Southeast Asia Week Review 22nd August

Despite some issues the Phuket Sandbox continues to attract tourists and has now expanded to the Sandbox Extension 7+7. Other countries in Southeast Asia are now starting to announce their own plans, most recently Singapore and Malaysia.

Main picture Singapore Street Art, credit Cattan2011 on flickr


A spectacular video to kick of this weeks review.

I don”t usually post construction messages but in this case the picture makes up for the subject matter of the tweet.

I have said it many times that Angkor Wat is my favourite place on earth. However Cambodia is far more than the northern temples.


For many people Bali has become parties, watersports and busy resorts. It is still paradise however when you go a little off the popular destinations.

And Indonesia is far more than Bali.


|Some excellent images from Laos.


Langkawi is hoping to welcome foreign tourists in the not too distant future. Would this tempt you to visit?

Once Langkawi opens there are hopes that other areas will be able to quickly follow.


If you wondered what the “gardens” were referred to in the above tweet….

In April we looked at three new tourist attractions planned for Singapore, one of them has opened this week.


Domestic flights in Thailand will start to return later this month, with more following at the start of September giving more freedom to travellers completing their Phuket Sandbox period.

Samui Plus has had a quieter start, but the weather has been wonderful for those who are there.

Plans for the reopening of Chiang Mai are under threat however follow a slow vaccine rollout impacting on its ability to ready for tourists.

The initial reopening schedule for Thailand talked about an October reopening for Bangkok. Since then however the current Covid outbreak has been centred on the capital city and surrounding provinces. It seems unlikely they will meet this target unless cases are brought down significantly and vaccination rates increased.

For those still there they have been treated this week.

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