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Police Arrest Man Attempting to Sell Turtles to Bali Restaurants

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

(7/19/2014) The Bali Police have arrested a man captured trying to sell 17 protected green turtles (chelonia-mydas) to Denpasar restaurants. According tot Metrobali.com, under arrest is a man named Sangkalan, captured when police inspected a van he was driving on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai in Sanur on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Police ...

Increase in price for Indonesia Visa

Friday, July 4th, 2014

The Indonesian Immigration office has announced and implemented an increase in Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) fee starting on 3rd July 2014 at any international airport or official seaport in Indonesia.  The price for a seven-day visa-on-arrival has been set to $15 from the initial $10, while the price for a 30-day visa-on-arrival ...

Thailand Curfew Lifted

Monday, June 16th, 2014

The whole of Thailand is still under martial law, but the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has now lifted the curfew from the entire country. The NCPO established the curfew - which initially was for between 22:00 and 05:00, then later reduced to between 00:00 and 04:00 - on ...

Further relaxing of Thailand’s curfew

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Thailand’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has announced the lifting of the nighttime curfew in 17 provinces and 15 districts in three further provinces with immediate effect. The provinces are Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Tak, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Sukhothai, Mae Hong Son, Uttaradit, Phrae, Nan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Roi Et, Loei, ...

Thailand Curfew – 3 more locations exempt

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Thailand's nighttime curfew has been lifted in seven (7) more major tourist destinations: Hua Hin, Cha-am, Krabi, Phang Nga, Hat Yai, Koh Chang and Koh Phangan with immediate effect, as announced by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). This latest announcement brings the total number of major Thai ...

Koh Phangan Full Moon Party exempt from Curfew

Friday, June 6th, 2014

The lifting of the curfew in Thailand has been extended to Koh Phangan for the famous Full Moon Party this month, scheduled to take place between the 9th-13th of June. Let revellers revel!

Thailand Curfew reduced, lifted in tourist spots

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The curfew in Thailand, put in place by the Thai military junta, has been adjusted to 1am-4am in all provinces except for Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui where the curfew has been lifted entirely. This has been done in order to alleviate inconvenience in these tourist hotspots. Whether you agree or ...

New flight to Boracay from Singapore

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

SilkAir has launched flights between Singapore and Kalibo the gateway to Boracay in Philippines. Kalibo will be SilkAir’s third destination in the Philippines after Cebu and Davao, increasing the number of destinations in SilkAir’s route network to 46 destinations in 12 countries. Flights to Kalibo will be operated on a thrice weekly ...

Thailand Curfew Hours Relaxed

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

The Thai military has announced a shortened curfew, now to operate from midnight until 4am. In Bangkok, both The BTS Skytrain and MRT Subway are operating as normal during the day, but will stop services at 9pm for the duration of the curfew. However, BTS and MRT urge all those ...

Thailand Curfew

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

At 16:30 on Thursday afternoon, the Thai military staged a coup that, among other things, dissolved the caretaker government, suspended the constitution, banned gatherings of more than five people, and issued a curfew across the country that starts at 22:00 and ends at 05:00. The curfew applies to everyone in Thailand, ...

Martial Law Declared in Thailand

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

This morning at 3am the Thai army declared martial law in Thailand. The army chief, Gen Prayuth, signed the "first announcement" to set up the Peace-Keeping Command Centre (PKCC) under the military and dissolved the government's Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order. Under the "second announcement" of the ...

More Bangkok Protests

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

A day of anti-government protest has been called for Saturday 29th March in Bangkok. Disruption to some streets and increased traffic is expected.

Qatar Airways launch flights between Edinburgh and Doha

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Good news for travellers from Scotland, Qatar are launching flights to Doha from Edinburgh using the new Boeing Dreamliner, starting on 28 May this year. With connections from there to numerous destinations in Asia, this should noticeably shorten travel times to this part of the world. Flying direct to and from ...

New Anti-Rhino Horn Campaign in Vietnam

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Please pass this on to all your Vietnamese friends and acquaintances! [caption id="attachment_3203" align="alignleft" width="660"] Wild Aid's new Anti-Rhino Horn campaign for Vietnam[/caption]

Bali’s Day of Silence

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Nyepi is a “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every New Year according to the Balinese calendar and this year it falls on March 31. It is a Hindu celebration that is mainly celebrated on the Indonesian island of Bali, and it is marked with strict silence, fasting and meditation. ...