Thailand is finally resuming its quarantine-free visa programme for vaccinated visitors after it was forced to suspend it last month to curb a new wave of Covid-19 infections.
International travellers can begin applying for visas under Thailand’s Test & Go entry programme from February 1, according to Rachada Dhnadirek, a government spokesman, on Twitter after a meeting of the nation’s main Covid-19 task force on January 20.
This quarantine-free entry will apply to applicants of all nationalities and tourists need only undergo two Covid-19 tests to be eligible. One will be done on arrival and the other on the fifth day, according to Dhnadirek.
Of course, it’s no secret that Singaporeans enjoy visiting Bangkok, which is best known for being a bustling city with good food, shopping and endless sights.
If you are planning to enter Bangkok come February, here are eight places around the city that you absolutely cannot miss when you visit The Land of Smiles.
1. Chao Phraya River
Chao Phraya River is a crucial waterway for the people in Bangkok and is actually the way many citizens get to work and other areas in Bangkok.
If you are headed to Bangkok, this river is something that you likely won’t be able to miss. In fact, some of Bangkok’s most iconic attractions such as Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and more are located on the banks of this river.
If you are not staying nearby, the easiest way to get to the river is by taking the Skytrain to Saphan Taskin on the Silom line. If you take exit two and start moving towards Central Pier or the Sathorn Bridge Pier, you will end up at the Chao Phraya River easily.
Tatler Tip: One of the best ways to explore the Chao Phraya River and all that it has to offer is to go by boat. Keep an eye out for the Chao Phraya express boats which will take you along the river for a minimal charge.
You can opt to buy your tickets at the pier or when you are onboard. Don’t forget to check the timetables so you know when the boats are leaving. Some of them leave in five-minute intervals while some leave every 25 minutes.