PHUKET: The last two patients under hospital care at the field hospital set up at the site of the unfinished new Provincial Hall went home today (May 30).

PATTAYA: Pattaya will reopen its beaches and the popular offshore destination of Koh Lan from Monday (June 1) as it eases its lockdown in line with the decline in local coronavirus infections nationwide.

PHUKET: The Phuket Communicable Disease Committee in its daily report for today (May 30) marked zero new cases of people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus. As such, the total number of people in Phuket officially recognised as infected with the virus since the outbreak began still stands at 227.

PHUKET: Police have detained three men for questioning after a gun was fired at least once in Poonpon Soi 11 in Phuket Town this morning (May 30).

PHUKET: People arriving in Phuket from eight “risk area” provinces must home quarantine for 14 days after arriving on the island, Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana announced yesterday (May 29).

PHUKET: A two-hour downpour left roads in Phuket Town and surrounding areas flooded this morning (May 30). Police issued warnings urging motorists to exercise caution while driving through any floodwaters. 

PHUKET: The Phuket Governor yesterday gave the order for the COVID-19 ‘Field Hospital’ set up at the site of still-unfinished new Provincial Hall to ‘suspend all activities’ from tomorrow (May 31), confirming his announcement made earlier this week.

THAILAND: Cinemas will have to place single viewers or pairs of customers three seats apart, and they will not be allowed to eat or drink during the movie, when they reopen next week.

This is part five of our “COVID Crash” series, which has explored the question: Will we soon find bargains a-plenty in the Phuket real estate market? Many punters are convinced it is only a matter of time, but Phuket’s history of responding to tragedy, global financial crises and even viral epidemics makes us a bit more skeptical.

THAILAND: Thai Airways International (THAI) has decided to halt flights by the airline for another month and maintain salary cuts put in place after the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a THAI source.

THAILAND: The Foreign Ministry has informed Thailand’s foreign chambers of commerce that foreigners who have work permits or permission from Thai government agencies will soon be allowed to enter the kingdom.

PHUKET XTRA - May 29 || brought to you by List of June 1 reopenings revealed, beaches still closed |:| 11 new COVID cases in Thailand |:| Week of heavy weather forecast for Phuket |:| ’Don’t smoke’ warning causes shooting? |:| Rawai Love Heart Group! Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket

PHUKET: A small turtle trapped in a discarded fishing net was rescued by local residents at Yanui Beach in Rawai earlier today (May 29).

PHUKET: After heavy downpours drenched the island earlier today, Phuket Provincial health Office (PPHO) Chief Thanit Sermkaew reminded local residents to start taking precautions against being infected with dengue.

BANGKOK: The government today announced the third stage of the easing of the business and activity lockdown, effective from Monday (June 1).

PHUKET: The Phuket Communicable Disease Committee in its daily report for today (May 29) marked zero new cases of people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus. As such, the total number of people in Phuket officially recognised as infected with the virus since the outbreak began still stands at 227.

PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Thalang on Monday (Jun 1) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.

PHUKET: Heavy downpours across the island this morning (May 29) saw minor flooding across major roads, as the Phuket office of the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) warns of more heavy rain and thundershowers for the coming week.

With the coronavirus pandemic causing the closure of national borders and the suspension of international travel, governments in emerging markets have begun to explore whether domestic tourism can kick-start their economies.

WORLD: China’s parliament yesterday (May 28) approved plans to impose a security law on Hong Kong that has ratcheted up tensions with the US and sparked new protests over fears the city is losing its special freedoms.

THAILAND: Thai Airways International (THAI) has admitted that debt rehabilitation has kept it from refunding customers for unused tickets.

PHUKET XTRA - May 28 || brought to you by Thailand to reopen on July 1? |:| Suspect confesses to triple murder |:| 11 new cases in Thailand |:| SSO Chief in Phuket to relief COVID relief payments Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket

BANGKOK: The government has set July 1 for the lift of all business and activity lockdowns ordered earlier to cope with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), said the National Security Council chief.

PHUKET: Some 30 volunteers organised by the Cherng Talay Tambon Administration Organisation (OrBorTor) set out this morning (May 28) and cleared a mass of trash and marine debris strewn along Surin Beach.

PHUKET: With the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to convene tomorrow to decide on the details for the reopening of more businesses and activities, the Phuket Communicable Disease Committee in its daily report for today (May 28) marked zero new cases of people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus.

PHUKET: A six-wheeled truck carrying steel-reinforcement rods and wire mesh for construction slammed into the concrete barrier in front of Wat Patong, at the bottom of Patong Hill, and overturned this morning (May 28).

BANGKOK: Central Retail Corporation Plc (CRC) has acquired 100% of the shares of the FamilyMart convenience store chain as it moves forward to develop a new business model to cater to modern consumers.

BANGKOK: A committee uating the easing of lockdown measures has proposed extending the opening hours of shopping malls and shortening the curfew period next month, according to a source at Wednesday’s National Security Council (NSC) meeting.

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana has revealed that although the two most recent cases of people on the island being confirmed as infected with COVID-19 tested positive for the virus, local officials were treating the two cases as inconclusive.

PHUKET: Social Security Office (SSO) Secretary-General Todsapol Krittawongwiman in Phuket today (May 27) said that 80% of the 100,000 or so people on the island who have registered to receive COVID-relief support payments from the SSO have received payments.

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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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