Nice Life During Covid-19

COVID-19 knocks everyone and business so hard that Thailand had to announce the lock-down scheme as of 25th March 2020 to control the numbers of affected cases. The scheme has a strong effect on tourism, which is one of the main economic incomes of Thailand.

Thus, it means this closure makes the number of tourists less down which never happened before. However, we found this change brought other benefits to the circle of lives. They had a chance to recover themselves during this crisis.

Since early April, we have heard several reports from National Parks around the country starting from the forest to the sea/ocean that we could easily see more of wildlife including some types which are hard to see for a long time.

From below photos, we can see cute glasses angurs (Angthong NP) and an elephant in a good mood (Khao Yai NP) walking around the jungle freely.







Meanwhile, bottlenose dolphins show up around Phuket Island. On the right side are eggs of sea turtles laid on Songkhla Beach.

Asialink Thailand Team wishes to present our guests these nicer natures as soon as the crisis eases.

Be ready to be our guests. Your journey is at the corner!!!

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Social Restrictions “PPKM” in Indonesia

Photo: Anton Muhajir/ Mongabay Indonesia

PPKM (Pemberlakuan Pembatasan Kegiatan Masyarakat) is restrictions towards community activities. PPKM is implemented since July 3, 2021, as a local lockdown in various regions in Indonesia in an effort to suppress the spread of the Coronavirus. At the moment, the government has decided to extend the PPKM policy until August 2, 2021.

Critical and essential sectors continue to operate following government policies. Meanwhile, the tourism and other non-essential sectors are still temporarily closed until further notice.

Some exceptions during the implementation of PPKM policy, are:

  1. Traditional markets are allowed to operate until 3 p.m.;
  2. Restaurants and other meal shops are allowed to offer dine-in services with limited time visit to 20 minutes; maximum close at 8.00 p.m.;
  3. Barbershops, vehicle maintenance and repair services, small-scale businesses, and groceries are allowed to open until 9 p.m.

All activities must be within 50% of the area’s capacity and under strict health protocols.

The announcement was announced by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, on July 25, 2021.
The possibility of an extension can occur when the decrease in cases has not been significant.

Hopefully, the conditions will be conducive soon, then we can all travel again.
Stay safe, happy, and healthy!