Kondisi Umum Darurat Banjir Bangkok Tanggal 30 Oktober 2011 (Bahasa)

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Posting ini diambil dari e-mail yang dikirimkan Pak Sulaiman Narowi,  salah satu staf KBRI Bangkok yang berkompeten dalam menyampaikan info terkini berkaitan dengan banjir di Thailand:

1. Di hari ketiga status awas pengaruh pasang air laut, kondisi banjir di Bangkok sebelah Barat dan Timur tampak meluas terutama warga yang tinggal di sepanjang aliran sungai dan kanal. Hal ini ditandai dengan ketinggian air di kanal-kanal yang menjadi aliran utama penyaluran air banjir baik ke wilayah Timur atau Barat sungai chao phraya. Namun demikian, status awas dan waspada masih berlaku bagi wilayah-wilayah yang belum atau tidak terkena banjir khususnya yang saat ini tinggal didalam kota Bangkok, agar terus memantau situasi terhadap kemungkinan tidak efektifnya pengendalian aliran banjir di sebelah Utara kota Bangkok dan untuk selalu siap siaga dengan kemungkinan situasi terburuk dikarenakan jebolnya pintu air sebelah utara dan tanggul di sungai Chao Phraya. More

Flooding in Thailand (Update on 27 October 2011)

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This is summary of situations at Bangkok collected from some sources:

1. MR Sukhumbhand (Bangkok Governor) said 90% of Don Muang district has already been submerged by rising floodwaters (Bangkokpost).

2. Floods have become more widespread in many parts of Bangkokand residents in Don Muang, Bang Phlad and Thawi Wattana districts have been urged to evacuate to safety immediately (Bangkokpost).

3. Don Mueang airport have been closed for commercial flight and airlines moved to Suvarnabhum Airport (Bangkokpost).

4. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said yesterday (26/10/11) there was no need at this stage to relocate the Flood Relief Operations Command (Froc) even though Don Mueang Airport, where the command is based, is swamped (Bangkokpost).

5. Airplanes that are ready to land on Suvarnabhum airport have to fly around on Bangkok sky to More

Flooding in Thailand (Update on 23 October 2011)

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Last update : water have occupied some districts in Bangkok city area, unfortunately including Don Mueang where the government flood center has been working at. If you want to volunteer at Don Mueang, please make sure first that you give them a call to update whether DM is accessible and flood center is maintained to be there. Below is a graphic showing the water inundation in Bangkok area taken from Bangkokpost. Click on image to see it clearly.

Source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/262704/deluge-reaches-city-north

Flooding in Thailand (Update on 18 October 2011)

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Over the past several weeks, seasonal rains that are heavier than usual have resulted in widespread flooding in Thailand. While the flooding is having some impact on tourism, most key tourist destinations and attractions throughout Thailand have not been affected by the floods and almost all remain open. The floods are mainly affecting the provinces in central Thailand and a few provinces in the north and northeast. Provinces in the south of Thailand have not been affected by the floods. Ayutthaya has been the only tourist destination widely affected by the floods, while other provinces where tourists generally go have been slightly impacted. More

New Route Map: BTS Skytrain + MRT + BRT + Airport Rail Link of Thailand (Click map to enlarge)

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Source: http://www.bts.co.th

Suvarnabhumi – Musholla and Halal Restaurant in Departure Hall

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If you are leaving Bangkok via Suvarnabhum airport and have passed the immigration check but you haven’t done the sholat, then you can do that in the surau/musholla located near concourse E. The musholla is at 3rd floor so you have to go one floor down. Hungry? There is a halal restaurant close to concourse F, at 4th floor, not far from the musholla. But remember, I’m not responsible for the food’s price tag 🙂 Here are some pictures of the musholla and the halal restaurant. Hope you can locate both facilities easily from the pictures I post below.

For the musholla before the immigration check (outside the concourse), please see here and here.

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Bangkok-Suvarnabhum Airport Link Opened Monday, 23/8/2010)

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(Artikel ini yang berbahasa Indonesia bisa dibaca di sini) Finally, the Airport Link train that connects downtown Bangkok and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport opened beginning yesterday, Monday (23/8). The Bangkok-Suvarnabhum comfortable trains which have a maximum speed of 160 km/h. are operated from 6 am to midnight. More

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