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  • Maya Bay closed for at least another two years

    Maya Bay closed for at least another two years

    Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Ley, closed last June to allow coral restoration and beach recovery, will now remain closed to visitors for at least another two years. Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat, assistant dean of the Faculty of Fisheries at Kasetsart University and a renowned marine specialist says, “The meeting yesterday concluded that Maya Bay is to be closed for two more years as the natural environment needs more time to recover.” Maya Bay’s extended closure will keep the wraps on one of southern Thailand’s most popular tourist attractions. The closure is a blow to Koh Phi Phi tourism but despite protests from tour operators the National Park chiefs have been resolute to plan a more controlled tourist interface in the future

  • Court rules that National Park can limit numbers to Similan Islands

    Court rules that National Park can limit numbers to Similan Islands

    The Similan Islands national park will now be able to limit the number of visitors as a means to prevent ongoing environmental damage. This decision from the Supreme Administrative Court this week, overturning an earlier ruling from the Phuket Administrative Court.

  • Medical marijuana approved in Thailand

    Medical marijuana approved in Thailand

    Photo: South China Morning Post  “This is a New Year’s gift from the National Legislative Assembly to the government and the Thai people,” Somchai Sawangkarn, said chairman of the drafting committee. Thailand will be the first country, in a region with some of the strictest drug laws, to approve cannabis for medical use.

  • Four men arrested over sex act broadcast on mobile app

    Four men arrested over sex act broadcast on mobile app

    Four men have been arrested for broadcasting a sex act live via a China-based application. This was discussed at a media briefing today by deputy tourist police chief Pol Maj Gen Surachete Hakparn. Surachete did not identify the men or the app used.

  • Soi Dog congratulates the Hanoi people’s committee ban on dog and cat meat trade

    Soi Dog congratulates the Hanoi people’s committee ban on dog and cat meat trade

    Barely 24 hours after urging citizens to stop eating dogs and cats, Hanoi’s authorities have announced that the sale of dog meat will be banned from the central districts of the city from 2021. The director of the city’s Department of Animal Health, Nguyen Ngoc Son, told Lao Dong Newspaper on Wednesday (September 12)… “Following a direction from the city’s People’s Committee that called on residents to ease off eating dog meat, we are building a plan to gradually phase out the slaughtering and trading of dog meat.

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    Election between December 11 and May 9

    The forecast for two typhoons is relatively easy and accurate to predict.

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    ‘2,215’ – this year’s ‘must see’ documentary

    PHOTO: The Nation From the outset, I can’t recommend this wonderful documentary more highly. It was inspiring, highly entertaining and a beautifully crafted, intimate insight into, as he describes himself, a normal Thai person doing something extraordinary

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    Wet weekend on the way for many parts of the country

    The Thai Meteorological Department is warning people around the country to prepare for some heavy rains through the weekend. The department says the heavy rains are being fueled by a moderate high-pressure pressure system from China that has spread over upper Laos and Vietnam

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    ‘Boss’ is off the front page of Interpol – the search for the fugitive Red Bull heir

    by The Nation Weekend The Interpol website’s removal of its red notice against Thai fugitive Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, involved in a 2012 hit-and-run road incident in which a Bangkok policeman died, will negatively affect an international effort to bring him to justice. This claim from a senior Thai prosecutor.

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    Tourist arrivals up again – 11 percent rise year on year

    Thailand welcomed 22,657,730 visitors over between January-July 2018, up by 11 percent over the same period in 2017, according to preliminary figures collected by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Estimated visitor expenditure also rose significantly, up 14.44 percent to 1.18 trillion baht. The top ten source markets of visitors to Thailand in January – July 2018:   SOURCE: Ministry of Tourism and Sports The TAT Governor Mr

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