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Air Quality Improves in Bangkok, Wildfires Worsen in North

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PRESS RELEASE: Bangkok residents are set to experience improved air quality this week, with PM2.5 pollutant levels predicted to decrease in the days ahead. The Air Quality Monitoring Centre of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), known...

Suvarnabhumi Airport’s Automated People Mover Malfunctions, Passengers Transferred to Minibuses

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National— On February 23rd, 2024, Thai national media reported that at Suvarnabhumi Airport, an automated people mover (APM) carrying passengers to the Satellite-1 (SAT-1) building malfunctioned in the middle of the tunnel. The airport staff members...

Thai Prime Minister Orders Crackdown on Illegal Guides, Addresses Taxi Meter Issues and PM...

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Bangkok— At 8:50 AM, on February 23rd, 2024, Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, Governor of Bangkok Chadchart Sittipunt, and relevant agencies held a meeting on the progress of Bangkok City development. During the meeting, Srettha...

Thai Narcotics Control Board Launches Major Operation in Bangkok’s Nana Area

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Bangkok— On February 21st, 2024, Pol. Lt. Gen. Panurat Lakboon, the Secretary-General of the Office of the Thai Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), launched a search operation together with 200 officers in the Nana area, Bangkok,...

Three More Thai Cities Join UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

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PRESS RELEASE: The inclusion of Bangkok, Khon Kaen and Yala in 2024 adds to seven existing destinations in Thailand. Bangkok, 19 February 2024 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is delighted to announce that Bangkok,...

Bangkok Opens New Chao Phraya Bridge to Pedestrians

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PRESS RELEASE: Bangkok has introduced a new bridge over the Chao Phraya River, informally dubbed the second Rama IX bridge. This addition to the city's infrastructure runs alongside the existing Rama IX bridge and is...

Japanese Woman Arrested for Stealing Rescue Truck in Bangkok

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Bangkok— At 8:00 AM, on February 18th, 2024, Lumpini police officers received a theft report of a rescue volunteer pickup truck stolen by a Japanese national in front of the Lumpini police station, Pathumwan, Bangkok. The...

Royal Thai Navy Implements Air Treatment Machines to Combat Air Pollution in Bangkok

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Bangkok— On February 16th, 2024, Admiral Worawut Pruksarungruang, the Chief of Naval Staff, performed a field inspection on installing air treatment machines to reduce air pollution, and PM 2.5 dust, in the Bangkok area. The...

No Laughing Matter: Thai Police Crack Down on Laughing Gas

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National— On February 16th, 2024, the Thai Anti Trafficking In Person Division (ATPD) launched a raid operation at buildings in Nonthaburi and Bangkok to eradicate laughing balloon production and distribution bases. As a result, 70,000...

Update: Thai Police Pursue Foreign Murder Suspects Who Escaped to Turkey, International Collaboration Sought

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National— On February 15th, 2024, Pol. Maj. Gen. Noppasin Poolsawat, the deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, publicly revealed the progress of a case involving a Myanmar national who was allegedly murdered by two foreign...
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