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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Metro UK 15 Jun 2024
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Coming Soon 14 Jun 2024
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Chinese fans hail Singapore ’keeper

Taipei Times 14 Jun 2024
Singapore goalkeeper Hassan Sunny makes a save during their FIFA World Cup Asia qualifying match against Thailand at Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok on Tuesday. Fans have posted screenshots of their transactions, sending from S$1 to S$10 (US$0.75 to US$8) — or more — alongside comments of....

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Coming Soon 13 Jun 2024
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Hindustan Times 13 Jun 2024
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Metro UK 12 Jun 2024
To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video. Up Next ... That’s not the only thing going on for Dr Nat ... The Bangkok Post reports that the best-known sex column in Thailand during the period that Doctor Climax was set is Sep Som Bo Mi Som by Doctor Nopporn, which ran on Daily News ... .......

Singapore Airlines has offered $10,000 to passengers who got minor injuries when their flight took ...

Business Insider 11 Jun 2024
Passengers of Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 from London to Singapore, which made an emergency landing in Bangkok, greet family members upon arrival at Changi Airport in Singapore on May 22, 2024 ... On June 4, the airline said in a Facebook post that 20 passengers were still receiving medical care in the hospitals in Bangkok....

Waterbomb festival coming to Manila

Manila Bulletin 08 Jun 2024
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NIA Partners with AsiaBerlin to propel Thai Startups into the European Market

The Arabian Post 07 Jun 2024
Arabian Post -BANGKOK, THAILANDMedia OutReach Newswire – 7 June 2024 – The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation, by the National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) or NIA, continues to build international collaborations....

SCG International and Tamimi Markets Forge Strategic Alliance to Enter Saudi Arabia Food and Beverage ...

The Arabian Post 07 Jun 2024
Arabian Post -BANGKOK, THAILANDMedia OutReach Newswire – 7 June 2024 – SCG International Corporation Co., Ltd ... Mr ... Abdullah AlMutrif, Vice President of Tamimi Group ... SCG International Corporation Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of The Siam Cement Public Company Limited (BKK.SCC), is a renowned global entity founded in 1978 in Bangkok....

Thailand NACC Hosts Key Discussion with Foreign Chambers on Anti-Corruption Measures

The Arabian Post 05 Jun 2024
Arabian Post -BANGKOK, THAILANDMedia OutReach Newswire – 5 June 2024 – The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), Thailand, through its Office of Governance Development and Promotion, recently organized a pivotal discussion on anti-corruption measures in ......

Spot Bitcoin ETFs See $886 Million Inflows, Second-Best Record Ever

Crypto Economy 05 Jun 2024
TL;DR Significant Inflows ... Leading Funds ... Investor Optimism ... The bulk of Tuesday’s inflows came from Fidelity’s FBTC, which added $379 million ... According to a report from the Bangkok Post, One Asset Management’s spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund was approved by the Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission on June 4 ... .......