Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
28 November, 03:55
#Bangkok - Why aren’t tourists returning to Khao San Road ?
The past few years have been dark for tourism in Thailand and around the world. The Covid-19 global pandemic closed borders and killed tourism in so many crucial areas. Khao San Road, the vibrant, bustling backpacker haven of Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok quickly fell into a desolate ghost town. Now, the last pandemic restrictions have been lifted, and the government is constantly reporting floods of international tourists bringing Thailand back to life. But vendors on Khao San Road say they’re just not seeing the tourism numbers that were predicted even as all Covid restrictions have been lifted.
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Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
27 November, 02:24
Russian invasion takes Thailand’s tourism forces by surprise
The Russians are coming! The recent mass Russian invasion of Thailand has taken the country’s tourism forces completely by surprise.
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Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
24 November, 12:52
Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
19 November, 08:18
#Thailand : Russia-Ukraine tensions spill over to APEC
As tensions simmer between Russians and Ukrainians living in Thailand, Bangkok's efforts to appease Moscow and encourage tourism from Russia have failed to win Vladimir Putin's attendance at the APEC summit.
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Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
19 November, 02:55 (E)
China’s President Xi Jinping is taking APEC by storm after making hardline statements about the region. His recent statements have set off tidal waves as worldwide leaders became sidelined in the chaos after Xi reportedly told off Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau and noted what APEC’s goals should encompass.
According to the Thai Enquirer, Xi called on the APEC region to focus on economic development first and save the power struggle between nations as an afterthought.
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Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
19 November, 02:23
#Thailand 's Immigration Bureau - that last week along with tourist police mobilized 550 men - announced the result of a pre APEC 22 crackdown.
Results of the efforts on Thursday to Saturday last week were announced by IB chief Pol Lt-Gen Phakphoomphiphat Sajjaphan and other senior immigration police on Sunday.
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Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
18 November, 03:12
Riot police clashed with protestors at Asoke Intersection in #Bangkok this afternoon as world leaders gather in the Thai capital for the APEC Summit 2022.
Due to road closures, the intersection is the closest the public can get to the summit which is being held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre from November 16-19.
Police ramped up security in the city in preparation for the meeting and riot police were deployed in anticipation of protests.
The demonstration held in Asoke outside the entrance of Sukhumvit MRT Station today was entitled, “What’s Happening In Thailand?”
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Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
17 November, 12:28
Lush pink lotus flowers in one northern Thai province are drawing tourists. Bueng Boraphet, a lake and swamp in Nakhon Sawan province, currently has lotuses covering an area of over 100 rai.
A staffer at the Bueng Boraphet Wildlife Sanctuary Office said the lotuses have been blooming since early this month. The staffer said the lotuses are expected to bloom throughout swamps in early December. Bueng Boraphet is the largest freshwater swamp and lake in Thailand.
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Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
16 November, 02:38
#Thailand - With the resumption of international travel, many Thais have been heading abroad and returning with fresh fruits or vegetables in their possession.
The Department of Agriculture is now warning travelers not to bring fresh produce into Thailand without acquiring import permits.
Thai travelers who return from Korea and Japan frequently bring with them fresh fruits that were purchased abroad. Persimmons and grapes are some of the fruits that customs officials frequently find in the possession of Thais returning from those countries.
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Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
15 November, 12:26
Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
15 November, 12:47
#Thailand - Electricity charges to go up another 14 percent.
The cost of electricity will rise about 14% to a minimum 5.37 baht per unit between January and April next year on rising fuel costs, the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) warned on Monday.
Secretary-general Khomgrich Tantravanich said the ERC had three options – and the increment to 5.37 baht would cost consumers the least.
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Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
14 November, 01:51
#Thailand - The Immigration Bureau (IB) unveiled its Electronic Extension of Temporary Stay (e-Extension) service on Tuesday to make it easier for expats to apply for visa extensions.
Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas, the national police chief, said the e-Extension would enhance visa services as the system lets them lodge the extension request online.
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Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
13 November, 03:41
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13 November, 12:55
Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
12 November, 03:09
Thailand - More than 57,000 international passengers arrived at the Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday, confirmed by Immigration Officers.
Immigration Bureau Spokeman Major Geneneral Choengron Rimphadee confirmed yesterday (November 10th) that there were about 25 international flights arriving at the Suvarnabhumi Airport with about 57,000 passengers. Of those 49,000 were foreigners.
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Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
12 November, 02:37
Russians have made up Phuket’s biggest group of tourists so far in November. From November 1-10, Phuket saw 18,370 Russian tourists.
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10 November, 10:38
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19 September, 01:21
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06 November, 09:58
Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
05 November, 07:35
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27 October, 02:52
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17 October, 07:12
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15 October, 09:34
Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
07 October, 07:44
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05 October, 06:40
John Burke @johnburke
06 October, 11:08
At the end of the day, America does not really have a southern border anymore thanks to the policies of the Biden administration. via Virginia_Allen5 DailySignal https://dailysign.al/3V4UY...
Caroline Thompson @CarolineThompson
06 October, 05:55
Princess of Wales is praised for 'perfectly' handling the moment she was heckled on visit to Northern Ireland by smiling and carrying on after woman in a green cardigan shouted, 'you're not in your own country' and 'Ireland belongs to the Irish' https://www.dailymail.co.u...
Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
03 October, 11:40
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02 October, 11:24
Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
02 October, 02:09
THAILAND - Following the reinstatement of General Prayut Chan-o-cha as Prime Minister by the Constitutional Court yesterday, anti-Prayut activists have called a mass demonstration at the Victory Monument on Saturday to show their contempt for the court’s wisdom.
Led by activist Thatchapong Kaedam and dressed in black, a contemptuous crowd of Ratsadon movement members gathered at Pathumwan skywalk in front of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre on Friday afternoon to hear the verdict. Thatchapong called the decision a “slap in the face for the nation.”