Artikel tagged “beaches”

  • Image 87906-1-1024x578.jpg

    Dead sperm whale found off Phuket under investigation

    Officials at the Phuket Marine Endangered Species Unit are investigating yet another mammal washed up on our beaches, this time aa dead sperm whale which was washed up on a beach at Coconut Island on Saturday (June 9). Officials at the Phuket Marine Endangered Species Unit were notified on Saturday afternoon that the dead whale has been washed onto the beach. Officials say the sperm whale was 8-10 years of age, weighed 80 kilograms and 2.35 metres long.

  • Image S__25280782.jpg

    Phuket celebrates ‘World Ocean Day’

    Phuket celebrated World Ocean Day today. A ceremony was held this morning (June 8) at Loma Park in Patong host by Phuket’s Vice Governor Snith Sriwihok, the director of the Phuket Marine and Coastal Management Division of the Phuket Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) Watcharin Thinthalang and Patong’s Mayor Chalermluck Kebsub.

  • More wastewater outlets flowing into sea at Krabi

    More wastewater outlets flowing into sea at Krabi

    Can we allow this wastewater to keep flowing into our beaches? Krabi video footage from Karl Vandenhove. Krabi Wastewater MORE WASTEWATER OUTLETS SPOTTED IN KRABICan we allow this wastewater to keep flowing into our beaches?

  • 23 tourists stung by ‘Bluebottles’ in Songkhla

    23 tourists stung by ‘Bluebottles’ in Songkhla

    PHOTO: National Geographic Twenty-three tourists have been stung by bluebottle jellyfish, properly referred to as the Portuguese man o’ war (Physalis physalis), at two popular beaches in Songkhla during the past three days, a senior public health official reported today. Doctor Uthitsak Hariratanakul, chief Songkhla public health officer, said the 23 swimmers were injured by the jellyfish at the Chalathat and Samila beaches between Saturday and Monday.

  • Top ten things NOT to do in Phuket

    Top ten things NOT to do in Phuket

    NB. There is a general tone of supporting western attitudes towards animal welfare throughout this article. Phuket Gazette/The Thaiger does not condone the use of captive wild animals for the purpose of amusing tourists for profit but recognises that it is widely practiced in Thailand and other other Asian countries and is not against the law in those domains

  • Authorities check the smoking ban along Patong Beach

    Authorities check the smoking ban along Patong Beach

    The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) Director General, Chatuporn Burutpat, along with his team, visited Patong Beach to follow up on the cigarette prohibition now in force on the famous tourist beach. 26 smoking spots were set up along the 3 kilometre stretch of beach by Patong Municipality last week.

  • Happy Loy Krathong. Here are your kratong launching locations in Phuket.

    Happy Loy Krathong. Here are your kratong launching locations in Phuket.

    Happy Loy Krathong. That one day of the year where you can celebrate with fireworks, sky lanterns and sparklers. But this year authorities are saying ‘only floating Krathongs thanks’, and preferably no polystyrene or steel pins.

  • Celebrate Loy Krathong this Friday. But there are some rules.

    Celebrate Loy Krathong this Friday. But there are some rules.

    It’s Loy Krathong time. That one day of the year where you can celebrate with fireworks, sky lanterns and sparklers

  • Phuket’s OrBorJor arranging training courses for lifeguards while tourists drown on beaches

    Phuket’s OrBorJor arranging training courses for lifeguards while tourists drown on beaches

    Following two drownings and up to ten ‘near misses’ on Phuket’s beaches over the past week, the first class of 30 volunteer lifeguards joined the training course organised by the OrBorJor at the Cherngtalay sports centre yesterday (October 18). Phuket’s Vice Governor, Saint Srivihok, paid a visit to the training session. During the training, there was also an officer from Royal Thai Navy Area 3 giving a lecture about marine rescues