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- February,2023(part5) -
25 Feb, 2023
Sudden loss and theft of passports in Bangkok: The Embassy of Japan in Thailand issues a warning
On February 20, 2023, the Embassy of Japan in Thailand issued a warning regarding passport theft.

According to the Embassy of Japan in Thailand, in 2023, the number of consultations regarding lost or stolen passports has increased rapidly. In December 2022, there were 12 cases, but in January 2023, there were 17 cases, and in February, there were 24 cases by the 20th.

A case of robbery ▼A pouch containing a passport was removed from a backpack carrying on the way to a station in Bangkok after arriving at the airport▼one who participated in an event held at a shopping mall in central Bangkok. At the time, the passport and wallet were taken out of the rucksack he was carrying.▼While shopping at a supermarket in central Bangkok, the drawstring purse containing the passport was taken out of the tote bag he wore on his shoulder.▼While walking on Sukhumvit Road. In addition, the wallet containing the passport was pulled out of the bag slung over her shoulder――and so on.

The Embassy of Japan in Thailand urges people not to put their passports in their pockets carelessly, and to hold their passports in front of them in places where many people gather.

Not only Japanese but also all foreign tourists and residents should be careful not to have their passport stolen or lost.
24 Feb, 2023
"Tawana Bangkok" on Surawong Road will be completely renovated to become "voco Bangkok Surawong" under the IHG Group.
According to the content announced on February 17, 2023 by Thai real estate company Tawana Property, which owns the hotel "Tawana Bangkok" on Surawong Road in Bangkok, "Tawana Bangkok" (242 guest rooms) will be completely renovated. It will be reborn as "voco Bangkok Surawong" operated by British hotel giant Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG).

voco Bangkok Surawong is scheduled to open in 2025. IHG will operate the hotel under a management agreement with Tawana Properties.
23 Feb, 2023
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Participates in ITB Berlin 2023 with 70 Thai Tourism Agencies
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced that they will participate in the 56th ITB Berlin 2023, which will be held in Berlin, Germany from 7-9 March 2023, along with 70 Thai tourism suppliers. "ITB Berlin 2023" will be the first major travel event where people can participate in person since the pandemic.

TAT and the Thai tourism suppliers will introduce the “Visit Thailand Year 2023: Amazing New Chapters” campaign at ITB Berlin 2023, highlighting the appeal of visiting Thailand from all over the world.

22 Feb, 2023
Music Event "Standard Sounds" will be held at Hotel "The Standard Hua Hin"
The music event "Standard Sounds x New Echoes" will be held in collaboration with the music division of The Standard Hotels, which operates the hotel "The Standard Hua Hin" in Hua Hin, and the record label "NewEchoes" in Bangkok.

Event overview
Event name: Standard Sounds x New Echoes
Date and time:
Saturday, March 4, 2023 17:00-18:00
Saturday, March 18, 2023 17:00-18:00
Venue: Lido Rooftop (inside The Standard Hua Hin)
March 4 Alec Orachi
March 18 Rosalyn
Admission fee: Free
Details: Website

A young artist who is expected to be the most exciting in Thailand will appear on the stage of the hotel's newest spot "Lido Rooftop".

Participating artist
March 4th
Alec Orachi
Their unique groove that makes full use of reggae, jazz, hip-hop, and R&B is also popular in the Japanese indie scene. On the day of the event, the original song of the debut album "FREE 2 GO" will be played.

March 18th
A five-piece indie pop band based in Bangkok. It features hot vocals and euphoric sounds that incorporate indie pop, psychedelia, and R&B that transcend genres.

21 Feb, 2023
Thai AirAsia running 23% off promotion on all domestic and international flights
Low-cost airline Thai AirAsia is running a 23% off promotion on all domestic in Thailand and international flights.

Promotion overview
Reservation period: February 20th to February 26th (There are some exceptions such as consecutive holidays in Thailand)
Applicable boarding period: April 24th to September 30th
Applicable routes: All routes and flights of Thai AirAsia
Discount amount: Fares 23% off

For details and reservations, please check the AirAsia official website.

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