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Warming sea bleaching corals around Phang-nga’s Tachai Island

Corals around Tachai Island, in the Similan Islands Nation Park off the southern province of Phang-nga, are bleaching due to the rising temperature of the sea water. Paisan Boonsawat, chief…

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Minor earthquake felt in Phang-nga Monday afternoon, no damage

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake was reported in Kapong district of Thailand’s southern province of Phang-nga this afternoon (Monday), but there have been no reports of damage or casualties. According to…

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Kong Salak Plus CEO faces summons in Phang-nga

Thap Put district police, in Thailand’s southern province of Phang-nga, have issued a summons requiring Kong Salak Plus CEO Panthawat Nakvisut to report on February 15th to acknowledge a charge…

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Cabinet extends environmental protection edict in Phang-nga

The Thai cabinet extended the edict for the protection of the environment in seven districts of the southern province of Phang-nga province today (Tuesday), for another two years from April…

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Second Leatherback turtle nest found on Phang-nga beach

Officials from Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources found a second Leatherback turtle nest, containing 141 eggs, yesterday (Wednesday) on a beach in Takua Pa district of the southern…

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Japanese tourist missing in rough seas off Phang-nga as his wife is rescued

A search and rescue operation has resumed today (Sunday) for a Japanese tourist who was washed away by stormy seas in Takua Pa district of the southern Thai province of…

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Water buffaloes enjoy the freedom of an abandoned airfield established by the Imperial Japanese Army in the 1940s.

Beauty and the beasts

Well off the beaten tourist track, the island of Ko Kho Khao offers a tranquil beach, water buffaloes roaming a secret airfield, and unspoiled beauty. The island, which is only…

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Illegal land clearing in Phra Thong Island mangrove forest suspended

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has ordered an immediate halt to the clearing of mangrove forest on the island, in the southern province of Phang-nga, after it was…

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Iranian tourist missing from rafting tour in Phang Nga found dead

The body of a tourist who went missing while on a rafting tour in the southern province of Phang-nga after the inflatable boat, in which he was rafting with four…

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Michelin Guide Thailand 2022 sees six new restaurants awarded Stars

The latest Michelin Guide Thailand has been released, featuring new restaurant additions, from fine-dining to street food, in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Phang-nga, with Ayutthaya being the latest province…

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The research team from Chulalongkorn University’s chemistry department collecting sweat samples from vendors in a fresh market as they develop a novel device that detects the Covid-19 coronavirus through specific odors, in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thailand nears deadline to reopen – but Bangkok needs more time

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s 120-day deadline to reopen the country is approaching fast – but few provinces are ready to welcome international visitors without quarantine from October 15. Bangkok, the…

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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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A tiny historic town well worth a detour

Not far from the well-known beaches of Khao Lak, Takua Pa offers a delightful reminder of bygone days Takua Pa, 25 kilometres northeast of Khao Lak and some other of…

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First baby leatherback turtle hatches today in Phang-nga

Officials in Thailand’s Khao Lampee-Haad Thai Muang National Park, in the southern province of Phang-nga, were overjoyed today (Sunday) when this year’s first baby leatherback turtle hatched and emerged from…

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Tourist attacked by a small shark near beach in Phang-nga

A tourist was attacked by a shark, believed to be a small bull shark, as he was swimming in the sea off a beach in Thailand’s southern coastal province of…

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Memorial services held in provinces struck by 2004 tsunami

Deputy Prime Minister Nipon Boonyamanee presided over a ceremony, at the memorial park in Ban Nam Khem, Takuapa district of the coastal province of Phang-nga today (Thursday), to remember the…

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Boat collision kills one and injures ten in Phang-nga

One foreign tourist died and ten others were injured in a collision between a speed boat and a yacht in the Andaman Sea off Thailand’s southern province of Phang-nga on…

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The 21st dugong found dead in fish net in sea off Phang-nga province

Another dugong, the 21st this year, has been found dead, trapped in fish net in the sea off Khura Buri district of Thailand’s southern province of Phang-nga.   Dr. Thon…

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Nursing Sea Turtles in Phang-Nga

By Ohhappybear At the Thai Royal Navy Sea Turtle Conservation Centre in the southern province of Phang-Nga, for a couple of hours and a bit of elbow grease, animal lovers…

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Over 20 sea turtles beach and most die in Phuket and Phang-nga in two months

More than 20 sea turtles landed on two beaches in Phuket and Phang-nga provinces and most of them died with the rest being seriously injured with little chance of survival…

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Tour boats, small fishing boats in Phang-nga told to stay ashore

Operators of tour boats and small fishing boats in the southern coastal province of Phang-nga have been told to stay ashore because of rough seas and high waves as a…

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