Flyingdog travel – the Best of South-East Asia
A major 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Sulawesi Island in Indonesia on Friday 15th January and more tremors have hit the region over the last few days. The earthquakes have been reported in Majene, Mamuju, Mamasa, and Polewali Mandar and a tsunami warning has been issued. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNBP) has reported that soContinue reading “Indonesia Earthquake Death Tool Rises To 73 As New Disaster Hits”
Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand are all experiencing increases in cases of Covid-19 as the battle against the virus continues. Indonesia today (Monday 18th January) reported an additional 9,086 cases and 295 deaths related to Covid-19 to give a total of 917,015 cases and 26,282 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Malaysia reportedContinue reading “Covid Cases Surge in Southeast Asia”
Singapore Airlines have ambitious plans to be the World’s first international airline to have all of its flight crew and ground workers vaccinated against Covid-19. Plans are underway to inoculate 37,000 front-line aviation and maritime workers within the next two months and are seen as key in reviving Singapore as a key air hub forContinue reading “Singapore Airlines To Vaccinate All Crew”
Prior to the pandemic the main airport in Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi, has been creaking at the seams as around 60 million passengers a year passed through it’s doors. It was designed for just 45 million per year. Plans have now been approved for a major expansion project that will include the construction of three new terminalsContinue reading “Bangkok Airport Expansion Approved”
Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport might be quieter than normal at the moment but it is unlikely that the pilot of a Boeing 777 expected to see a car on the runway just after he had landed. That is exactly what happened on 11th January when the driver, who claimed to have made a wrong turn,Continue reading “Man Drives Onto Bangkok Airport Runway”
The Thai National Tourism Policy Committee has approved proposed guidelines for a 300 Baht (approx £7.34 or US$9.98) tourism fee from each international visitor. The collected fees will be used for the management of local tourist destinations and to provide insurance benefits to international tourists visiting the country. The tourist fee was originally proposed inContinue reading “Thailand to Introduce Tourist Tax”
We first talked to Don and Vik, an Australian couple who found themselves in Malaysia as the first lockdown hit the country, back in August. They have now been in Malaysia for almost a year so we thought that we would catch up with them and see how their Christmas and New Year went. YouContinue reading “Lockdown in Malaysia – Don and Vik’s Story”
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia early on Friday morning causing extensive damage and killing at least 34 people with numbers expected to rise in the coming days. The earthquake occurred 6km (3.73 miles) northeast of Majene City. It followed a 5.9 magnitude earthquake a few hours earlier. At least 8 people died in Majene,Continue reading “Earthquake Kills At Least 34 in Indonesia”
Main picture credit L. on flickr The Philippine government has announced that is extending travel restrictions until 31st January for 32 countries where the B117 variant of COVID-19 has been reported. The restrictions were due to end today but have been extended for a further two weeks and comes just two days after the firstContinue reading “Philippines Extends Travel Ban To Countries To Halt Spread Of New Covid Variants”
Main picture credit Nina R on flickr Chinese New Year, this year the Year of the Ox starts on 12th February, is widely celebrated throughout Southeast Asia and often celebrations extend over a number of days or even weeks. This year however we are in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. Cases in aContinue reading “Will Chinese New Year Bring New Surge in Covid Cases”
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