Sukhumvit Road

Aloft Bangkok

What is it? The first Southeast Asian outpost of the fastest growing hotel chain in history; more than 55 Aloft properties have been opened since 2008, mostly in North America but also in China and Europe.

Sunday, 19 February, 2012, 12:00am

something for everyone

The restaurant scene in Bangkok is, in many ways, a microcosm of the city - there is something for everyone. In keeping with Bangkok's metamorphosis into one of Asia's premier cities, the capital's dining experiences are now comparable with the best destinations in the region.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The promised land

It is always a pleasant surprise to be proved wrong when it comes to rash promises made by vote-seeking politicians. Like most journalists, I am steeped in cynicism. So the green shoots emerging from a particular block of downtown Bangkok concrete has put a smile on my face.

2 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

in the know

The new column that gets you there before the guidebooks

The Met Bar

20 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Festival's water sports see victims' patience run dry

To the jaded and sullen outside the country, Thailand's traditional Songkran New Year revelry this week may appear a faintly amusing annual cliche.

14 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Party's over as austerity plan takes shine off Bangkok

One night in Bangkok could become more subdued than the song suggests if politicians get their way.

As recession bites, the Cabinet has suggested a string of public austerity measures to cut down on common excesses in Thailand and especially Bangkok, one of the region's most freewheeling capitals.

5 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Beggars' mafia swamps capital

THE distinctive sight of bare-footed monks padding silently through the dawn light in search of alms is one of the lingering images that foreigners have of the Thai capital.

16 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

How to drink, eat and dance like the locals

MARK Reinecke has lived in Bangkok since 1982. The stockbroker loves the city ''despite the pollution, traffic jams and masses of people . . . because it is totally undisciplined, and you can get away with virtually anything. Few cities entertain such shameless, wanton, debauchery as Bangkok.

2 May 1993 - 12:00am