PHUKET: Some 600 bikers from around the country are expected to roll into Patong for its  ‘Bike Night’ event, which will be held over three days, starting tomorrow (Aug 13).

PHUKET: The island’s top-ranking officials joined a merit-making ceremony at Queen Sirikit Park in Phuket Town this morning to honour the 88th birthday of the Queen Mother Sirikit Kitiyakara, mother to His Majesty The King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. In her honour, today (Aug 12) is also celebrated as Mother’s Day throughout the country.

WORLD: White House hopeful Joe Biden named Kamala Harris, a high-profile black senator from California, as his vice presidential choice yesterday (Aug 11), capping a months-long search for a Democratic partner to challenge President Donald Trump in November.

WORLD: Russia claimed yesterday (Aug 11) that it had developed the world’s first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus, as the pandemic marked another bleak milestone with 20 million infections globally.

THAILAND: Deputy Attorney-General Nate Naksuk, who dismissed the reckless driving charge against Red Bull scion Vorayuth Yoovidhya, has tendered his resignation.

PHUKET XTRA - August 11 || Brought to you by ’Inappropriate’ comments at rally sparks discussions |:| Apologies from rector |:| Regulation food delivery apps |:| Zero new Thailand Covid infections today |:| Phuket readies for Queen Sirikit’s Birthday on Wednesday Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket

PHUKET: Disaster officials responding to an illegal trash site on fire north of Phuket Town earlier today (Aug 11) have voiced their concerns about trash being illegally dumped across the island.

PHUKET: The ‘Phuket Tastival & Seafood Gastronomy’ event will be held in Chalong instead of Karon* and Cherng Talay has been added as an extra venue for the ‘rolling’ festival to be held in Phuket over six consecutive weekends, starting this Saturday (Aug 15).

PHUKET: Police are investigating the death of a hotel staffer, who also worked as a volunteer rescue worker in his spare time, whose body was found yesterday (Aug 10) hanged in a fire escape at the hotel in Phuket Town where he worked.

PHUKET: The second suspect wanted for his role in robberies in Phuket in which he and his brother presented themselves to their victims as police officers has surrendered, Wichit Police have confirmed.

PHUKET: Three prisoners facing murder charges for gunning down a 23-year-old man in front of a mosque in March this year were quickly re-apprehended after escaping police custody while being transferred from Krabi Provincial Court yesterday (Aug 10).

WORLD: US Secret Service agents shot and wounded a man who was apparently armed outside the White House yesterday (Aug 10), President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference.

PHUKET: Events will be held across the island tomorrow (Aug 12) to commemorate the birthday of Queen Mother Sirikit Kitiyakara, mother to His Majesty The King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.

THAILAND: The country is likely to report new cases of local COVID-19 transmission as the global pandemic continues, but the likelihood of a large-scale outbreak in Thailand can be reduced if the public keeps up their guard, the Ministry of Public Health said yesterday (Aug 10).

BANGKOK: Anti-government protesters were on Monday warned to avoid involving the monarchy in political conflict even as rallies by both royalists and their opponents ended without incident.

BANGKOK: Airports of Thailand (AoT) has lodged a complaint with police against a former policeman who blasted airline workers and destroyed their gate-controlling computer after missing a flight on Saturday (Aug 8).

PHUKET XTRA - August 10 || Brought to you by Tensions rise with more protests |:| Select Phuket restrictions lifted |:| No new Thailand Covid cases today |:| After calls of xenophobia, race organisers allow foreigners |:| Offices to close to honour Queen Sirikit’s birthday |:| Tipping point: Banks recalling loans pose long-term threat Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket

PHUKET: British national Peter Murrray, 60, reported as missing by his family in the UK, is safe and on the island, but being detained at Phuket Provincial Prison while driving charges against him are being heard in court.

PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Wichit on Friday Aug 21 as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.

WORLD: Teenager Tony Chung said he was walking outside a shopping mall when police officers from Hong Kong’s new national security unit swooped, bundled him into a nearby stairwell and tried to scan his face to unlock his phone.

THAILAND: Deputy Attorney-General Nate Naksuk, who approved the dropping of the reckless driving charge against Red Bull scion Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, was a no-show yesterday (Aug 9) at a hearing of a sub-panel examining the prosecutor’s handling of the case.

PHUKET: Skål International Phuket, the local chapter of the international hospitality organisation Skål International, has elected a new board at its annual general meeting held in Phuket.

PHUKET: Many Thais will have a one-day holiday as the nation celebrates Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother’s 88th birthday on Wednesday, August 12, which is also celebrated throughout the nation as Mother’s Day.

BANGKOK: The government may need to borrow an additional B1 trillion to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

BANGKOK: Confrontation between anti-government protesters and opponents who constantly warn them to stop dragging the high institution into their activism is feared as both sides plan rallies outside parliament this morning.

PHUKET: A Thai man who was swept into the sea by a wave this morning (Aug 9) whilst fishing on the rocks at Krathing Cape has been rescued and saved by lifeguards.

THAILAND: Rescuers are using every means, including combing beaches, to search for two missing men eight days after the ferry they were on capsized off this resort island.

PHUKET: Officers at the Khao Lampi - Hat Thai Mueang National Park have reported finding another nest of leatherback turtle eggs, the fourth such nest found in the area in recent weeks.

THAILAND: A committee is likely to be formed to review a public prosecutor’s decision to drop Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya’s manslaughter charge in his 2012 hit-and-run case.

PHUKET: Much-welcomed news is that the organisers of the Bangkok Midnight Marathon (BMM) 2020 have apologised for their initial decision to ban all foreigners from taking part in the event and will open the race to expat runners.

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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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