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WORLD: Former Philippine president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, the reserved scion of one of Asia’s most famous political families, died today (June 24). He was 61.
PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Kathu tomorrow (June 25) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.
PHUKET: Police have arrested five men in separate raids in Rassada and Koh Kaew that netted more than 1,000 methamphetamine (ya bah) pills, crystal meth (ya ice), firearms and ammunition ‒ and one man was arrested for possession of kratom trees.
BANGKOK: Phuket International Airport is ready to welcome international tourists under the island’s ’sandbox’ scheme due to start next month and cope with a 6% increase in air traffic, Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Ltd said on Wednesday (June 23).
PHUKET: Phuket International Airport held a full rehearsal of receiving vaccinated foreign tourists yesterday, ahead of the island reopening to international tourists next Thursday (July 1).
THAILAND: One million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Sinopharm, which was ordered by Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) as an alternative to currently available options, have passed a quality control test to ensure the lot, which was shipped from China, is safe for use.
PHUKET XTRA - June 23 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Phuket reopening now officials, rules for arrivals |:| Bar owners, entertainers plea to let them work again |:| Nai Yang Beach cleanup collects 240kg of oil-covered debris |:| COVID Update Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
PHUKET: The occupiers of plots of state land along the Layan-Leypang beachfront together estimated to have a total value of about B10 billion have until next Monday (June 28) to remove their buildings or else face them being demolished.
PHUKET: The Patong branch of the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Patong tomorrow (June 24) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.
PHUKET: A 79-year-old man died after the motorbike he was riding was struck head-on by an 18-wheeled truck and trailer on Thepkrasattri Rd in Srisoonthorn yesterday (June 22).
PHUKET: Phuket’s sixth COVID death in the current outbreak, who passed away last Sunday, was 78-year-old* woman who was under treatment for almost two months, Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) Chief Dr Kusak Kukiattikoon explained during a live broadcast this morning (June 23).
PHUKET: The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has outlined its key criteria for its Phuket Sandbox ‘contingency plan’, in case COVID infections start spiralling upward following the reopening of the province to foreign visitors next Friday (July 1).
BANGKOK: The Cabinet on Tuesday (June 22) approved the Phuket Sandbox tourism scheme that sees the island reopen on July 1, followed by a trio of destinations in the Gulf of Thailand ‒ Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao ‒ on July 15, allowing in fully vaccinated tourists from some countries.
PHUKET: Arrivals from the four southern border provinces must face mandatory quarantine for 14 days after arriving Phuket regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or can prove they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of travelling to Phuket.
PHUKET: More than 40 nightlife and entertainment venue workers gathered at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (June 22) to file a request to the Phuket Governor asking for help in coping with the continued forced closure of entertainment venues, leaving them with no means of making a living for months.
THAILAND: The second shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be brought forward to combat the rapid local transmission of the Delta (Indian) variant of COVID-19, says the Public Health Ministry.
PHUKET: A cleanup at Nai Yang Beach on Sunday collected more than 240kg of tar balls and oil-smothered debris, Sirinath National Park Chief Pramote Kaewnam has confirmed.
PHUKET XTRA - June 22 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Elephants visits Thai home |:| Thailand to put cannabis strains on heritage list |:| Tar balls ’unlikely’ from Sri Lanka |:| Restrictions lifted in Phuket |:| Phuket COVID Update Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Kathu tomorrow (June 23) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.
PHUKET: Restaurants across Phuket may now sell alcohol and allow alcohol to be consumed on the premises until 11pm at night, Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panapong has confirmed.
BANGKOK: Thai tourism is hoping that a review by the UK government regarding travel regulations this week will unlock access to another big market for the Phuket sandbox scheme and help draw 93,200 British tourists this year to the island as pent-up demand is expected to be robust.
WORLD: As the COVID pandemic recedes dramatically in the West, Europe is opening its doors to Americans – but the reverse is not holding true, with the United States not budging on restrictions imposed 15 months ago.
THAILAND: The Public Health Ministry is speeding up a study looking into the need for a third COVID-19 vaccine shot for people who are fully vaccinated as certain coronavirus variants are more infectious than others.
PHUKET XTRA - June 21 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Oil spill tar balls wash ashore Patong, Nai Yang |:| Fishing blacktip reef sharks ’not illegal’ |:| COVID update |:| TAT officials expect over 600k tourists in first 3 months Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
THAILAND: It was confirmed today (June 21) by Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul that Japan’s government will donate a supply of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Thailand.
PHUKET: The oil spill that has washed ashore Phuket beaches over the past week as tar balls is unlikely to have originated from the cargo vessel ‘X-Press Pearl’, which burned and sank off Sri Lanka last month, a leading Phuket marine life expert has explained.
PHUKET: Buses to Phuket from Mor Chit in Bangkok have resumed in the hope of spurring more visitors to the island, with the state-operated bus transport company BorKorSor (the initials of its name in Thai) offering 10% discounts on fares.
THAILAND: Chatchai Promlert, permanent secretary for the Interior Ministry, is insisting that his approval to provide free COVID-19 vaccine doses to over 70,000 Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (ThaiBev) employees and their families is lawful.
PHUKET: Phuket has suffered its sixth death attributed to COVID-19 in the latest outbreak, the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) has announced. The death, marked yesterday (June 20), is the fourth COVID death on the island in the past three weeks.
THAILAND: The first batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the country yesterday (June 20), the Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) have confirmed.

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.