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Army vows to probe what happened to detained Thai suspect

Monday July 22, 2019

The army said today it is investigating how a suspected insurgent in the Muslim-majority south was left unconscious hours after being taken to a notorious military camp. The Malay-Muslim south has been in the grip of a bloody insurgency that has killed nearly 7,000 people over the last 15 years, and allegations of abuse and ...

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Third Bangkok airport proposed to ease overcrowding pain

Monday July 22, 2019

Seven years from now, Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi may not be the only airports welcoming passengers in Bangkok with word that construction of a third is being considered to alleviate overcrowding. Presented as the antidote to painful congestion at Bangkok’s two major airports, plans for a new airport in western metro Bangkok’s Nakhon Pathom province, ...

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July’s Not Dry: 9 places in Bangkok to celebrate World Tequila Day

Monday July 22, 2019

Well, you’ve got 99 problems and … even if tequila can’t fix all of them, you know it’s worth a shot.  We’re looking at a particularly happy hump day this week, folks: World Tequila Day is coming up this Wednesday, July 24, and it’s a chance (and good excuse!) to go out and enjoy some of everyone’s ...

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‘Stranger Things’ composers bringing ’80s nostalgia to Bangkok with live performance in Nov

Monday July 22, 2019

The guys behind the nostalgic ’80s-inspired score of one of Netflix’s most popular miniseries, the sci-fi horror show Stranger Things, will be coming to Bangkok for a live performance scheduled for November 23. Gig promoter Have you Heard announced today that Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein will bring the music of the hit series – ...

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Pie Spy: The best spots in Bangkok for pizza pies, slices, and delivery

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Never trust anyone that doesn’t like pizza. The combo of crispy crust, tangy sauce, and layer of salty, savory cheese is many people’s idea of the perfect binge food. While the old saying that even a bad pizza is still pretty good is true, it’s still worthwhile to seek out the best nearby pie. That’s ...

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Alternative cinemas: Hidden theaters, movie bars, and multiplex spaces in Bangkok

Friday June 22, 2018

With the closing of the historic Lido theater in Siam Square last month — and the imminent closing of its sister theater Scala around the corner in 2020 — Bangkokians may be starting to resign themselves to a life stuck with no other options than watching blockbuster movies in soulless mall theaters. And don’t even ...

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Second Filipino drowning victim recovered at Phuket

Monday July 22, 2019

The body of the second Filipino who went missing while swimming on the resort island of Phuket has been found, rescuers said today. The body was found by rescuers at about 3pm on Sunday, according to The Kusoldharm Foundation. He’s subsequently been identified as Angelo Bien Rafael Cortez, a 29-year-old registered nurse. Body of missing ...

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Siam Square’s classic cinema space will be reborn as ‘Lido Connect’ next week

Monday July 15, 2019

One year after its final curtain call, the 50-year-old movie theater Lido is being revived into a “co-cultural space” for people of all ages to hang out in.  Renamed as Lido Connect, the Siam Square multi-purpose venue has set its grand opening to be held next Tuesday, July 30. The new complex will feature everything ...

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Hooves of Thunder: Buffaloes boast bovine speed in muddy race

Monday July 22, 2019

Sloshing across a muddy field with men sprinting behind them, prized water buffaloes blow past cheering spectators in eastern Thailand on Sunday in a rare display of bovine speed. Tractors have largely replaced the big beasts in daily work but farmers in Chonburi have preserved the more than 100-year-old racing custom to mark annual rice ...

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Parched Mekong reduced to puddles as drought threat builds (Video)

Monday July 22, 2019

Cloud seeding is among measures being weighed as the Mekong River falls to dangerously low levels, fueling further drought anxiety.  As Thailand braces for what’s predicted to be the least rainfall in a decade, the Isaan region, where agriculture depends heavily on the bordering river, is feeling the heat with many provinces facing water shortages. ...

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