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Thailand PM considers moving capital as Bangkok congestion takes toll | World news | The Guardian

Leader Prayut Chan-o-cha may follow in Indonesia’s footsteps after floating idea as a way to tackle overcrowding Thailand could be the next nation in south-east Asia to relocate its capital after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hinted such a move could be a “possibility” under his government. Taking inspiration from neighbouring Myanmar and similar …

Bangkok: Toxic smog shuts schools in Thailand – BBC News

Toxic smog in Bangkok has forced more than 400 schools to close for the rest of the week, to protect children from its harmful effects. Thailand’s capital city is experiencing some of its worst-ever air pollution levels, caused by ultra-fine dust particles known as PM2.5. Traffic exhaust, construction works, burning …

LGBT Chinese are making a beeline for Thai properties

THAILAND is seeing an increasing number of Chinese property buyers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). According to Bangkok Post, the LGBT Chinese look to Bangkok and Phuket to buy condominiums to live in as they feel more welcome in these cities. Carrie Law, chief executive of Juwai.com, …

That sinking feeling: Bangkok’s fight to stay above water

A FEW cities in the world are sinking ten times faster than sea levels are rising: Venice, New Orleans, and Bangkok. This is largely due to a combination of subsiding land due to human activity and rising sea levels caused by global warming. “Land subsidence and sea level rise are both happening, and they …