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Second Update to: Tips That You Didn’t Know for Getting the Most out of Bangkok – Part Two

This is a further update regarding police searches of foreigners in Bangkok.  From my conversations with tourists (and potential tourists) to Bangkok, this seems to be one of the big concerns on tourist minds at the moment that is putting tourists off from visiting Thailand. Unfortunately, since my last post on the topic (available here: https://petertorjesen.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/update-to-tips-that-you-didnt-know-for-getting-the-most-out-of-bangkok-part-two/), it would seem that the issue hadn’t died now completely.  There were still some reports of stop and searches (although not at the same rate as before).  The pamphlet that I spoke about inRead More


Update to: Tips That You Didn’t Know for Getting the Most out of Bangkok – Part Two

I previously blogged that Thai police were increasingly stopping foreigners on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok and carrying out searches (including taking on the spot urine samples)… this is all contained in Part Two of my “Tips That You Didn’t Know for Getting the Most out of Bangkok” (link provided at the end of this blog).  Since I published that blog, events have changed quite a bit… for the better. It seems that all of the negative publicity that the Thonglor police were getting for stopping and searching foreigners in theRead More


Tips That You Didn’t Know for Getting the Most out of Bangkok – Part Two

How to Deal with Getting Stopped By Police Getting stopped and searched by police in Bangkok is nothing new.  It first happened to me as soon as I set foot in Thailand in the early 1980s.  I had just landed at the airport on a night flight from Singapore and I was in a taxi with my father, heading down Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road towards the Moh Chit bus station.  Suddenly, I saw the bright flashing lights of a police car behind us, signalling for our taxi to pull over, and pull overRead More