MFA: S'POREANS ADVISED TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION WHEN VISITING THAILAND

Travel Notice for Thailand [Updated: 7 June 2016]

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There were a number of incidents in Thailand in 2015. On 1 February 2015, two small improvised explosive devices exploded at the Siam station of Bangkok’s Skytrain System, in close proximity to Siam Paragon shopping mall. On 7 March 2015, a grenade exploded outside the Bangkok Criminal Court in Chatuchak district. On 10 April 2015, a car bomb exploded in the basement car park of Central Festival shopping mall in Koh Samui in Surat Thani province. On 17 August 2015, a bomb exploded at the Erawan Shrine near Ratchaprasong intersection and Central World Shopping Centre in Bangkok, which killed several people and injured numerous others. Another bomb exploded at Sathorn Pier, next to Taksin BTS station, on 18 August 2015.

Singaporeans travelling to or residing in Thailand should exercise vigilance. They should keep themselves updated on the latest developments through Thai news outlets and heed the instructions of the local Thai authorities. Singaporeans are also advised to take all necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety, including purchasing comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage of the insurance policies.

Singaporeans are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ so that we may contact you should the need arise. Those in need of urgent consular assistance may contact our Embassy in Bangkok or the 24-hour Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Thailand
129 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120
Tel: +66-(2) 286-2111
Duty phone: +66-(81) 844-3580
Fax: +66-(2) 287-2578
Email: singemb_bkk@mfa.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855
Fax: 6476-7302
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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