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WORLD: Facebook’s independent oversight board yesterday (May 5) upheld a ban on former US president Donald Trump while ordering further review of the case, in a decision with a potentially far-reaching impact on the regulation of online speech.
THAILAND: The Chiang Mai sandbox model will go ahead as planned on Oct 1 and target tourists from Asia as operators expect to receive a windfall from the Phuket sandbox.
THAILAND: The government will hand out B7,000 each for four million people with high purchasing power and launch a new phase of “Khon La Khrueng” co-payment scheme as part of a new relief package worth B225 billion.
PHUKET XTRA - May 5 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Free Covid tests no longer free after May 15 |:| Thais priority in Covid vaccine |:| 13-day closure of Phi Phi National Park |:| Thailand Covid update Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
PHUKET: An academic with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society has stepped forward to explain why people in Phuket must register to receive a state-supplied COVID vaccination through the ‘Phuket Must Win’ web portal only, instead of the MorProm registration channel in use throughout the rest of the country.
PHUKET: A leading disease expert at Vachira Phuket Hospital, the main government hospital in Phuket, has expressed concern that the rate of COVID infections across Phuket may result in a shortage of beds in intensive-care units on the island.
PHUKET: The rapid antigen test will not be free for Thai nationals at the airport or at the Phuket Check Point onto the island by road from May 15, Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has confirmed.
WORLD: The Group of Seven wealthy democracies will discuss coronavirus vaccines today (May 5) as they face growing pressure to share stockpiles and know-how with poor nations trailing far behind on fighting the pandemic.
PHUKET: Though the property market remains sluggish as the third wave of COVID-19 continues to spread through Thailand, leading international property consultant CBRE reports an active real estate market as enquiries for luxury villas have shown an increase since Q4 2020.
PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) has confirmed that COVID-free certificates are issued to people who test negative for the virus after undergoing a RT-PCR test on arrival. 
PHUKET: Medical staff at Vachira Phuket Hospital are investigating whether COVID-19 was a contributing factor in the death of a 91-year-old woman whose body was found at her home in Karon last night (May 4) after she became a ‘high risk contact’ following the COVID exposure incident at Chalong Hospital.
PHUKET: The Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Koh Phi Phi national park has closed for 13 days, from today (May 5), to control the spread of COVID-19, confirmed the park chief Prayoon Pongphan. 
THAILAND: Thai people will always be given priority for COVID-19 vaccines, the Ministry of Public Health said yesterday (May 4), denying reports that some expats living in the kingdom would also be allowed to register for free jabs.
BANGKOK: The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry is closely monitoring a new Facebook group ‘Let’s Move Abroad’ which sprang up out of frustration over the government’s handling of the Covid-9 pandemic.
PHUKET: Highlighting the delayed delivery to Phuket of its next shipment of COVID vaccination doses from China, Bhummikitti Ruktaengam, President of Phuket Tourist Association, today (May 4) vowed to keep pressing the Thai government to allow Phuket’s private sector to independently source vaccinations in order to make the July 1 re-opening of the island to international tourists a reality.
PHUKET XTRA - May 4 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Vaccination tour worries |:| Phuket soft curfew in place |:| Judiciary wants protesters arrested |:| Thailand Covid update Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
WORLD: India’s coronavirus caseload topped 20 million today (May 4) as the relentless surge finally forced the suspension of the nation’s lucrative cricket competition involving some of the sport’s biggest global stars.
PHUKET: The Thalang branch of Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off along a section of the east side of Thepkrasattri Rd both north and south of the Heroines Monument on Thursday (May 6) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.
PHUKET: The COVID test results of hundreds of sea gypsies living in the village in Rawai are in, and not one has been returned with a conclusive result confirming that any villagers are positive for COVID-19.
THAILAND: The government has been urged to carry out its mass vaccination drive against COVID-19 within three months, after a recent study found a single dose of the vaccine can increase immunity against the virus by 96.7%.
WORLD: The United States is expected to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children age 12 and up by early next week, US media reported yesterday (May 3).
THAILAND: The government said yesterday (May 3) it had secured a plentiful supply of Favipiravir, a vital drug in the fight against COVID-19, and was urgently seeking permission to manufacture it itself.
THAILAND: Security along all borders is at its highest amid fears that coronavirus cases from neighbouring countries could enter Thailand and deepen the already critical COVID-19 outbreak that has the death toll climbing at an alarming rate.
PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has issued a formal request for people staying in Phuket to stay at home or their place of accommodation from 10pm at night through to 4am in the morning in a bid to prevent COVID-19 from spreading across the island.
PHUKET XTRA - May 3 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Record daily Covid deaths |:| Phuket running short of quarantine hotels |:| Phuket vaccine update |:| Underwater object not a bomb |:| Chalong Hospital closed Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
PHUKET: Phuket health officials conducted a COVID-19 proactive-screening campaign at the sea gypsy village in Rawai yesterday (May 2) amid concerns that the village could become an epicentre of local infections.
PHUKET: Chalong Hospital has been closed for cleaning and its staff quarantined and tested for COVID-19 following a 74-year-old woman outpatient testing positive for the virus after she visited the hospital for dizziness but was later sent home.
PHUKET: People in Phuket wanting to register to receive a state COVID vaccination must register through the ‘Phuket Must Win’ web portal. Any registrations through the national ‘MorProm’ channel will be cancelled by officials.
THAILAND: Less than a month after the second wave of the pandemic subsided, Thailand faced a tsunami of COVID-19 infections in April and early May, posing a threat to economic stability.
PHUKET: A series of drug raids in Phuket resulted in the arrests of three people with a total of 3.2 kilogrammes of crystal meth (ya ice) and 5,105 pills of methamphetamine (ya bah) seized. 

WHAT TO DO IN THAILAND?

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.

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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.