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I could live on Bangkok street food because it's so inexpensive, varied and (usually) delicious. The Thai capital does have good restaurants - I've been to a few of them - but street food has an immediacy about it that I love: you see someone serving something that looks interesting, look around to see if others are enjoying it, point to what you want, then eat it and, after you've finished (or not, if it turns out to look better than it tastes), you hand over a few baht.

Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 12:00am

Hot spots: The Siam, Bangkok

The entry-level Siam suites

What's the story? Thai pop singer/actor Krissada Sukosol Clapp has returned to his family's hotelier roots with the help of architect Bill Bensley. Artiste-turned-design director Sukosol Clapp had the vision to transform a 1.2-hectare stretch of land on the banks of the Chao Phraya in Bangkok, owned by his mother, into a luxury 39-suite hotel.

16 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

Politics gets in the way of peace in Thai south

In the past few weeks, violence in Thailand's restive south has re-emerged. First, a roadside bomb killed five policemen. Then, four soldiers died when their patrol was ambushed by Islamic terrorists. Within hours of that attack, three civilians were shot dead in separate incidents.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Time to get on your bike

The Thai capital is one of Hong Kong's favourite short-break destinations, and for good reason. It offers accommodation at all budget levels, good food, a plethora of cultural sights and attractions, lively nightlife, good weather, and is generally safe and affordable - and all this packaged in that famous smiling, service-oriented Thai approach to life.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Luxsa Spa, Hansar Bangkok Address: 3 Soi Mahadlekluang 2, Rajdamri Road, 10330 Telephone: +66 2209 1234

Servcorp Park Ventures Address Level: 18, Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Patumwan, 10330 Telephone: +66 2 207 2500

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Trends in Thai places

Bangkok is one of Asia's easiest cities to visit. The street food is fresh, authentic and cheap, and there's a solid range of high- and low-end shopping. There are bars, and some more questionable nightlife. Unlike many cities, it's rarely a trial to find a hotel at most budgets.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HOLIDAY hideaway

Global austerity measures might be tightening belts in many countries, but it seems there's no sign of the sun setting on our favourite tropical resorts. Thailand, in particular, remains hot for Hong Kong buyers who fancy their lap of luxury being just a few hours' flight time away.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sight for sore eyes

Once known for its affordable beach bungalows, Koh Samui is gaining recognition as a luxury resort destination.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Sparks fly as HK pyrotechnic wizards light up Pattaya

Think you saw it all at the New Year fireworks over Victoria Harbour? That was nothing compared with the record-breaking spectacular provided by a Hong Kong company in Thailand two weeks ago.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Conrad Koh Samui

What's the story? The newest member of the Conrad family is much like a favourite aunt: big, cosy and eager to spoil. Located on the relatively untouched southwestern tip of the Thai island of Koh Samui, it sprawls over 10 hectares of lush grounds on a hilltop overlooking Aow Thai Beach.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Finding the harm in false alarm

Dear Hongkongers planning a trip to Bangkok. Welcome to the City of Angels, recently voted favourite leisure city by Business Traveller and Asia's greatest food city by TripAdvisor's legion of readers and contributors.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Bangkok tours resume, with cheaper deals offered

After a month's suspension, tours to Bangkok will resume on December 1 at cheaper prices.

On October 25, Hong Kong issued a red travel alert covering the Thai capital and 16 provinces, advising against going to flood-affected areas. Travel agencies agreed to halt all tours to the flood-hit areas.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Island paradise for investors

Hong Kong and mainland property buyers have always looked towards Thailand and Indonesia to invest in resort or beach houses, and in this regard they are spoilt for choice.

In recent weeks, a number of beach properties have come on the market, especially those on Koh Samui in Thailand.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Koh Samui resort seeks to lure Hong Kong buyers

Undaunted by the devastating floods inundating large regions of Thailand, developers will market a resort villa development on the Thai island of Koh Samui to wealthy Hong Kong buyers this weekend.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

High and dry, but not without some sacrifice

As I sit writing this from the 16th floor of a friend's Bangkok condominium, I don't think I have ever been quite so grateful to be high and blissfully dry.

However, as the vast volume of water from Thailand's central plains threatens to envelope the capital, I find it hard to share the panicked trepidation of the city's residents.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am