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Singaporeans staying away from Bangkok

Published on Feb 26, 2014 7:50 AM
 
Commuters pass by an earthmover parked to block a major junction in Bangkok on Feb 22, 2014. Violent outbreaks in Bangkok have deterred Singaporeans from visiting the city, with travel agents reporting that bookings have slowed to a trickle. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

Violent outbreaks in Bangkok have deterred Singaporeans from visiting the city, with travel agents reporting that bookings have slowed to a trickle.

Singapore Airlines has axed 46 flights to the Thai capital next month, in addition to previously announced cuts of 43 flights over the past two months. The airline usually flies five times a day to Bangkok.

Travel agents said the prolonged political turmoil there has affected travel plans over the March school holidays, which commence on March 17.

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 600 injured since anti-government protests started in late October last year. This includes two children who were killed by a grenade attack in downtown Bangkok on Sunday.

 
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