Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:50 am

Cowshed Cowboy wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:40 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:49 pm
i know of 1 multi billionaire that doesn't give a fuck about the people

Giving out food is all well and good, (they do it daily here in Kamala as well)
but what happens next
Lifting the quarantine wont mean there will be any customers nor will the places that catered to the tourists be opening anytime soon.
Agreed there is no quick fix, the Chinese will assist as soon as they can which will only help the connected/vested interest tourist trail tacky venues and get the island boats running again.. The popular quality bar/restauarants supported by expat residents all year round will open as normal and have a low low season without the steady but reduced number of low season tourists. I'd imagine shopping mallls, retail outlets etc wil be deadly quiet for the rest of the year with the level of unemployment. 15-20% GDP tourist sector taking a massive hit and the negative muliplier effect feeding through to their customers. Grim, grim prospect.
Pattaya and Chiang Mai, Bangkok to some extent, will recover quicker as they are both cities with a large population and get large numbers of local tourists ( well, not the bars), many of the locals work does not depend 100% on tourists
Chonburi ....well lots of factories so it all depends on when their orders start rolling in, otherwise huge numbers of unemployed for awhile.
But places like Phuket, Samui, Koh Tao etc will be really hurt as we depend on foreign tourists and cant survive without them
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:00 am

It's easy to forget that the non tourist economy was on the slide prior to this outbreak, I was seeing the definite start of recession in infrastructure related businesses, and bigger industrialc ompanies were also shutting or relocating because of the strength of the currency within the region. The govt's public spending drive has disguised the downturn in foreign investmnent since they.took over and it was starting to visibly filter through. The current situation will just exacerbate the issue.
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Post by Alex » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:03 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:49 pm
i know of 1 multi billionaire that doesn't give a fuck about the people
I take it that this particular Thai multi billionaire wasn't even asked. Who would dare?
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Post by AndyKK » Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:09 pm

Cowshed Cowboy wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:34 am
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Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:09 pm
Looks has the Thais have problems, has most of the world. But regarding Thailand would you say their problems are going to have next a knock on effect here in Cambodia?
Take care you expats over there.
Slowing Thai economy, less construction so less migrant labour required from Cambodia and Myanmar. If the Chinese use the opportunity to swoop in on the cheap, I think there is already enougb surplus commercial and residential real estate to soak up demand especially with the likely closures in the coming year. The prospect of further Chinese takeover is a horrendous thought.
If the Chinese use the opportunity to swoop in on the cheap! It seems that is one of their specialities, to do so where ever possible for them, taking what they can without contribution to the said countries in most cases. I would say this would also grow now, taking advantage of a situation, causing problems for authorities in many countries with a knock on effect to other nationalities. Such has the turn in the visa rules in Vietnam.
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Post by phuketrichard » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:58 am

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Now a handful of orders, dated last Wednesday, but which were only publicly posted after 8:30 on Saturday night, have confirmed that that the “Phuket Lockdown” will end on April 30. The orders, signed by Phuket’s outgoing governor Pakkapong Tawipat, can be seen here can be seen HERE.
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Post by yong » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:24 am

Today is last day of alcohol sales ban. Hope they don't update to 30th. Maid told be it will be pending confirmation today.
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Post by yong » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:05 pm

Some good news at least -

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-as ... 3#cxrecs_s


Deserted Thai beaches lure rare turtles to build most nests in 20 years

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A photo from March 31, 2020, shows the deserted Patong beach in Phuket.PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand has found the largest number of nests of rare leatherback sea turtles in two decades on beaches bereft of tourists because of the coronavirus pandemic, environmentalists say.

From wild boars patrolling the Israeli city of Haifa to deer venturing into London suburbs, virus closures are drawing wildlife into the abandoned streets of many cities.

In Thailand, with 2,765 infections and 47 deaths, travel curbs ranging from a ban on international flights to an appeal to citizens to stay home have brought a collapse in tourist numbers, but freed up the beaches for wildlife.

The 11 turtle nests authorities have found since last November were the highest number in 20 years, said Kongkiat Kittiwatanawong, the director of the Phuket Marine Biological Center.

"This is a very good sign for us because many areas for spawning have been destroyed by humans," he told Reuters. No such nests had been found for the previous five years.

"If we compare to the year before, we didn't have this many spawn, because turtles have a high risk of getting killed by fishing gear and humans disturbing the beach."

Leatherbacks are the world's largest sea turtles. They are considered endangered in Thailand, and listed as a vulnerable species globally by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

They lay their eggs in dark and quiet areas, scarce when tourists thronged the beaches. People have also been known to dig into their nests and steal eggs.

Late in March, staff at a national park in the southern province of Phanga Nga bordering the Andaman Sea found 84 hatchlings after monitoring eggs for two months.
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:24 pm

yong wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:24 am
Today is last day of alcohol sales ban. Hope they don't update to 30th. Maid told be it will be pending confirmation today.
Sorry Yong, you're gojng to have to suffer like the rest of us, 30th it is bro :beer2:
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:12 pm

yong wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:24 am
Today is last day of alcohol sales ban. Hope they don't update to 30th. Maid told be it will be pending confirmation today.
sorry,

The Governor of Bangkok is expected to announce an extension of the ban on the sale of alcohol to 30 April 2020. He will have a meeting this afternoon to discuss this and other issues.
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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