Singaporeans going to Bangkok urged to stay away from large crowds: MFA

Singaporeans going to Bangkok urged to stay away from large crowds: MFA

SINGAPORE - The Thai government has imposed the Internal Security Act (ISA) and Singaporeans travelling to Bangkok are advised to steer clear from large crowds, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In a travel notice issued yesterday, the MFA said that the Thai ISA has been imposed in three districts of Bangkok - Dusit, Pom Prab, and Phra Nakorn - until Nov 30.

During this period, a number of political demonstrations are expected to take place in central Bangkok. Protest areas may include Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Silom Road, Ratchaprasong intersection, Sam Sen train station, Lumphini Park, and Uruphong intersection.

"Singaporeans travelling to Bangkok during this period are advised to stay away from large crowds and demonstrations, monitor local news and developments, take all necessary precautions for personal safety, and purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance," said the ministry in the notice.

The MFA also urged that travelling Singaporeans eRegister with them at and Singaporeans in need of consular assistance while in Bangkok may contact the following:

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

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855
Fax: 6476-7302

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