PHUKET: Police have arrested a 23-year-old man who broke into a Japanese restaurant in Phuket Town Wednesday night (Jan 20) and stole B7,500.
PHUKET: Leading representatives from Phuket’s devastated tourism industry have called for the Phuket provincial government to end the mandatory 14-day quarantine for people arriving from specific districts in Bangkok in the hope of throwing local businesses a lifeline until international tourists return.
WORLD: Exactly one year after it thrust the word “lockdown” into the global conversation, Wuhan passed the anniversary with a mix of pride at emerging from COVID-19’s grip and caution over a possible relapse.
THAILAND: Tourism operators have pinpointed their most urgent needs during the pandemic, with cost reduction considered to be essential, according to a Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) survey.
PHUKET: The mayors of Patong and Phuket Town have both now confirmed that they have set aside their own budgets to vaccinate all registered residents – Thai and foreign – in their areas for COVID-19 without having to wait for the national government.
PHUKET XTRA - January 22 || Brought to you by Thailand approves Astrazeneca vaccine |:| Phuket forest case goes to DSI |:| Dolphins rescued, another missing |:| Bangkok allows some re-openings |:| Please for police to take action over attempted murder |:| Thailand COVID cases up Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
PHUKET: Marine life experts took one of the dolphins found stranded on mud in Pha Khlok yesterday into care today (Jan 22), while the search continued for the smaller male dolphin believed to be the dolphin’s offspring.
PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Public Health (PPHO) Office has maintained that the air quality across the island is “healthy”, despite a light haze covering the island and a government agency under the Pollution Control Department reporting a red ‘Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups’ warning with PM2.5 reading of 149 at Chalong Circle this morning (Jan 22)
THAILAND: Underwater divers in plastic-choked waters off the coast snip through discarded fishng nets tangled around a reef - a new initiative helping protect marine life and by recycling also aid the fight against coronavirus.
PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew yesterday stepped up to announce more help being provided to help those suffering financial difficulties from the COVID-19 crisis.
PHUKET: Police are searching for a man who broke into a Japanese restaurant in Phuket Town Wednesday night (Jan 20) and robbed the venue of B7,500 cash.
PHUKET: The investigation into the encroachment of more than 100 rai of protected forest in Phuket’s Nakkerd Hills will be handed to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to investigate further as a special case.
PHUKET: The Phuket edition of Monopoly was announced just a few weeks ago, and now the makers of the game are asking people to vote for what they think should replace Old Kent Road.
THAILAND: Tour operators have floated the idea of luring inbound travellers with vaccination tour packages after the first batch of inoculations are distributed to high-risk groups in February.
THAILAND: Academics are warning the government to prepare for a new relationship with the US as the Biden administration likely focuses its trading partners more on human rights, the promotion of democracy and environmental issues.
BANGKOK: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the emergency use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and 50,000 doses of it will arrive in Thailand in February.
PHUKET: Marine life experts are monitoring a striped dolphin mother and her male offspring after the two dolphins were rescued from being stranded in mud among mangroves at Cape Yamu Bay in Pa Khlok, on Phuket’s east coast.
PHUKET XTRA - January 21 || Brought to you by Easy for foreign residents to come back |:| Cannabis business registration to start Jan. 29 |:| No-show groom charged with rape by father of 15-year-old bride |:| Thailand COVID cases rise by 142 |:| Phuket officials in hot water? Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
PHUKET: A Phuket van driver is calling for police to make some progress in catching the two men who opened fire on him and two friends last year, with one of the bullets scraping his scalp, after the two suspects have been seen walking around in public.
PHUKET: Phuket Town Traffic Police have confirmed that the speed limit on the bypass road is just 50km/h.
On January 6, while the U.S. Congress was going through the last part of this presidential election, Trump supporters suddenly broke into the U.S. Capitol, all work was suspended, and four intruders and a guard died in the riot. This three-hour occupation of Congress became “a disgrace to the United States.”
PHUKET: Police arrested a Nigerian man in Patong on Tuesday (Jan 19) after officers found him carrying crystal meth (ya ice). Police later found cocaine and ecstasy at the man’s rented accommodation in Kamala.
WORLD: Joe Biden yesterday (Jan 20) took office as the 46th president of the United States with an optimistic call for unity, vowing to bridge deep divides and defeat domestic extremism two weeks after a violent mob tried to undo his election victory.
THAILAND: Foreigners with Thai residency whose re-entry visas require them to return to Thailand within one year from the date of March 26 last year will be allowed to stay abroad until further notice, the Immigration Bureau (IB) said yesterday (Jan 20).
THAILAND: Parties interested in producing, selling or owning cannabis and hemp will be able to register to do so from Jan 29 when certain parts of the plant are due to be removed from the Type 5 narcotics list.
PHUKET: Officers from the Royal Forest Department have confirmed that local Phuket officials were involved in allowing a private individual to encroach on protected forest land near Bang Wad reservoir to make way for a road over the hills in Kathu and to clear areas of the protected forest to create plantations.
PHUKET XTRA - January 20 || Brought to you by Phuket schools allowed to reopen |:| One new COVID death in Thailand |:| Road encroaching on forest land |:| Class Act Media wins APAC Insider Business Award Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
PHUKET: The Phuket Smart Bus has stopped running, again, due to the lack of people on the island using the service
PHUKET: Sakhu Police have confirmed they will charge the national park officer accused of spying on a woman in the toilet at Phuket’s Sirinath National Park last Sunday (Jan 17).
THAILAND: All remaining rights to the government’s spending subsidy were snapped up within minutes as people rushed to register this morning (Jan 20).


Que votre séjour dans la fascinante Bangkok dure quelques heures ou quelques jours, certaines expériences ne sont à ne manquer sous aucun prétexte. Voici le top 10 des expériences incontournables à vivre à Bangkok.


Maintenant, que vous savez tout sur les expériences incontournables de Bangkok, vous n’avez plus qu’à réserver votre hôtel en cliquant ici par exemple.

Voici le top 10 des expériences incontournables à vivre à Bangkok en résumé :

VISITE DE WAT PHO : C’est dans ce complexe de 8 hectares que vous pourrez admirer l´une des icônes de la ville (43 mètres de long, 15 mètres de haut) qui est le plus grand bouddha de Thaïlande. Profitez-en pour faire un massage car c’est ici que naquit le massage en Thaïlande.

SOIREE DANS SUKHUMVIT SOI 11 : Impossible de ne pas mentionner dans cette liste le célèbre quartier de Sukhumvit, soi 11. Venez-là pour y faire la fête entre amis. Bangkok regorge d’endroits chics pour passer une bonne soirée. Commencez par le Soi Cowboï de l’autre côté de la route puis poursuivez dans l’un des clubs branchés alentour.

VISITE DE CHINA TOWN : Le Chinatown de Bangkok est devenu à lui seule une attraction touristique à part entière. Une ville dans la ville à découvrir sans concession. L’expérience est dingue, ça grouille, ça fourmille, ça frétille. Nécessairement un top 10 Bangkok.

DECOUVERTE DU GRAND PALAIS : Cette merveille architecturale s’élève sur les rives de la rivière Chao Phraya. C’est LA visite à ne rater sous aucun prétexte tellement le lieu est riche d’histoire, de religion et d’architecture. Déambulez dans l’enceinte du Grand Palais puis allez admirer les magnifiques temples et le célébrissime bouddha d’émeraude. Magique.

EXPERIENCE SHOPPING : Expérimenter Bangkok sans passer par le marché aux puces de Chatuchak ou un mall comme MBK ou Central World… constituerait une expérience incomplète de la capitale thaï. Le marché de Chatuchakest l’un des endroits les plus fréquentés de Bangkok le week-end.

VIREE EN TUK-TUK : Est-il encore besoin de préciser ce que sont ces tuk-tuks (prononcez « touk-touk »), sorte de triporteurs aménagés à partir d’une moto, avec à l’arrière une banquette sous un auvent métallique? Visiter Bangkok sans pratiquer au moins une fois le tuk-tuk n’est juste pas envisageable…

FLANERIE DANS KHAOSAN ROAD : Longue de 500 mètres, la très célèbre Khaosan Road est probablement la capitale mondiale des routards qui voyagent à travers l’Asie du sud-est. Déambulez tranquillement dans Khaosan Road au gré de vos envies et arrêtez-vous quelques instants assis à la terrasse d’un bar autour d’un bonne Singha fraîche ou sur un fauteuil de massage.

CROISIERE SUR LE CHAO-PHRAYA : Le Chao Phraya traverse Bangkok où avaient lieu les fameux marchés flottants autrefois. Il ne vous en coûtera que quelques bahts seulement pour circuler sur le fleuve. L’expérience est divine.

EXCURSION AU MARCHE FLOTTANT DE DAMNOEN SADUAK : Damnoen Saduak est le marché flottant le plus populaire et le plus visité de Thaïlande. Situé à plus d’une heure et 80 km environ de Bangkok, partez tôt le matin pour éviter la chaleur et l’afflux de touristes.

APERO SUR UN ROOFTOP : S’il est un « roof bar » à citer dans le top 10 Bangkok, le Vertigo & Moon Bar s’impose tellement la vue est époustouflante du 61ème étage : une expérience absolument unique en Asie avec une vue panoramique 360° de dingue sur tout Bangkok. Goûtez au mythique Vertigo Sunset.

Maintenant que vous connaissez le top 10 des expériences incontournables à vivre à Bangkok, vous n’avez plus qu’à vous y rendre. Réservez votre hôtel en cliquant ici par exemple.