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Tokyo jadi destinasi internasional terpopuler saat libur Lebaran

Jun 21, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Selain Tokyo kota kota Asia lainnya yang juga populer antara lain Bangkok Hong Kong Kuala Lumpur dan Singapura

TOKYO. Kawasan Shibuya di Tokyo yang selalu sibuk. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler

Ada Masjid Jawa di Negeri Gajah Putih

Jun 21, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Arsitektur Masjid Jawa di Bangkok kental dengan gaya masjid masjid tua di Indonesia

MASJID JAWA. Umat Muslim melintas di depan Masjid Jawa, Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand. Foto oleh Hendra Nurdiyansyah/Antara

Bangkok unique despite street stall edict – Thai tourism boss

Apr 20, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand TAT pushes back against fears that Bangkok is being gentrified in the image of Singapore

BANGKOK STREET FOOD. Hawkers on a Bangkok street. Photo by Nicole Reyes/Rappler

Bangkok to ban street food stalls in clean-up crusade

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Yet many Bangkokians say this curbside chaos is part of the capital s charm and an affordable food option for all in a city where other costs of living are surging

BANGKOK STREET FOOD. Hawkers in a Bangkok street. File photo by Nicole Reyes/Rappler

Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare

Dec 28, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Facebook deactivates an alert called The Explosion in Bangkok that said a blast in the capital was confirmed by multiple sources

SAFETY CHECK. Facebook's new system lets users tell others they're okay and check on their friends when disaster strikes. Screen shot from Facebook.

SAKSIKAN: Latihan singkat timnas Indonesia di lapangan futsal

Dec 17, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Latihan pada pagi hari difokuskan untuk melatih kekompakan

Timnas Indonesia mengikuti latihan singkat di lapangan futsal Soccer Master yang terletak tak jauh dari hotel tempat mereka menginal, Hotel The Grand Fourwings, Bangkok. Foto oleh Nadia Vetta Hamid/Rappler

Pelatih timnas telah tunjuk pengganti Andik di laga final AFF 2016

Dec 17, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Timnas hingga saat ini masih fokus pada proses pemulihan fisik pasca bertanding pada hari Rabu kemarin

UJI COBA. Pemain timnas Indonesia berlatih ketika uji coba lapangan di Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand, 16 Desember. Foto oleh Wahyu Putro A./ANTARA

BBC under investigation for profile of new Thai king

Dec 07, 2016 - 6:48 PM

UPDATED The BBC is now under scrutiny for a Thai language profile it published out of its London offices of the nation s new monarch King Maha Vajiralongkorn who ascended to the throne last week

MAHA VAJIRALONGKORN. A woman holds an image of Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok on December 2, 2016. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/ AFP

Thai protester arrested for sharing new king article on Facebook

Dec 03, 2016 - 6:29 PM

Thailand s monarchy is protected from any criticism inside the kingdom by a harsh lese majeste law which was widely used since the military seized power in 2014

Dunia maya membuka pintu bagi anak muda sebagai pembela hak asasi manusia

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Meski saat Munir dibunuh 12 tahun lalu anak anak muda sekarang mempelajari tentang kasusnya dan ikut berpartisipasi aktif

Foto-foto Munir di museum Omah Munir di Kota Batu, Jawa Timur. Foto dari OmahMunir.com

Selain Manila dan Singapura, Coldplay juga pastikan gelar konser di Bangkok

Nov 24, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Konser A Head Full of Dreams akan digelar pada 7 April 2017 di Rajamangala Nation Stadium Bangkok

Foto dari akun instagram Coldplay.

Bangkok bomb trial starts after months of delays

Nov 15, 2016 - 3:57 PM

The trial was delayed several times as the court struggled to find a suitable interpreter and rejected one provided by the defense

In this file photo, suspects in the Erawan shrine bombing in Bangkok last August 2015, identified by the ruling junta as Adem Karadag (C) and Yusufu Mieraili (back L), arrive at a military court in Bangkok on February 16, 2016. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Ousted Thai PM sells rice as pressure cooks over farmers' plight

Nov 05, 2016 - 10:19 PM

Yingluck Shinawatra travels to the rural northeast to buy several truckloads of rice from struggling farmers in her latest gambit to connect with the party faithful without violating a junta ban on politics

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED? In this file photo, ousted Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (C) joins her hands in a traditional greeting as she arrives at the parliament in Bangkok on November 28, 2012. File photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Tens of thousands queue to pay respects to late Thai king

Oct 29, 2016 - 10:51 AM

2nd UPDATE A government spokesman urges people not to rush to come in the early days as the throne hall would be open for a long time

PAYING RESPECTS. Mourners dressed in black walk through the grounds of the Grand Palace on their way to the throne hall to pay respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in Bangkok on October 29, 2016. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Thai junta suspends Bangkok governor over graft probe

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Sukhumbhand Paribatra is under investigation over an expensive light display outside city hall in December 2015

epa03527609 Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra answer questions from media about his resignation from Bangkok governor, at the Thai Democrat Party headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, 08 January 2013. Paribatra, who is the Democrat party candidate and one of the chief contenders in the Bangkok Governorship race, will formally tender his resignation as Bangkok governor which will take effect on 9 January, one day before his term expires on 10 January 2013 to allow fair compeition in the upcoming next Bangkok governor elections which will be held by 03 March 2013. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

Bangkok shrine bomb trial postponed due to missing translator

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:48 PM

The suspects sole translator is facing drug charges and is currently on the run – and the defense has been unable to secure a new translator in time

A woman worships to a statue of Lord Brahma, the Hindu God of Creation, at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, September 9, 2015. Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Southeast Asia budget guide: 4 countries, 23 Days, P33,000 all in

Jun 05, 2016 - 9:15 PM

A detailed budget itinerary by traveler Jayson Concepcion shows the complete expense breakdown of his trip which cost him P33 000 for a full 23 days of travel

A picture taken in 2011 near Chiang Mai, shows statues inside Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep temple. Photo by Philippe Hugen/AFP

60 hospitalized after boat engine explosion in Bangkok

Mar 05, 2016 - 2:43 PM

The director of the company running the service says he does not know the explosion s cause and adds that he had been using gas powered engines for 8 years

Thai cops seize nearly 1M pairs of fake sunglasses

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Two Chinese nationals are also arrested over the counterfeit sunglasses which include fake Ray Bans and Oakleys

PAL speaks up on controversial PR 731 Bangkok-Manila flight

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:38 PM

PAL says it s not part of protocol to stop passengers from leaving the plane while it s being fixed

'TARMAC HELL.' Pilot of PAL flight from Bangkok to Manila tells passengers his life is more important than theirs, journalist Inday Espina-Varona says. Screenshot image from Espina-Verona's YouTube video

Uber launches motorbike service in Bangkok

Feb 24, 2016 - 11:00 PM

If successful Uber is also open to bringing UberMOTO to other cities like Manila and Jakarta

Douglas Ma, head of Asia expansion at Uber sits on a motorbike during the launch of UberMOTO at a hotel in Bangkok on February 24, 2016. Uber offered its first motorbike taxi service on February 24, launching a pilot scheme in Bangkok which could spread across Asia as it takes on chief regional rival Grab Taxi. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURI

Our Thailand food trip in 15 dishes

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:01 PM

With fine dine hip cafés pop up stalls food trucks and street hawkers Thailand has a truly vibrant food scene We sample some of this delicious fare across the country

Thai airlines cramped by safety, capacity issues – IATA

Feb 18, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The airlines are operating safely but the issue is the government s ability to supervise them

epa04805840 A photo made available on 18 June 2015 shows Thai Airways aircraft on the tarmac as a Bangkok Air plane taxis after landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand's largest airport and Thai Airways base, in Bangkok, Thailand,14 May 2015. Thai Airways International, the national flag carrier of Thailand, has suffered losses over the past two years but has returned with a posted profit in the first quarter of 2015. Bangkok Airways markets itself as a regional boutique airline. EPA/BARBARA WALTON

Singapore Airlines adds flights, launches new destination

Jan 06, 2016 - 3:07 PM

SIA increases flight frequencies to Bangkok Colombo Milan Rome Sydney Ahmedabad Mumbai and adds Düsseldorf to its network

ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS. An Airbus A330-300 aircraft will be operated from Singapore to Bangkok, adding nearly 2,000 seats per week on the route. Photo from Singapore Airlines website

Illegally smuggled orangutans returned to Indonesia

Nov 12, 2015 - 4:35 PM

Orangutans are native to the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra but they are often illegally smuggled throughout Southeast Asia either for private zoos or as pets

Elderly Thai man faces charges 'for giving protesters flowers'

Oct 27, 2015 - 9:45 PM

Preecha Kaewbanpaew a 77 year old former teacher was arrested in the northern province of Chiang Rai on Sunday

PROTESTS. Thai security forces deploy at Victory Monument. File photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Thai police station attacked after two killed in chase

Oct 11, 2015 - 9:16 PM

Scores of local residents in a small rural town in Phuket island joins a protest throwing stones and setting fire to police vehicles

Thaksin's son gives Thai police reward for blast probe

Oct 04, 2015 - 6:34 PM

The son of ousted Thai premier gives nearly 200 000 to authorities following the probe of the blast in August

Police say local politics could still be behind Bangkok blast

Sep 28, 2015 - 8:44 PM

Strong speculation has also centered on a link to militants or supporters of the Uighurs an ethnic group who say they face severe persecution in China

File photo by EPA/Barbara Walton

Thai police seek 'Uighur' man over Bangkok bomb

Sep 12, 2015 - 8:23 PM

UPDATED Analysts have pointed towards a link with the Uighur minority from northwestern China s Xinjiang region but Thai police had – up until now – refused to confirm any such links

File photo by EPA/Barbara Walton

Bangkok bombing suspect traveled to Bangladesh

Sep 11, 2015 - 12:15 AM

Police refused to give further details about where the man stayed in the capital after arriving on August 16 and who he met with during his two week stay

Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Key suspect in Bangkok blast handed device to bomber – police

Sep 09, 2015 - 9:25 PM

Police say the bombing was carried out by a criminal network motivated by revenge after a people smuggling trade was disrupted

Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Bangkok suspect handed device to shrine bomber – police

Sep 09, 2015 - 1:14 PM

Speculation has hardened on links to China s Turkic speaking Uighur minority many of whom complain of religious and cultural discrimination

AFP photo/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

Polisi Thailand: Pelaku bom Bangkok warga negara Turki

Sep 03, 2015 - 11:18 AM

Aparat keamanan akhirnya sebut kewarganegaraan tersangka pelaku ledakan bom Bangkok Simpati kepada warga Uighur yang alami represi diduga jadi pemicu aksi terorisme

EXPLOSION. A general view taken from a moving train shows the scene at the Erawan Shrine after a bomb explosion, central Bangkok. Barbara Walton/EPA

Second foreigner held over Bangkok bombing

Sep 01, 2015 - 9:17 PM

The man detained near the border with Cambodia is the second foreigner held over the August 17 blast

File photo by EPA/Barbara Walton

Thai police give themselves reward for bomb suspect arrest

Aug 31, 2015 - 7:27 PM

It is clear that it was the authorities alone who tracked down the suspect Thailand s police chief says

Police seek new suspects in Bangkok blast

Aug 31, 2015 - 2:52 PM

The new lead comes after police say they made a breakthrough in their case detaining an unnamed foreign man

UNDER REPAIR. A Thai police officer on duty as a tourist with luggage walks past the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, August 30, 2015. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Bangkok bomb suspect 'unlikely' int'l terrorist, spurred by 'personal feud'

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:48 PM

He got angry on behalf of his friends and family members says the Thai police chief without elaborating further

CHARRED. Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Thai police charge foreign man over Bangkok bombing

Aug 29, 2015 - 8:04 PM

2nd UPDATE A senior military official has said he believed the suspect was a Turkish national but Thai police have not yet confirmed his nationality

Tourism unaffected by deadly Bangkok bomb – junta

Aug 25, 2015 - 4:40 PM

The military government has been at pains to play down any suggestion visitors might be put off from visiting

AFTER THE BLAST. A shrine worker (L, back) looks on next to a statue of Lord Brahma (R), the Hindu God of creation, at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, August 23, 2015. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai bomber hunt hampered by faulty CCTV cameras

Aug 24, 2015 - 7:22 PM

The trail is growing increasing cold 7 days after the bombing which killed 20 people – mostly Asian tourists – in the capital s commercial heart and wounded scores more

WANTED. A handout picture released by the Thai Royal Police on August 19, 2015, shows a detailed sketch picture of a man suspected of planting a bomb near the Erawan Shrine, in Bangkok, Thailand on August 17, 2015. Royal Thai Police/Handout/EPA

Thaksin's son doubles reward for Bangkok bomb suspect

Aug 22, 2015 - 1:07 PM

The total money being offered to anyone who can give information about the assailant now stands at 335 000

Thai office workers light candles for victims killed in a bomb blast outside a religious shrine in Bangkok on August 18, 2015. The death toll from a bomb blast in the Thai capital rose to 20 on August 18 with 123 wounded, police said, with eight tourists from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore among those killed in the attack. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL

Who carried out Bangkok's deadly bombing?

Aug 20, 2015 - 11:18 PM

Here is what we know so far about investigations into the blast which killed 20 people and wounded more than 100 at a crowded Hindu shrine in the Thai capital

Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL

Thais downplay global terror links to deadly shrine bomb

Aug 20, 2015 - 1:59 PM

UPDATED Thai police concede they still did not know if a foreign man suspected of planting the bomb at the shrine is in the country or not nor who he is affiliated with as they call in help

RECOVERY. A woman lights incense sticks before offering prayers at the reopened Erawan shrine in Bangkok on August 19, 2015. Christophe Archambault/AFP

Foreigner prime suspect in Bangkok bombing

Aug 20, 2015 - 12:17 AM

Police release a sketch of a young man shown on security footage walking into the shrine and placing a backpack believed to contain the bomb which detonated a few minutes later

EXPLOSION SITE. Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Thai forensic police officers on August 18, 2015, inspect the scene of the bomb explosion at the Erawan shrine in central Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA

Philippines raises alert level 1 over Thailand

Aug 19, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Philippines also identifies the places Filipinos should avoid in Thailand as a Filipina suffers an injury due to the Bangkok blast

DAMAGED ICON. Damage is seen on an iconic Brahma statue after a bomb was detonated on August 17, 2015, at Thailand’s sacred Erawan Shrine, as it reopens to the public in central Bangkok on August 19, 2015. Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA

Malaysian family decimated by Bangkok bomb

Aug 19, 2015 - 2:16 PM

Of the 7 family members in the shrine on Monday evening only Neoh Hock Guan and his pregnant daughter survived

CRIME SCENE. Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Thai forensic police officers inspect a blast site after an explosion outside Erawan Shrine in central of Bangkok, Thailand, August 17, 2015. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Thai police hunt bomb 'network' as shrine reopens

Aug 19, 2015 - 11:54 AM

UPDATED Investigators believe the main suspect did not act alone and offer a one million baht 28 000 reward for information that leads to his arrest

IN PRAYER. A woman prays to Hindu god Brahma athe sacred Erawan Shrine, hours before it will reopen to the public August 19, 2015. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Indonesia wRap: 19 Agustus 2015

Aug 19, 2015 - 2:17 AM

Seluruh korban kecelakaan Trigana Air sudah ditemukan tim SAR namun evakuasi baru akan dilakukan hari ini

Puing-puing pesawat Trigana Air. Foto dari Basarnas/AFP

Pasca bom Bangkok, Kemenlu keluarkan imbauan perjalanan

Aug 18, 2015 - 9:06 PM

Satu WNI tewas dalam insiden ledakan bom di pusat Kota Bangkok Kementerian Luar Negeri meminta warga Indonesia di sana untuk menjauhi tempat terbuka

AFP photo/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul