Singaporeans advised to be cautious while travelling to Thailand

Published on : Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Singaporeans travelling to ThailandReacting against the numerous attacks in Thailand last year, MFA or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised Singaporeans to be cautious while travelling to this country.


Two explosive devices had exploded in Bangkok Skytrain System’s Siam station that is close to shopping mall Siam Paragon on 1st February, 2015. The following month, a grenade had exploded in Chatuchak, a popular shopping district in Thailand. Next, on 10th April, 2015, a car bomb had exploded in a shopping mall known as Central Festival, based in Koh Samui.


In addition, the fateful day of 17th August, 2015 also witnessed a bomb explosion in Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine that injured over 100 people and killed at least 20. Seven Singaporeans were injured and one of them killed in this deadly attack. The next day, yet another bomb exploded in this country, at Sathorn Pier, that is located near the Taksin BTS station.


A travel notice issued by the MFA on 7th June, urged Singaporeans to be extremely careful while residing in Thailand or travelling to this place.


The notice issued by the MFA asked Singaporeans to be aware of the latest news and trends of Thailand through the different news outlets, and pay attention to the instructions of the authorities of Thailand. Singaporeans were also urged to be vigilant about their personal safety and be really cautious. Furthermore, the notice asked them to be careful while choosing travel insurance and be acquainted with the terms and conditions of the insurance policy.


MFA also motivated Singaporeans to register at the official website of MFA. And, in case Singaporeans are in urgent requirement of assistance, they should get in touch with the Singapore Embassy at Bangkok.

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