Jul 17, 2017

Thai junta gives king full control of crown property

Thailand has amended a royal property law to formally give King Maha Vajiralongkorn full control of the agency which manages the multibillion-dollar holdings of the monarchy. The newly amended Crown Property Act replaces three laws dating back to as early as 1936, and is the ...

Line indoor adventure park to make global debut in Bangkok

/ 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 ...

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 ...

Foreign passport forgers charged with hiding body in Bangkok: police

Sep 24, 2016

Foreign passport forgers charged with hiding body in Bangkok: police

Three foreign men belonging to a suspected passport forgery ring were charged Saturday after police found them with drugs, guns and a dismembered body stashed in the freezer of a Bangkok building. Police said they are working to confirm the nationalities of the English speakers, ...

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 economy, ...