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The Tourism Authority Of Thailand’s Tips For Travelers

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The Tourism Authority Of Thailand's Tips For Travelers

TAT have updated their visitor information and advice page for visitors to the country during the mourning period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Here are what officials are suggesting and advising.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to advise the following during this time of sadness for the Thai people:

Most mourners in the country will be dressed in black or white clothing as a display of the reverence to our Beloved King and as part of Thai culture, but this is not mandatory, especially for visitors.

Tourists should kindly wear appropriate and respectable attire in public.

Visitors should refrain from conducting any inappropriate or disrespectful behavior.

The Government has asked for the cooperation from entertainment venues to refrain from conducting any boisterous performances.

Most of the traditional, religious and cultural events including MICE and weddings will be taking place as usual, although the celebrations may be changed for appropriateness as a mark of respect, or the events may be dedicated to the memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Meetings, receptions, and other related occasions that are held in indoor premises can be held as usual.

Tourist attractions will be open as usual with the exception of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and the Grand Palace, as they will be the venue of the Royal Funeral Rites. All transport, banks, shopping areas, hospitals and other public services will be operating as usual.

We would like to recommend that any visitors with travel or tourism plans reconfirm with agents and check local media regularly as well as follow the advice of the local authorities for announcements and updates.

Many people will be travelling from the provinces to Bangkok during the mourning period to pay their respects to the King. This may cause some congestion in certain parts of the city as well as to commuters. Visitors planning travel and trips should stay updated via the local media about road closures or delays.

Due to the commuting of the people during this time, the safety and security measures for all Thais and visitors is a major priority of the related authorities.

For any enquiries, please contact our TAT domestic and overseas offices or the TAT Call Centre Tel.: 1672.

http://www.tatnews.org/updated-visitor-information-during-the-mourning-period-for-his-majesty-king-bhumibol-adulyadej/

A few more to throw at you…

Don’t be worded if you see soldiers on patrol in tourists areas, Same for groups of police officers. They are there for your security, nothing sinister.

Carry a copy of your passport and visa page at all times. You can fetch the original if the situation requires it.

Leave your wife-beater Chang vest in the suitcase for your next trip.

Don’t go complaining about early closing etc, it’s not the end of the world.

Photo Credit: TAT

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Four New BTS Stations Opening Friday

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Four New BTS Stations Opening Friday

The operators of the BTS Skytrain system announced the opening of four new stations on the Sukhumvit Line northern extension will go ahead as planned this Friday following a series of successful test runs.

The four new stations opening are Royal Forest Department (N14), Bang Bua (N15), 11th Infantry Regiment (N16) and Wat Phra Si Mahathat (N17).

All trips between the Royal Forest Department and Wat Phra Si Mahathat will be free until the end of the year.

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said the new stations would link educational institutions, government offices, and suburban communities while relieving traffic on normally congested roads along the route of the new extension.

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On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

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On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

Two Chinese nationals were arrested and 1,000 cannabis plants seized after Bangkok Metropolitan police raided a warehouse in the On Nut area following a tip-off from the owner of the premises.

The two men, here on student visas, were selling dried organic marijuana to clients for 250,000 baht per kilo, however, their landlord became suspicious at high power bills running into six-figures every month in a property with a monthly rental price of only 40,000 baht.

On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

He called the police and asked them to look into the matter and surveillance was put in place to gather evidence.

Wu Ding Bin, 41, said to be the ringleader in the online business, caught on he was being watched and cut the power to the warehouse letting all the plants die.

Police had gathered enough evidence against him and raided the warehouse while another team picked him up at a condo on Soi Ramkhamhaeng 24/3.

He was remanded in custody pending further legal proceedings.

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Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

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Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

Nike Thailand has launched a massive new flagship store in Bangkok’s Siam Center designed to showcase product innovation.

Operated by Southeast Asian luxury retail specialist Valiram, the new 9000sq foot Nikestore offers a blend of physical and digital retail experiences for shoppers.

Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

“Nike Bangkok at Siam Center exists to offer everyone the ability to make sport a daily habit, ensuring they are inspired and committed to staying active,” said director of Nike stores Southeast Asia & India Tarundeep Singh.

Services such as head-to-toe apparel fitting and footwear trialling are offered to provide consumers with opportunities to deepen their connection with the brand and select products suited to their needs.

You can also book one-on-one sessions with running experts and styling specialists.

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