Posts Tagged ‘Bangkok news’

Bangkok Pollution Problem Continues

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Bangkok’s smog problem is being blamed on ‘dirty fuel’ consumption by diesel buses and other vehicles.

The roads in the Big Mango are overrun with vehicles that bellow out tons of gas fumes like angry dragons. 

So far, apart from a futile attempt to spray water into the air, little has been done to solve the ongoing problem. 

Below is the full story by The Thaiger 

Bangkok smog: Diesel buses and vehicles key problem | The Thaiger

by Wichit Chaitrong “The problem is the estimated 2.5 million diesel-powered trucks and buses still on city roads.” Experts are saying this morning that, given the problems in recent weeks with Bangkok’s smog, the national government’s pursuit of a “low-carbon economy” has fallen short of needs.

Nana Petrol Station Is Closed

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Note that the Nana Petrol Station is currently closed for construction.

This follows a fairly recent construction project, which is baffling. Why are the builders back again? It’s somewhat of a mystery to me.

This means that 7 Eleven and McDonald’s are also shut. The next 7 Eleven Shop on Soi Nana is opposite the Rajah Broadway Complex (previously Jools Bar).


Big Surge In Bangkok Airport Arrivals

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Bangkok Royal Funeral Reminder

As the funeral of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej approaches, an enormous amount of people will be arriving in Bangkok.

Be aware that from October 25th until the end of this month, the Old City will be full to the brim with mourners attending the Royal Funeral.

The main days are October 25-27 with the cremation ceremony taking place on October 26th. Everybody is advised to wear black, or white.

The Big Mango prepares for a huge surge in airport arrivals, which is in addition to those arriving by land. Thai National Security will be stepped up a significant amount, swelling the number of bodies even more.

It is estimated that at least 250,000 Thais will attend the Royal Funeral.

News Sources – Bangkok Post and The Nation