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by Mike Parker
07 Jul 2020 11:09
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 65
Views: 22794

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

How is the French owned resort handling this ?
by Mike Parker
22 Jun 2020 15:35
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: The end of tourism for Bangsaphan?
Replies: 8
Views: 2860

Re: The end of tourism for Bangsaphan?

Sadly the Thai Gov is stumbling around with no idea what direction they should take for the benefit of the whole country.I take anything they say with a pinch of salt but it is sending a clear message to the former backbone of tourism that you are not really welcome here. We got out of lock down her...
by Mike Parker
17 May 2020 16:24
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 65
Views: 22794

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

The Thai government are way behind in schemes to gouge more money out of tourists. Some years ago when I got visas for our trip to India I found I had to pay a levy to support indigent Indian workers abroad. Australian Government are pretty good at gouging tourists as well.I forget how much it cost...
by Mike Parker
17 May 2020 16:15
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 65
Views: 22794

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

I would imagine they will allow flights from countries that are relatively free of virus infection in first,lets hope so.
by Mike Parker
02 May 2020 10:36
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 65
Views: 22794

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Domestic flights now to 14 provinces.Updates happen hourly. Chiang Mai malls that employ 1,000's still closed.
Makro this morning alcohol packed to the ceiling waiting for the big opening !
by Mike Parker
01 May 2020 18:26
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 65
Views: 22794

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

We had an email from a friend in Chiang Mai who also said alcohol would be banned for another month - but with a 2 day grace period to replenish stocks. Beyond belief. The 2 day window has been closed.We have flights (Air Asia,Nok ,Vietjet & Lion) leaving Chiang Mai now to Bangkok,both airports and...
by Mike Parker
27 Apr 2020 10:25
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 65
Views: 22794

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Just read inbound International flights not on for at least another 15 days. In Chiang Mai we have a population, with Burmese .Laos and Cambodian workers, of over 1 m. I've been impressed with how disciplined people have been.Everyone one wearing masks ,temps taken when going into stores High temp a...
by Mike Parker
26 Apr 2020 11:52
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 65
Views: 22794

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Bangkok media reporting Swampy will open May 1 but not any indication of what flights coming and going.Apparently they have taken the opportunity to add more escalators and give the whole place a bit of face lift.I guess matter of waiting to see what unfolds
by Mike Parker
25 Apr 2020 08:09
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 65
Views: 22794

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

There's a lot of talk about there being a second wave of Covida virus but that is sheer speculation. Free food queues here all over Chiang Mai are growing daily.CM economy is totally dependent on tourism.Businesses closing for good. They have to open up again soon with sensible screening unlike the ...
by Mike Parker
24 Apr 2020 12:27
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 65
Views: 22794

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Appears to be a lot of confusion regarding when incoming and outgoing International flights will be allowed.Seems Domestic flights are almost ready to roll but leaves the tourism industry in limbo.If anybody gets credible information they might provide a link .I can't find one and was so hoping for ...
by Mike Parker
06 Apr 2020 16:01
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 65
Views: 22794

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Same apparently for Phuket and Korat,domino effect ?As you say where are guests supposed to go or is it mis information meaning no new guests allowed ? Also rumours circulating about bringing in a 24 hour curfew. Even in Thai times that seems unlikely
by Mike Parker
24 Mar 2020 10:21
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Status of various things in Bangsaphan
Replies: 28
Views: 20121

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

The crunch time is now with 1,000's of Bangkok workers returning to their Provinces,most to the NE so won't effect you down south but there obviously will be some. Self isolation for 2 weeks is maybe a concept Thais wont understand or be able to do as the family home is all they have to go to. Chian...
by Mike Parker
13 Feb 2020 17:22
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Deadsville, Bangsaphan
Replies: 55
Views: 44288

Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Been confirmed today 300 Chinese coming in at CM International Airport a day compared with 2-3,000 a day last year in February Previously mostly charter flights.They buy tickets at home for flights and accom. Moved around by Thai/Chinese owned buses to favoured and mostly Thai/Chinese owned restaura...
by Mike Parker
12 Feb 2020 17:26
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Deadsville, Bangsaphan
Replies: 55
Views: 44288

Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

The annual pollution especially in Bangkok and the north of Thailand combined with the now renamed Covid-19 virus has been the perfect storm for Thai tourism both domestic and international.In the city of Chiang Mai this morning it was as quiet as I've ever seen it even in the depths of a low season...
by Mike Parker
31 May 2019 12:06
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Deadsville, Bangsaphan
Replies: 55
Views: 44288

Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

The younger Chinese tourists tend to just wander around the old city,take a zillion photos ,feed the pigeons at Thepae Gate which is now illegal.High percenatge are well dressed intelligent young ladies.The older ones tend to come in groups,ferried around in buses and vans, and their itinerary is we...