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Bangkok set to lose a core attraction – street food

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In what has been labeled a cleanup of sidewalks for convenience and hygiene reasons, Thailand's junta through the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration plans to eliminate...
Finally, Philippines to get its first Ikea store “soon”

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Four years after Swedish discount furniture giant Ikea first signaled interest in the Philippine market, they now seem to be ready to do the...
Bangkok to get well-deserved Michelin guide

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Thailand is the next Southeast Asian country after Singapore to be discovered by renowned food bible Michelin. Reports say that the French restaurant critics...
Goldman Sachs, Apollo to invest $235 million in Bangkok’s tallest tower

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Goldman Sachs Investment Holding (Asia) and the Asian unit of New York-based private equity firm Apollo Global Management will invest 8.4 billion baht ($235...
Prime property price growth slows across major ASEAN cities

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Real estate consultancy Knight Frank in its latest research on prime residential property prices in tier-1 cities around the world, entitled Prime Global Cities...
One year of mourning in Thailand: What it means for tourists and expats

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Following the passing away of Thailand's revered King Bhumibol on October 13, the government declared a one-year period of mourning during which civil servants...
King of Thailand passes away – Crown Prince to succeed

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Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13 passed away at age 88, succumbing to severe illnesses. He was the world's longest-serving monarch, reigning the...
Bangkok on high alert after bomb attacks warning

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Bangkok stepped up security at landmarks, shopping malls, public places and its two main international airports following an intelligence report of possible bomb attacks by...
Bangkok dethrones London as world’s most popular travel destination

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Thailand's capital Bangkok has been ranked top of in MasterCard's 2016 list of the world's most popular travel destinations by number of visitors. The...
Indonesia resumes construction of sea wall to protect Jakarta

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In what could be a role model for Bangkok, the Indonesian government decided to resume with the planned construction of a sea wall plus...
Thailand’s tallest tower opens amid spectacular light show

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MahaNakhon Tower, now the tallest building in Thailand, was officially inaugurated on the evening of August 29 with a cool light and sound show...
Bangkok mayor suspended by Thailand’s junta

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The governor of Thailand's eight-million-people capital Bangkok, Sukhumbhand Paribatra, has been suspended until further notice without pay amidst an ongoing graft case against him. The country's...
Thailand returns to normal after bomb spree

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Thai police said that conditions have "returned to normal" following a series of deadly bomb blasts over the past days, with a political activist...
The North Korean gourmet experience

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The day before North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shot another few ballistic missiles over the Sea of Japan on July 19 in what, his...
Bill Gates upsets Thais with cable mess comments

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Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates caused a stir in Thai media after posting a picture on his Facebook site and his blog...
Singapore costliest, KL cheapest city for expats in ASEAN

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Singapore remains the most expensive city for expats in the Association for Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, according to the 2016 Cost of Living...
Thailand suspends Uber and Grab motorbike service

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The Thai government ordered a suspension of the recently launched app-powered motorbike services by Uber and Grab because they "caused conflict" with those registered...
Thailand swelters under longest heat wave in six decades

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While April in Thailand is typically hot and sweaty, this year, it is super-hot. The mercury in some of the worst affected northern provinces...