Southeast Asia Twitter Week In Review 25th July

This week we have some incredible pictures and videos from throughout Southeast Asia, celebrating the landscapes, wildlife, monuments, beaches and much more of this wonderful region. Last weeks roundup is available here. Main picture Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand Cambodia I have resisted the urge to include any Angkor Wat pictures and video this week, ifContinue reading “Southeast Asia Twitter Week In Review 25th July”

Man With Covid Boards Flight Disguised As Wife

A man in Indonesia disguised himself as his wife to board a domestic flight, despite having tested for Covid-19. Main picture winglet of Citilink plane credit Ya Saya inBaliTimur on flickr The man decided to conceal his odentity by wearing a niqab covering his face and carrying fake IDs and a negative PCR test resultContinue reading “Man With Covid Boards Flight Disguised As Wife”

Phuket Sandbox Tourism Extension Given Approval

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has reported today that the Thailand Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) has approved, in principle, a proposal that would allow tourists to Phuket to extend their stay. Main picture Krabi sunset in Thailand credit Flyingdogtravel The plan, known as the Phuket Sandbox extension, would allow them to stayContinue reading “Phuket Sandbox Tourism Extension Given Approval”

Hua Hin Tourism Reopening Delayed

Earlier this month Hua Hin in Thailand announced plans for a 1st October reopening for tourists called “Hua Hin Recharge.” Leaders of the plan however have now conceded that they will not be able to meet the planned start date. Main picture Hua Hin beach credit Michael Coghlan on flickr The plan relied on beingContinue reading “Hua Hin Tourism Reopening Delayed”

Thai Airlines Under Threat As Domestic Flights Cancelled

Increasing cases of Covid-19, especially in Bangkok and surrounding provinces, and a slow vaccination rate has led to Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) to banning airlines from flying passengers in or out of declared “dark-red zones.” Main picture Nok Air plane at Krabi Airport, credit Binder.donedat on flickr The travel ban has led toContinue reading “Thai Airlines Under Threat As Domestic Flights Cancelled”

New Thailand Tourism Sandbox Planned

On 1st July the Phuket Sandbox opened, allowing fully vaccinated travellers to visit the Thai island without the need to quarantine. On 15th July the Samui Plus scheme launched, allowing visitors to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Now plans have been unveiled for the Andaman Sandbox. Main picture Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand TheContinue reading “New Thailand Tourism Sandbox Planned”

Sarawak In Malaysia Tourism Restart Plan

Sarawak is preparing to welcome back tourism once sufficient numbers of the local population are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. A large-scale vaccination programme started on 15th July with the intention of ensuring that more than 2,000 of Sarawak’s tourism and business events industry frontliners are fully vaccinated. Sarawak has a four-stage plan for the reopeningContinue reading “Sarawak In Malaysia Tourism Restart Plan”

No Early Start To Singapore Hong Kong Travel Bubble

The wait for the start of the Singapore – Hong Kong Travel bubble is unlikely to begin anytime soon as rising cases and heightened restrictions take hold in Singapore. Main picture Singapore street art credit Cattan2011 on flickr Discussions on the travel bubble will only resume only when the Covid-19 sitiation improves. Singapore has beenContinue reading “No Early Start To Singapore Hong Kong Travel Bubble”

Phuket Sandbox Remains Open But Bars Shut

Since the Phuket Sandbox started on 1st July there has been a slight increase in the number of Covid cases on the island, not enough for the Sandbox to be suspended but enough for tightened restrictions to be put in place. Main picture pre-pandemic bar in Phuket credit Arkady Lukashov on Unsplash The range ofContinue reading “Phuket Sandbox Remains Open But Bars Shut”

Thailand’s Chiang Rai Hoping To Reopen To Foreign Tourists

The Northern Thai town of Chiang Rai is hoping to be able to join the Thailand Reopening programme amid fears that the area could be left behind in attracting foreign tourists. White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand credit Bradley Prentice on Unsplash Phuket reopened to vaccinated tourists on 1st July and was joined by the SuratContinue reading “Thailand’s Chiang Rai Hoping To Reopen To Foreign Tourists”

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