‘Experience Asia’ News for October 2022

Welcome to our ‘Experience Asia’ Newsletter for October 2022. Please read on, for news about ‘Tuk-Tuk Night Tours’, our ‘Enhanced Services’ and a ‘Gory Festival’

Thailand News / No more proof of jabs needed

Starting from 1 October 2022, international travelers to Thailand will no longer need to show proof of vaccination, or ATK test results. Thailand has now downgraded the Covid-19 classification from “a dangerous communicable disease” to “a communicable disease under surveillance”.

Thailand News / Return of the ‘Phuket Triathlon’

Laguna Phuket, welcomes the 28th edition of the internationally-acclaimed ‘Laguna Phuket Triathlon’ on Sunday, 20 November 2022. Known as “The Race of Legends”, this popular event is finally back after its two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Product News / Add on VIP Services to Enhance the Thailand Experience 

Experience Asia can offer great VIP experiences and enhancements to Thailand travel for surprisingly minor costs – contact sales@experiencetravel.asia for pricing

Some of the most popular services are listed below:

  • ‘Photo’ or ‘Video Diary’ / our guides can create a permanent record of your dream holiday
  • ‘Fast Track’ Immigration Service / VIP arrival experience to zoom through immigration
  • ‘Concierge’ Guide / 24-hour personal guide service
  • ‘Limousine’ airport transfer with a ‘Police Escort’ / A true VIP experience
  • ‘Alms to the Monks’ / Give food offerings to local Monks and receive a blessing

Product News / ‘Tuk-Tuk’ Evening Food Tour

One of our most popular evening tours begins at our central meeting point, where guests can board a ‘Tuk-Tuk’ (Thai motorized tricycle) . A short ride brings us to the first stop, a typical North-Eastern Thai restaurant, where guests can sample regional favorites such as spicy Papaya salad and deep-fried crispy catfish. The next stop is at a popular chicken noodle stall to sample their signature dish

At the huge flower market, there are sweet Thai snacks available, before continuing on to visit a local temple. Last stops are at a local bar, and a restaurant famous for Bangkok’s best ‘Pad Thai’. The tour finishes with our Tuk-Tuk dropping you off at your hotel.

Hotel News / Chatrium Grand Bangkok

Perched on the banks of Bangkok’s famous canal Khlong Saen Saep with easy access to Siam Paragon lifestyle mall, Chatrium Grand Bangkok, a five-star hotel operated by Chatrium Hospitality, is all set to welcome guests on 28 November. The 582-room and suite twin-tower hotel and residences will offer true luxurious ambiance, for leisure guests and corporate groups.

Hotel News / Noku Phuket

Situated on a scenic view point overlooking Chalong Bay in Phuket, ‘The Noku’ offer seclusion and peacefulness. The 91 villas and lofts are furnished in soft earthy tones, combining Thai modern architecture amid the surrounding lush greenery.

Hotel News / Radisson Resort & Suites Phuket

The fifth property for Radisson Hotel Group in Thailand, Radisson Resort & Suites Phuket is located near to the scenic Kamala Beach in Phuket, with the backdrop of a lush jungle-clad mountain facing the Andaman Sea. The hotel features 179 suites, a lagoon pool, six restaurants and bars.

Hotel News / JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa

The newly-transformed five-star JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa has been enhanced and upgraded with the theme of a “destination within a destination”. The beach-front resort has 420 rooms, suites and villas all immaculately decorated. Khao Lak is one of southern Thailand’s quieter coastal destinations with unspoilt beaches, yet just an hour’s drive from Phuket.

Other News / ‘Phuket Vegetarian Festival’ – Not for the Squeamish!

The ‘Phuket Vegetarian Festival’ (or ‘Nine Emperor Gods Festival’) happens once a year, during the ninth lunar month, and is one of the most auspicious events in Phuket. Chinese culture has been embedded amongst Phuket’s communities, for more than a century and for this unique occasion, a crowd of devotees assemble in every Chinese shrine around the island. The Vegetarian Festival is an internationally known event, and while it is also celebrated, more low-key, in Bangkok, it is mostly a Phuket event. From early morning, worshipers will enter a trance at their favorite shrine and pierce their cheeks and other body parts, with the most extreme object possible: from a gas nozzle to a sword, to a pool cue or even a car shock absorber.

Wishing you all Happy Travels

Stephen McEvoy / Managing Director


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