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PHUKET XTRA - April 22 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Phuket rapid test on arrivals: Foreigners to pay, Thais free |:| Sinovac jav ’safe’ after stroke-like symptoms |:| 2nd Phuket field hospital |:| 7 Covid deaths in Thailand today Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
PHUKET: Thousands of people arriving at Phuket International Airport from elsewhere in the country today (Apr 22) were subjected to the first day of mandatory rapid tests for COVID-19 as a requisite for entering the province.
PHUKET: People who are covered by the Social Security Fund are covered for COVID treatment, a medical officer at Vachira Phuket Hospital has confirmed.
PHUKET: Parking along sections of Phang Nga Rd and Rassada Rd has been prohibited today (Apr 22) and will remain prohibited until next week as the project to install power and communications cables along those roads finally nears completion.
BANGKOK: Thailand ministers are pondering the next steps to restart the country’s massive tourism industry, initially set for July 1, 2021 in Phuket. The plan may need to be overhauled as Phuket struggles to immunise the whole island in the wake of the third wave of hotspots.
PHUKET: Due to the rising number infections each day, Phuket health officials have set up a second field hospital, this one at the Phuket Rajabhat University (PRU) campus north of Phuket Town.
PHUKET: People living in elevated areas of Patong and Karon will face intermittent water-supply outages for 10 days, from tomorrow (Apr 23) through to May 2, the Phuket Waterworks Authority (PWA) has announced.
WORLD: Indonesian navy ships today (Apr 22) scoured a patch of ocean off the coast of Bali searching for a submarine with 53 crew aboard after losing contact with the vessel during military exercises.
THAILAND: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered an increase in the capability of COVID-19 hotlines after people complained about not being able get through.
THAILAND: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has rejected an offer from former PM Thaksin Shinawatra to help Thailand secure more COVID-19 vaccines from Russia.
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PHUKET: Thais facing mandatory rapid tests on arriving in Phuket from any of the 17 ‘red zone’ provinces will be tested for free, while foreigners will have to pay for the compulsory test.
PHUKET XTRA - April 21 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Legal action against field hospital deserters? |:| Thailand gets vaccine passports |:| 7 Sinovac recipients feels adverse effects |:| Covid testing free for Thai citizens in Phuket, B500 for foreigners Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
WORLD: The Myanmar military junta’s crackdown on anti-coup protesters has displaced close to a quarter of a million people, a United Nations rights envoy said today (Apr 21).
THAILAND: It was confirmed earlier today (Apr 21) that Thailand will seek to buy about 35 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccine from two or three other producers, in addition to the acquisition of 65 million doses already underway, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on his Facebook page.
PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Government has published the full order listing all the requirements to be observed until at last Apr 30 to help contain the spread of COVID-19 during the current break.
THAILAND: The government has announced it will adopt the so-called vaccine passport, a certificate of vaccination, for use with COVID-19 vaccination in Thailand as an official travel document for those already vaccinated against COVID-19 and travelling to other countries.
WORLD: Derek Chauvin, a white former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted yesterday (Apr 20) of murdering African-American George Floyd after a racially charged trial seen as a pivotal test of police accountability in the United States.
THAILAND: Police have suspended the use of checkpoints to test motorists for drink-driving, citing the need to concentrate on stopping the spread of COVID-19.
THAILAND: Seven people in Thailand have suffered from partial paralysis after receiving CoronaVac, the Chinese-manufactured Sinovac vaccine, a doctor from Chulalongkorn University has said.
PHUKET XTRA - April 20 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Phuket to test unvaccinated, untested arrivals |:| Booster shots likely later |:| Vaccines arrive in Phuket |:| Schools to open May 17 |:| Thailand Covid deaths up |:| James Bond Island recovery efforts |:| Thailand heads to ASEAN summit Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
PHUKET: A reminder was issued today (Apr 20) by Phuket Immigration for foreigners to continue to comply and cooperate with COVID-19 health and safety measures and investigations.
PHUKET: A man escaped serious injuries after he lost control of his pickup truck and hit a tree on the northbound section of Thepkrasattri Rd in Mai Khao early this morning (Apr 20).
THAILAND: Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has suggested “four changes” involving vaccine procurement and distribution, relief measures and bureaucratic attitudes to contain the third wave of COVID-19.
PHUKET: Nearly 100,000 doses of the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine ‘CoronaVac’ arrived in Phuket yesterday (Apr 19) to provide the second vaccination injection for the people who received their first jab earlier this month.
PHUKET: Starting tomorrow (Apr 21), all people flying into Phuket will be subjected to an “Antigen Rapid Test” for COVID-19 unless they can prove they have been fully vaccinated or have had a test confirming they are are not infected with COVID-19 within 72 hours of arriving on the island.
THAILAND: The Public Health Ministry has reacted to the spike in COVID-19 infections by drawing up a plan to allow patients with less serious symptoms to self-quarantine at home to save hospital beds for the most serious cases.
THAILAND: Individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as those who have fully recovered against the disease, are likely to need booster shots to maintain sufficient protection against reinfection, a virus expert is warning.
PHUKET XTRA - April 19 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Entertainment venues, indoor fitness centers closed until May 1st |:| 30 Chalong cops in self-quarantine |:| Public EV buses for Phuket |:| Turtle nest found in Rawai! |:| Thailand Covid update Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
PHUKET: Efforts are underway to determine the natural erosion of the base of Koh Tapu, better known as ‘James Bond Island’, in Phang Nga Bay in the hope of preventing the iconic pillar of rock from toppling into the sea.

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.