Jakarta Traffic Problem – No fast tracks in Indonesia

Jakarta’s epic traffic jams cost the economy US$3.4 billion in losses per year, a tangle even massive infrastructure building could take decades to unsnarl By John McBeth Over the past two decades, Bangkok has made great strides in public transport, building the so-called Skytrain and a subway in the expectation it would relieve the once-canal-laced … Continue reading Jakarta Traffic Problem – No fast tracks in Indonesia

Thailand: Ban on street food takes effect in capital amid junta crackdown

By Asian Correspondent Staff| @ascorrespondent BANGKOK’S world-famous culinary experience looks set to change dramatically today as Thailand’s ruling junta placed a complete ban on street food stalls along all of the capital’s main roads as part of their crackdown of street side dining. According to AFP (via Channel News Asia), the clean-up campaign has prompted … Continue reading Thailand: Ban on street food takes effect in capital amid junta crackdown

Tourism Industry News – Indonesia trying to lure ten million Chinese tourists

  Shì shí shèng yú xióng biàn (actions speak louder than words), according to the Chinese proverb and more action is what Indonesia needs to realize its ambitious goal to attract 10 million tourists from the world’s second-largest economy by 2019. The latest data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) show that even though there … Continue reading Tourism Industry News – Indonesia trying to lure ten million Chinese tourists

Tourism – Travel – Thailand

Will ‘Teflon’ tourism always save Thailand? Visitor numbers continue to grow despite political turbulence Outside Bangkok’s Grand Palace, a shop selling mini-pineapples is doing a roaring trade. Hordes of parched tourists, nudged along by tour leaders, shuffle along the sidewalks with the northern Thai delicacy perched on a stick. The visitors’ bright red and orange attire … Continue reading Tourism – Travel – Thailand

Tripadvisor – Bangkok is cheapest of South-East Asian popular destinations

According to research from TripAdvisor, Bangkok is the most budget-friendly place to spend a week-long vacation during the high season, which is now through the end of February. Yesterday, the travel site named Bangkok as both inexpensive and desirable to travelers already living in Southeast Asia. The company took into account round-trip airfare from within … Continue reading Tripadvisor – Bangkok is cheapest of South-East Asian popular destinations