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BANGKOK: Thousands of protesters have gathered in the rain at Sanam Luang in Bangkok for what they say will be a two-day protest to press for a new constitution and an end to military-dominated government.

PHUKET: Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos has declared all beaches in the Rawai area, including Nai Harn and Yanui beaches, closed for safety reasons after a foreign man was rescued at Ao Sane this morning (Sept 19).

WORLD: US Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg died yesterday (Sept 18), opening a crucial vacancy on the high court expected to set off a pitched political battle at the peak of the presidential campaign.

PHUKET: Strong winds and driving felled large trees and caused major power outages across the island this morning (Sept 19) as the heavy weather across Phuket continues.

THAILAND: The United Kingdom has included Thailand in its “travel corridors”, allowing people who go from the kingdom to be exempt from the compulsory 14-day quarantine on arrival.

PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Koh Kaew next Tuesday (Sept 22) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.

PHUKET: While the government maintains its focus on efforts to restart any form of tourism to Phuket, thousands of people across the island remain in need of food donations to get by – with no support from any government agencies.

BANGKOK: Prosecutors have decided to indict Red Bull scion Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya on charges of cocaine use and reckless driving causing death, stemming from his fatal hit-and-run case in Bangkok in 2012.

BANGKOK: A man who worked as an interpreter at the labour office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has died of coronavirus disease after returning to Bangkok, the 59th COVID-19 fatality recorded in Thailand.

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PHUKET: Patong Mayor Chalermluck Kebsup has confirmed that the weekend seafood festival to be held at Patong Beach today and tomorrow (Sept 18-19) has been cancelled due to the heavy rains and strong winds across the island.

PHUKET: Phuket rescue workers are uging motorists to slow down and drive carefully during the current heavy downpours and strong winds across Phuket today (Sept 18).

PHUKET: Phuket-based JAND Group Co Ltd, trading as JAND Events & Thailand Health, Fitness & Wellness Expo, has won two prestigious international awards.

BANGKOK: The board of the Public Warehouse Organisation (PWO) on Thursday (Sept 17) resolved to terminate a B112.5-billion surgical glove purchase contract signed with a local supplier and investigate an embezzlement allegation surrounding the project.

BANGKOK: The Tourism Ministry has pledged to bring the first batch of international tourists to Thailand by October, with Bangkok as the primary destination, and it wants tourism operators to gear up marketing plans right away.

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) has announced that the mains water supply to parts of Patong and Karon will be affected from Sept 19-27 as repairs are made to a mains pipe connected to the RO (reverse-osmosis) plant north of Karon Beach.

PHUKET: Doctors at Vachira Phuket Hospital have taken nearly a month to conclude that Pornpiphat “Mint” Iaddam, a 20-year-old first-year student at Phuket Rajabhat University who last month collapsed on campus and died after cheerleading practice, died of heart failure.

PHUKET: Officials are struggling to find out who built a now tankless water tower in Rassada that stands empty and obsolete from years ago when the area needed local water supply just so local officials can have the structure demolished.

WORLD: Pensioner Zhong Hanneng endured every parent’s worst nightmare when coronavirus claimed her son in February, and now she and other bereaved relatives want to sue the local government she blames for his death.

THAILAND: Parliament could not punish an MP seen looking at an “inappropriate” photo on his phone during a House meeting, because it was a personal matter, Speaker Chuan Leekpai said today (Sept 17).

PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Wongsakorn Nunchukan has ordered emergency services on alert to respond to any flash floods following a weather warning issued by the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) over the weather fallout from Category 3 tropical storm “Noul”.

PHUKET: A 9-year-old girl died and seven others were injured when a pickup truck slid off the road and ploughed through people dining at a roadside restaurant on Thepkrasattri Rd last night (Sept 16).

THAILAND: Reopening the country to foreign visitors will not raise the risks of local COVID-19 transmission from imported infections, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC).

THAILAND: The government will hand out a total of B51 billion to 24 million people, mostly those with low incomes, to boost domestic consumption and support the economy which is reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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BANGKOK: Serial petitioner Srisuwan Janya on Wednesday asked the Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) to investigate 11 people he believes are helping finance the anti-government demonstrations.

PHUKET: The new long-stay visas approved by Cabinet yesterday are not grounds for tourists already in the country to apply for similar extensions of stay, Phuket Immigration confirmed to The Phuket News today (Sept 16).

THAILAND: Health officials have been tracing the movements of a Myanmar mother and her child after the baby tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 after returning home from Thailand.

PHUKET: As has become tradition for officials and staff at Phuket International Airport, there will be no official memorial service in Phuket today to remember the 90 people who died in the crash of One-Two-Go flight on this day 13 years ago.

PHUKET: The body of a 79-year-old retired police officer was found pinned under a fallen tree in the jungle just north of the intersection of Phra Baramee Rd and Rath-U-Thit 200 Pi Rd in Patong yesterday afternoon (Sept 15).

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.