Travel planning in South East Asia — buses, ferries, flights, railways
People living along the upper regions of Vietnam’s long eastern seaboard were bracing themselves for the arrival of Typhoon Khanun yesterday. Meteorologists said the Category 1 typhoon would likely make landfall in North Vietnam late yesterday or today.
A Hua Hin council spokesperson has told reporters fines for smoking on beaches here should be far lower than those proposed by Thai environmental agencies. Jirawat Phramanee stated that a THB2,000 fine was a reasonable penalty for any person caught smoking on the beach.
An official period of mourning ahead of the funeral rites for Thailand’s late king began on Friday and will continue through to the 29 October. The actual cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is scheduled for the evening of the 26 October.