Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 5

In this, the fifth part in our series of film locations, we We also have films starring Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage and Sylvester Stallone. See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 by following the links The Hangover Part II (2011) The sequel to the incredibly successful original film that was set in LosContinue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 5”

Tourism Industry Will Closely Monitor Seychelles Quarantine Decision

The Seychelles News Agency has reported that travellers who have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine will now not be required to quarantine on arrival. Travellers will also need to have a negative Covid PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The Seychelles will require that visitors must have receivedContinue reading “Tourism Industry Will Closely Monitor Seychelles Quarantine Decision”

Thailand Covid Control Measures To Remain Until End Of Month

The Bangkok Post is this morning reporting that the current Covid-19 control measures will remain in place for the rest of January. The nationwide Emergency Decree in Thailand was extended until the end of February earlier this month. Now it has been reported that control measures put in place following the recent outbreak centred onContinue reading “Thailand Covid Control Measures To Remain Until End Of Month”

Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 4

In this, the fourth part in our series of film locations, we look at one of the most famous film locations in the region. Koh Phi Phi, location of the hit 2000 film, The Beach. We also have films starring Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage and Sylvester Stallone. See Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3Continue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 4”

Covid Cases Surge in Southeast Asia

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”

Bangkok Airport Expansion Approved

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”

Man Drives Onto Bangkok Airport Runway

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”

Thailand to Introduce Tourist Tax

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”

Will Chinese New Year Bring New Surge in Covid Cases

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”

Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 3

In the third of our series looking at Southeast Asia film locations we look at one of the biggest hits of 2018 and another classic Vietnam film that was not actually filmed in Vietnam. In part 1 we looked at locations for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Good Morning Vietnam and in part 2 weContinue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 3”