Bangkok

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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Dua Lipa returns to Manila for 'Radical Optimism Tour'

Manila Bulletin 30 May 2024
"The “Training Season” is finally over! Get ready for global pop superstar Dua Lipa to bring her Radical Optimism Tour to you this November!" Live Nation wrote on their post ... I can't wait to be back!!!" Dua wrote on her Instagram post....
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Thailand aims to become first BRICS member in Southeast Asia, eyeing more development opportunities

People Daily 30 May 2024
The country's vision is in line with the BRICS principles, according to a Bangkok Post report on Tuesday ... Social media also signaled positive feedback on the application ... According to a report from the Bangkok-based Kasikorn Research Center, if Thailand joins the BRICS cooperation mechanism, it will gain new development opportunities ... (Web editor ... ....
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Thailand aims to become first BRICS member in Southeast Asia

ECNS 30 May 2024
The country's vision is in line with the BRICS principles, according to a Bangkok Post report on Tuesday ... Social media also signaled positive feedback on the application ... According to a report from the Bangkok-based Kasikorn Research Center, if Thailand joins the BRICS cooperation mechanism, it will gain new development opportunities ... Related news....
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Thai Cabinet approves BRICS membership bid

China Daily 30 May 2024
Thailand is currently in a queue of 15 countries being considered for admission ... Thailand has also officially announced that it wants to apply to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which groups 38 of the world's most developed economies, the Bangkok Post reported. ....
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NetDragon Digital Religion Department Showcases Innovative Achievements At The 19th United Nations Vesak Day, Leading ...

The Arabian Post 29 May 2024
Arabian Post -BANGKOK, THAILANDMedia OutReach Newswire – 28 May 2024 – On May 19-20, 2024, the 19th United Nations Vesak Day was held in Bangkok, Thailand ... At the same time, this exhibition also displayed the digital religion standing machine successfully landed in Wat Prayoon Temple ... Hashtag. #BuddhistCulture....
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Myanmar’s Karen Border Guard Force runs illegal casinos, cyber-scam network and drug trafficking

Blitz 26 May 2024
... state-owned EXIM Bank, Bangkok Bank, Kasikorn Bank and Krungthai Bank via an unofficial Karen BGF border crossing to discuss financial support ... According to the Bangkok Post, “The Yatai International Holding Group Company Limited termed media reports as “false and fabricated”....
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Singapore Airlines turbulence: SIA changes in-flight safety protocols, modifies route

Live Mint 24 May 2024
On May 23, SIA posted on Facebook that sixty-five passengers and two crew members were still in Bangkok.The post further noted that SIA Chief Executive, Goh Choon Phong met 'affected passengers, crew, their family members and loved ones in Bangkok today to personally offer his support and understand their concerns”.Also read....
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Singapore Airlines turbulence: 22 passengers suffered spinal cord injuries, 6 had trauma

The Siasat Daily 24 May 2024
The pilot diverted the Boeing 777-300ER carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew members to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, making an emergency landing ... The London to Singapore flight made an emergency landing in Bangkok. Sixty-five passengers and two crew members were still in Bangkok, said SIA in a Facebook post on Thursday....
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Celebrating fashion & lifestyle: Global fashion icon Tia Lee latest fashion cover with ELLE Thailand ...

The Arabian Post 24 May 2024
Arabian Post -TAIPEI TAIWAN & BANGKOK, THAILANDMedia OutReach Newswire – 24 May 2024 – Global fashion icon Tia Lee (Lee Yu Fen) was recently captured on fashion cover of ELLE Thailand ... This process is very precious to me.” ... Useful Links. ... Tia Lee Official IG Birthday Post – https.//www.instagram.com/p/C60GG5JyOi_....
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Kiwi in ICU in Thai hospital after fatal Singapore Airlines turbulence

NewstalkZB 23 May 2024
Bangkok’s Samitivej Hospital has posted an update online regarding the 85 patients transferred to various hospitals for treatment in Thailand ... Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 encountered severe weather conditions while travelling from London to Singapore overnight on Wednesday, with the plane being diverted to Bangkok....
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Boeing 777 plane drops 6,000 feet during Singapore Airlines flight; dozens hurt, 1 dead

Fox31 Denver 23 May 2024
BANGKOK (AP) — A Singapore Airlines flight hit severe turbulence over the Indian Ocean and descended 6,000 feet (around 1,800 meters) in about three minutes, the carrier said Tuesday ... The aircraft then stayed at 31,000 feet (9,400 meters) for under 10 minutes before diverting and landing in Bangkok less than a half-hour later....
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Thailand’s legal weed going up in smoke

Asiatimes 23 May 2024
BANGKOK – Two years after a ...Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin may mean well in attempting to re-list cannabis as a narcotic, but his aim only attests to his mediocre knowledge about the plant and the dilemma facing the country,” the Bangkok Post said in an editorial....
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20 people from turbulence-hit flight stay in intensive care: Thai hospital

China.dot.org 22 May 2024
BANGKOK, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Twenty people from the ... Another 74 passengers and six crew members were still in Bangkok, including those receiving medical care, Singapore Airlines said in its social media post....
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