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.
Increased admission fees at Cambodia’s Angkor Archaeological Park have helped generate record income. Angkor Enterprise handles ticket issuing services for the park and reported earlier this month that income for May this year was almost 100 per cent higher than for May 2016.
Two of Thailand’s airlines were awarded several prizes in the recently announced Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017. National carrier Thai Airways scooped the top ranking in the category for economy class while Bangkok Airways was the number one regional airline in Asia as well as the world.
The People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City has given the green light to a proposal to inaugurate water music performances. Tai Nguyen Company tabled the plan to launch the audio-visual shows from a barge moored on the Dia Canal.