There have been multiple bombings in several areas in Thailand on 11 and 12 August 2016. In Hua Hin, two explosions outside a bar killed one and injured several others, including foreigners. There were also casualties reported in bombings at Phuket (Patong), Surat Thani and Trang provinces. The Thai Interior Ministry has issued a nationwide directive, which called for security levels to be raised, especially in tourist areas and places where people are likely to gather. Thailand also suffered a series of bombings in 2015 in various places in Bangkok (Erawan Shrine, Sathorn Pier, Siam station of Bangkok’s Skytrain System, Bangkok Criminal Court in Chatuchak district) as well as in Koh Samui (Central Festival shopping mall).
Singaporeans travelling to or residing in Thailand are strongly advised to remain vigilant and take all necessary precautions for their personal safety, including monitoring the local news closely and heeding the instructions of the local authorities. Singaporeans should also purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
Singaporeans are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ so that we may contact you should the need arise. Singaporeans are also advised to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe. Those in need of urgent consular assistance may contact the Singapore Embassy in Bangkok or the 24-hour Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at:
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Thailand
129 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120
Tel: +66-(2) 348-6700
Duty phone: +66-(81) 844-3580
Fax: +66-(2) 348-6701
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855