Thailand’s liveability ranking sinks amidst Covid-19 restrictions and environmental concerns

Thai cities have fallen out of the global top 100 most liveable locations for expatriate workers from East Asia, with Bangkok and Chiang Mai placed at 115th and 118th in the latest Location Ratings survey respectively

Bangkok closes all schools due to severe air pollution conditions

The whole of Bangkok and its vicinity were found to contain excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust this morning, measured at between 55-90 microns, according to the Pollution Control Department.

Is “Dirty Air” the new normal for Thailand?

More than 8,600 residents in northern Thailand have sought treatment for haze-related respiratory illnesses since January

Smog situation remains critical in Northern Thailand

Thailand’s standard of dust particle safety measures 120 micrograms per cubic metre or less. The smog has covered most of the province causing poor vision, particularly along the Phaholyothin-Chiang Rai Road which forces drivers to turn on their headlights of their vehicles and to drive with more caution.