Huge $350 Million Resort Planned Near Angkor Wat

Plans have been unveiled for massive resort development just 500 metres south of the outer restricted zone surrounding Angkor Wat. NagaGroup Global Limited, owned by Hong Kong firm NagaCorp Ltd, have acquired 75 hectares of land on a 50-year lease and plan to build a “non-gaming integrated resort (IR)” next to the UNESCO World HeritageContinue reading “Huge $350 Million Resort Planned Near Angkor Wat”

Southeast Asia Flight Price Tracker November 2020

Travel to Southeast Asia is starting to look more promising for 2021 as Singapore and Thailand start to, tentatively, re-open their borders to travellers, generally from select countries. Last month we noticed that prices for a number of routes had started to creep up again, based on March 2021 flights. Prices in September had droppedContinue reading “Southeast Asia Flight Price Tracker November 2020”

Malaysia COVID Lockdown Update

Lockdown Most of Malaysia entered into a new lockdown from Saturday 7th November as a month-long “conditional movement order” was implemented. A week later we spoke to our collaborator Donald Cassidy who has been in Malaysia throughout the pandemic to find out how it has affected them on the ground. Don and Vik’s Covid AdventureContinue reading “Malaysia COVID Lockdown Update”

Bamboo Airways to Launch Non-Stop Flights Between Vietnam and USA

Just 2 years after its launch, Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has been granted a a Foreign Air Carrier Permit by the US Department of Transportation (DoT) to operate direct flights between Vietnam and cities in the United States. Bamboo Airways was recently voted Asia’s Leading Regional Airline at the World Travel Awards. World Travel Awards 2020Continue reading “Bamboo Airways to Launch Non-Stop Flights Between Vietnam and USA”

Indonesia Looking to Start Mass Covid-19 Vaccinations

Reuters have reported that Indonesia President Joko Widodo has said that there were advanced plans to introduce a mass Covid-19 vaccination programme as soon as possible. “We expect to start the vaccination process by the end of this year following a series of tests by BPOM,” Jokowi said. BPOM is the Indonesia food and drugContinue reading “Indonesia Looking to Start Mass Covid-19 Vaccinations”

UK Adds Countries to Travel Corridor List

On Thursday 12th November the UK Government announced additional countries being added to the travel corridor list, and it included Southeast Asia countries. The Travel Corridor means that anyone returning from that country would not be required to self-isolate on entering the UK. It is not a two-way agreement however. From 4am, UK time, onContinue reading “UK Adds Countries to Travel Corridor List”

Thailand Visa Information

Thailand has now started to open up to foreign visitors including tourists. Visas currently available include: Tourist Visa – short-stay tourists up to 60 days with an extension available for a further 30 days Special Tourist Visa – long stay tourists from low-risk countries, initial 90 days, with extensions up to 270 days Diplomats andContinue reading “Thailand Visa Information”

Top 7 Things To Do in Phuket

While we wait for borders to re-open and the chance to travel again we take a look at our top 7 things to do on Phuket in Thailand. We have lots of coverage on Phuket on our website including a where to stay guide. 1. Phang Nga Bay Sitting in the Strait of Malacca between Phuket island and theContinue reading “Top 7 Things To Do in Phuket”

Southeast Asia Holidays in 2021 Looking Promising

It has been a hard year for everyone involved in the travel and tourism industries as large parts of the world have been in lockdown or have closed their borders. Most of Southeast Asia is still off limits for most travellers but there are signs that things may be more promising for 2021. International TourismContinue reading “Southeast Asia Holidays in 2021 Looking Promising”

Garuda Indonesia in Merger After $1 Billion Loss

Garuda Indonesia, the flag carrier airline, has reported a US$1.09 billion (£820 million) loss for the first 9 months of 2020. Garuda Indonesia to Shed 700 Jobs Last week the Indonesian Government announced plans to form a new holding company for 9 state-owned companies, including Garuda, to create operational efficiencies and to provide more attractiveContinue reading “Garuda Indonesia in Merger After $1 Billion Loss”