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  • Coral in Trang extensively damaged after tourist influx over Songkran

    Coral in Trang extensively damaged after tourist influx over Songkran

    PHOTOS: Prueg Ubonkerd Tourist during Songkran have caused extensive damage to coral in the national park area of Trang, south of Thailand. Matichon Online reports that the damage was caused by the tourist numbers overwhelming the area during the week-long Songkran break

  • Phuket’s water supply in a critical situation

    Phuket’s water supply in a critical situation

    Phuket’s water lords are now admitting the island’s water situation is in a critical situation – a situation they have had the power to avert but have chosen instead to ‘hope’ for monsoonal rains and go in search of alternative water sources to top up the dwindling catchment resources. Phuket is now in the throws of a water shortage. The PWA says the water supply in Bang Ward Dam is only enough for the end of next month if no rain arrives.

  • Slow loris released back into Phuket forest

    Slow loris released back into Phuket forest

    PHOTOS: Department of National Parks Officers from of the Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting Area have helped in the release of a slow loris back into the wild yesterday. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation reports that the head of Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting Area, Pongchart Chueahom, yesterday released the slow loris to the Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting Are in Thalang. The slow loris was found near a furniture factory in Thalang last week.

  • Pattani smuggler arrested with over 10,000 packets of illegal cigarettes

    Pattani smuggler arrested with over 10,000 packets of illegal cigarettes

    A man has been arrested in Pattani’s Mayo district after trying to smuggle 10,802 packets of foreign cigarettes. Police and Excise Department chief Itthipol Liabyainak announced the arrest of Yaman Pohleng, the owner of a grocery store in Tambon Sakhor Bon.

  • Mae Hong Son continues to be plagued with fires

    Mae Hong Son continues to be plagued with fires

    Mae Hong Son province continues to be plagued by forest fires despite the ban and the raging haze and smoke problems. In recent months, Mae Hong Son has been struggling with haze most of the time with flights to its airport limited at the height of the crisis. Exposure to the serious air pollution has become a threat to the health of locals. Authorities continue to blame outdoor fires as the key cause of smog.

  • Third runway for BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Third runway for BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport

    The Thai cabinet yesterday approved the construction of a third runway at Suvarnabhumi International Airport as part of the country’s ambition to become the aviation hub of ASEAN. The 21.7 billion baht project will increase the combined capacity of Suvarnabhumi international airport’s runways to 94 arrivals and departures per hour from the current 64, said Lt-Gen Weerachon Sukonthapatipak, deputy government spokesman.

  • Italians, Thais and Burmese arrested for illegally fishing in Phang Nga national park

    Italians, Thais and Burmese arrested for illegally fishing in Phang Nga national park

    Two Italians, three Thais and a Burmese man have been caught fishing illegally in the Mu Koh Similan National Park area off the Phang Nga coast yesterday. Private fishing is illegal inside the marine national park area. The head of the Mu Koh Similan National Park Ruamsin Manajongjaroen says that officers were notified that the boat had been spotted catching fish near Koh Yuyong or ‘Island 1’ inside the national park area

  • Twitter shares the Songkran experience – 2.8 million tweets

    Twitter shares the Songkran experience – 2.8 million tweets

    Thais flocked to Twitter during this year’s Songkran to share their experiences. This year’s #Songkran’s festivities generated 2.8 million Tweets from April 12-16 and the conversation peaked on April 13, around 6pm, with 71,000 Tweets per minute. The celebration of the Thai Buddhist New Year, Songkran, is a time for family

  • Opening of a rail service between Thailand and Cambodia in Sa Kaew

    Opening of a rail service between Thailand and Cambodia in Sa Kaew

    The Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is leading a delegation to officiate at the opening of a new rail service between Thailand and Cambodia at Klong Luek railway station in Sa Kaew province.

  • Missing 14 year old Thai boy found dead in Tokyo

    Missing 14 year old Thai boy found dead in Tokyo

    The mother of a Thai teenager who went missing in Tokyo last Monday has revealed that she has found her son but that he had died.