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  • Thailand

    Expect thunderstorms and strong winds in parts of Thailand until Sunday morning

    Thailand is expected to see thunderstorms and heavy winds across Thailand that may last through tomorrow. A rain warning was issued for October 21-23. There are easterly and southeasterly winds prevailing over northern Thailand, the Gulf of Thailand, the South and the Andaman Sea. The South will see continuous rains with the Gulf of Thailand seeing wave heights over 1…

  • Politics

    Activists plan more protests nationwide in September

    Student activist groups across the country are threatening to step up anti-government protests in September if their demands are not met. The secretary-general of the Free Youth Movement said today that the planned protests include a march through the streets of Bangkok and prolonged nationwide protests. Tatthep Ruangprapaikitseri cited Sunday’s protest at the Democracy Monument as a “big show of…

  • Environment

    Bangkok’s Skypark could inspire more green areas across the region

    “It is an example of how to repurpose an abandoned structure and increase green spaces in Bangkok through cost-effective design.” Bangkok’s new “Skypark,” built on an abandoned, never-completed Skytrain track, could become be a model for turning the capital’s unused spaces into much-needed green areas. Such an initiative would also boost public health and mitigate the impacts of climate change,…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Royal Thai Army are to monitor night curfew nationwide

    Today, Royal Thai Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong has announced that he has appointed military units to patrol areas nationwide from 10 pm to 4 am. This decision came into play while the general was discussing the to follow up on the Covid-19 pandemic at the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters, with a video conference call to the Army Operations…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Curfew in place from today – the details

    Under the state of emergency declared last week, the government of PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has imposed a nationwide curfew starting from today, banning all people from leaving their homes from 10pm to 4am, in its latest move to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Existing curfew orders in other provinces with stricter requirements will remain in effect. In a…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Amazon cafe suspends ‘bring your own cup’ campaign

    Thai coffee shop chain ‘Amazon’ announced today the suspension of their promotional campaign called “Café Amazon for Earth” which was aiming to reduce plastic waste by allowing customers to bring their personal cup when buying a beverage and receive a discount of 5 baht. The company says the decision to end the promotion was made to increase customers’ awareness to…