Thailand Journey - 1 Aug 2021

Table of content - Thailand Journey (1 Aug 2021)

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BANGKOK POST – FROM EARNEST BEGINNING TO THE ‘NEWSPAPER YOU CAN TRUST’
Nation mourns death of the King
Siam becomes 55th member of the UN
Bangkok Post is launched
Coup Group topples Thamrong government
State tries to quench Mekhong whisky thirst
First US Embassy opens in Bangkok
King Bhumibol injured in car crash
Khuang forced to resign
Siam joins the ranks of the World Bank
All aboard for the ‘summer capital’ of Hua Hin
Nation pays homage to King Rama VII
Siam officially renamed Thailand
The Return of the King
Troops deployed in Korea: UN accepts offer of Thai forces to help in Korean peninsula
US envoys converge to discuss ‘red threat’ in Asia
National carrier Thai Airways born via merger
Jim Thompson establishes the Thai Silk Company
Premier taken hostage
Don Mueang boasts new 13-million-baht terminal
An heir is born: Prince Vajiralongkorn
Elephants check in for long-haul flight to London
Rain-makers get green light to seed the clouds
New bridge over Chao Phraya to ease traffic
Pepsi starts ‘war’ with Coca-Cola
Death for Chaleo, Chit and Butr: Supreme Court ruling brings curtain down on six-year trial
Capital’s population swells to over 1 million
Bangkok Bank opens first overseas branch
SEATO’s first meeting held in Bangkok
First TV channel airs, first 1,000 television sets arrive from the US
Thai-Japan trade returns to normal status
King enters monkhood
Prince Wan voted president of the UN
‘The King and I’ banned in Thailand
Sarit’s coalition wins a majority but only 30 percent of voters cast ballots in national election
‘The dirtiest election ever’: Premier Plaek denies poll fraud allegations
2,500 years of Buddhist era
Thanom plans to link seas
Thai-Cambodian relations suspended over temple dispute
New highway opens a gateway to Isan
Bangkok hosts SEAP Games
Up in smoke: Opium banned as Sarit hails the dawning of a new, ‘civilised’ era
Bangkok, Thon Buri merged into single city
Pone takes world flyweight title
New organisation to protect tourists
THAI flies to foreign skies
Ringleaders of ‘communist plot’ executed
‘Thailand’ to be retained as name of country
Americans set up first Thai stock exchange
Khao Yai National Park opens to public
Temple ruling shocks Thailand: International Court awards ancient temple to Cambodia
Silpa Bhirasri, founder of Silpakorn University
Automatic lights set to tame traffic chaos
Former PM Sarit Thanarat passes away
‘The Ugly American’ premieres
Bhumibol Dam cuts power bills
Japanese royals make first state visit
Toyota opens assembly plant in Samut Prakan
18-year-old ‘Pook’ wins Miss Universe
Now the world’s top rice exporter
Puey honoured for public service
Thai forces head to Vietnam
King completes solo dinghy voyage
Flyover and overpass open to unblock traffic
Southeast Asian nations form Asean
Thompson vanishes in jungles of Malaysia
Television explodes into colour
Last nine trams reach the end of the line
First satellite station in Southeast Asia opens
Siamese twins split for first time in Thailand
US starts pullout from Thailand
National elections held
Thanom launches a campaign against mini-skirts
‘Baby Bomb’ sparks family planning rethink
Hotel is capital’s tallest building
Riding high in Pattaya
Unexpected coup as government declares martial law
Open university launched: 50,000 freshmen sign up to study at Ramkhamhaeng
Jumbo welcome for new jets: Larger Boeing 747s to open Thailand to increased tourism
Pomp and ceremony mark first-ever trip by reigning British monarch
The investiture of the Crown Prince
Thai team puts some spin on ping-pong diplomacy
More than 70 protesters killed by soldiers
Rice exports banned as economy in dire straits
Chatichai visits Beijing
Women’s rights group demands equality
Bedlam in Chinatown: Plabplachai riots claim 33 lives
Government seizes assets of the ‘Three Tyrants’
Mao says Thai communists are nothing to fear
First trade made on stock exchange
Monk honoured for healing drug addicts
Payao punches his way into Olympic history
Dozens slaughtered at Thammasat
Pattaya gets status of independent city
Leader of abortive military putsch executed
Princess Sirindhorn given new royal titles
Investors offered a 10-year ‘tax holiday’
Asian Games ‘a success’
China’s Deng Xiaoping arrives on historic visit
Central wins bid for new shopping centre
Samak scores a surprise election victory
Kampuchea (Cambodia) collapses as Thai-Kampuchean border is closed to stem exodus
Historic bus company rides no more
Prem is prime minister: Kriangsak Chomanand resigns from top post
Mass rally over surging oil prices
New Siam Water Park making waves
Prem has last laugh as ‘April Fool’s Coup’ is quashed
Commandos storm hijacked Garuda jet
A major step towards energy independence
Bangkok bicentennial
Drug lord Khun Sa ousted
Shoppers head to Chatuchak
Thailand enters the oil age
Pope makes Thai a cardinal
First automatic teller machine installed
Pope makes inaugural visit
Tawee grabs silver medal
First local HIV/AIDS case confirmed
Time up for Mae Chamoy
Chamlong elected governor
First McDonald’s opens in Bangkok
Telephones go wireless
Runaway train smashes into Hua Lamphong
Child sex offenders to face life sentence
King Bhumibol ‘The Great’: Forty million Thais vote on new title in nationwide poll
Plane ‘shatters’ in the sea
Celebrations for King peak with Royal Marathon
Porntip wins Miss Universe crown in Taipei
Eastern Seaboard Development Plan commences
Ancient city of Sukhothai opens to modern eyes
Typhoon Gay cuts a swath of destruction
Plane hijacked by Burmese
Chalerm Thai’s final curtain
Saudi gem thief arrested
Wildlife Sanctuary chief commits suicide
Green light for more international schools
Generals seize total power
223 dead in Lauda Air crash
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center opens for business
Troops fire on unarmed protesters
Farewell to the country music queen
Confusion greets VAT duties
“The world is watching you”: Nobel Peace Prize laureates unite against Myanmar junta
First Thai broadcasting satellite launched
‘King of Pop’ on Dangerous Tour
‘Friendship Bridge’ opens
Truck bomb found near the Israeli Embassy
Night owls hooting over longer hours
Princess Mother passes away at the age of 94
A pillar of democracy: MR Kukrit Pramoj dies
Cabinet approves subway proposal
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit
Boxer strikes Olympic gold
The ‘Bangkok Post’ enters the Internet age
Hopes high as King approves ‘People’s constitution’ hailed as a new beginning for Thai democracy
Asian financial crisis
Cabinet rules Hopewell project hopeless
Thai Rak Thai Party offers ‘new choice’ in politics
Thailand first in Asia to approve Viagra sales
First Starbucks coffee shop opens in Bangkok
Bangkok residents welcome Sky Train but passengers struggle with unfamiliar systems
Sino-Thai relationship ‘getting healthier’
Burmese rebels storm Myanmar Embassy
Karen ‘God’s Army’ rebels seize Ratchaburi Hospital
New airport at Nong Ngu Hao tapped
‘Ghost buildings’, a reminder of the past
PTT’s record day on the stock exchange
‘30-baht healthcare’ scheme introduced
Child rebel leaders surrender in the jungle
‘Tongdaeng’ is a national sensation
Thousands of medical tourists flock to Thailand’s hospitals
20,000 Thai millionaires and rising
Thai Embassy torched in Phnom Penh
Festive crowd greets pandas
One-Two-Go: Budget airline takes off
Ocean Tsunami kills thousands
Southern separatists increase attacks as martial law imposed in three border provinces
Thousands rush to ride Bangkok’s first subway
Thaksin wins by a landslide
Sondhi goes mobile with graft-busting talk show
Government encourages use of alternative fuels
World’s monarchs pay tribute to King as country abuzz with celebrations to mark the 60 th anniversary of HM’s accession
Coup topples Thaksin
Suvarnabhumi Airport (finally) opens
‘Magical’ Jatukham talismans set off national craze
Thai Rak Thai disbanded and Democrats survive poll fraud charges
Demand for pink polo shirts soars
Kingdom mourns the loss of a princess
Parliament elects Democrat leader Abhisit as prime minister
Telegraph service closes after 133 years
Nightclub blaze kills 66
Economy enters a recession
Protesters storm Asean Summit
HM good and well
Government bombs out
Fatal clashes between forces and red shirts
Three army helicopters crash in one month
Massive flooding in Bangkok and several provinces
Yingluck Shinawatra becomes the country’s first female leader
Public appearances by His Majesty gladden Thai hearts
Tourism revival takes wing
Three world leaders visit Thailand
Amnesty bill passage ignites mass street protests
Preah Vihear ruling
Unstoppable increase in Chinese tourist numbers
Gen Prayut leads a military coup
Digital TV shakeup
Royal consort Srirasmi renounces status
Bike for Mom, Bike for Dad
Bomb at Erawan shrine
Commercial surrogacy banned
Referendum for the new constitution
Passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Country’s new tallest building ‘Maha Nakorn’ opens
Thais unite to bid farewell
Toon finishes run, donations at B1.1 billion
Yingluck’s great escape
Bupphaesannivas (Love Destiny) boosts vintage vibe
All Wild Boars saved
Dusit zoo closed and moved
Pope Francis visits Thailand
Royal coronation of King Rama X
Election under new charter results in 19 coalition parties
Curfew in place to combat Covid-19
Green light to grow marijuana
Thai Airways loses state enterprise status after sell-off
Covid-19 deadly third wave
New rule makes Grab Car legal
Thailand crowned top durian exporter for 2021
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