Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok’s electrifying plan to bury cables sparks into life

    Bangkok citizens may have scoffed last year when the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) declared its grand plan to bury 1,454 kilometres of electrical cables underground over the next decade. It seemed like a shocking revelation but the sparks of doubt soon flickered away as the city geared up for the electrifying endeavour. This initiative was further illuminated by the newly…

  • 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

    Work from Bangkok home possible due to increased PM2.5 pollution

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) struck a deal with civic groups, proposing work from home plan for 50,000 of the city’s workers if PM2.5 intensity hits the red level for three consecutive days, declared Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt. The 57 year old city chief, in a strategic morning meeting with top-tier administrators, addressed the escalating PM2.5 dust crisis throttling the…

  • Thailand News

    Entertainment venues: Bangkok governor paints the town ‘green’ with 4am nightlife nod

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittupunt has given green light approval to entertainment venues to extend their closing time to 4am, provided they implement appropriate safety measures and take into consideration the welfare of nearby residents and young people. He also insisted that clear and transparent operations are better than secretly operating past the legal hours. During a recent executive meeting at…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok hotel’s eerie statue to stay despite public outcry, officials seek shield solution

    A controversial statue displayed at Bangkok’s Bazaar Hotel on Ratchadaphisek Road stirred a debate within the community, prompting the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to weigh in on the matter. Despite public criticism, the unique sculpture has been permitted to remain at the hotel premises by the BMA. Chadchart Sittipunt, the Governor of Bangkok, responded to inquiries about any potential legal…

  • Thailand News

    Picture perfect scandal: Bangkok governor addresses leaked intimate photos

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt addressed intimate pictures of him with an unnamed woman that were circulated on social media. These pictures showed the 57 year old Bangkok chief kissing a blonde woman in a restaurant. Chadchart today admitted that the photographs were taken in a private setting and unrelated to his role as Governor of Bangkok in any way. He…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok governor self-rates 5/10, admits undelivered policies in first year

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has rated his performance as five out of 10 after completing his first year in office. Despite facing criticism for his lack of achievements, Chadchart, who won the election by a landslide on May 22 last year, said it was a matter of opinion. During an announcement at City Hall yesterday, Chadchart admitted that he had…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok governor urges universities to join citywide cleanup efforts

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt recently participated in a Big Bangkok cleanup event at Swuniplex retail plaza on Asokemontri Road, organised by Srinakharinwirot University. The event saw the involvement of university lecturers and students, Watthana district office executive officials, and representatives from various networks and agencies. During his address, Chadchart praised the university for being a role model in environmental maintenance…

  • Business News

    Bangkok governor urges land tax review as city revenues plummet

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has urged the incoming government to reevaluate the recently implemented land and building tax rules, as the city’s revenues have seen a significant decline since the new rates were introduced earlier this year. Previously, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) set the land and building tax rate at 12.5% of the income generated by a plot of…

  • Bangkok News

    Governor Chadchart aims for no more than 6 deaths in Bangkok this Songkran

    Governor of Bangkok Chadchart Sittipunt said that he hopes no more than six people will die during Songkran festivities in the capital of Thailand from April 13-15. Yesterday, Governor Chadchart chaired a meeting with Bangkok Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee to discuss measures to prevent alcohol-fuelled accidents, injuries, and deaths in Bangkok this Thai New Year. The committee will implement measures…

  • Tourism News

    Really Cool Airlines to fly by 2023 close, schedule in June

    New carrier Really Cool Airlines is set to take off in Thailand by the end of this year, according to its CEO, Patee Sarasin. The airline will focus on international flights and is expected to help boost the country’s aviation industry, which has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The company will announce its flight routes by the end…

  • Covid-19 News

    Covid cases down, international arrivals up

    Good news for tourism, bad news for Covid-19: international travellers have surged while infection figures have actually declined. After Thailand relaxed its immigration measures, the number of tourists visiting has seen a steady increase. With extra fears due to Chinese tourism reopening amidst a major Covid wave there, the number of new cases in Thailand has been going down. According…

  • Covid-19 News

    Bangkok City Hall assesses Covid readiness

    With travel increases to Thailand, and with the reopening of China, comes the risk of spreading Covid-19. Bangkok City Hall is taking steps to ensure that visitors can enjoy their stay while keeping themselves and others safe as they brace for an influx of tourists. Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt tasked his deputy governors with conducting a full assessment of the…

  • Events

    Covid precautions for New Year’s Eve in Bangkok

    Nobody wants to hear it, but Covid-19 numbers are on the rise in Thailand, stoking governmental fears around the approaching New Year’s Eve festivities. Officials in Bangkok announced that New Year’s Eve countdown parties will be allowed to be thrown as planned, but face masks will be required wherever crowds gather. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will be laying out clear guidelines…

  • Politics News

    6 months in, Bangkok Governor Chadchart rated highly

    A new poll shows that after six months in office, Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt remains popular with a high approval rating. An impressive 81.55% of people polled said that they were satisfied with Chadchart’s performance as governor so far. Only 18.47% of those who answered the poll said they were not satisfied. Chadchart was elected as governor in May in…

  • Crime News

    Curbing meth in Bangkok a focus after massacre

    Following the horrific daycare centre massacre in Nong Bua, where the killer had been battling drug charges, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced plans to focus on getting meth out of the capital. After a rash of drug-related crimes including the daycare centre massacre and another similar from the next day when a man was arrested outside of his child’s school…

  • Bangkok News

    Floods disrupt Bangkok, Governor Chadchart pushes stranded vehicles

    Heavy rainfall which began yesterday and continued throughout the night caused flash flooding in several areas of Bangkok and its surrounding provinces, disrupting traffic, education, and business. Deep flooding caused Chaeng Wattana Road and Phahon Yothin Road heading towards Saphan Mai in Bang Khen district to become impassible last night leaving many cars stranded. At 8am today, remaining floodwater congested…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok governor threatens city polluters with huge fines

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt warned polluters of the capital that they face heavy fines if they’re caught pouring oil down the city’s drains. The 56 year old city chief notified residents in the metropolis that they will be slapped with a 10,000 baht fine for dumping oil into Bangkok sewers. The Bangkok governor was reacting to pictures circulating on social…

  • Things To Do

    British artist creates land art in tribute to Bangkok governor

    It is fair to say that Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has been a breath of fresh air to politics since he won the 2022 gubernatorial election by a landslide in May. The 56 year old city chief has captured the imagination of Thailand’s capital city and made others around the kingdom sit up and take note of his “get things…

  • Cannabis News

    Cannabis is illegal on Khao San Road, officials call for crackdown

    In the ever-meandering journey of cannabis legalisation, with the plant being legalised for growing, selling, and consuming with very few rules and now receiving pushback for that lack of regulation, Khao San Road is being reminded that it’s NOT legal there. While about a million people have been licensed to sell cannabis now, smoking in public can be prosecuted as…

  • Pattaya News

    Mountain B: Owner out on bail, Bangkok club inspection, viral moment

    As more details emerge on the horrific fire at the Mountain B Pub that took the lives of 15 victims with 38 more hospitalised, The Thaiger continues daily roundups of new developments. Read on to learn about authorities’ actions regarding the owner, other club inspections, and a viral moment, or click here to read about the construction issues and inspections. Owner…

  • Environment News

    Magnanimous governor accepts blame for Bangkok’s floods

    It makes a refreshing change to hear a politician or a man in authority accept the blame for something which isn’t necessarily his fault. The rest of the world should sit up, listen, and take a leaf out of Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt’s book! The magnanimous 56 year old city chief absolved previous Bangkok governors and accepted the blame for…

  • Economy News

    Bangkok plans to give city’s hawkers a roof over their heads

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has turned his attention toward the city’s cluttered street vendors as his never-ending crusade to clean up the capital continues. The 56 year old city chief revealed the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is preparing to set up hawker centres as a permanent solution to the chaotic street vendor stalls strewn throughout the city. Hawker centres are…

  • Environment News

    Bangkok gov’s ’15 Minute Pocket Parks’ set to bloom

    Chadchart Sittipunt’s dream of Bangkok being a lean, green, sustainable machine picked up more momentum at the weekend when promoting his “15 Minute Pocket Parks” policy. The Bangkok governor last month invited the public to plant 1 million trees in the metropolis as part of his campaign to make the city greener. Now, the 56 year old intends on expanding…

  • Covid-19 News

    Bangkok preparing to reopen community isolation centres

    With Covid-19 infections on the rise again, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration may reopen community isolation centres in crowded areas of the capital city. The plan would open facilities in 50 districts to help protect vulnerable people like pregnant women, the elderly, and those with underlying diseases from those infected with coronavirus. Bangkok has seen a rise to over 2,000 infections…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok governor dragged into Benchatkitti Park cycling spat

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has been dragged into a war of words between cyclists and parkgoers in a popular city park. Parkgoers and cyclists, who frequent Benchakitti Park, in the Klong Toey district, took to social media to voice their anger over speeding cyclists and the danger they pose by riding without due care and attention to others while speeding…

  • Cannabis News

    Chadchart’s fears for Thai kids after cannabis decriminalisation

    Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt admits he fears for the health and safety of Thailand’s children after the decriminalisation of cannabis on June 9. He fears the lack of guidelines and accompanying legislation has led to confusion and incorrect assumptions following the announcement. The 56 year old voiced his concerns at Wichutit School in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district while promoting a…

  • Politics News

    Luxury house in US belongs to my son, says Bangkok governor

    Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt yesterday insisted he has nothing to hide after it became public knowledge his family owns a luxury house in the US worth 72 million baht. The 56 year old city chief says the 4-bedroomed house on South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, belongs to his son, Sanpiti Sittipunt. Chadchart added the property, with 2 floors covering 302…

  • Thailand News

    Governor pledges to make Bangkok better for its most vulnerable

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt called for “cooperation” after he pledged to make the city better after chairing a task force meeting designed to help improve lives of the city’s most vulnerable. The 56 year old city chief met with several associations on how best to promote the rights and interests of those most vulnerable in the metropolis. Attendees included associations…