Artikel tagged “Asien”

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    Flash mobs staged to protest the buildings on Doi Suthep

    By Nisanart Kangwanwong The Doi Suthep protesters in Chiang Mai had their campaign to remove the Thai judges housing development interrupted by the rescue mission at the Tham Luang Caves in nearby Chiang Rai. Now the “Rak Chiang Mai” community network has organised four flash mobs at four key locations of Chiang Mai’s Muang district to highlight what they says is a lack of progress in removing controversial buildings at the foot of the “sacred” Doi Suthep mountain.

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    Navy help 177 tourists back from Koh Racha

    The Royal Thai Navy was called by tour operators on Koh Racha Yai yesterday (August 8) to help bring 177 Thais and tourists back to the Phuket Deep Sea Port following strong winds and high seas in the Andaman Sea.

  • ATMs not filled after money trucks crash – Koh Tao

    ATMs not filled after money trucks crash – Koh Tao

    ATM machines on Koh Tao will have to make do with cash on hand after two security trucks crashed on their way to deliver more refill banknotes early today (Tuesday).

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    Jet-skis and parasail rides banned until August 9

    The Acting chief of the Phuket Marine Office has announced a ban for jet-skis and parasail ride operators using Phuket’s west coast beaches, including today (August 7). Phuket Marine Office Acting Chief, Wiwat Chitcherdwong says, “according to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) Office, heavy rain and high waves, up to three metres are still affecting the Andaman Sea until Thursday August 9.” “Jet-skis and parasails are now being banned until the order is changed.” he added.

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    New VIP lane at Suvarnabhumi, as long as you’re Chinese

    PHOTOS: Thai Tourist Police Arriving on an international flight at Suvarnabhumi airport?

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    Heavy rains threaten Phetchaburi dams – weather warnings issued

    Heavy rains have battered Thailand’s west, north and north-east over past weeks, causing dams to fill early in the annual wet season, threatening overflows and floods to downstream areas. The Thai Meteorological Department says that from today until August 9… “a monsoonal trough will lie across the upper North and the upper Northeast while the southwest monsoon will strengthen across the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Outbreaks of more rain, as well as isolated heavy downpour, will be expected.” Meanwhile heavy rains are causing problem a lot further south with residents in low-lying areas in  Phetchaburi province being warned to brace for flash floods with the local Kaeng Krachan dam expected to reach maximum capacity today

  • British cave rescuer honoured in his home town

    British cave rescuer honoured in his home town

    Another of the international rescue team, who flew into Chiang Rai last month to assist with the cave rescue, has been honoured. Richard Stanton, one of the British cave divers involved in the risky Tham Luang rescue operation, has been bestowed with the Coventry Award of Merit.

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    670,000 fewer Chinese tourists – Thailand counts its losses after the Phoenix boat disaster

    Some of the fallout from the Phuket boat disaster is now starting to hit home, with more to come as cancellations bite into tourist arrivals, principally Chinese tourists.

  • Up to 1000 foreign volunteers affected by Chiang Mai immigration work permit stand-off

    Up to 1000 foreign volunteers affected by Chiang Mai immigration work permit stand-off

    The head of two foundations in Chiang Mai has revealed to ThaiVisa that a stand-off between the new head of the Chiang Mai labor office and the city’s immigration department is causing trouble for up to a thousand foreigners who are volunteering at charities around the province.

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    Enthusiastic Pattaya media claim “Happy tourists visited in droves over the long weekend.”

    But where were they? Manager Online appears to have been ‘encouraged’ to write a nice puff piece about the return of the tourists to the sands of Pattaya.