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Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary

Asia Pacific / Politics May 22, 2018

Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary

Police in the Thai capital blocked a march Tuesday by pro-democracy activists protesting four years of military rule and calling for elections this year. About 3,200 officers were deployed to prevent about 200 protesters from marching from a Bangkok university campus to Government House. Police ...

Line indoor adventure park to make global debut in Bangkok

Business / Corporate Jun 20, 2017

Line indoor adventure park to make global debut in Bangkok

The world's first indoor adventure park featuring "friends" characters created for Line Corp.'s immensely popular messaging app will open later this year in Bangkok. Line Village Bangkok says it will open a Line Village merchandise store Friday before fully opening its doors in the capital's ...

Asia Pacific Nov 4, 2016

Thai crown prince will ascend throne Dec. 1, palace official says

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will ascend Thailand's throne on Dec. 1, following the death of his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a senior palace official said Thursday. The official said preparations for his ascension are ongoing. The crown prince is currently in Germany and will return home ...

Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination

Asia Pacific 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 economy, ...