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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Thai AirAsia considers merger

Malaysian National News Agency 28 May 2020
BANGKOK, May 28 – Thai ... TAA executive chairman Tassapon Bijleveld told Bangkok Post that if tourism activities did not resume in the country by July, the company would begin laying off its employees, downsizing the company and its fleet to keep the business alive....
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Virus Outbreak: Center unveils personal data gathering guidelines

Taipei Times 28 May 2020
CONTACT TRACING ... By Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter ... All information should be kept confidential and deleted after 28 days, he said ... The Bangkok Post on Wednesday reported that among 165 Thais who returned home from Taiwan on Tuesday, 14 had been listed as patients under investigation for COVID-19, and had been admitted to hospital for examination ... ....
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US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 milestone

Billings Gazette 28 May 2020
He said he planned to videotape a message at the mansion and post it on social media Tuesday night ... A postal worker in a printed mask waits for his turn to submit a saliva sample for a coronavirus test at a post office rooftop in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 27, 2020....
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US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

Corvallis Gazette-Times 28 May 2020
He said he planned to videotape a message at the mansion and post it on social media Tuesday night ... A postal worker in a printed mask waits for his turn to submit a saliva sample for a coronavirus test at a post office rooftop in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 27, 2020....
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Nevada casinos to reopen; America in lockdown devours pizza

Corvallis Gazette-Times 27 May 2020
×. Help support our COVID-19 coverage. We're providing access to COVID-19 articles for free. Please help support our work by subscribing or signing up for an account ... 1 of 9 ... A postal worker in a printed mask waits for his turn to submit a saliva sample for a coronavirus test at a post office rooftop in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 27, 2020....
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Nevada casinos to reopen; America can't get enough pizza

Corvallis Gazette-Times 27 May 2020
×. Help support our COVID-19 coverage. We're providing access to COVID-19 articles for free. Please help support our work by subscribing or signing up for an account ... 1 of 9 ... A postal worker in a printed mask waits for his turn to submit a saliva sample for a coronavirus test at a post office rooftop in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 27, 2020....
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Spike in South Korea virus cases shows perils of reopening

Missoulian 27 May 2020
He said he planned to videotape a message at the mansion and post it on social media Tuesday night ... A postal worker in a printed mask waits for his turn to submit a saliva sample for a coronavirus test at a post office rooftop in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 27, 2020....
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U.S. on cusp of marking at least 100K deaths from virus

Ravalli Republic 27 May 2020
He said he planned to videotape a message at the mansion and post it on social media Tuesday night ... A postal worker in a printed mask waits for his turn to submit a saliva sample for a coronavirus test at a post office rooftop in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 27, 2020....
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Thailand’s unsung Covid-19 success story

Asiatimes 26 May 2020
BANGKOK – When a Chinese tourist was diagnosed with the Covid-19 coronavirus on January 13, the first known infection outside of China before the disease made it’s fatal global sweep, Thailand would have seemed a likely locale for mass contagion and mortality ... AFP Forum via Bangkok Post/Arnun Chonmahatrakool ... AFP via Bangkok Post/Chanat Katanyu....
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Thai Gulf Energy aims to break PTT’s monopoly

Asiatimes 26 May 2020
BANGKOKThailand’s largely monopolized energy sector is on a potential new course as a big new private player seeks to give state giant PTT a run for is money ... ">Investors queue to register for PTT’s annual general shareholders meeting, Bangkok ... AFP/Bangkok Post/Somchai Poomlard....
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COVID-19: Thailand reports two new cases, one death

Malaysian National News Agency 25 May 2020
By LINDA KHOO. BANGKOK, May 25 — Thailand has reported two new COVID-19 cases and one fatality in the last 24 hours, bringing the tally to 3,042 cases and 57 deaths since the outbreak in January.  ...CCSA is expected to announce the list, probably on Wednesday or Thursday,'' he said, as quoted by Bangkok Post....
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Singapore slammed for ‘cruel’ Zoom death sentence

Malaysia Today 22 May 2020
(Bangkok Post) – Singapore was criticised for being “cruel and inhumane” Wednesday after a death sentence was handed down via video-conferencing platform Zoom ... The 37-year-old had been found guilty over the trafficking of at least 28.5 grams of heroin, a crime punishable by death under the city-state’s tough anti-drugs laws ... ....
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