Category: Bangkok News

Bangkok edges out London as world’s top travel destination: Mastercard

The Thai capital of Bangkok has beaten London to be crowned the world’s most popular travel destination this year, according to an annual ranking by global payments and technology company Mastercard released on Thursday. Tourism has been one of the rare bright spots for Thailand, Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy, which has grappled with weak consumer…

Mass Participation is Expected at the Largest Gaensha Festival in Thailand

Vishwa Hindu Parishad Association Thailand and Partners are set to host the Largest Ganesh Festival 2016 events in Bangkok and Nakhorn Nayok at eight locations in Thailand during 5th to 11th Sep 2016.  The purpose of these events is to celebrate the annual Ganesh Chaturthi (Birthday of Lord Ganesha = Phra Phi Kanesh) festival and…

Contemporary World Film Series’, at the Thailand Knowledge Park’ (TK Park),on Saturday,10 September, at 4 pm

‘Contemporary World Film Series’ at TK park We are delighted to introduce a new, monthly film program at the Thailand Knowledge Park, from September-December 2016 The monthly Film Series, entitled ‘Contemporary World Film Series’ was very popular at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) for nine years, and now, moves independently to TK park.…

BMA holds meeting on new Bangkok City Library

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has held a meeting on its Bangkok City Library project at Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall in Phra Nakhon district. The meeting was chaired by Bangkok Deputy Governor Amorn Kitchawengkul and aimed to gather feedback from all stakeholders, including youngsters, students, officials and residents of Phra Nakhon district. Mr. Amorn said Bangkok…

BMTA to introduce refurbished buses

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has introduced four newly refurbished buses to the system, while the Ministry of Transport will urge the Cabinet to approve an overhaul of Bangkok’s bus system, a project worth 4.3 billion Baht. The newly refurbished buses were a collaboration between the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Lat Krabang and…

BMA rolls out envinronmentally friendly boat prototypes

Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra has overseen a test run of environmentally friendly boat prototypes, before officially deploying them in Khlong Phasi Charoen next month. M.R. Sukhumbhand and members of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) officials attended the experiment and inspected the 8-kilometer waterway connecting Saphan Taksin pier in Phasi Charoen district and the pier…

Bangrak District Office prepares for mass marriage registration this Valentine’s Day

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is gearing up for a mass marriage registration for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Bangrak District Office, which is operated by the BMA, will launch a campaign to promote a marriage registration as a way to ensure legal responsibilities of both parties. Bangrak District Office is a popular place for couples…

Door-to-door campaign launched in Bangkok to tackle dengue fever outbreak

The Department of Disease Control has launched a door-to-door campaign to curb the dengue fever outbreak in Bangkok. Department Director-General Amnuay Gajeena, along with Kannayao District Director Udomporn Pattanakowit and several Thai celebrities have visited homes on Ramintra 69 to raise awareness regarding disease prevention. Kannayao district reportedly has the lowest dengue fever infection rate…