Sorting out Suvarnabhumi

Bangkok’s brand spanking new airport officially opens September 28 and while a few airlines have already started using it, the bulk of carriers won’t start flying in until the 28th. The lead-up to the airport’s opening has concentrated on the hyperbolic — tallest control tower, largest terminal building, most “expensive” luggage scanners and so on, but what about how to get there and away? Here’s the nitty gritty.

Coup in Thailand

In the very early morning of the 20th September, a coup took place in Thailand. Reports so far indicate the coup was bloodless (Thaksin was out of the country). It is still very early days and most importantly there is yet to be a word on the coup from the King — untill he makes a statement the situation should be considered to be very much up in the air.

For even the most diehard Thaksin-loather, this is a sad day for Thailand.

If you’re planning a trip to Thailand, for the moment go ahead with your plans, but keep a very close eye on developments.

We’re following www.2bangkok.com for up-to-date news on what is happening, while Wikipedia has a good summary of the events.