Bangkok (English pronunciation: /ˈbæŋkɒk/) is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn]) or simply Krung Thep. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7sqmi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.
Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam's (as Thailand used to be known) modernization, during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre of Thailand's political struggles, throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.
John Patrick Burdett (born 24 July 1951) is a British crime novelist. He is the bestselling author of Bangkok 8 and its sequels, Bangkok Tattoo, Bangkok Haunts,The Godfather of Kathmandu, and Vulture Peak. His most recent novel in this series, The Bangkok Asset, was published on 4 August 2015.
Burdett is a former lawyer who lived and worked in Hong Kong for twelve years. For a time, he was employed by the Hong Kong Government. He later worked in private practice. Burdett never really wanted to be a lawyer (he studied English and American Literature at Warwick University where he specialised in Shakespeare and metaphysical poetry), but chose that profession out of despair during the British economic and political crises of the 1970s. After amassing sufficient funds he decided to abandon law and pursue a career as a
Burdett now splits his time between France and Bangkok and continues to research his novels in various locations in Thailand.
The 13th Asian Games were held from December 6 to December 20, 1998 in Bangkok, Thailand. This was the first time that Thailand bid for the event after it shouldered the two postponed hosting rights in 1970 and 1978.
The Official Emblem of the 13th Asian Games elements from Asia in general and Thailand in particular. It is based on the letter A, representing Asia and Athletes. The Maha Chedi, or pagoda shape, represents Thailand, in particular. The pinnacle of the Maha Chedi symbolises the knowledge, intelligence and athletic prowess of Thailand's forefathers, which are second to none. The top is part of the OCA logo.
The official Mascot of the 13th Asian Games is an elephant. The elephant is a very distinctive animal which has lived with the people of Thailand for many generations and is universally admired for its strengths and nobility. The mascot's name Chai-Yo (Thai:ไชโย) (a Thai word meaning pleasure, gladness, success, unity and happiness) is usually shouted by a group of people to show their unity and solidarity.
A fighter bursts through a flimsy tarpaulin curtain and bounds into the ring wearing a helmet and the unmistakable bright orange jacket of a Bangkok motorbike-taxi rider—it’s Thailand’s take on WWE wrestling... A crowd of about 250 in Bangkok suggests it could take off.
From a sporting point of view, these trips make little sense ... It also became the most streamed sporting event in the country's history. Meanwhile, promoters in Bangkok felt comfortable setting the starting ticket price for a friendly between Manchester United and Liverpool at $136.
"In our team it was clear there was a dip," United boss Ten Hag said ... Ten Hag said he needs to watch Chambers' leveller back to see if De Gea was at fault at the end of a tour that started with the Dutchman focusing on mistakes in a 4-0 win against Liverpool in Bangkok. "Football is a sport of mistakes and we have to decrease the mistakes," he said ... .
Please click here to do so ... Then a drop of focus ... Ten Hag said he needs to watch Chambers’ leveller back to see if De Gea was at fault at the end of a tour that started with the Dutchman focusing on mistakes in a 4-0 win against Liverpool in Bangkok. “Football is a sport of mistakes and we have to decrease the mistakes,” he said ... .
United are due to play Liverpool at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok on Tuesday in Ten Hag’s first game in charge and TelegraphSport had the opportunity to watch their full, hour-long evening session, which provided a valuable insight into how the players are adapting to the Dutchman’s methods. Patient build-up ... Inviting trouble ... .
Car parks, parks and sports venues, away from the historical and financial centers of Bangkok, are some of the authorized spaces where the political protests can now be held, as long as authorities are informed in advance and do not break the law, according to the document made public on Friday.
BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Thai court on Wednesday jailed six police officers for life for torturing and killing a drug suspect during interrogation, among them an influential police colonel famously nicknamed “Joe Ferrari” for his collection of luxury sports cars. A Bangkok court ...
BANGKOK, June 8 (Reuters) - A Thai court on Wednesday jailed six police officers for life for torturing and killing a drug suspect during interrogation, among them an influential police colonel famously nicknamed "Joe Ferrari" for his collection of luxury sports cars.
Lavish parties and perks - detailed in a brochure shown to the players and seen by TelegraphSport - outlines what Greg Norman describes a "first-class experience" to better the PGA and European tours ... As Telegraph Sport revealed on Wednesday, Johnson, the former world ...