Earth Day Southeast Asia

Philippines credit EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Today is Earth Day and we are closely following developments and how they relate to Southeast Asia. Many people travel to Southeast Asia to experience the incredible natural resources and landscapes that the region has to offer. It is important therefore to be aware of the environmentalContinue reading “Earth Day Southeast Asia”

Earth Day Thailand Solar Farm

Sirindhorn Dam project credit Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand Thailand is close to completing one the world’s biggest hydro-floating solar hybrid projects on the surface of a dam, part of steps towards boosting renewable energy production after years of criticism for reliance on fossil fuels. More than 144,000 solar panel units are being installed atContinue reading “Earth Day Thailand Solar Farm”

New Restrictions in Phuket

Phuket, Thailand credit Arkady Lukashov on Unsplash Visitors to Phuket from 18 Red Zone provinces will be required to show proof that they have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine before they are allowed to enter from 30th April. Visitors will also be required to show proof of a negative PCR test issued withinContinue reading “New Restrictions in Phuket”

Thai Hotels Closing During Low Season

Krabi, Thailand credit Andreas M on Unsplash The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is forcing many hotels in Thailand to consider closing for the traditionally quieter months from April to October. The latest Covid outbreak in the country has seen the highest number of daily cases since the pandemic began and has spread to many provinces throughoutContinue reading “Thai Hotels Closing During Low Season”

No Recovery in Sight For Tourism In Malaysia

Malaysia credit Ishan Seefromthesky on Unsplash A tourism expert has predicted that Malaysia may see only 132,000 foreign tourists in 2021, a potential disaster for the travel industry in the country. In 2019 more than 26 million foreign tourists came to Malaysia. That plummeted to just 4.3 million in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic closedContinue reading “No Recovery in Sight For Tourism In Malaysia”

James Bond Island Under Threat

James Bond Island credit Engin Akyurt on Unsplash Khao Ta Pu (Ko Ta Pu ) is more commonly known now as “James Bond Island” but erosion is now threatening the future of the iconic tourist attraction far more than any Bond villain. The popular tourist attraction in Ao Phang Nga National Park was featured inContinue reading “James Bond Island Under Threat”

End To Phuket Quarantine May Be Delayed

Phuket beach credit Akash Rai on Unsplash The ambitious plan for a quarantine-free Phuket for travellers with a Covid-19 vaccination may be delayed due to the ongoing virus outbreak in Thailand. The plans involved ensuring that at least 70% of the adult population on Phuket had been fiully vaccinated by the end of June. PhuketContinue reading “End To Phuket Quarantine May Be Delayed”

More Restrictions Announced In Thailand

Hua Hin, Thailand credit Peeraphong Wiriya on Unsplash A range of new measures have been implemented in Thailand as the country fights its latest, and worst, Covid-19 outbreak. Schools, bars and massage parlours will all have to close for at least two weeks from Sunday 18th April. Any activities involving more than 50 people willContinue reading “More Restrictions Announced In Thailand”

New Lockdown Fears in Thailand

Bangkok at night credit Minseok Kwak on Unsplash The increasing severity and spread of the latest Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand has raised the possibility of a new lockdown being imposed. The number of daily new cases seems to break records each day, the latest unwanted milestone was 1,543 new cases today. The outbreak continues toContinue reading “New Lockdown Fears in Thailand”

Thailand Adds More Vaccines To Approved List For Tourists

Tuk Tuk’s in Bangkok, Thailand credit Chris Arthur Collins on Unsplash Earlier this month we reported on the latest entry requirements for tourists travelling to Thailand including the approved vaccine list. Tourists entering the country who had received all doses of an approved vaccine, at least 14 days prior to travel, can undertake a reducedContinue reading “Thailand Adds More Vaccines To Approved List For Tourists”

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