Tags : Chinatown


Chinese New Year Celebration in Chinatown Cancelled

BANGKOK, Feb 4 (TNA) – Bangkok city hall has cancelled this year Chinese New Year celebration in Yaowarat or Bangkok’s China Town to prevent Covid-19 transmission. The festival is normally held annually by Samphantawong district office and local businesspeople. However, as the Covid-19 outbreak has not yet subsided and could pose risk to the public’s […]Read More


Fire Damages ‘Hell Money’ Shophouse in Chinatown

BANGKOK — A shophouse went up in flames Thursday in Chinatown just as the community there was gearing up to celebrate Chinese New Year. The fire broke out at a shop selling “hell money” – piles of mock banknotes and gold and silver colored papers – on Texas Alley before it spread to a nearby […]Read More

Chiang Mai

China Town Festival underway in Chiang Mai and other centers

CHIANG MAI, 17th February 2018 (NNT) – Thais of Chinese descent and tourists are flocking to the China Town Festival in Chiang Mai to celebrate Chinese New Year. Held in celebration of the Lunar New Year, Chiang Mai’s China Town Festival includes Chinese puppet shows, cultural performances, lion and dragon dances, a beauty pageant, and […]Read More


Police deployed to China Town to ensure safety ahead of

BANGKOK, 13 February 2018 (NNT) – Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports has deployed over 100 police officers to Bangkok’s China Town to ensure public safety ahead of Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. Tourism and Sports Minister, Weerasak Kowsurat, launched a tourist safety campaign on Yaowarat Rd with the aim of raising tourists’ confidence […]Read More


Chinatown first to receive street food upgrade

BANGKOK, 9th May 2017 (NNT)-The Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Office of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) are set to launch the previously announced operation to improve Bangkok’s street food culture in China Town. Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul has attended a meeting with BMA officials and other relevant agencies in an […]Read More


Botched Gun Store Heist Not Terrorism, Police Say

BANGKOK — A group of Chinese nationals who attempted to rob a gun store in Chinatown on Friday had no known links to any terror groups, the commander of Bangkok police said today. Instead the botched robbery, which left one of the assailants dead and two others injured, was an attempt to acquire firearms for […]Read More


Vendors Revolt as BMA Moves to Demolish ‘Saphan Lek’

BANGKOK — A maze-like warren of cheap electronics, toys and other goods is the latest target of a government campaign to reclaim public space, and once again the vendors who’ve long called it home are not leaving without a fight. Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission said today it will review a city hall order giving […]Read More


Princess Sirindhorn to open Chinese New Year Festival in China

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will open a two-day Bangkok Chinatown Festival on Yaowarat road today in celebration of the Chinese New Year. China Town today is decorated with red lanterns with New Year greeting message putting up on the Yaowarat road as it is set to kick off the grand scale festival […]Read More