Tags : Island


Three Thai islands to reopen as of July 15

Three tourist islands in Thailand’s Surat Thani province, including Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, will reopen their doors to foreign tourists from next 15th, according to the “Samui Plus Model” program. According to the secretary general of the Prime Minister’s Office, international tourism activities are ready to resume on those islands, as 71.4 […]Read More


Tourism and Sports Ministry proposes opening islands to tourists

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose the opening of five islands to foreign tourists, emphasizing confidence in safety measures for both tourists and communities. Ms Wanthana Jaengprajak, Deputy Director General of the Department of Tourism and Sports, disclosed today that the Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose to the […]Read More


Body of woman found near James Bond Island in search

PHUKET: Local fishermen this morning reported finding the body of a woman floating in the water near James Bond Island amid a search for a crab-fishing couple who disappeared when their boat sank in the northern reaches of Phang Nga Bay yesterday. Takua Thung District Chief Bancha Thanoo-in this morning said that a Marine Police […]Read More


Similan Islands to Be Closed for Five Months

PHANG NGA, May 16 (TNA) – The Similan Islands in Thailand’s southern Phang Nga province will be temporarily closed to tourists for five months to allow natural restorations. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has declared temporary closure to tourism at national parks during the monsoon season from Thursday until mid-October. Full […]Read More


Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Hits Indonesia – EMSC

The quake in Indonesia comes mere days after the country was ravaged by massive landslides and a deadly tsunami, triggered by a volcanic eruption that killed over 430 people, injuring at least 1,500 more. According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the earthquake began at 10:55 AM local time (3:55 GMT), with the epicentre located […]Read More


Three People Killed by Large Earthquake on Indonesian Island of

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The recent powerful earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Java left three people killed, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing the spokesman of the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management. “The victims were hit by the debris of collapsing buildings when they were sleeping so that they could not escape,” Sutopo […]Read More


Severe coral bleaching threatens popular Phi Phi dive spots

PHUKET: Coral bleaching is rife in Phi Phi national park – the worst ever recorded in Thailand – alarmed conservation officials reported yesterday. Many varieties of coral have been affected by the bleaching, which is due to the sea temperature rising to between 31 to 35 degrees Celsius, said an official from the Department of […]Read More