Artikel tagged “development”

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    Senior official arrested over alleged poaching in Kanchanaburi

    A new group has been arrested following alleged poaching in a Kanchanaburi national park, again involving high profile officers. A group, including a deputy district chief, who allegedly camped out overnight and shot a ‘ binturong ‘ at the Sai Yok National Park in Kanchaburi province over the weekend, has been arrested. An informed source said park officials checked the group after finding that they had entered the park on Saturday and did not come out on the same day

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    Habitat Group launch Walden Sukhumvit 39

    ADVERTISEMENT Following the success of Walden Asoke launched in March this year, and now 90% sold, the Habitat Group is launching its second city centre luxury low rise condominium under the Walden brand – Walden Sukhumvit 39.

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    ‘Travel Thailand in Style, Reduce Plastic Waste’ – TAT waste reduction program

    “We will encourage consumption of reusable or sustainable items; such as, plant-based drinking straws instead of plastic straws.” The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced its new ‘ Travel Thailand in Style, Reduce Plastic Waste ’ initiative in collaboration with various Thai stakeholders in a bid to cut tourism-related waste by up to 50 per cent by 2020.

  • Buying off plan? A few things to consider.

    Buying off plan? A few things to consider.

    Many developers offer units and condo “off-plan” for sale at an early stage of the project development, even before the first brick has been laid.

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    Gotcha! Phuket’s crocodile caught at Layan Beach

    Phuket’s elusive crocodile has finally been caught at Layan Beach. The ‘Yanui’ crocodile (named by local Phuket reporters after the original beach it was sighted) has been caught at Layan Beach early today after more than ten days of search operations, sightings, drone photos and lots of people pointing out to sea.

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    Local rains in Nan and Trat cause devastation – seven killed two missing

    Heavy rains in northern Thailand and on the Cambodian border in Trat are causing local emergencies. At least seven villagers have been killed and two others missing after heavy rains triggered a mudslide from a mountain into their valley village in the Bo Klua district of Nan province this morning Saturday).

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    Malaysia: Biggest seizure in history – New Straits Times

    PHOTO: New Straits Times “Items included 423 watches worth 78 million Malaysian Ringit, including the most expensive one, a Rolex Paul Newman Daytona worth about 3.5 million Ringit. (1 Malaysian Ringit = ~8 Thai Baht) PBS English is reporting that up to 1.1 billion Malaysian Ringit (about 9 billion baht) worth of cash, jewellery, luxury handbags and watches, as well as sunglasses have been seized from residences and offices linked to former Malaysian prime minister  Najib Tun Razak in the ongoing investigation into 1Malay­sia Development Berhad (1MDB), making it the biggest seizure in Malaysian history, according to The Star newspaper. But speaking to on-line news website Malaysiakini  the former premier insisted that the items are mainly gifts and some others were purchased

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    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.

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    Coral bleaching found off Phuket

    The marine ecology division of the Marine Biological Centre has reported on research about coral bleaching in the areas around Phuket. The first stage of coral bleaching has been found in some areas around Koh Payu (Ao Kung area), Koh Maithon, Koh Aew and Koh Hey

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    Spotted stingray found near Phi Phi

    Scuba divers have spotted a stingray hunting for food in the deep sea off Koh Phi Phi while specialists warn that the rare animal is deadly dangerous and better left alone.