Bangkok (English pronunciation: /ˈbæŋkɒk/) is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced  [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn]) or simply  Krung Thep . The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.

Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam's (as Thailand used to be known) modernization, during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre of Thailand's political struggles, throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.

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Thailand hopes to have bullet trains running by 2023

Malaysia Today 09 Dec 2019
Bangkok to Pattaya in 45 minutes ... The SRT said in September that 80% of land needed for the three-airport line has been secured for expropriation, and the Bangkok Post has reported that�3,000 houses will need to be demolished ... Bangkok to Khorat in 77 minutes....

Who is Paweensuda Drouin? Miss Universe Thailand Contestant Is the Odds-On Favorite to Win the Night

Newsweek 08 Dec 2019
But to many fans in Bangkok, she's known simply as "Fahsai," a nickname that means "clear sky" in Thai ... "I know at heart that I'm Thai," Drouin told The Bangkok Post following her win ... I did my history ... She told the Post that, should she win the Miss Universe crown, she hopes to use the platform to expand such initiatives further. ....

Thailand: Cabinet agrees to slash rubber plantations, ramp up value of exports

Malaysia Today 06 Dec 2019
(Bangkok Post) – The cabinet has approved a 20-year plan to slash rubber plantations by 21% nationwide and increase the value of rubber exports by more than threefold, a government spokeswoman said on Wednesday ... during a three-day rubber expo in Bangkok last week, he said....

Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Pattaya Catches Fire, Over 400 People Evacuated to Safety (Watch Pics and Video)

Yahoo Daily News 06 Dec 2019
Over hundreds of tourists staying at Pattaya's Holiday Inn Express had to run to safety after the property caught fire in the wee hours of the morning ... Also Read ... As per reports in the Bangkok Post, a security guard saw the flames coming from the room of a balcony and with the strong winds, the fire spread across ... Also Read ... ....

Woman finds 'fossils said to date back 250 million years' on farm

The Star 03 Dec 2019
BANGKOK (ANN). A woman posted on her Facebook page a picture of three fossils found on her family’s palm oil plantation in Sa Kaeo province on Sunday (Dec 1) ... ....

Regulatory Roundup: Germany to Let Banks Sell and Store Crypto, Laws Changing in Asia

Devcoins 02 Dec 2019
Some major regulatory developments in the crypto space have transpired this week ... Also read. Regulatory Roundup ... She was quoted by the Bangkok Post as saying, “The regulator must be flexible to apply the rules and regulations in line with the market environment,” adding. ... US Arrests Ethereum Foundation Member ... The post Regulatory Roundup ... ....

The Weekly Hash – November 25 – 29

Kraken 02 Dec 2019
... as throughout 2Q19, hedge funds have been relatively net neutral, while asset managers and non-reportable traders skew heavily long (>80%); while Other traders have been net short (most likely operating in a dealer/sell-side capacity in making markets?)”Bangkok Post....

Kaley Cuoco celebrates 34th birthday on 'The Flight Attendant' sets

Sify 01 Dec 2019
The actor, who is currently filming for 'The Flight Attendant' in Bangkok, Thailand, shared a clip of her sweet birthday celebration on Instagram ... Cuoco also echoed the same feelings in the caption of her post ... I turned 34 on camera while shooting our final TFA Bangkok scene ......

Disha Patani's new bikini pic stuns Tiger Shroff's sister

Mid Day 30 Nov 2019
Disha is on a mini-vacation in Bangkok and she took to Instagram to post the smoldering pic on Thursday ... Krishna also posted a snap where she is wearing a light green crop top and floral print skirt and is beaming with joy ... Take a look at the post right here.. View this post on Instagram....

Dead Deer Found In Thai National Park Had 15lbs Of Plastic Rubbish In Its Stomach

Huffington Post 27 Nov 2019
A dead deer discovered in a Thai national park had 7kg (15lbs) of plastic waste in its stomach ... A spokesperson for the National Park told BBC News Thai ... The Bangkok Post reports that an autopsy found the waste to include numerous coffee and instant noodle packets, plastic bags, rubber gloves, tissues, underwear and plastic rope ... Related... ....

Thailand’s Securities Regulator will Update Laws to Cultivate Digital Asset Innovation

BTC Manager 26 Nov 2019
According to the Bangkok Post, the SEC has already given certain crypto companies permission to ......

Thai cryptocurrency exchanges feel the heat from foreign players

Cryptopolitan 26 Nov 2019
... Srupsrisopa, has demanded that SEC refuses entry to foreign businesses in cryptocurrency sector as they tend to wipe out local businesses with enhanced technical expertise and a better understanding of the cryptocurrency market, the Bangkok Post reported on 26th November 2019....

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