Bangkok is one of the most congested cities in the world, with pedestrians complaining that drivers often don't stop at zebra crossings. Now a group of creative activists is hoping to change that.
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ASEAN leaders meet in Bangkok to try and agree on a massive trade deal covering half the world's population. But two of Asia's powerhouses, India and China, are not in agreement.
Bangkok's fire department catches more snakes than it extinguishes fires. During the rainy season the reptiles often hide in peoples' homes. With snakes ranging from harmless to highly poisonous, fireman Sontaya Wangjam never knows what to expect.
The job description for Bangkok's firemen has changed quite a bit: Instead of fires, they deal with hundreds of snakes. The reptiles live in underground canals and inveade houses in the city through gardens and toilets.
Plastic garbage and the death of the coral reefs show the downside of mass tourism in Thailand, which hosted 36 million visitors in 2018. The documentary looks at the effects on tourist resorts above and below water.
Huawei has been facing months of pressure from Washington over fears it could be spying for China. The company has said the pressure will have little effect on its bottom line. But at a recent tech fair in Bangkok exhibitors said consumers were concerned.
In recent years, roller derby has gained popularity in Asia. There is even an inter-Asian league. DW caught up with the team from Bangkok, which hopes to qualify for the 2021 World Cup. But first they will need to recruit a few more Thai players.
A cafe in Bangkok offers a special treat to go with your latte macchiato. When the day has you down and out, the cafes twelve adorable Corgis will help you stay paws-itive. But the cafe staff is in high demand, so make sure to tip generously.
Grace Gambrill is 16. Her mother is from Thailand, and her father is half New Zealander, half Australian. She attends an international school in downtown Bangkok. Her favorite hobby is playing volleyball.
Boom times in many global real estate markets are turning to bust. Australia, several Asian countries and North America are starting to see large price corrections that are leaving speculators racing for cover.
United Nations officials have taken charge of a Saudi teenager who defied deportation from Thailand. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunoon says she's fleeing abuse – and barricaded herself in a Bangkok hotel room to avoid being returned to her family.
Thai immigration officials have said they will not expel an 18-year-old Saudi girl fleeing her family after she barricaded herself inside a Bangkok airport hotel. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun is using social media to draw attention to her situation.
Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray, was crowned Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, after a pageant with 94 international contestants, including the competition's first transgender candidate.
For generations, families living along Bangkok's Chao Phraya River have been diving for the more-or-less valuable treasures found on the riverbed. It's their livelihood and their huts lie right on the riverbank.
Bangkok’s street vendors have become part of the Thai capital’s landscape. But the city's authorities wants to clean up the capital. Street vendors are crying foul while some say that the plan could strip the city of its charm.
Dressed in black and bearing yellow flowers, thousands of Thai people pay tribute to King Bhumibol, who died a year ago. Thailand-based photographer Rockkhound captures the mood in Bangkok during the five-day funeral.
Urban farming has been around for as long as there's been cities, but it's recently been enjoying a global revival. From Berlin to Bangkok, city dwellers are planting on roofs and walls to turn cities from gray to green.
Three students decided to travel the world in the most unique fashion -- in an electric-powered tuk tuk. DW follows them on their journey.
Thai police have arrested a woman they believe to be the mastermind behind a scam that saw more than 1000 people stranded at Bangkok airport after learning that the flight they’d booked didn’t exist.
The military government in Bangkok is offering more subsidies for rice farmers, who are struggling in the face of low prices. The junta hints the opposition is behind the price slump, but economists say it's more down to oversupply.
Tens of thousands of mourners paid their respects to the deceased King via singing a special version of Thailand's royal anthem on Saturday. King Bhumibol Adulyadej's funeral will be held after a year of mourning.
Bhumibol, the world's longest reigning monarch, died on Thursday at the age of 88. Thousands of citizens have crowded the streets of Bangkok to watch the procession pass through the ancient quarter to the Grand Palace.
Thailand's beloved monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej has passed away, leaving the nation in a state of utter grief. For over seven decades, he was seen as a unifying figure in the country. It's unclear what happens next.
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