Reds, Yellows, Angered By Common Ground

BANGKOK – After almost five years of representing opposing political views and irreconcilable differences, the red-shirted UDD and yellow-shirted PAD are now both infuriated by the possibility that the two sides are starting to agree on things. The latest agreement, that the government has staged the discovery of bombs supposedly intended to disrupt a PAD demonstration, has provided the last straw... 

New Media Rules Limit Soap Operas To 3 Rapes Per Hour

BANGKOK – As part of its reform of media in Thailand, the government today announced new rules governing acceptable content in original television programming, including the new limit of three rapes for each one-hour episode of domestically produced “lakorns” or soap operas. The announcement was made by Minister of Culture Nipit Intarasombut, whose office drafted the new rules for the government. “Our... 

New BTS Trains Feature Slightly Less Annoying ‘Door Closing’ Sound

BANGKOK – After much anticipation and extensive testing, the Bangkok Transit System finally launched its new four-car rolling stock as part of its larger, ongoing expansion project. The new cars feature smaller windows but more handrails, as well as a state-of-the-art electronic train-locator board, similar to ones that the Singapore subway introduced in 1983. But the real buzz has been around... 

TAT Promotes New Tours Of ‘Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ruins’

BANGKOK – Announcing what it calls “Thailand’s newest historical attraction,” the Tourism Authority of Thailand officially launched guided tours of the ruins of the Suan Lum Night Bazaar. The ruins, which are in “remarkably good shape,” according to a TAT brochure, can be toured by foot or by tram from 9am to 6pm daily. Included with the entrance ticket price is a detailed booklet mapping... 

Largest Red-Shirt Rally Since May Last Year?

The Jan. 9 red-shirt rally at Rajprasong turned out more than 40,000 protesters, the most since May last year. What do you think? Uemdueng Steve Miaow Khunying Douche-Bag Journo Hi-So Student “People who don’t love the King aren’t real Thais, so the real turnout was zero.” “Yeah, that corresponds with the 39,982 Twitpics sent from my iPhone.” “Wait, that wasn’t the...