Artikel erschien April 2018

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    Did ‘The Beach’ vandalise the beach at Maya Bay?

    A judgment is expected to be handed down in July after the Civil Court’s environmental division has finished hearing evidence from the Thai plaintiff and the US defendant over the controversial filming of Hollywood movie The Beach. The film starred Leonardo DiCaprio and was partly filmed at Krabi’s Maya Bay in 1998.

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    Awaken life’s potential at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

    Located in the jungle-clad hills above Kata Beach on the Southwest Coast of Phuket, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a tropical retreat specialising in detox & wellness programs. If you are looking for an authentic detox experience with a personal touch, Santosa is the best choice. The dedicated staff at Santosa work with guests at their own pace to discover where they are emotionally and physically as well as offering the best advice along the way

  • Another month, another surge in tourists to Thailand

    Another month, another surge in tourists to Thailand

    Thailand’s tourist arrivals clocked up 3.4 million visitors in March 2018, an improvement of over 16 percent year-on-year.

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    Alibaba to invest 11 billion baht in Thailand

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has committed to invest a combined 11 billion baht in Thailand in a move that PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says could benefit the country’s small farmers and rural enterprises due to the firm’s expertise in diverse technology. “Jack Ma (Alibaba’s co-founder and executive chairman) told me he does not solely look for profits because Alibaba already has enough,” Prayut said after his meeting with the Chinese tycoon

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    The Brunei woman who drowned in Krabi is not from Brunei’s Royal Family

    The 60 year old woman from Brunei, PG HJH Jamilah PG HJ Othman, who drowned near Gai Island in Krabi (story HERE ) was reported as being a member of Brunei’s Royal Family. Since that report the Royal Thai Police’s deputy spokesman Pol Col Krissana Pattanacharoen clarified that the woman was not member of the royal family of Brunei Darussalam as earlier reported

  • Four bull sharks sighted off beach south of Hua Hin

    Four bull sharks sighted off beach south of Hua Hin

    Four bull sharks have been sighted in the sea near Khao Tao, near Wat Tham Khao Tao, about ten kilometres south of Hua Hin, by authorities conducting searches with patrol boats and drones.

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    4 Men arrested with more than 1,400 amphetamine pills in Kathu

    As part of the Phuket police crackdown on drugs on the island, Kathu police have arrested 4 drug dealers with more than 1,400 methamphetamine pills. The first man arrested was 34 year old Isara Plaikaew with 4 amphetamine pills. He was arrested in Soi Petch Lohlien on April 17

  • The ‘dirty’ coffee from Vietnam contains manganese dioxide

    The ‘dirty’ coffee from Vietnam contains manganese dioxide

    PHOTO: Dak Nong Police Further to yesterday’s revelation about fake coffee being manufactured and sold from a make-shift factory in Vietnam, this analysis from a Chemist at the Vietnam National University. Associate Professor Tran Hong Con, a chemistry expert from the Vietnam National University, says the black substance found in D batteries is a toxic chemical called manganese dioxide

  • 5 young revellers killed, 4 injured as pickup flips in Sa Kaeo during local Songkran celebrations

    5 young revellers killed, 4 injured as pickup flips in Sa Kaeo during local Songkran celebrations

    Five teenagers have been killed and four others injured after a speeding pickup truck returning from Sa Kaeo’s Songkran celebration flipped and slid into a roadside ditch last night. Sa Kaeo’s Songkran celebration was held yesterday (Thursday), later than other provinces.

  • Officials seize 12 tonnes of fake ‘coffee’ laced with hazardous materials

    Officials seize 12 tonnes of fake ‘coffee’ laced with hazardous materials

    Here’s something to contemplate next time you’re about to enjoy your next caffeine-fix.