MFA issues advisory for Singaporeans in Bangkok

MFA issues advisory for Singaporeans in Bangkok
Anti-government protesters wave national flags during a demonstration in Bangkok on November 25, 2013.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised Singaporeans travelling to Bangkok to stay away from large crowds and demonstrations.


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Singaporeans in or travelling to Bangkok are also advised to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/.

Here is the full statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

As of 25 November 2013 evening, the Thai Government has expanded the Internal Security Act (ISA) to all districts of Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani’s Lardlumkaew district and Samut Prakarn’s Bang Pli district (which includes Suvarnabhumi Airport). Political demonstrations have now expanded beyond the main protest area at the Democracy Monument along Ratchadamnoen Avenue and are taking place in various locations within Bangkok, including at some government buildings.

Protest areas may also include popular tourist areas like Silom Road and Ratchaprasong intersection, and new locations for street protests could be announced at short notice.

Singaporeans who wish to travel to Bangkok during this period may encounter increased security presence and traffic congestion. They are advised to stay away from large crowds and demonstrations, monitor local news and developments closely, take all necessary precautions for personal safety, and purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance.

In addition, 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. Singaporeans who are in need of consular assistance while in Bangkok may contact our Embassy in Bangkok or the 24 hr MFA Duty Office at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Thailand
129 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120
Tel: 001-66-(2) 286-2111 or 001-66-(81) 844-3580 (24-hours)
Fax: 001-66-(2) 287-2578
Email: singemb_bkk@sgmfa.gov.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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