Malaysian tourist, 5-year-old daughter drown in seas off Krabi

A Malaysian tourist and her five-year-old daughter have drowned after a long-tailed boat, in which her family of three were travelling, capsized in the seas off the Mueang district of…

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Body of a German man recovered after he jumped off a cliff in Krabi province

Thai park rangers and rescue workers have found and recovered the body of a German tourist, who jumped from a cliff, in an apparent suicide, yesterday (Saturday) in the famous…

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Thai Cabinet approves ฿6.6bn for two new bridges in the South

The Thai cabinet approved 6.6 billion baht on Tuesday for the construction of two bridges, over Songkhla Lake to link Krasae Sin district with Khao Chaison district of Phatthalung, and…

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Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan during an inspection tour in Krabi on Monday.

Prawit insists he has no power to reshuffle Cabinet

Acting Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan on Monday dismissed speculation of a possible Cabinet reshuffle. “I am just a caretaker prime minister. I cannot reshuffle the Cabinet,” said Prawit when…

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Indulging the senses in the mangrove forest

We always need to go back to nature, no matter how far our urban lives lead us away from it. And a perfect place to do just that is a…

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Krabi refuses permit to shoot “Meg 2” movie on its beaches in April and May

The Joint Public-Private Sectors Committee of Thailand’s southern province of Krabi has rejected a request from a foreign film maker to use the sea and some beaches in the province…

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Riot re-erupts, fire breaks out at Krabi prison over COVID-19 management

Rioting inmates at Thailand’s Krabi provincial prison set fire at their sleeping quarters at about 5.30pm today (Friday), as health and security officials were trying to screen inmates with rapid…

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Krabi prison under control after riot over handling of COVID-19 infections

Officials managed to bring a riot by inmates in Krabi province under control today (Friday), after up to 400 inmates went on a rampage, damaging prison property in protest against…

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Panel to probe suspicious land ownership on Krabi’s Nui Nok islet

The Thai Land Department has set up a committee to investigate the alleged illegal issuance of a land title deed for a small plot of land on the uninhabited islet…

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Thailand’s Maya Bay to reopen on New Year’s Day with restrictions

Picturesque Maya Bay in Thailand’s southern province of Krabi will reopen to visitors on New Year’s Day, 2022, but with strict conditions attached, including no swimming in the bay and…

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Decision on reopening of Thailand’s Maya Bay on January 1 still not final

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is awaiting a final decision, by Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, on whether to postpone the reopening of Maya…

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Thai PM becomes star of new tourism video

Thailand’s prime minister has become the unlikely star of a new music video, posted on the government’s Thai Khu Fah Facebook page, in an effort to promote tourism. The video…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in Krabi. Photo: Government House

Thai PM’s odd suggestions cause quite a stir

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha suggested that Thai people should learn how to swim, exercise and study two languages during his visit to the southern province of Krabi to attend a…

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Five anti-PM protesters detained in Krabi

Five members of an anti-Prayut group were temporarily detained for questioning by police this afternoon (Monday), after they rallied at Ao Nang beach, in the southern coastal province of Krabi,…

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Thailand’s idyllic Maya Bay to reopen on January 1

The popular Maya Bay will reopen on New Year’s Day 2022, following a closure of three and a half years, but tourists will only be allowed to visit for up…

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Krabi imposes partial lockdown from Sep 15, Phi Phi Island closure extended

Thailand’s Krabi province has imposed a lockdown, effective from tomorrow (September 15th), after a cluster of COVID-19 infections was discovered. 84 new infections have been reported over the past two…

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Armed man forces his way into hotel in Krabi to free his quarantined wife and son

A man was arrested by police at a poultry farm in Muang district of Thailand’s southern province of Krabi today (Tuesday), just hours after he shot his way into a…

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Thailand’s airports prepare for full reopening to foreign visitors in 4 months

Thailand’s airports are preparing for the full reopening of the country to foreign visitors in four months, a goal set by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday, according to Deputy…

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Actions vowed over killing of three blacktip reef sharks off Krabi, shooter arrested

One man has been arrested for killing endangered sharks off the coast in the southern province of Krabi, as Thailand’s Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa has ordered park…

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Thailand to be first with plastic roads

We have already seen plastic waste being recycled into various useful items, such as clothing and furniture. Now, for the very first time, plastic waste has been recycled into a…

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“James Bond Island” in Phang Nga Bay to be assessed for stability

Deputy Director-General of Thailand’s Department of Mineral Resources, Montri Lueng-ingkasoot, said today that they will assess the stability of the limestone karst towers, which make up the chain of islands,…

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Thailand to reopen in four phases beginning April 1st

The Thai government is considering easing quarantine requirements and restrictions on travel to Thailand, which will be split into four phases. The spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s office, Anucha Burapachaisri,…

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Push to reopen Maya Bay

Maya Bay, one of the most popular tourist attractions on Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands in Krabi province, has been closed to visitors since mid-2018, due to over-tourism. The province is…

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This photograph taken on November 2, 2020 shows visitors taking pictures of the gold plated stupa at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thai tourism ministry proposes vaccine program in 5 tourism hotspots

Thailand’s Tourism and Sports ministry will propose that the Public Health ministry organize an inoculation campaign in 5 tourism provinces and discuss the prospect of vaccination passports. Tourism minister, Phiphat…

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Two dugongs found dead on beaches in Krabi province

Two dead dugongs were found on or near the beaches of Thailand’s southern coastal province of Krabi on Sunday. The two mammals, one a female weighing about 400kgs and two…

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Thai police consider charging organizers of recent Jennie concerts

Police are considering taking legal action against the organizers of concerts, held in Thailand’s southern provinces of Nakhon Si Thammarat and Krabi on July 24th and 25th, during which some…

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Autopsy shows rare Omura whale’s death caused by humans

Human activity has been blamed for the death of a rare Omura whale, which was recently washed ashore on Lanta Island in Thailand’s southern coastal province of Krabi. An autopsy,…

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(Photo) Dugong and Seagrass@Trang province website

Officials in Trang and Krabi on alert as dead dugong is found with missing tusks

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has ordered its officials and asked the public, in the southern provinces of Trang and Krabi, to be on the lookout for suspicious…

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Huge whale shark spotted near Phi-Phi Don islands off Krabi province

A huge female whale shark was sighted on Saturday near Phi-Phi Don islands inside the Nopparat Thara-Phi-Phi marine park in the southern province of Krabi. Worapote Lomlim, chief of Nopparat…

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