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    Breaking: Huge fire erupts in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Soi 3 near traffic lights

    A huge fire has reportedly erupted on Sukhumvit Soi 3 in Bangkok, near the traffic lights. The story is developing. Smoke is engulfing the air above, in what seems to be a fire from a building. Videos below courtesy of Khun Steve and ASEANNOW.  

  • Travel

    10 best hotels in Sukhumvit, Bangkok for your stay in 2022

    Sukhumvit is possibly the best neighbourhood to stay in Bangkok for foreign visitors. It’s home to high-end shopping malls, upscale restaurants, trendy clubs, fantastic rooftop bars, and relaxing spas. Plus, it’s close to public transportation, making it easy for you to access the rest of the capital. And if you want to stay in Sukhumvit, you’ll be delighted to know…

  • Bangkok

    Three bars shut down in Bangkok lacking licenses, Covid safety

    Possibly in the wake of the deadly fire at Mountain B Pub which prompted inspections of entertainment venues across Thailand, particularly in Bangkok, police shut down three bars in popular capital hotspots for operating illegally. Otto Bar in Sukhumvit Soi 22 and Emerald Club and Krystal Club, both in Thong Lor were shut down yesterday. Otto Bar was shut down…

  • Destination Guide

    Guide to living in Thonglor, Bangkok’s trendiest district 2022

    Thonglor has developed more than any other Bangkok neighbourhood in recent years. Previously, it was a posh residential area reserved for the wealthy. While this is still true, it has gained popularity among the younger generation and expatriates. The area is often known as one of Bangkok’s trendiest neighbourhoods, and a walk through its alleyways will reveal a vibrant area…

  • ThailandForeign man’s gold necklace stolen while filming video in Bangkok’s Asoke | Thaiger

    Foreign man’s gold necklace stolen while filming video in Bangkok’s Asoke

    A western man’s gold necklace was stolen as he was taking a video of himself walking in Bangkok’s Asoke area off Sukhumvit Road. As he was walking by the BTS station at night, a person who appeared to be a transgender woman approached him, wrapping her arms around his neck in a hug and unclasping the necklace. The foreigner didn’t…

  • Crime

    Two Thai women allegedly drug tourist at Bangkok hotel, steal US$4,000

    A foreign tourist who took two Thai women back to his hotel room in Bangkok was reportedly drugged and robbed. The women allegedly took off with US$4,000 and 15,000 baht in cash as well as other belongings. It is believed that drugs were mixed in the man’s coffee cup. The tourist, who is a firefighter from Kuwait, travelled to Thailand…

  • Bangkok

    Foreigner claims Bangkok taxi pocketed 1,000 baht for ride down Sukhumvit

    A foreigner in Bangkok claims he was ripped off by a taxi driver who drove him from Thong Lor to Sukhumvit Soi 11, saying the driver didn’t use a meter and pocketed 1,000 baht. Apparently, the driver claimed the passenger had handed him 100 baht. A Thai woman posted a video of the confrontation with the taxi driver on TikTok…

  • Best of

    Top 10 hotels in Sukhumvit, Bangkok

    Sukhumvit, Bangkok is one of the best places in which to stay in the capital as it is truly a haven for foreign visitors. Here, hotels have taken into account the nearby shopping and upscale bars, clubs, and restaurants when designing their accommodations. Guests can definitely feel right at home while being in the heart of the most trendy part…

  • Bangkok

    5 movie theatres in Bangkok temporarily close

    Yesterday, Major Cineplex stated it was closing 5 of its movie theatre locations in Bangkok. They will stay closed until July 25. The move is a precautionary measure against Covid. The movie Major Cineplex theatres closing are: Ratchayothin Rangsit Pin Klao Sukhumvit Esplanade Certain establishments are still open inside the shopping centre, however. They will still be closed at 8…

  • Bangkok

    Woman dies after jumping from Phra Khanong BTS station in Bangkok

    In an apparent suicide, a 38 year old woman jumped from the busy Phra Khanong BTS station over Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road yesterday afternoon. First responders and police officers from the Klong Tan station were called to the scene and attempted to resuscitate the woman. Reports say the woman had critical head injuries and died on the way to Police General…

  • Bangkok

    New Covid-19 clusters at bars in Bangkok’s Thong Lor and Ekkamai areas

    New Covid-19 clusters have been reported at several bars and pubs in Bangkok, primarily off Sukhumvit Road. So far, 40 people have tested positive for Covid-19 after visiting entertainment venues in Bangkok. Those who have visited bars in the Thong Lor, where most of the infections were reported, are asked to go to the website “BKKcovid19” and fill out an…

  • Expats

    TAT says expats are confident in living a “new normal” life in Thailand – VIDEO

    Expats are confident in living a “new normal” life in Thailand, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand. In their recent “Trusted Thailand Report” titled “Expat Life in Thailand,” the authority highlighted popular areas in the country among foreigners and spoke to some expats about life in Thailand during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road is the most popular place…

  • Thailand

    Foreign man and Thai woman injured in motorcycle accident

    A foreign man and a Thai woman were severely injured in a motorcycle accident after their Suzuki Hayabusa 1340cc collided with a songthaew in Samut Prakan, just southeast of Bangkok. 36 year old Kanokphan and 44 year old Nicholas were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Nicholas was treated at the scene for injuries to his head, knee and…

  • Thailand

    BTS Skytrain’s Green Line maximum fare to rise, Rail Transport Department disagrees with the move

    After the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration agreed to raise the maximum fare on the BTS Skytrain’s Green Line from 59 baht to 158 baht, the Rail Transport Department is calling on city officials to suspend the maximum fare ceiling, saying it would put an unfair burden on passengers. Bangkok Governor Aswin announced earlier that the maximum fare of 158 baht is…

  • Events

    Bangkok’s Christmas – The Thai capital gets out the tinsel | VIDEO

    Christmas is a time to rejoice, a chance for families to come together, for Christians to celebrate and for Thais, to get out the tinsel and dress up Bangkok. A trip along Bangkok’s shopping centre strip reveals a winter wonderland of eclectic displays and dazzling decorations. What’s amazing about all this is that Thailand is, mostly, a Buddhist country where…

  • Bangkok

    Bangkok nightclub raided, 150 people ordered to take a drug test

    Police raided a nightclub in Bangkok’s Nana area at 3am this morning and ordered more than 150 people to take a drug test. The raid follows a report that the nightclub was selling baraku (shisha tobacco and hookah pipes are illegal in Thailand) as well as selling illegal drugs and operating without a permit. In the bathroom of Insanity Nightclub…

  • Bangkok

    UPDATE: 5 men arrested for allegedly abducting foreigner in Bangkok

    UPDATE: 5 men were arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 43 year old Chinese businessman, forcing him into a white Mitsubishi Champ sedan on Sukhumvit 39 in Bangkok’s Phrom Phong area. The abduction was allegedly over a lawsuit filed by the businessman, who had invested in several spas, against one of the suspects who is a construction contractor. Apparently, the contractor…

  • Crime

    Police investigate possible abduction of foreign woman in Bangkok

    Police have opened an abduction investigation after a Chinese woman was reportedly forced into a car off Sukhumvit soi 39 in Bangkok’s Phrom Phong area. The Thong Lor department confirmed they have opened an investigation after rumours were spread on Facebook about alleged kidnappings in the area. A woman made a Facebook post last night saying a condominium security guard…

  • Crime

    Man arrested for allegedly robbing 500,000 baht from Bangkok bank

    Police arrested a man for alleged armed robbery at a Government Housing Bank in Bangkok. 46 year old Phaiboon Sara allegedly used a gun to threaten bank tellers and take off with 500,000 baht in cash. Police reviewed the bank’s security camera footage and tracked down Phaiboon, arresting him at his home in Samut Prakan. Phaiboon allegedly told police that…

  • Pattaya

    Pattaya motorcyclist suffers severe injuries in collision

    A motorcyclist in North Pattaya sustained serious injuries in a collision with a sedan last night. Emergency responders were notified of the accident, at a North Pattaya intersection on Sukhumvit Road, at 9pm. Police, emergency responders and reporters went to the scene to find the motorbike driver, who had suffered serious injuries, lying on the road. He was not immediately…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    More details emerge about the movements of the Sudanese family

    This is an official explanation of the circumstances of the Sudanese 9 year old who has tested positive for Covid-19 and was residing in central Bangkok in Sukhumvit. There have been some other publications providing additional information about alleged movements of the family during the time before the girl was admitted to hospital, but The Thaiger is unable to verify…

  • Transport

    Four more Skytrain stations slated to open in June

    Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain is as ubiquitous in Bangkok as good street food and fake Viagra, and it’s about to add four new stops to extend its reach. A spokeman says test runs to 4 new stations beyond Kasetsart University station (N13) began on April 8. The system currently comprises 43 stations along two lines: the Sukhumvit Line running northwards and…