Recent travel news for Bangkok

Temple fixes beheaded Dawn demon

29 Oct 2012

Workers carried out repairs on a demon statue at Bangkok’s landmark Temple of Dawn late last week. The yaksa statue was beheaded when lightning struck the conductor above it during a storm the previous weekend.

Formula 1 races to Bangkok

22 Oct 2012

Thai authorities say they have reached an agreement with Formula One race organisers to host a Grand Prix in Bangkok in two years time. The governor of the Thai Sports Authority, Kanokphand Chulakasem, told media representatives in the Thai capital that exact terms had not been agreed upon but the race had been provisionally pencilled in for November 2014.

Carrier increases Bangkok flight schedule

15 Oct 2012

Malaysia Airlines has announced it is increasing its Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok flight frequency. The Malaysian national carrier says it will boost the number of flights between the two capital cities from four to five a day from 28 October.

Maroon 5 to play sell out concert

8 Oct 2012

All tickets for tonight’s Bangkok concert by American super-group Maroon 5 have been sold. The pop-rockers are due to take the stage at Muang Thong Thani’s Impact Arena at 20:30 for their third concert in Thailand.

Night of jokes to raise funds for charity

1 Oct 2012

Two comedians from the UK are set to crack jokes for charity at Bangkok’s Rembrandt Hotel this coming Friday evening. Gary Little and Raymond Mearns will be offering their inimitable senses of humour from the stage at the hotel’s ballroom.

Bangkok Airways promo fare for new route

24 Sep 2012

Regional carrier Bangkok Airways (PG) has announced it will promote its forthcoming new route to Vientiane with a special fare. The airline is scheduled to commence services from Bangkok to the Laotian capital on 30 November and passengers can book a round-trip ticket from prices that start at 2,590 Baht.

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