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Ekkamai/Phrakanong News
Covering Local News from Ekkamai/Phrakanong Area

The Elephant & Castle Pub Bangkok: A Fusion of Tradition and Thai Charm

In the heart of bustling Bangkok, a new haven for wetting one's whistle has emerged, blending the quintessential charm of a traditional English pub...

Buyers of Ashton Asok condominium project to receive refunds after construction permit revoked

The Foundation for Consumers has declared that buyers of the Ashton Asok condominium project are entitled to receive refunds following a ruling by the...

Viral Image of Donated Japanese Train Surrounded by Garbage Sparks Cleanup Efforts in Bangkok

A viral image of a donated Japanese KIHA 183 train in Thailand surrounded by piles of garbage has caught global attention. The picture was...

Bangkok News
News from across Bangkok

Don Muang Tollway Tolls to Increase December 22

Starting December 22, tolls on the Don Muang Tollway will increase by 5 to 10 baht, as per the concession contract with the Highways...

Bangkok Extends Expressway Contract with BEM for 22 Years

Bangkok, Thailand - In a move aimed at easing commuter burdens, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has extended the management contract of the Bangkok...

National & World News

Progress and Challenges in CVTEC Regional Cooperation

Efforts spanning eight years to establish the Cambodia-Vietnam-Thailand Economic Corridor (CVTEC), aimed at enhancing trade, investment, and tourism cooperation, encountered substantial hurdles. Recently, however,...

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Sunday Roast Review – Paddy Reilly’s Irish Pub

Welcome to our roast review series, aimed at serving as a comprehensive resource and guide to the diverse Sunday roast options available across Bangkok....



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MPC Maintains Policy Interest Rate at 2.50%

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted 6 to 1 to maintain the policy interest rate at 2.50% per annum. One member suggested a...

Bank of Thailand Maintains Policy Rate at 2.50%

In a recent decision, the Bank of Thailand's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted six to one to maintain the policy rate at 2.50%, marking...

Thailand Implements Measures to Boost Economic Growth to 3%

The Thai government has unveiled three immediate measures to bolster the nation's economic growth to 3% this year, up from the initially forecasted 2.4%,...

Arts & Culture

Thai Tearjerker “How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies” Sweeps Singapore...

The Thai film "How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies" has made waves in the Singaporean box office, shattering records with its emotional resonance....

Anantara Resorts Featured in Netflix’s ‘Mother of the Bride’

The operator of the award-winning Anantara Resorts, is sending an invitation to travellers from around the world to “holiday like the cast of Netflix...

Thailand Promotes Itself as Prime Film Location to Boost Economy

The Tourism and Sports Ministry, in collaboration with the Culture Ministry, aims to generate 7.5 billion baht this year by positioning Thailand as a...

Drive & Ride

Mercedes-Benz Partners with Thonburi Automotive for EV Production

On June 12, 2024, Mercedes-Benz announced a significant collaboration with Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Co., Ltd., cementing a 10-year contract to manufacture electric vehicles...

Mercedes-Benz Expands EV Production in Thailand with 10-Year Contract

Mercedes-Benz has announced the extension of its electric vehicle (EV) production in Thailand by renewing its contract with Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant (TAAP) for...

Suzuki to Cease Car Production in Thailand

Suzuki Motor Corp has made a significant announcement, stating its intention to halt car and truck production in Thailand by the close of 2024....


Progress and Challenges in CVTEC Regional Cooperation

Efforts spanning eight years to establish the Cambodia-Vietnam-Thailand Economic Corridor (CVTEC), aimed at enhancing trade, investment, and tourism cooperation, encountered substantial hurdles. Recently, however,...

Tourists Flock to Thailand’s Lesser-Known Cities

Tourists in Thailand are increasingly turning their attention to lesser-known cities, especially during the rainy season. According to data from the online travel platform...

TCEB Boosts MICE Industry in Thailand for 2024

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has launched a strategic initiative to boost the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) industry in the...


Urgent Reforms Needed to Restore Hope Among Thai Youth

Former Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun has called for urgent action to address educational inequality and restore hope among Thailand's youth. Speaking at the seminar...

Thai Education Minister Explores North Korea’s Disciplinary Methods for Student Development

Education Minister Permpoon Chidchob continues to face backlash more than three weeks after publicly expressing admiration for North Korea's education system. The controversial remarks...

Thai PM Srettha Thavisin Vows Zero Dropout, Targets Education Inequality

In a resolute declaration, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has underscored his government's unwavering commitment to address Thailand's education inequality crisis. The premier, who assumed...


Phuket Real Estate Market Surges Beyond Pre-COVID Levels

Phuket's real estate market is experiencing an unprecedented boom, surpassing pre-COVID levels, with a reported 500 active projects valued at 470 billion baht ($12.8...

Sansiri Maintains Condo Strategy Amid Economic Slowdown

Sansiri, a SET-listed developer, will continue its condo business strategies to address slow economic growth, focusing on locations with strong demand across all pricing...

Residential Construction Permits Plunge Amid Weak Demand

Nationwide Residential Construction Slumps Amid Weak Demand in Early 2024 The residential construction area permitted across the nation in the first quarter of 2024 is...