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Your Travel Guide to Asia & the Pacific

If travelling to Asia or the Pacific you will find on this page links to detailed information on safety, the weather, the official web sites of tourist offices, useful travel tips and more.

GENERAL
PATA’s main web site.
www.pata.org
Travelgate: A portal to the official web sites for most countries and airlines in the PATA region, some of which are available in Norwegian. Click first for “Norsk” before choosing a destination.
www.travelgate.net

SAFETY & TRAVEL ADVICE
The Royal Norwegian Foreign Ministry’s official travel advice in the event of a crisis and general travel information.
www.odin.dep.no/ud/norsk/landinfo/index-b-n-a.html
The British UD’s page which offers advice on which places in the world can be dangerous to visit. Here you can also subscribe for an automatic update by email .
www.fco.gov.uk/travel
The USA’s UD’s page with updated travel advice and warnings.
www.travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html

OM SYKDOMMER
The official web site for the World Health Organisation.
www.who.int
WHO on SARS: The World Health Organisation special page on SARS.
www.who.int/csr/sars/en/
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The official Norwegian web site with information on diseases and corresponding travel advice. The Institute does not currently advice on any restrictions to travel to Southeast Asia as a result of SARS.
www.fhi.no

Weather
Daily weather forecast for the PATA region.
www.travelwithpata.com/weather/popup.html
BBC’s 5 Day Weather Forecast.
www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/asia/index.shtml
CNN’s Weather Forecast.
www.cnn.com/weather

TOURIST OFFICES
AUSTRALIA
www.australia.com
FILIPINENE
www.philippines.com
INDONESIA
Bali Tourism Authority
www.balitourismauthority.net
Central-Java Tourism
www.central-java-tourism.com
West-Java Tourism Gateway
www.westjava-indonesia.com
MEDIA
Bangkok PostThe English language daily newspaper which continues to be the regions best. News and information on Thailand and the neighbouring countries.
www.bangkokpost.com
The NationThe Bangkok newspaper The Nation gives precise information about «Land of the Smiles».
www.nationgroup.com
Philippines NewsPhilippine online newspaper with the latest news, articles and links to other newspapers.
www.philippinesnews.net
South China Morning PostThe best English language daily with news and information on China. Based in Hong Kong.
www.scmp.com
GeographiaInterKnowledge Corp.s website with a lot of useful and interesting information especially relating to Malaysia.
www.geographia.com

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