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  • Thailand News

    Bangkok port’s move stalled pending government clarity

    Bangkok Port’s transformation into a mixed-use development has been put on hold by the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT), as it awaits further instructions from the Transport Ministry. The decision follows an order to relocate the port to Chon Buri, which was proposed to mitigate pollution and congestion in the city. However, it is presently unclear whether the entire port…

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    Bangkok Port shipping scene sets sail for relocation

    The Bangkok Port, located in the bustling Klong Toey district, is earmarked for a potential relocation, the Transport Ministry announced. Deputy Minister Manaporn Charoensri revealed plans for a feasibility study into the port’s relocation yesterday, to transform parts of the 32-rai site into a public park. Manaporn, responsible for overseeing the operations of the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT), shared…

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    Bangkok Port relocation set to combat pollution and congestion

    The Bangkok Port, a 32-rai facility located next to the Chao Phraya River in the Klong Toey district, is slated for relocation as per government orders. The decision aims to repurpose the area for public advantage. The directive was communicated through a letter issued by Thawatchai Chanpaisansil, adviser to the Cabinet Secretariat, on April 4 to the Ministry of Transport,…

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    Indian man arrested at Bangkok airport for smuggling cocaine

    Airport Interdiction Task Force (AITF) officers at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok arrested an Indian man on Sunday for smuggling cocaine worth 17 million baht into Thailand. Finance Minister Junlaphan Amornvivat held a press conference at the Customs Office in Don Mueang Airport on June 16 to reveal details of the 39 year old Indian man’s arrest. Junlaphan explained…

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    Fugitive passport kingpin captured in Bangkok hideout

    A fugitive passport forgery mastermind who had been on the run from Chinese authorities has been apprehended in Bangkok’s upscale Sathorn district. Police revealed the arrest of the suspect, known only as Chun, in a late-night raid at a condominium on Suan Phlu Road. Deputy Commissioner of the Immigration Bureau, Police Major General Phanthana Nutchanart, disclosed the details yesterday, confirming…

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    Bangkok building crumbles unexpectedly, no injuries reported (video)

    A demolition task spiralled into chaos as a building unexpectedly collapsed along Charan Sanitwong Road in Bangkok this morning. The incident, reported around 10.30am, May 8, by Tee Nee Bang Phlat Facebook, unfolded in the Bang Phlat district, leaving a trail of debris. The aftermath of the collapse saw portions of the wreckage spilling onto Charan Sanitwong Road, in the…

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    Bangkok taxi meter scam outcry after 1,800 baht airport fare

    A recent social media post sparked an outcry over alleged taxi meter fraud in Bangkok. A passenger complaint was highlighted, claiming an overcharge for a ride from Bang Khae to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, where the fare meter read an exorbitant 1,800 baht. The incident has raised concerns about overcharging and exploitation of foreigners by taxi drivers in the city. Bangkok’s…

  • Pattaya News

    Nearly 100k return to Bangkok post-Songkran via public transport

    The acting director and president of Transport Company Ltd made a public announcement yesterday, disclosing the substantial numbers of citizens returning to Bangkok after the Songkran festival. Between April 15 and 17, passenger logs recorded more than 99,995 individuals making their round trips using public buses and vans. The total number of trips during this period exceeded 6,689. Atthawit Rakchamroon…

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    Bangkok taxi driver returns bag containing US$3,310 and passports

    A 51 years old taxi driver from Bangkok found himself in the spotlight after returning a passenger’s forgotten handbag, which contained a considerable sum of US$ 3,310 and two Myanmar passports. The incident took place on March 7, and it was reported to the public by FM91 Trafficpro yesterday. Songchai Chaiiam has a long-standing reputation for honesty, cultivated over his…

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    Bangkok bust nets over 5kg of cocaine at Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Thai authorities successfully dismantled an international drug trafficking operation at Suvarnabhumi Airport, seizing a substantial haul of cocaine destined for the country’s entertainment venues. The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), along with the Customs Department, announced the capture of three foreign nationals and the interception of 5,360 grams of cocaine, cleverly concealed within clothes drying racks and sent…

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    Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi soars to seventh heaven in luxury airport rankings

    Travel magazine and website Travel + Leisure ranked Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok as the seventh place most luxurious airport in the world. It was also rated second in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Financial information and research website Business Financing recently launched the best and worst airports in the world ranking in February this year. In the…

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    AirAsia ramp agent’s tarmac tango at Bangkok airport goes viral

    An AirAsia ramp agent’s impromptu dance routine on the Don Mueang International Airport tarmac recently caught the attention of social media followers in Thailand, transforming from a point of initial drama to a story with a heartwarming conclusion. The young staff member, known as “Mos,” was captured dancing with fluid grace in his work attire against the backdrop of an…

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    2 Chinese men arrested at Bangkok airport for fake Canadian passports

    Officers from the Immigration Bureau arrested two Chinese men at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok for attempting to travel to Taiwan on fake Canadian passports. EVA Air check-in staff reported to the immigration police that two Chinese nationals presented their Canadian passports at the counter for the flights to Taipei in Taiwan. According to the flight schedule, the two were…

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    Chinese man arrested at Bangkok airport with 3,000 grammes of heroin

    Airport Interdiction Task Force (AITF) officers at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok arrested a Chinese man who attempted to smuggle 3,000 grammes of heroin into Australia. The drugs were concealed in books and powder bottles. The Thai Narcotics Control Board Office (ONCB), stationed in China, reported the drug trafficking plan involving a suspicious Chinese man to the AITF. Further investigation…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | PM surprise airport inspection doesn’t go well, Bangkok breathes easier with PM 2.5 reduction

    Stay up to date on the latest news in Thailand as Alex and Jay present news from across the country. The nation experiences a notable decrease in harmful PM2.5 air pollutants, governmental concerns over airport inefficiencies, the harrowing tale of a teenage mother’s abusive behavior towards her child, and HBO’s ‘White Lotus’ puts Thailand in the spotlight. Bangkok can breathe…

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    Calls for government subsidy on all Bangkok public transport

    A call for government subsidisation of all public transportation in Bangkok was made at a forum aiming to alleviate the city’s commuting issues. The event, attended by approximately 100 individuals including locals, was a collaboration between the House Committee on Consumer Protection, the Thailand Consumers Council and the Foundation for Consumers. The agenda was to gather consumer perspectives on the…

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    Route reboot: Transport Ministry’s bus number shuffle leaves Bangkok commuters in chaos

    The Transport Ministry announced a major overhaul of new bus route numbers, leaving commuters in disarray. Amidst the chaos, the ministry stands firm on its decision, sparking a wave of criticism from disgruntled passengers. Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit revealed today that he instructed the Land Transport Department to make modifications to all new route numbers, eliminating the dash between zone and…

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    Taiwanese man arrested for animal smuggling at Bangkok airport

    Officers from Suvarnabhumi Animal Quarantine at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok arrested a Taiwanese man for animal smuggling yesterday, December 5. Suvarnabhumi Animal Quarantine chief Phakkapong Phathong said officers received a report of a suspicious Taiwanese man at 9.05am that day. Officers suspected that the 22 year old Taiwanese man was concealing live animals in his clothing when he passed…

  • Things To Do

    Where to go to enjoy exhilarating sports in and around Bangkok

    Bangkok is more than just delicious food and lively nightlife. It’s also home to many sports activities. Whether you simply want to create fond memories with families and friends or you want to pump your adrenaline to the highest point, there are numerous places offering thrilling sports in Bangkok. Below, we’ve compiled the best places to go if you want…

  • Guides

    Best places to play sports in Bangkok as an expat

    Bangkok is a culturally diverse city with a thriving expat community that has contributed significantly to the growth of businesses in Bangkok. Bangkok has benefited from the global influence of expats in several areas, such as its sports clubs, film selection, and food culture. Some of the best sports clubs with a wide range of activities in Bangkok that serve…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok airport protest leaders face bankruptcy over 522 million baht compensation order

    The Central Bankruptcy Court has dealt a decisive blow to 11 pivotal figures of the dissolved People Alliance for Democracy (PAD) by issuing an absolute receivership order against them. This verdict relates to their involvement in protests that resulted in the closure of Bangkok’s two primary airports. The court order, made public via the Royal Gazette, gives an assigned receiver…

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    Bangkok bust: CIB officers nab 18,000 imported sex toys, couple faces sticky situation

    Officers from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) embarked on a rather titillating mission at a luxury house in Bangkok‘s Lat Krabang district yesterday where they seized 18,000 sex toys imported from China. A Chinese man and his Thai wife were arrested for illegally importing and selling sex toys. Patthawit Wongpinit, director of the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD), told Channel…

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    Container catastrophe near Bangkok airport claims Thai woman’s life

    Tragedy struck over the weekend, as a Thai woman lost her life in a fatal accident near Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Samut Prakarn province, just outside Bangkok. The incident occurred on Motorway No. 9 when a container dislodged from a truck, striking the taxi in which the woman and another man were passengers. Security cameras positioned along the motorway captured…

  • Business News

    Bangkok Airways eyes investment in proposed Phangnga airport to boost tourism

    Bangkok Airways has expressed keen interest in an investment in the proposed airport in Phangnga if the government chooses to shift from a public scheme to a collaborative public-private partnership. The fresh investment is seen as a strategic move, as the new airport holds immense potential to become Thailand’s next tourist hotspot. The Thai government’s contemplation over investment into the…

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    Bangkok’s multinational ambitions drive forward: BMA seeks government support

    The drive to establish Bangkok as a multinational hub has gained momentum, with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) expressing intent to garner government backing for the initiative. Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt, yesterday, announced the intent to align the BMA’s policy with that of the government to stimulate the city’s economy and job creation. In a press briefing, Chadchart illustrated the…

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    Peruvian man caught in Bangkok Airport: Tourist’s cocaine-smuggling scheme foiled

    Thai authorities apprehended a Peruvian man at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok on Monday after the foreigner smuggled cocaine into the country. Thai Customs Department spokesperson Phanthong Loykunlanan yesterday made a report regarding the arrest of the Peruvian man on Monday, August 21. He reported that the authorities received a tip-off on a suspicious passenger aboard an Air France airline.…

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    Skateboard skirmish between foreigner and police sparks stir at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok (video)

    A fracas erupted at Don Mueang International Airport as a foreign man attempted to assault a police officer with a skateboard, resulting in a significant online reaction. The skateboard incident occurred yesterday according to a video posted by TikTok user @angpao.cn. Clip via TikTok user @angpao.cn The clip, which rapidly stirred up an online storm, shows a foreign national assumed…

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    Spurs and Foxes foiled: Thai sports authority ‘kick-off’ apology for cancelled clash in Bangkok

    The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) today apologised for the cancellation of a pre-season friendly between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok. The game was abandoned after a heavy downpour in the capital caused flooding in the stadium, leading to the unfortunate cancellation of the match. Originally slated to kick off at 5pm, the match was…

  • Transport News

    Derailment of cement-laden train near Bangkok causes transport chaos

    A train derailment caused havoc with a train crashing into a signal tower, and blocking essential transport routes in the eastern province of Chachoengsao, east of Bangkok. The incident unfolded at approximately 2.40am today. The enquiry was led by Kritsata Soamorm, a patrol officer from Mueang Chachoengsao Police Station. The scene was a picture of chaos: A blue-branded diesel train,…

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    Beagles save the bacon: Illegal pork sausages sniffed out, preventing ASF outbreak at Bangkok airport

    Department of Livestock Development (DLD) officers swooped to prevent an outbreak of Asian Swine Fever (ASF) thanks to the agency’s trusty beagles sniffing out a traveller’s illegal pork sausages at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. DLD Deputy Director and spokesperson Sophat Chavarnkul provided a report on the operation conducted by the DLD-Quarantine and Inspection K9 Unit at the airport yesterday, July…