PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Patong tomorrow (July 9) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.

BANGKOK: Travel bubbles are likely to be delayed after several countries eyed for the scheme have seen a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT).

PHUKET XTRA - July 7 || Brought to you by Phoenix, stranded and forgotten two years later |:| Thais respond to Peta calls for boycott over monkeys picking coconuts |:| Key Phuket tourism figures slam ’worst is over’ claim |:| Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket

WORLD: China has unveiled new powers to censor Hong Kong’s internet and access user data using its feared national security law – but US tech giants have put up some resistance citing rights concerns.

PHUKET: The Chief of the Phuket Immigration Office in Phuket Town is inviting foreigners who are concerned about their visa status ahead of the July 31 amnesty expiring to visit his office and have their extensions to stay renewed, or even have their 90 day reports filed.

PHUKET: Key Phuket tourism figures have outrightly dismissed the claim by a senior Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) marketing official that the “worst is over” for economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that it will take a year for the island’s tourism industry to recover.

PHUKET: Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansupana has praised the reopening of the Lard Yai Walking Street Market, saying the return of the popular market will help local residents and vendors regain a form of income.

WORLD: Hong Kong’s government yesterday (July 6) ordered schools to review and remove any books that might breach a sweeping new security law that Beijing imposed last week on the restless city.

BANGKOK: The Finance Ministry is offering sales tax reductions and a short-term tax break for certain businesses to help them cope better with the COVID-19 pandemic, including a waiver on corporate tax for tourism and hospitality businesses until Sept 30.

THAILAND: The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) yesterday (July 6) warned there was still a risk of new COVID-19 infections, citing the fact that more than 3,000 illegal migrant workers have been caught trying to sneak into Thailand.

PHUKET: Two years after the Phoenix tour boat overturned and sank in storm conditions south of Phuket, killing 47 Chinese tourists in Thailand’s worst maritime disaster in modern times, the recovered wreck remains at Rattanachai Shipyard on the east side of Phuket Town, alone and forgotten.

Ulrike Guelich, a professor at Bangkok University and the leader of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Thailand team, gives her opinion on how long the COVID-19 crisis is going to last, and what it will take to put Thailand back on the road to recovery.

PHUKET: Bangkok MP Sira Jenjaka has been acquitted of allegations of “interfering with officials duties” over his campaign against The Peaks Residences condo project, which sits uncompleted on a steep hillside overlooking Kata Noi on Phuket’s west coast.

BANGKOK: Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has told a panel discussion that the worst of the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis is over.

PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panaphong led the congregation at Wat Tha Ruea, Srisoonthorn, Thalang, yesterday (July 5) to observe the morning ceremony to honour the Buddhist religious day Asarnha Bucha.

THAILAND: The Commerce Ministry, coconut farmers and monkey school owners have dismissed claims by an animal rights group that monkeys trained to pick coconuts were maltreated and announced plans to take foreign diplomats on a visit to see the monkeys at work for themselves.

THAILAND: The Royal Thai Police is forming a special task force to track down tourists infected with COVID-19 as Thailand prepares to reopen its airspace to travellers.

THAILAND: The government will only allow foreign patients who have tested negative for COVID-19 to enter Thailand for treatment, the Public Health Ministry said yesterday (July 5), moving to allay public concerns over the matter.

WORLD: Kanye West, the entertainment mogul who urges listeners in one song to “reach for the stars, so if you fall, you land on a cloud,” announced yesterday (July 4) he is challenging Donald Trump for the US presidency in 2020.

PHUKET: The driver who fled the scene after killing a Buddhist monk in Chalong on Saturday (July 4) has surrendered herself to police.

BANGKOK: Most Thais prefer the travel bubble scheme to have strict regulations for entry, but they would allow in more than 2,000 people a day because it would help revive the economy.

PHUKET: Police are searching for the driver of a white saloon car that fled the scene after knocking down a monk on Chaofa East Rd in Chalong this morning (July 4). The monk sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.

PHUKET: Police have arrested a man and a woman for stealing gas cylinders for sale in Wichit and Rassada.

PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Pa Khlok and both of the Yao islands off Phuket’s east coast on Thursday (July 9) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.

PHUKET XTRA - July 3 || Brought to you by TAT supports ending dual pricing? |:| Fears of a second wave of Covid infections |:| Phuket bars handed down rules |:| Chinese tourists main target for Phuket ’bubble’ Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket

PHUKET: The Tourism and Sports Ministry will target specific provinces in China in a campaign to attract visitors back the resort island as travel restrictions are eased.

PHUKET: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn was in Phuket yesterday (July 2) to mark more than 100 Phuket tourism industry operators being certified under the Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration scheme.

PHUKET: Wichit Police have tracked down and arrested a man in Thai Mueng, Phang Nga, after he broke into a Thailand Post Office and two Kerry Express offices in Phuket.

PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police have announced today that the alcohol ban for the major Buddhist religious holidays Asarnha Bucha and Khao Phansa will be in effect this Sunday and Monday (July 5-6).

BANGKOK: The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is concerned that a mass exodus of Thais expected to travel to their provincial homes during the long holiday on July 4-7 could lead to a new surge in COVID-19 infections, spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin said.

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S’il y avait une sortie incontournable à choisir à Bangkok, je dirai sans hésiter : admirer la cité des anges autour d’un verre en haut de l’une de ses tours. Voici le top 10 des meilleurs rooftops de Bangkok.


Maintenant, que vous connaissez les meilleurs rooftops de la ville, vous n’avez plus qu’à y aller (à Bangkok) en cliquant ici par exemple.

Voici le top 10 des meilleurs rooftops de Bangkok en détail :

S’il y avait une sortie incontournable à choisir à Bangkok, je dirai bien évidemment sans hésiter une seule seconde : boire un verre en haut d’une tour pour admirer la vue magique sur toute la ville. S’il fallait y ajouter un moment en particulier dans la journée, je dirai tout aussi naturellement à la tombée de la nuit ou plus précisément au coucher du soleil qui laisse une luminosité exceptionnelle et garantit des photos sublimes et un instant inoubliable. Bangkok est l’une de ces rares villes au monde qui offrent assez facilement des panoramas « perchés » époustouflants. Voici le top 10 des rooftops à Bangkok, à ne rater sans aucun prétexte, quoi faire absolument à Bangkok (top 10 rooftops Bangkok).


Le lieu est juste exceptionnel. On ne se lasse jamais de cet endroit surplombant la magnifique cité des anges. Magique au coucher du soleil. Un must assurément. J’adore toujours autant à chaque fois.

Adresse : 61st Floor, Banyan Tree Hotel, Sathorn

Horaires : tous les jours de 17h à 1h (restaurant de 18h à 23h)



Idéal pour celles et ceux que la hauteur démesurée fait peur. Le Long Table rooftop se distingue surtout de par la qualité de sa « gastronomie » en servant une cuisine thaïlandaise raffinée et des cocktails délicieux, le tout à des prix très raisonnables. La démesure tient aussi dans le nom officiel du rooftop : “The Long Table of Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara AyuthayaMahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit”. LOL

Adresse : 25th Floor, 48 Column Tower, Sukhumvit Soi 16

Horaires : tous les jours de 17h à 2h (dîner servi jusque 23h)


Pas idéal pour celles et ceux qui ont le vertige LOL. Le Rooftop Bar, c’est ni plus, ni moins  le rooftop le plus haut de Bangkok.

Perché au 83ème étage du Baiyoke Sky Hotel à Pratunam, est-il vraiment utile de préciser combien la vue y est magnifique, même derrière des vitres?

Adresse : Ratchaprarob SOi 3, Pratunam

Horaires : tous les jours de 10h à 22h30


Conçu comme un appartement parisien de la haute société parisienne du début du 19ème siècle, les clients peuvent choisir de manger dans le salon, la bibliothèque, la terrasse sur le toit ou même dans la cuisine de ce rooftop situé en haut du superbe Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. Design et concept vraiment originaux et réussis!

Adresse : 32nd Floor, Sofitel Sukhumvit

Horaires : tous les jours de 10h à 22h30



Le Zoom Skybar est l’un des plus récents rooftop de la ville. Avec une vue fantastique depuis le 40e étage de l’hôtel Anantara Sathorn, il offre une perspective différente sur la ville par rapport aux autres rooftops situés plus au centre de Bangkok.

J’aime beaucoup la cuisine française moderne revisitée façon thaïe.

Adresse : 40th Floor, Anantara Sathorn

Horaires : tous les jours de 17h30 à 1h



Le Zense est assurément l’endroit idéal et chic pour prendre un cocktail au coucher du soleil ou pour profiter à deux (ou à plus) d’un dîner romantique sur le toît.

Adresse : 17th Floor, Central World, 999/9 Ratchadamri Rd

Horaires : tous les jours de 17h30 à minuit


Si vous êtes fan(s) de shopping, il y a de fortes chances que vous ne soyez pas loin du Red Sky. Profitez-en pour aller y boire un verre (ou 2) et ainsi admirer sa vue panoramique à 360° forcément impressionnante.

Adresse : 55th Floor, Centara Grand, Central World

Horaires : tous les jours de 17h à 1h


Un de mes coups de coeur assurément. En plus de venir y boire un cocktail au coucher du soleil, vous pourrez également faire l’expérience d’une cuisine péruvienne-japonaise inhabituelle mais exquise. Le must.

Adresse : 32nd Floor, Fraser Suites, Sukhumvit Soi 11

Horaires : tous les jours de 18h à 2h



Avez-vous vu Very Bad Trip? C’est le skybar star par excellence, servant régulièrement de décor au cinéma. La vue plongeante sur la rivière Chao Praya et Bangkok est forcément splendide. Seul hic, les tarifs vraiment élevés mais bon…

Adresse : 63rd Floor, The Dome au Lebua, Silom Rd, Bangrak

Horaires : tous les jours de 17h à 1h



La plus belle vue de Bangkok et le number one forcément de mon top 10 des rooftops ou skybars de Bangkok. Dîner romantique, after-work, soirée entre amis. Aucune fausse note n’est possible dans ce lieu inimaginable…

Adresse : 45th Floor, Marriott Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 57

Horaires : tous les jours de 17h à 2h


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