Public passenger vans evicted from Bangkok Victory Monument
Victory Monument was the main hub for van services for destinations up to 300kms from Bangkok. Hua Hin, Pattaya and Lopburi were among the destinations accessible by van from stops at the roundabout surrounding the iconic Bangkok landmark.
Vans now depart from Bangkok’s Ekkamai, Morchit and Sai Tai Kao Southern Terminal. Which terminal is dependent on where the passenger’s final destination is. 12GO ASIA advises travellers making reservations via its website to check their confirmation slips carefully to ensure they go to the correct departure station.
Thailand’s Transport Ministry is offering free shuttle bus services from Victory Monument to the three bus stations. Omsin Chiwaphruek, the Thai deputy transport minister, was in attendance yesterday to oversee the transition and he said the shuttle services were free and would be a permanent service.
The organisers of the 2017 edition of Viral Fest Asia have released a line-up of the musical artistes scheduled to perform. South Korean singing icon Rain and Thailand’s very own Hugo will be headlining at central Bangkok’s Show DC lifestyle and entertainment mall.
Contractors in northern Laos say work on boring tunnels for a new railway line from China is progressing in leaps and bounds. In Luang Namtha Province, spokesperson Chanthachone Keolakhone says three tunnels on the route are up to 50 metres through mountains.
The Vietnames seaside resort town of Nha Trang will be the centre of activities to mark the Khanh Hoa Sea Festival next month. The 2017 edition of the fest features an eclectic range of entertainment and activities.