Monday, May 17, 2010

Metropolitan Hotel in Bangkok Closes, Engages in Understatement

Sherman Oaks, California

The stylish Metropolitan Hotel in central Bangkok will be closed until at least May 18th. The hotel's explanation:

Due to the recent turn of events in the Government's efforts to clampdown on the red shirts’ protest sites, the surrounding areas of Sathorn have now been affected.

Translation: "People in front of the hotel are shooting bullets and lobbing grenades."

Pictured: Knives may also be involved. Undated photo of Thai red shirt protester.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

But you've said this "unrest" is of no danger to Westerners, so I've gone ahead booked a flight. (The deals are amazing!) Look out Bangkok!

2:02 PM  
Blogger PKL said...

Westerners are in no specific danger; they haven't been targeted.

That being said, I would stay well clear of the "live fire zone" in central Bangkok.

But this may be an excellent time to book trips to the southern islands and other Thai provinces. Operations at Bangkok's international airport are, I read, unaffected.

4:10 PM  

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