Edi­tor’s note

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Escape - - THE GO DIRECTORY -

THIS week, Es­cape goes back to Bangkok.

The Red Shirt ri­ots have ended, but has life on the streets re­turned to Bangkok’s nor­mal hus­tle and bus­tle?

Re­porter Mick Ship­pen is based in Bangkok. He has lived there for many years and saw the ri­ots, and the dam­age, first hand.

Es­cape sent Ship­pen out to see what it is like to­day for re­turn­ing tourists. His re­port shows that while there are still some phys­i­cal scars on the city land­scape, Bangkok is do­ing what it does best – hav­ing a sale.

Ho­tels rooms are on sale, re­tail out­lets are hav­ing sales, and tourists are the win­ners.

Aus­tralia still has travel warn­ings about go­ing to Bangkok, but ac­cord­ing to our man on the street, life is quickly re­turn­ing to nor­mal.

En­joy to­day’s Es­cape! Es­cape edi­tor: Brian Crisp [email protected] newsltd. com. au Ad­ver­tis­ing: Eleni Samios ( 07) 3666 6313 [email protected] qnp. newsltd. com. au

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