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#1 seanjean

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 03:16 PM

I heard in the news thailand and particularly bangkok is having
Some unrest and prottesting, I'm going there in may, u think ill be
Ok? My main mission is lb hunting,

Thanks

#2 travis bickle

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 03:37 PM

I heard in the news thailand and particularly bangkok is having
Some unrest and prottesting, I'm going there in may, u think ill be
Ok? My main mission is lb hunting,

Thanks

Hi Seanjean,I'll be there myself in May.I have absolutely no worries about going to Thailand whatsoever.If there is civil unrest-I'm sure it wil be directed against the government agencies,and not against tourist LB hunters in nana plaza.If there is any suggestion of it getting to the tourist area in bkk-i will just head off to pattaya or somewhere else-Thailand is a big country.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:27 AM

Hi Seanjean,I'll be there myself in May.I have absolutely no worries about going to Thailand whatsoever.If there is civil unrest-I'm sure it wil be directed against the government agencies,and not against tourist LB hunters in nana plaza.If there is any suggestion of it getting to the tourist area in bkk-i will just head off to pattaya or somewhere else-Thailand is a big country.


Travis, your comment is incorrect.

Currently the main Red-Shirts rally is at Ratchaprasong intersection which, for people who do not know Bangkok, is the area from Central World past Siam paragon and up to MBK, all the malls are closed. Bangkok and the surrounding provinces are under a state of emergency, several areas of Bangkok have tension including Silom Road area (Patpong). There have been marches on Sukhumvit as well as reports of several establishments in Soi 22 being turned over by red shirt supporters. Just last night, according to an SMS from a friend, a Farang tourist was hounded out of Nana Plaza for wearing a Red Shirt, poor bugger probably didn't know why.

This was in the Bangkok Post this Morning Foreigners told to Avoid Certain Areas and in the Nation BMA Cancels Songkran Events , this is the second year on the trot that Songkran celibrations have been cancelled in Bangkok, could you imagine the outrage if Christmas / New Year was cancelled in London / New York (Insert any major city). Demonstrations are now taking place outside Bangkok Red Shirts in 17 Provinces .

Today will be interesting Red Shirts to March to Ten Spots Friday stay tuned for further updates.

Personally if I was coming to Thailand for a few days / couple of weeks as a monger over the next few weeks I would give Bangkok a miss and head straight down to Pattaya.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 02:20 PM

Thanx for the update-it wont stop me staying in bkk a few nights tho'.I just wont wear my united shirt!

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 01:35 AM

15 Dead 678 injured, Red Shirts setting up barracades on Sukhumvit, Red Shirts hiding behind Tourists in KSR, Sjytrain shutdown etc etc Our Darkest hour


I haven't been able to wear my United Shirt (in public) for over a month :P

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 09:51 AM

yes things have certainly escalated this time , very hard for sides to back down once it gets to this. Normally has to be a winner and a loser once violence is involved unfortunately( i know thailand loses no matter waht...Ihave been in Bkk when trouble before but this time seems to be quite a lot more serious...Four weeks to go till i land in Bkk so a lot can happen but will be wary thats for sure...

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:22 AM

15 Dead 678 injured, Red Shirts setting up barracades on Sukhumvit, Red Shirts hiding behind Tourists in KSR, Sjytrain shutdown etc etc Our Darkest hour


I haven't been able to wear my United Shirt (in public) for over a month :P


Wearing a united shirt you really should be a target :lol:

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:42 PM

Wearing a united shirt you really should be a target :lol:

United what??????
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 02:27 PM

Bangkok.....very dangerous now....recommend you stay home.....the fewer punters there are the sexier man I become!

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:50 PM

15 Dead 678 injured, Red Shirts setting up barracades on Sukhumvit, Red Shirts hiding behind Tourists in KSR, Sjytrain shutdown etc etc Our Darkest hour


I haven't been able to wear my United Shirt (in public) for over a month :P


Hi KLW

I will be in Bangkok next week but am now considering detouring to Phuket.
Do you think we have seen the worst of this political unrest/violence?
If an election is called in the next few days will things go back to normal in BKK?
Is Bangkok under marshall law?
Are business's still operating? (Nana Plaza bars)
The political unrest in Thailand does get much coverage on Australian tv so is hard for me to decide whether i should go ahead with my trip to Bangkok or change my plans.
My main concern is the the protesters blockading the airport, leaving me stranded in BKK .
I would appreciate any feedback from any local/expat BM's

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 11:00 PM

Hi KLW

I will be in Bangkok next week but am now considering detouring to Phuket.
Do you think we have seen the worst of this political unrest/violence?
If an election is called in the next few days will things go back to normal in BKK?
Is Bangkok under marshall law?
Are business's still operating? (Nana Plaza bars)
The political unrest in Thailand does get much coverage on Australian tv so is hard for me to decide whether i should go ahead with my trip to Bangkok or change my plans.
My main concern is the the protesters blockading the airport, leaving me stranded in BKK .
I would appreciate any feedback from any local/expat BM's

cheers Jamie


one of the girls i get on with emailed me and said she has stopped working as its bad time :( :( :(

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 12:13 AM

one of the girls i get on with emailed me and said she has stopped working as its bad time :( :( :(


DOH ! :(

did she say if other girls have stopped working or if the bars are still operating? :huh:

thanks for the update lotusguy

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:58 AM

I will be in Bangkok next week but am now considering detouring to Phuket.
Do you think we have seen the worst of this political unrest/violence? NO
If an election is called in the next few days will things go back to normal in BKK? Election wont be called in next few days 6 Months at the earliest
Is Bangkok under marshall law? YES
Are business's still operating? (Nana Plaza bars) YES But many of the Girls are staying away using it as an excuse to take time off for Songkran
The political unrest in Thailand does get much coverage on Australian tv so is hard for me to decide whether i should go ahead with my trip to Bangkok or change my plans.
My main concern is the the protesters blockading the airport, leaving me stranded in BKK . NO CHANCE

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:18 AM

I will be in Bangkok next week but am now considering detouring to Phuket.
Do you think we have seen the worst of this political unrest/violence? NO
If an election is called in the next few days will things go back to normal in BKK? Election wont be called in next few days 6 Months at the earliest
Is Bangkok under marshall law? YES
Are business's still operating? (Nana Plaza bars) YES But many of the Girls are staying away using it as an excuse to take time off for Songkran
The political unrest in Thailand does get much coverage on Australian tv so is hard for me to decide whether i should go ahead with my trip to Bangkok or change my plans.
My main concern is the the protesters blockading the airport, leaving me stranded in BKK . NO CHANCE


i only got back last week and the army were all over the roads and hiways ,making sure the airport was safe i dont think they will let it happen again. political unrest seem fine but fucking around with the airport will not happen again...

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:43 AM

I have been to the Airport on 3 occasions since this current protest started and securety is getting much tighter, last time I was there was Saturday morning and it was crawling with troops.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:53 AM

i only got back last week and the army were all over the roads and hiways ,making sure the airport was safe i dont think they will let it happen again. political unrest seem fine but fucking around with the airport will not happen again...


Thanks for the update's KLW & lotusguy

If BKK is business as usual, i'll be there next week as planned.
If you guys wanna meet up @ Nana the drinks will be on me B)

cheers guys :D
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:55 AM

Thanks for the update's KLW & lotusguy

If BKK is business as usual, i'll be there next week as planned.
If you guys wanna meet up @ Nana the drinks will be on me B)

cheers guys :D


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Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:49 AM

I got an email from my hotel recommending that I postpone my stay in BKK. They said that there is no danger but It would be difficult getting around the city as well as to and from the airport.
I'm going to wait until a few days before I leave, but I may go straight to Phuket.

Jamie, if you go to Nana, will you let us know how it is? I will be arriving on May 1st.

Have a beer with you there or in Phuket!

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:51 AM

I landed at Suvarnabhumi about 12.30 on the 12th and took a meter taxi to the Dynasty Grande. The only thing I noticed on the way was a red shirt parade on a road off of the freeway. Once in Nana area, things seemed normal to me. I waited for my girl and her friend to meet me outside the hotel, they took a long time getting there, but once they arrived, we went out for the evening. We took the BTS and taxis with no problem and minimal traffic. Early the next morning we took a taxi down to Ekamai bus station (BTS not running that early) and hopped a bus to Pattaya for the week. From my day there, if I wasn't watching the news, I wouldn't have known there was any trouble right now.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:40 PM

I landed at Suvarnabhumi about 12.30 on the 12th and took a meter taxi to the Dynasty Grande. The only thing I noticed on the way was a red shirt parade on a road off of the freeway. Once in Nana area, things seemed normal to me. I waited for my girl and her friend to meet me outside the hotel, they took a long time getting there, but once they arrived, we went out for the evening. We took the BTS and taxis with no problem and minimal traffic. Early the next morning we took a taxi down to Ekamai bus station (BTS not running that early) and hopped a bus to Pattaya for the week. From my day there, if I wasn't watching the news, I wouldn't have known there was any trouble right now.


Hi Felix69

thanks for the update, things seem to have settled down for now,
I will be in BKK next week Thursday 22nd > Tuesday 27th
MrCreosote I'll post updates daily on how things around Nana Plaza are going (LB action) :P

Any other BM's in BKK wanna meet up for drinks @ Nana Plaza send me a PM

cheers

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