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  • Travel

    What to know before taking the BTS Skytrain and MRT Metro

    The BTS Skytrain, and MRT Metro (mostly underground) are lifesavers in Bangkok’s heavily congested traffic, but taking public transportation in a new country can be daunting for tourists or people moving to a new place. By using the fast, air-conditioned trains, you can avoid being stuck in the crazy traffic, taxi drivers demanding high rates, and the vast yet difficult-to-navigate…

  • Cambodia

    Cambodia officially becomes ‘Covid-Free’

    Cambodia now claims it is now completely free of Covid-19, according to a statement released by the country’s health ministry yesterday. The last recorded case has recovered and Cambodia has entered a state of “Covid Zero.” The southeast Asian nation – which has a population of 16.7 million – recorded a total of 136,262 cases, 133,206 recoveries and 3,056 Covid-19…

  • Travel

    Best hotels in Pattaya for an amazing holiday

    Needless to say, Pattaya’s hotels are on par with those in other big cities. When it comes to finding a location to stay when you are not out and about, you have a lot of possibilities. Your lodging demands, whether you’re a large spender or a budget visitor, are obviously within reach. You may be guaranteed to experience convenience as…

  • Thailand

    Thai AirAsia X launches cheap flights between Bangkok and Seoul, South Korea

    Thailand’s airline Thai AirAsia X has launched flights from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport in South Korea. The route will take place 3 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The first flight on the new route landed in Seoul yesterday, June 1. To celebrate the launch, the airline is offering return flights from Bangkok to…

  • Property News

    Hotels are expected to see a large jump in earnings

    Thai property giant Singha Estate predict a large jump in hotel revenue in 2022, and a considerable increase in real estate sales, following the return of international travellers after Thailand’s reopening. Once hotels revive, earnings from the hotel sector will increase from 4.5 billion baht in 2021 to 9 billion baht in 2022, according to the Chief Financial Officer of…

  • Tourism

    Japan tour packages more expensive due to Covid restrictions

    The Japan National Tourism Organisation announced entry rules for tour companies allowed to enter Japan with their groups on June 10 for the first time since the pandemic in 2020. With immigration restrictions and requirements, Covid-19 screenings, and increasing operating costs, it’s predicted the prices will be 30 to 40% higher than packages offered before the outbreak, according to the…

  • Tourism

    Half a million Indian tourists to enter Thailand in 2022

    Thailand hopes to welcome around 500,000 travellers from India by the end of 2022 after latest statistics revealed over 100,000 Indian tourists have entered the country since January. And it’s great news for the Thai economy as holiday makers from India have the potential to bring in over 22 billion baht in revenue. The Tourism Authority of Thailand is trying…

  • Travel

    Thailand’s most eco-friendly hotels to stay in 2022

    The unique designs of Thailand’s eco-friendly hotels leave a lasting impression on their visitors. From hotels floating on the river in Bangkok to those situated on a tropical island, these establishments strive to be as green as the surrounding scenery. Glamping is also available in the shape of tent-like rooms at some hotels. Others, on the other hand, have outdoor…

  • Travel

    How to get into Bangkok from Suvarnabhumi International Airport

    Suvarnabhumi International Airport is one of two airports in Bangkok, the other being Don Muang Airport. Suvarnabhumi is located in Samut Prakan, just south of Bangkok and it’s around 30 kilometers from the heart of Bangkok. There are three ways you can get into the city centre: train, bus or taxi. The best, and easiest way to get into Bangkok…

  • Travel

    The best private villas to rent in Bangkok for 2022

    When it comes to accommodation in Bangkok, travellers have a lot of options. The city is brimming with hotels, resorts, and apartments for rent. However, those who want more exclusivity may want to look at what private villas have to offer. With prime locations and private quarters, renting a private villa can be the best bet to get away from…

  • Malaysia

    Malaysians continue to flood into Thailand

    Every day, 350 – 400 Malaysians apply for “border passes” into Thailand, according to Kelantan Immigration director Azhar Abd Hamid. Since the Thai – Malaysia border reopened on May 5, Malaysia’s immigration offices have received a high volume of applications, especially from residents from Kelantan. Around 40% of applications come from Malaysians who plan to travel to southern Thailand, according…

  • Travel

    5 things to do on a rainy day in Thailand 2022

    The mention of the Thai “rainy season” sends the fear of dread running through a most tourists and visitors alike who imagine a deluge of endless water cascading from the sky for days on end. This is a common misconception held by holiday makers. Yes, it does rain and there will be days when the weather interferes with your vacation,…

  • Travel

    The best hotels in Bangkok for 2022

    With its vibrant nightlife, diverse food, sparkling temples, and many exciting things to do, Bangkok is a captivating city. Here, visitors can test their tolerance for spicy meals while sipping fresh coconut water. They can also test out their comfort zones by trying numerous different things they won’t usually do anywhere else. However, because the city is separated into several…

  • World

    Japan’s PM says entry restrictions to ease by next month

    Japan’s PM announced yesterday that in June, visitors can enter the country “as smoothly as other G-7 nations”. Apart from China, Japan is the last Asian country that still hasn’t opened its border to foreign tourists. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country has only been letting in foreigners who are either studying abroad, foreign dignitaries, or people…

  • Phuket

    First flight arrives in Phuket under revised “Thailand Pass”

    Phuket’s first arrival flight under the Thailand Pass updated ‘eased’ restrictions has arrived! A flight from Qatar carrying with 324 passengers landed at Phuket International Airport this morning, and an airport director said 4,482 travellers in total are expected to arrive today. The director said that throughout May, an average of 27 flights per day were expected to arrive at…

  • Tourism

    Thailand tourism authorities want to attract 1 million tourists a month in final quarter

    Things are looking up for Thailand’s tourism sector as several entry restrictions are set to ease tomorrow (Sunday). On April 25, it was reported that 713,183 international travellers had arrived in Thailand this year, more than 50% actual tourists. Now, the Tourism Authority of Thailand reportedly hopes to attract at least 1 million tourists every month heading into the next…

  • Southeast Asia

    Southeast Asia is finally seeing visitors again

    After the seemingly endless Covid-19 slump, Southeast Asia is finally reopening to the world! The number of people doing Google searches about Singapore travel has reportedly gone up among travellers in Malaysia, along with Indonesia, India, and Australia. Flights to Singapore from several countries are expected to see a massive spike. Flights from Indonesia to Singapore are expected to quadruple…

  • Travel

    Coming to Thailand from May 2022? Here’s all you need to know.

    On April 22, CCSA announced major changes for everyone who will enter Thailand, whether Thai or foreigner, vaccinated or not vaccinated. We have covered a lot about this on video for our YouTube channel and in written form here on The Thaiger. But here is everything you need for returning to Thailand in one post. Registration for the revised Thailand…

  • Singapore

    Singapore airport deals with flight problems

    Changi Airport in Singapore plans to reschedule some of its flights in the next few days. The country has a 4 day holiday coming up, now that authorities have scrapped all tests for vaccinated people, and this is expected to be a very busy time for travel. A report today says the airport also has yet to approve some additional…

  • Sponsored

    Thailand Pass is now open for test-free applications

    Press Release The updated Thailand Pass system is now accepting registration for the new test-free entry. It opened just after midnight, April 29. You will be able to apply for your Thailand Pass FREE at https://tp.consular.go.th/ From 1st May 2022, travellers entering Thailand by air will be subject to new entry measures, as follows; Fully Vaccinated Travellers will only need the…

  • Travel

    City Guide: Top 10 unique buildings in Bangkok 2022

    Thailand’s architecture is often overlooked, with temples taking most of the limelight. The capital of Bangkok is a true concrete jungle where antiquity and modernity collide, creating a uniquely beautiful cityscape. Unsurprisingly, Bangkok has produced some awesome and somewhat bizarre architectural designs. Searching them out is an interesting way to explore the city, and some towers will give you a…

  • Tourism

    New Thailand Pass rules and registration coming up

    Starting this Friday, travellers to Thailand can register for Thailand Pass under the new entry measures. Vaccinated travellers must attach documents including their passport, vaccine information, and proof of insurance with US$10,000. Unvaccinated, or ‘under-vaccinated’ travellers must also submit these materials, along with a negative RT-PTR test result issued within 72 hours before travelling, if they don’t wish to quarantine.…