Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination

Sep 22, 2016

Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination

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 ...

Thais search for missing as 18 die in pilgrim boat accident

Sep 19, 2016

Thais search for missing as 18 die in pilgrim boat accident

Divers pulled at least two bodies from the bowels of a submerged riverboat Monday after the overcrowded vessel carrying Muslim pilgrims sank in Thailand’s Chao Phraya River, leaving 18 people dead. The accident happened Sunday afternoon near the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a popular ...

Bangkok reports 21 new locally transmitted Zika cases

Sep 12, 2016

Bangkok reports 21 new locally transmitted Zika cases

The Thai Health Ministry has confirmed 21 locally transmitted cases of Zika infection in central Bangkok, local media reported Sunday. According to the Japanese Embassy, no Japanese are among the cases, which were all recorded in the capital’s Sathorn District, where many office complexes ...