Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Weather for February 5

    Weather for February 5

    Bangkok Lots of sunshine. High 33C

  • Thai lady boy arrested over Japanese tourist fraud

    Thai lady boy arrested over Japanese tourist fraud

    PHOTO: Immigration Bureau A Thai lady boy has been arrested after she has defrauded Japanese tourists and businessmen over the past ten years. The Immigration Bureau is reporting that the Immigration Chief Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn was notified by the Embassy of Japan that, over the past two months, more than ten Japanese tourists and businessmen have been defrauded by a Thai lady

  • Limit use of joss sticks and incense – Chinese New Year ‘pollution’

    Limit use of joss sticks and incense – Chinese New Year ‘pollution’

    PHOTOS: The Nation by Pratch Rukivanarom Doctors are urging people not to burn joss paper as offerings over Chinese New Year. They’re also recommending to limit incense-burning and fireworks during this year’s celebrations this week to prevent hazardous emissions.

  • Weather for February 4

    Weather for February 4

    Bangkok Sunshine and a few clouds. High 34C. Winds S at 10 to 15 km/h.

  • Fears that plantation fire could add to Bangkok pollution woes

    Fears that plantation fire could add to Bangkok pollution woes

    A huge plantation fire has destroyed a 400 rai rubber farm in Chacheongsao province with concerns that it could also add to Bangkok’s air pollution and smog woes. Chachongseo is the province immediately east of the city limits. The prevailing winds come from the north-east

  • Ridley sea turtles return to Phang Nga for breeding

    Ridley sea turtles return to Phang Nga for breeding

    PHOTO: World Wildlife Fund Ridley’s sea turtles, a protected species in Thailand, have returned to Phang Nga beaches to breed, following a 23 year absence from the beach in Thai Muang district.

  • Nan blossoms in pink splendour

    Nan blossoms in pink splendour

    Tourists are flocking to the far northern province of Nan, on the Laos border, this weekend to witness the beauty of wild Himalayan cherry tree blossoms, widely known as “Thai sakura”, at a research station in Nanoi district. Kanyarat Natebutr, chief of Tonnam Kunsatan research station said that the areas around the station, where cherry trees, green maple and macadamia trees were located, were crowded every weekend. Visitors also came to see deer that wandered in the area, she said

  • Bangkok air pollution reduction schemes  – FAIL

    Bangkok air pollution reduction schemes – FAIL

    OPINION Smog, air pollution, air quality, PM2.5 micron particulate. If you live in Bangkok it’s all the same thing. Four water-carrying drones took off from Bangkok City Hall this morning to join three fire engines in the latest assault on health-threatening haze

  • 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).

  • Wastewater from Bang Tao Canal flowing into sea

    Wastewater from Bang Tao Canal flowing into sea

    Local residents near the Bang Tao canal in Cherng Talay are again pleading for help because of the ongoing bad smells and effects from wastewater flowing down the waterway.