Bangkok Shutdown Day Two

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In 2013, I spent two to three months in Bangkok and consider it my “home” in Asia. Right now, I am watching the developments far away from the Society Islands.

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The demonstration is now in their second day and the demonstrators have blocked seven major traffic intersections in central Bangkok.

Getting to the major malls (Siam Paragon, Central World, MBK, Gaysorn etc) and hotels (Renaissance, InterContinental, Grand Hyatt, St Regis etc) around the Ratchaprasong area could be a challenge and the shops maybe closed or close earlier than usual.

Thai Airways has canceled some flights and consolidated them to remaining ones. It also seems that the airline is downgrading some equipment to better meet lower demand. You can access Thai’s information about flight changes here.

The NY Times has a good piece on the latest developments and reasons behind these demonstrations that you can access here. You should also read Bangkok Post (website here ) and the Nation (website here). These are the two daily English newspapers in Thailand

Conclusion

I know that LoyaltyLobby has quite a few readers in the Bangkok area. Maybe you could comment on the latest developments?

The news reports that I have seen on the TV suggest that these demonstrations could go for weeks if not for months.

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