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    Maya Bay – let the healing begin

    By Piyaporn Wongruang – The Sunday Nation It was around 10 in the morning. There was peace and tranquility at Maya Bay and its beach with just a few speedboats docking in front of the bay. The crystal clear deep blue turquoise sea water filled the vision of Plianprasop Khaonual, a long-time park ranger and among the first who explored the bay’s potential after the Hollywood film, the Beach, was shot here, and rocketed the bay to worldwide fame since 2000

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    Bryde’s whales thrill tourists off Chumpon coast

    People along the shore of Pathiu district in southern Chumphon province have been treated to the sight of a pair of Bryde’s whales today (Tuesday).   The whales – commonly referred to as Bruda whales because of the pronunciation of the Norwegian name Bryde – surfaced repeatedly for about an hour near Koh Ran Ped and Koh Ran Kai, about six nautical miles off the mainland, according to Pathiu community tourism network president Somchok Panthurat.

  • Phuket to be a foam-free city

    Phuket to be a foam-free city

    Phuket Vice Governor, Thavorn Kongkaew, chaired the signing of Memorandums of Understanding between the government sector, the private sector and local associations. The MOUs are aiming to stop the use of foam material containers in Phuket. There were 13 companies granted a certificate of honour for being foam-free.

  • Patong & Krabi wastewater ‘being tackled’

    Patong & Krabi wastewater ‘being tackled’

    Local administration officials in Phuket and Krabi provinces are assuring people that they are trying to tackle the pollution problems in the sea at Ao Nang beach of Krabi and the sea at Tri Trang beach in Patong. Broken waste water treatment facilities are being blamed for the flow of untreated effluent from households and tourism-related establishments into the sea of both provinces which are popular destinations for both Thai and foreign tourists. Phuket Governor Norapat Plodthong visits the affected area along the southern end of Patong Beach yesterday Patong Mayor Chalermlak Kepsap, says that a new waste water treatment facility was under construction on the same location of the old one because the municipal could not find a new location for the facility.

  • The Racha wins triple prestige awards

    The Racha wins triple prestige awards

    Congratulations to The Racha for winning three major hospitality awards in the one year. They’ve won the Best Island Resort Destination and Outstanding Beach Resort in South East Asia by  Asian Lifestyle Tourism  and the Bronze Award Winner by  Exotiq Best of Thailand . The Racha’s Anumba Spa was also  voted the Top Island Resort Spa in Asia in the 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards

  • Thailand hosts ASEAN Environment Conference in Phuket

    Thailand hosts ASEAN Environment Conference in Phuket

    The Reducing Marine Debris in ASEAN Region 2017 hosted by Thailand is being held at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa today (November 22). The meeting gathers the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), Kasetsart University and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with about 200 participants from many sectors in order to find solutions to reduce marine debris as well as raising awareness about the trash

  • Businesses lose billion baht land probe on Layan Beach

    Businesses lose billion baht land probe on Layan Beach

    Pol Lt Col Montree Boonyayotin, Director of Natural Resource and Environment Case Division, Department of Special Investigation (DSI) The Supreme Court on November 1 confirmed the 6 businesses who tried to sue the government have lost their battle against Phuket local government offices including Thalang Land Office officers, Phuket Land Office Chief, Thalang District Chief, Phuket Administrative Office and Land Department. The prosecutors include Orapan Ploypetch, Sodsai Ongsritrakul, Pitak Boonpotjanasunthorn and Sawat Thongpaiyuth, who had businesses on Layan Beach, were given warnings from the officials to move out as the location were public land

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

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

    Happy Loy Krathong.

  • MoF voices support for Phuket convention center

    MoF voices support for Phuket convention center

    PHUKET: Ministry of Finance General Inspector Prasit Suebchana met Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkhaosutthirak today to reaffirm that his ministry will fight for Phukets convention center to go ahead. The international convention and exhibition center (ICEC) project stalled early this month when the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) announced that the project’s plan had … Full story

  • Phukets convention center, slammed by a report, now on hold

    Phukets convention center, slammed by a report, now on hold

    PHUKET: Phukets decades-old dream of having a world-class convention center took a leap backward on Wednesday when the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) issued an Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) report that highlighted numerous environmental and financial flaws in the project.