In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” the kingdom of Prince Prospero has been hit by a terrible plague. After the Red Death has killed half the population, Prospero summons “a thousand hale and lighthearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court” to a secluded abbey, well-provisioned with resources… Continue reading Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.
Thailand’s hospitality industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and serviced apartments in Bangkok are no exception. However, a recent study by the property consultancy JLL shows serviced apartments have generally fared better than hotels in current and past times of distress. JLL expects the pandemic to boost the growing trend towards a… Continue reading Bangkok Serviced Apartments Generally Fared better than Hotels
Dusit Central Park, the mixed-use joint venture project of Dusit Thani and Central Pattana, is introducing a rooftop park as a new green landmark at the 3.67-billion-baht project. Suphajee Suthumpun, group chief executive of Dusit International, said that because the city suffers from high PM2.5 dust levels, the rooftop park and Lumpini Park — opposite… Continue reading Dusit Central Park Project Launches Bangkok Green Landmark
Gas-rich Qatar has flung open its property market to foreigners, with a scheme giving those purchasing homes or stores the right to call the Gulf nation home. The scheme, announced in September, is the latest in a series of measures designed to diversify Qatar’s economy away from fossil fuel dependency and attract foreign capital ahead… Continue reading Qatar Woos Foreign Buyers with New Residency Rules
Bangkok’s location leaves it liable to floods that affect more of us each rainy season and raise questions about its future. Will the city stay above water and how else might it change?