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Thailand Beaches to Face Strict Rules to Undo Damage from Tourists

 –– BANGKOK – The Government of Thailand is planning to adopt drastic measures against increasing environmental damage caused by tourism on three popular islands in southern Thailand. Starting in July, the government will ban fishing, fish feeding, anchoring on coral reefs, construction on the beach, and walking on the seabed on the islands, said Jatuporn […]

March 19th, 2018 | Posted in Southern Thailand,Tourism | Read More »

Rescued Baby Elephant Reunited with Mother and Herd in Southern Thailand

– CHUMPHON – A baby elephant rescued after falling down a mountainside in Thung Tako district has been reunited with her mother and accepted back into the herd, after three weeks apart. The dramatic yet heartwarming reunion was witnessed by a team of delighted forestry officials, vets and volunteers. The baby elephant, given the name […]

March 17th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Five Cambodian Fishermen Sentenced to 50 Years Each for Raping French Tourists in Southern Thailand

– TRAT – A Thai court in Southern Thailand has sentenced five Cambodian fishermen to 50 years each for a violent 2016 attack on French tourists in which two women were raped, an official said Monday. The men were given the maximum allowable sentence on a raft of charges, including rape, following their arrest more […]

March 5th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Jet Ski Operators Have Fatal Shootout in Front of Hundreds Tourists on Koh Samui

– KOH SAMUI – Foreign tourists lounging on a Thai paradise beach on the Island of Koh Samui in Surat Thano Province fled in panic after a fatal shootout between two rival jet ski operators. Th two jet ski opperators had been ferrying holidaymakers out to sea on the packed Koh Samui island when an […]

March 1st, 2018 | Posted in Southern Thailand,Tourism | Read More »

Two Chinese Tourists Have Drowned and Another Missing in Southern Thailand

– PHANG-NGA – Two Chinese tourists have been reported drowned and two others injured and a fifth went missing after they went to swim in the sea in front of a beach hotel in Thai Muang district of Phang-nga province in southern Thailand Friday night. Police said the five tourists were part of a 29-member […]

February 24th, 2018 | Posted in Crime & Legal,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Four Soldiers Wounded after Bomb Explosion in Southern Thailand

– NARATHIWAT– Four soldiers of an engineering battalion were injured in a bomb explosion in Chanae district while delivering food supplies to a road repair unit on Sunday, police said. Pol Lt Adipong Promnoo, a Chanae police investigator, said the incident occurred at about 12.30pm on the road through Ban Tue Ko in tambon Chanae. […]

February 18th, 2018 | Posted in Southern Thailand | Read More »

More Than Three Tonnes of Trash Washes Ashore Onto Koh Talu Island in Southern Thailand

  KOH TALU – A huge amount of garbage has been found floating off three beaches on Koh Talu in southern Thailand, prompting concern that it will affect coral reefs and egg-laying sites of endangered sea turtles. More than three tonnes of trash were collected from Ao Yai, Ao Thian and Ao Muk beaches on […]

February 17th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Photo of White Beach in Boracay, Philippines