Friday, April 02, 2010

Thailand political unrest, April 2010

If you are coming to Thailand any time soon you should check with your travel agent/tour arranger, and/or search Google for the latest news updates, before coming to Bangkok, because there are now some much more serious problems concerning the ongoing political protests.

The protestors known as the "Red Shirts" (who represent the majority of Thai people, specifically the rural poor) are planning to expand their protests out into the popular business and tourist areas of Bangkok soon, in order to further press their demands for immediate and fair democratic elections.

While this increased action will probably be applauded by a great many Thai people, it will of course have unfortunate consequences for foreigners wishing to enjoy famous places in Bangkok such as Silom/Patpong, the Siam shopping areas, the Pratunam/Chit Lom shopping areas and Sukhumvit/Nana.

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