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Safe to go Krabi now???

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1. Posted by owlet (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

owlet has indicated that this thread is about Thailand

My bf and I have booked our air tickets and accommodation for a week long holiday in Krabi from 21 Sept - 27 Sept 2008.

However, with the recent events happening in Thailand which led to the closure of Krabi airport and most recently Bangkok being declared the state of emergency today, we are concern if it is safe for us to continue with our travel plans to the island in 3 weeks time.

Would really appreciate if anyone in this forum could advise on what is the current situation in Krabi and if there are still protestors rallying in the streets etc. and what would your general advice be if you are in our situation.

Thanks!!

2. Posted by marcz21 (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

After the recent news release on the demonstration, there's still no update on airport back to operation.

http://enews.mcot.net/view.php?id=6014

My colleague's parents went to Krabi last week and they're still trapped there due to airport closure.

3. Posted by marcz21 (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Well i also found some updates on the situation till last 30th aug.
http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/Protesters-Block-Access-Phuket-Ha-t209237.html

Malaysian local paper continues reporting on the air asia flight cancellation on 31st Aug.
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/8/31/nation/22213571&sec=nation

Hope it helps..

4. Posted by owlet (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Hi Marcz21,

Thanks for the info...Really at the lost as to what to do. I'm told by the travel agency that I will not get a refund for my air ticket if I cancel the trip. And I am also not allowed to change my air ticket to another destination! Now waiting for the insurance company to reply me if they will compensate me for such a situation. If not, then I will have to forfeit my air ticket if I finally decide to forgo this trip.

My government just issued a statement to advise us to postpone our non-essential travel plans to Bangkok, as it is politically unstable at the moment. :(

5. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

Actually, bangkok is still safe. Shops and stalls are still open. Traffics are normal. Just avoid the old city.

6. Posted by bennnn (Inactive 93 posts) 8y

Is the railway still on strike? It started on 31st Aug while I was there, but not sure now. So if you do decide to head to Bangkok, you might have a hard time moving about, unless you take the bus or fly out of International aiport.

7. Posted by owlet (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

I am taking a plane to Krabi, transit in Bangkok airport. I am just concern about the overall situation in Krabi. Whether if there are protests going on, if shops/ hotels and other businesses are still open as per normal...

8. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

Quoting bennnn

Is the railway still on strike? It started on 31st Aug while I was there, but not sure now. So if you do decide to head to Bangkok, you might have a hard time moving about, unless you take the bus or fly out of International aiport.

Trains to other part are back to normal. Only to the south still on strike.

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