Thai-ASEAN News Network - Blasts Put Soi Nana Businesses on Edge Blasts Put Soi Nana Businesses on Edge
UPDATE : 16 February 2012 Businesses at Soi Nana in Bangkok are now worrying that the bombing incident at Sukhumvit Soi 71 will affect tourism and ask officials to check the profiles of suspected foreigners travelling in and out Thailand carefully. Businesses at Soi Nana in Bangkok expressed concern that the Bangkok triple blasts will affect tourism and the image of Thailand. However, they did note that their sales have not dropped after the incident.
With its various entertainment spots, Soi Nana is a destination which attracts a lot of tourists, particularly Middle Easterners. Business owners are now concerned and are monitoring the situation to keep themselves updated all the time. All of them are joining hands to be on the lookout for suspicious individuals as well.
However, the entrepreneurs are calling for related agencies to carefully scan and check foreigners travelling in and out of the country in order to avoid such attacks again.
Meanwhile, police are keeping a close watch on the Israeli Embassy, which is located at the Ocean Tower II Building in Sukhumvit Soi 19. The building's security guards have been checking every vehicle entering the building with scans of the trunk and underneath the body to make sure no bombs are sneaked inside.