floods during the looming rainy season, Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt announced a groundbreaking partnership with the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD). This dynamic duo aims to revolutionise the city’s response to heavy rains and floods, promising faster and more efficient interventions. After a high-stakes meeting with Kornrawee Sitthichivapak, Director-General of the Meteorological Department of Thailand, and top officials…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok’s new drainage upgrade halves rainwater clearance time

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt announced that the newly implemented road drainage system in the Udomsuk area will significantly improve rainwater drainage efficiency. Heavy rainfall over Bangkok prompted Chadchart to visit Udomsuk Road, also known as Sukhumvit Soi 103, to assess the flood situation following The Meteorological Department of Thailand’s (TMD) declaration of the official start of the rainy season. The…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok’s eastern flank gets a wetland forest for recreation

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is transforming an 86-rai plot of land situated on Bangkok’s eastern flank into a wetland forest, a green space designed to provide urban dwellers with fresh air and recreational facilities. This plot, found in the Bung Kum district, was previously recognised as Klong Lam Bung Kum. Its initial purpose was to act as a floodwater-retention…

  • Automotive

    Bangkok Metropolitan Council partners with Saifah App for EV travel planning initiative

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Council joins in planning the trip to invite people to plan to charge their electric vehicles before leaving through the application created by Saifah. Naruenarnmont Houngsap, Spokesperson of Bangkok Metropolitan Council, was appointed to chair the special committee to study the replacement of government vehicles with EV vehicles. In addition, Viput Srivaurai, a member of BMC Bankg…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok aims to reduce plastic use with more water refill stations

    To combat plastic pollution, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)’s Bottle Free Seas project has proven to be a roaring success, with plans now underway to expand its reach by installing an additional 200 drinking water refill points across the city. Launched last August, this eco-initiative has already made a significant dent in plastic bottle consumption, slashing the usage of a…

  • Songkran News

    Clean sweep: 150 tonnes of post-Songkran waste vanish from Bangkok

    Some 150 tonnes of waste was cleared from Silom and Khao San roads following the conclusion of Songkran festivities. This colossal clean-up operation was overseen by Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt, who visited Khao San Road yesterday to assess the situation and boost the morale of the city’s cleaning personnel. Khao San Road and its surrounding area were found to be…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok repays 2.3 billion baht in debt owed to BTS Skytrain

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt announced yesterday that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) had repaid its 2.3 billion baht in debt to the Bangkok Mass Transit System, commonly known as the BTS. It is hoped that this debt repayment will give the private sector confidence to invest in future projects with the BMA. The debt owed by BMA to the BTS…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand Video News | Bangkok Tuk Tuk / Tailor Scam exposed by British YouTuber, Sever weather alert issued for 27 provinces

    In this video, Alex and Jay underscore a diverse array of incidents and decisions shaping the nation’s discourse. From controversies surrounding provocative behavior at cultural landmarks to troubling encounters with taxi drivers, and even high-level deliberations on transforming military infrastructure, Thailand’s societal fabric is in flux. Amidst concerns over weather alerts and international scrutiny of judicial proceedings, the country navigates…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok tuk tuk driver and tailor shop scam British YouTuber

    A British YouTuber warned foreign tourists of a transport scam in Bangkok, recounting his experience when a tuk tuk driver and a tailor shop attempted to swindle him out of money. British YouTuber Phil Bland shared the video when he was scammed on his YouTube channel on May 25 of last year. However, the video recently gained attention on Thai…

  • Thailand News

    Stink city: Residents hold noses as foul odour fills Bangkok streets

    Residents in the capital city were left pinching their noses last night after an unpleasant smell permeated several districts of Bangkok. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) attributed the smell to a sudden weather shift and ensuing chemical reactions with airborne pollutants. The BMA issued the statement in response to numerous reports from citizens who were disturbed by a pungent, burning scent…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok governor defends handling of Klong Ong Ang amid criticism

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt stood firm on Saturday against criticism aimed at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and its handling of Klong Ong Ang in the Samphanthawong district. The BMA found itself on the receiving end of accusations of abandonment, with critics arguing that the area had been left to deteriorate. Chadchart staunchly refuted these claims, reinforcing that the district…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok considers law to pave way for fair land compensation

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is exploring the possibility of implementing a city planning law that provides compensation to landowners whose properties are required for public infrastructure improvements. Bangkok Deputy Governor Wissanu Sapsompol announced yesterday, March 13, that the BMA has requested several property owners to allow a portion of their lands to be utilised for the expansion of neighbouring…

  • Thailand News

    Power cables on Bangkok’s Sarasin Road go underground

    The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), under the leadership of Khajon Srichawanothai, reported a triumph in the endeavour to relocate power cables underground along Sarasin Road. Amidst the verdant expanse of Lumpini Park, Pathumwan District, Bangkok, a historic announcement ceremony unfolded last Friday, March 8. Joined by Chadchart Sittipunt, Bangkok Governor, Vilas Chalaysat, MEA Governor, and a cadre of network executives,…

  • Events

    Bangkok prepares to expand BKK Food Center to all 50 districts to promote vulnerable groups’ access to food throughout the city

    Chadchart Sittipunt, Governor of Bangkok, inspected the BKK Food Bank project in Phra Khanong District and said: that Bangkok is a diverse city with high inequality. There are both people in abundance and people in need. This situation has existed since the outbreak of COVID-19. But Bangkok society is a generous society. Bangkok has to coordinate between those who want…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok governor inspects Soi Nana post-transgender fracas

    In a recent inspection sweep in Watthana, Bangkok’s Soi Nana Nuea neighbourhood, the city’s governor, Chadchart Sittipunt, alongside several agencies, carried out a comprehensive check for illegal activities. The activities under the microscope included the so-called taxi mafia, supposed prostitution, and unauthorised tour guides operating in the area. This operation was carried out on March 5 and attracted national media…

  • Thailand News

    Filipina ladyboys accused of illegally offering sex services in Bangkok

    Following the clash between Thai and Filipina transwomen on Soi Sukhumvit 11 in Bangkok yesterday, some locals came forward to accuse the Filipina ladyboys of illegally offering sex services to European tourists in the area. The altercation between Thai and Filipina transwomen reportedly sparked after more than 20 Filipina ladyboys attacked two Thai transwomen and stole their belongings. A friend…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok ramps up safety with tech for Songkran Festival

    Ramping up safety measures for the upcoming extended Songkran Festival, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has proposed an increase in the deployment of cutting-edge technology. Adit Ngamjitsuksri, an advisor to Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt, shared on Tuesday that the BMA has instructed the Traffic and Transportation Department to enhance surveillance by installing additional CCTV cameras along the popular Khao San…

  • Education

    Bangkok joins with Edsy to apply AI in teaching English

    Sanon Wangsrangboon, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, participated in the activity summarizing the results of the pilot project Evaluation and Development of English Communication Potential Using Artificial Intelligence Technology for students in Bangkok and tested out the Edsy Al Speaking Coach tool at TK Park, Central World Department Store. “English language skills are an essential skill in today’s fast-paced, borderless world.…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok unveils Suk50 Garden in Klong Toey to boost green space

    Bangkok’s Klong Toey District has witnessed the transformation of an underutilised space into a vibrant public park, the Suk50 Garden, thanks to a collaboration between the Expressway Authority of Thailand and Ichitan Group. This initiative is part of a larger movement to increase green spaces in the city, contributing to the fight against PM2.5 pollution and fostering community connections. Spanning…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok blanketed in toxic air: Emergency work-from-home orders issued

    As the dense smog engulfs Bangkok with toxic air levels skyrocketing past safety thresholds, authorities urgently call for remote work, revealing shocking pollution statistics. In a directive by Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) urged state entities and private firms to enact emergency measures, allowing their employees to work remotely today and tomorrow. “AirBKK, the city’s air…