I am going to Koh Chang via Bangkok in a few weeks. I have arranged a stopover near the Ekamai bus station in Bangkok for the first night but I realize that problems of various kinds may arise from the ongoing conflict in the country. One option may be to continue directly by air. This would only require the airport to function. Another would be to avoid Bangkok center and go some way southwest and find another stopover (a more obvious alternative since getting a ticket in the last minute may not be realistic).
Obviously the value of these choices depends on the latest news, and my question is: what do you think is the best source for this kind of information?