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  • Bangkok eateries file 50M baht lawsuit against gov’tBangkok eateries file 50M baht lawsuit against gov’t
    Restaurant owners filed a class action lawsuit this morning for losses caused by official restrictions, according to a celebrity architect behind the effort.  Dubbed Ratsadon Fong Rat, or “people suing the government,” the lawsuit was filed by 39 Thai restaurant owners and two legal groups: Thai Lawyers for Human Rights… Read more »
  • Thai quarantine halved to 7 daysThai quarantine halved to 7 days
    The mandatory quarantine period for travelers to Thailand was cut in half today. Among a litany of adjustments made today to its national response, the COVID-19 task force approved reducing quarantine to seven days instead of 14 for travelers with proof of full vaccination. Those not fully vaccinated or without… Read more »
  • It’s official: Bangkok’s cinemas, gyms, spas reopen FridayIt’s official: Bangkok’s cinemas, gyms, spas reopen Friday
    Health authorities Monday afternoon approved the reopening of preschools, museums, massage joints and more in Bangkok and other hard-hit provinces – though nightclubs and bars were unmentioned. The COVID-19 task force announced at its daily briefing that 10 types of businesses, including cinemas, spas, tattoo shops, indoor gyms and museums… Read more »
  • Le Normandie head chef quits to open ‘Maison Dunand’ in SathornLe Normandie head chef quits to open ‘Maison Dunand’ in Sathorn
    After nine years as chef de cuisine at French fine-dining powerhouse Le Normandie, Arnaud Dunand has left to open up his own restaurant to be called Maison Dunand. Dunand’s passion project will soon open in the Sathorn area and pay homage to his Alps upbringing with an intimate, elegant setting… Read more »
  • Bangkok may reopen cinemas, gyms, spas – but no clubs or nightclubsBangkok may reopen cinemas, gyms, spas – but no clubs or nightclubs
    Update: Health authorities Monday afternoon approved the reopening of preschools, museums, massage joints and more in Bangkok and other hard-hit provinces. A decision is expected today on whether preschools, museums, massage joints and other businesses in Bangkok and other hard-hit provinces may reopen – though nightclubs and bars were not… Read more »
  • Bye Bei Otto: Bangkok’s famed Bavarian bierhaus was center of German life (Photos)Bye Bei Otto: Bangkok’s famed Bavarian bierhaus was center of German life (Photos)
    One hour before the grand opening of Boon Rawd Brewery’s Singha Beer House near Asoke intersection, its German chef faced yet another crisis. Twenty, actually. This article, Bye Bei Otto: Bangkok’s famed Bavarian bierhaus was center of German life (Photos), originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. Read more »
  • Bangkok bartenders organize booze-free flea market this SundayBangkok bartenders organize booze-free flea market this Sunday
    For almost a year, Bangkok bartenders have been left in the dark, their reopening proposals ignored, their future uncertain. Many have turned to side hustles to make by, selling everything from noodles to coffee while they can’t serve you drinks. Many of those side projects will be on display this… Read more »
  • This Phuket resort is rolling out the deal machine for its first birthdayThis Phuket resort is rolling out the deal machine for its first birthday
    | Grove: Coconuts Brand Studio x Four Points by Sheraton Phuket | This is the biggest onslaught of deals we have seen in a while This article, This Phuket resort is rolling out the deal machine for its first birthday, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. Read more »
  • Bangkok unveils ‘pocket park’ off Rama IV RoadBangkok unveils ‘pocket park’ off Rama IV Road
    Bangkok’s got a new little green spot open to the public just a few blocks from  Lumphini Park near Chamchuri Square. What had been an empty lot near Wat Hua Lamphong in the Bang Rak district is now a “pocket park” as of earlier this week. Perhaps feeling inadequate, the… Read more »
  • Singapore to ‘loan’ 120K doses to vaccine-deprived ThailandSingapore to ‘loan’ 120K doses to vaccine-deprived Thailand
    On Saturday, 122,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines came to Thailand from Singapore. The doses were said to be loaners “borrowed” by Thailand as part of an agreement between the two nations, according to Tanee Sangrat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson. Thailand has been putting its hat out to friendly neighbors… Read more »
  • Savor more Sarnies at cafe’s new downtown digs in leafy Soi Tonson (Photos)Savor more Sarnies at cafe’s new downtown digs in leafy Soi Tonson (Photos)
    Downtown fans of Sarnies’ coffee, baked dishes and hearty brunches won’t have to commute to Charoen Krung now that they are available at its new hangout tucked in a leafy road in central Bangkok. After over three years in its gorgeous riverside shop, the hip cafe has added another outpost… Read more »
  • Brighten your wall with quirky art from Coconuts BangkokBrighten your wall with quirky art from Coconuts Bangkok
    What does the color green mean to you? Energy? Life? Growth? For us, it’s everything juicy and fresh, which might just be the thing your wall needs. Special edition fabric wall posters have landed in the Coconuts shop as part of our 10th-anniversary celebration. They’re a joyful reminder of some… Read more »
  • After 37 years, German eatery Bei Otto quits Sukhumvit RoadAfter 37 years, German eatery Bei Otto quits Sukhumvit Road
    A German institution in the heart of Bangkok where untold schnitzel and pints have been pounded for four decades will say auf wiedersehen to its home on Soi Sukhumvit 20. Tomorrow will be the last day Bei Otto’s in the Bavarian-style brewhouse complete with Tudor facade where it operated over… Read more »
  • Deputy AG probed for letting ‘Boss Red Bull’ off the hook for killing copDeputy AG probed for letting ‘Boss Red Bull’ off the hook for killing cop
    The former justice official who made sure there was no case against cop-killing Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya is preparing his wrist for a gentle slapping. A committee was established yesterday to consider whether to discipline former Deputy Attorney-General Nate Naksuk, who last year threw out the last charge… Read more »
  • Oh-so-popular Seoul cafe ‘Mil Toast House’ lands in Siam SquareOh-so-popular Seoul cafe ‘Mil Toast House’ lands in Siam Square
    An uber-popular Korean breadhouse has arrived in Bangkok, with queues lining up outside in its first days since opening on the weekend. Mil Toast House is giving Seoul-starved Bangkokians a taste of the South Korean capital with a branch of its renowned bakery. The space is swimming in beige and… Read more »
  • Arrest of Thai OnlyFans porn couple sparks online furyArrest of Thai OnlyFans porn couple sparks online fury
    The internet was at its wits end today after the same Thai police who shield murderers in their ranks, shoot protesters and take an apathetic view of sexual violence swooped in to arrest an OnlyFans creator and her boyfriend. Furious condemnations poured in online over last night’s arrest of Sukanya,… Read more »
  • ‘Farmer Surfer’ is metro Bangkok’s new skater paradise‘Farmer Surfer’ is metro Bangkok’s new skater paradise
    Glide past rice paddies at the offbeat and very photogenic Farmer Surfer, located far from the hustle and bustle of downtown. A long concrete half-pipe dotted with mogul-like slopes and palm frond-covered cabanas cater to skateboarders, rollerbladers and surf skaters. But the refreshing view of green fields in the background… Read more »
  • Animated buildings, trippy displays and more to light up Bangkok all OctoberAnimated buildings, trippy displays and more to light up Bangkok all October
    Finally, Bangkok has an event that won’t be virtual. Bangkok’s old quarter will come alive with lighting installations, projection mappings, photo exhibitions and more for Cultural District 2021, running all October after being postponed from April. The historical Museum Siam building will blend photo exhibitions and artwork showcases. Running throughout… Read more »
  • Get juicy burgers soaked in neon and ‘Bang Bang’ sauce in Soi 11Get juicy burgers soaked in neon and ‘Bang Bang’ sauce in Soi 11
    Bangkok may be flush with burger joints, but Bang Bang on Soi 11 brings new energy to its ever-growing list. Designed by award-winning Shelley Kwok (Siri House, Rongros, Long Chim Singapore), Bang Bang’s bright, dive bar-like concept is filled with in-your-face colors, neon lights and loads of Americana. The space… Read more »
  • HBO Thai murder mystery ‘Forbidden’ to debut at BusanHBO Thai murder mystery ‘Forbidden’ to debut at Busan
    Mystery and superstition suffuse in a paranoid thriller in HBO’s first Thai-language series, which will premiere next month at an international film festival. HBO Asia’s Forbidden has been selected for the Busan International Film Festival and is expected to reach Thai viewers soon thereafter. The series chronicles four friends who… Read more »


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