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  • Tourism dries up for Songkran in north this year

    Tourism dries up for Songkran in north this year

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says tourism levels during the Songkran break will be down by 10%, partly due to the northern haze problems. Chiang Mai is one of the country’s most popular Songkran festival locations. Meanwhile, the Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA) says the strong baht is encouraging Thais to travel overseas during this year’s Songkran festival.

  • Smoke haze hits northern Songkran hotel bookings

    Smoke haze hits northern Songkran hotel bookings

    By Sakaorat Sirima, Nattawat Laping The Northern smog crisis is taking its toll on the popular tourist region, with officials admitting a significant drop seen in hotel-room bookings, even in Chiang Mai, which is otherwise hugely popular as a destination for Songkran celebrations. “Thai tourists are worried that the haze will harm their health,” La-iad Boonsrithong, the president of the Upper North Hotels Association, said yesterday.

  • Alarmingly high PM2.5 levels found in Chiang Mai, INSIDE a safety zone building

    Alarmingly high PM2.5 levels found in Chiang Mai, INSIDE a safety zone building

    A Chiang Mai air-pollution safe zone proved to be not that ‘safe’ according to a medical lecturer. The level of PM2.5 very fine particles was found to be very high INSIDE the designated area

  • 400 marauding macaques invade plantations in Surat Thani

    400 marauding macaques invade plantations in Surat Thani

    PHOTO: Catch us if you can Surat Thani officials are coming up with a plan to sort out the 400+ long-tailed macaques who have been invading fruit orchards and oil palm plantations for months. Provincial governor Wichawut Jinto has made the order after receiving countless complaints from residents of the southern province’s Phunphin district saying that the monkeys have caused damage to their orchards and plantations. Officials from the provincial administration have visited the local residents to listen to their grievances.

  • Send in the drones – Bangkok Governor – Air pollution – VIDEO

    Send in the drones – Bangkok Governor – Air pollution – VIDEO

    Authorities in Bangkok launched 50 drones yesterday in an attempt to combat the ongoing air pollution that has gained international attention. The drones were equipped with sprinklers and water was sprayed to lower the PM2.5 particles in the atmosphere. The water was laced with molasses (a gooey, surgery syrup)  help capture the fine particles of pollution and bring them to the ground (well, that’s the theory anyway).

  • 120 foreign tourists being brought back from Koh Racha – Pabuk

    120 foreign tourists being brought back from Koh Racha – Pabuk

    PHOTOS: The Phuket PR Office A boat, organised by officials, is bringing back 120 foreign tourists who have been visiting Koh Racha. The Phuket Governor Governor Phakkaphong Tavipatana says, “Officials have been notified that 120 foreign tourists were stuck on Koh Racha

  • Pabuk: Ships ‘must’ remain at shore – Phuket Governor

    Pabuk: Ships ‘must’ remain at shore – Phuket Governor

    Phuket’s Governor Phakkaphong Tavipatana has issued an official warning that ships ‘must’ remain on shore in every district connecting to the Andaman Sea in Phuket.

  • Tsunami survivors gather for the 14th anniversary of the Boxing Day tragedy

    Tsunami survivors gather for the 14th anniversary of the Boxing Day tragedy

    Services remembering the tsunami victims were held in six southern coastal provinces of Thailand, because they all shared in this tragedy. On the 14th anniversary of Thailand’s only recorded tsunami, relatives of those killed by the waves gathered yesterday to remember their loved ones. “I lost 11 family members in that tsunami and I could not locate all their bodies,” Pranee Kaewdecha said, as she brought white roses to a tsunami memorial at Ban Nam Khem in Phang Nga province

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    Singapore barge and crane arrive for the rising of Phoenix

    Phuket’s Governor Pakkapong Tawipat says that the barge which has been making its way from Singapore with a 1,200 tons crane this week, has arrived at ready to help with the recovery of ‘Phoenix’. The Governor is expecting that, if the weather holds, the boat will be brought to the surface before Thursday

  • Former PM Abhisit calls for election of provincial governors

    Former PM Abhisit calls for election of provincial governors

    PHOTO: Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva – The Nation The Democrat Party leader and former PM, Abhisit Vejjajiva, is promising to push for elections of provincial governors as part of administrative reforms. He says the decentralisation of power to residents in the provinces was necessary to help reduce inequality between regions. “It is time for provinces all over the country to be able to elect their governors

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