Bangkok’s best temples to visit in October

October 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Thailand, Travel Logs

BANGKOK, 3 October 2017: October marks the start of Thailand’s high season and most people visiting Thailand will stop for a few days in Bangkok.

Vsitors should be aware that during October the country will pay homage to the late King Bhumiphol Adulyadej. The state funeral will take place 24 to 29 October 2017 with the actual cremation on the 26 October.

This is an immensely important and sad occasion for all Thais and Bangkok is expecting a vast crowd of grieving citizens to view the cremation rites during this period. Read more

Hong Kong Airlines upgrades BKK service

August 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 22 August 2017: Hong Kong Airlines has rescheduled its inaugural flight for its new A350 that will now fly to Bangkok, 10 September, a week earlier than originally planned.

The airline will use an Airbus A350 on the route to Bangkok through to the end of October, when the new winter timetable begins.

Currently, it deploys A330-300s for its six daily services to Thai capital. Read more

Bangkok’s bridge and back fun race

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 10 August 2017: MICE & Communication with VOGUE will organise Bangkok Women’s Run in partnership 3 September here in the Thai capital.

As many as 3,000 female runners could attend based on the organiser’s estimated maximum capacity for the run, which takes places entirely on the Rama 8 Bridge and its approach roads on either side of the river.

The Sunday fun run will start at Rama 8 Bridge and will follow a route certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). Read more

BHM opens X2 Vibe in Bangkok

July 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 27 July 2017: BHM Asia opened this week a X2 Vibe hotel in Bangkok’s popular Sukhumvit Road tourist district.

Located in the On Nut district of the Thai capital, X2 is situated close to Bangkok’s BTS skytrain network. Read more

Clock winds back to river life

July 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Festivals, News

BANGKOK, 26 July 2017: The upcoming Bangkok River Fair: From Strangers to Neighbours, hosted 5 August, at Pipit Banglamphu, Phra Sumen Road, Bangkok, gains the promotional spotlight in the latest Tourism Authority of Thailand events update.

The fair takes visitors and residents back in time to the era when Bangkok’s city life was lived out on the Chao Phraya River and nearby canals rather than on the congested highways and streets we see today.

Just a few pockets of canal life and communities have survived and the TAT promotion encourages visitors to catch the nostalgic mood for the day-long fair. Read more

Baku to Bangkok without a break

July 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, EUROPE, News

BANGKOK, 14 July 2017: Azerbaijan Airlines will commence flight between Baku and Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) starting 29 October.

According to the airline’s website, the service will be the first scheduled direct flight from the capital of Azerbaijan to Southeast Asia.

Flights will depart Baku on Tuesdays and Sundays using a Boeing 767 with economy class and VIP Club cabins. Return flights from Bangkok will depart on Mondays and Wednesdays. Read more

The Salil Hotel Sukhumvit 57-Thonglor open for bookings

June 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News

BANGKOK, 30 June 2017: The Salil Hotel Sukhumvit 57-Thonglor that soft opened last April is now fully operational taking bookings from the travel trade and featuring on all major online booking sites.

Located on Sukhumvit 57 Thonglor, the 130-room property is positioned as a four-star hotel targeting the leisure market. Read more

Capella gets its Bangkok break

March 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 9 March 2017: Bangkok-based international real estate developer, Country Group Development, will bring Capella, a worldwide luxury hotel brands, to the Thai capital.

The hotel is due to open in mid 2018 at a riverside site.

Country Group Development, CEO, Ben Taechaubol and Capella Hotel Group Asia CEO, Nicholas Clayton, attended the first property’s official topping off ceremony 8 March. Read more

Thai airports tighten security

October 12, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 12 October 2016: Airports of Thailand tightened security, Monday, at  six airports nation-wide,  following a police alert that warned bomb attacks could target Bangkok’s airports and tourist attractions in late October.

AoT’s president, Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, said security checks would be increased at airports following the announcement by National Police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, who instructed police to step up security following an intelligence report of possible bomb attacks in Bangkok and its suburbs, later this month.

According to deputy police chief, Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, there was information suggesting several car bomb attacks were being planned for the Thai capital and its suburbs between 25 and 30 October. The targets of the attacks could be airports, parking lots, tourist attractions and shopping malls. Read more

Best of Bangkok’s icons

June 9, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 9 June 2015: Three of Bangkok’s popular landmarks were voted among the top 10 in Asia by travellers on the popular website TripAdvisor.

The iconic must-see places in Thailand were the Reclining Buddha in Wat Pho, Grand Palace, and the Temple of Dawn, all in Bangkok.

In the TripAdvisor listings, the Reclining Buddha in Wat Pho, also known as Wat Phra Chettuphon, was fourth on the list of Asia’s top 25 best landmarks. Read more