Sirinya Wattanasukchai is a columnist for the Bangkok Post.
The Central Administrative Court's decision earlier this week to issue an injunction to halt construction of the controversial Chao Phraya riverside promenade may be deemed a victory for the civic groups which put up a fight against the city administration and an alien structure that they said would cause adverse effect on river ecology, in addition to being an eyesore.
Bangkok has made the list of the world's 100 best cities -- again.
As PM2.5 fine dust particles continue to blanket Bangkok, the government has begun to toy with the idea of banning private cars from city roads on certain days of the week -- a harsh-yet-successful measure practised in many major cities around the world to curb air pollution.
After watching Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang's clip wishing us all well for 2020, I asked myself if I should, in his words, "feel blessed", especially since the reality is the complete opposite.