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  • NEWS

    Island resorts face threat of seizure

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 14/09/2017

    » Authorities surveyed 17 resorts on Koh Phayam in Ranong on Wednesday to find out whether they have encroached on protected forest land.

  • NEWS

    Alro vows to raze illegal Ranong resorts

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 03/03/2017

    » The Agricultural Land Reform Office (Alro) has vowed to demolish resorts which were built illegally on Sor Por Kor land on Koh Phayam in Ranong province.

  • TRAVEL

    Koh Kut voted ‘Best Great Escape’

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 19/11/2015

    » Koh Kut in Trat has been named “Best Great Escape” for visitors to Thailand by Conde Nast Traveller, the United Kingdom-based magazine.

  • NEWS

    On the shores of the nameless

    Spectrum, Tunya Sukpanich, Published on 17/11/2013

    » On Oct 12, villagers on Ranong province's Koh Phayam island were shocked to find two bodies lying on the beach _ and another washed up in a nearby mangrove. The rescue team later discovered more bodies floating in the sea.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Thai references gone wrong

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 04/08/2017

    » There's nothing like that feeling of pride when we see Thailand being mentioned somewhere in movies, sitcoms or games even. The Land of Smiles' big break would probably be the James Bond film, The Man With The Golden Gun. Aside from movies, Thai food has been getting a lot of recognition as well and it's always such a delight when we hear the gang from The Big Bang Theory mention that they're going to have Thai for dinner as they all gather around, sitting on the couch. While we are definitely pleased with the references being made to Thailand, there are some of them that are... well, wrong. We do realise these are all fictional, but we've compiled some of our favourites anyway for your entertainment.

  • OPINION

    Too many lax laws

    News, Published on 18/03/2015

    » If Somsak Pola in his March 17 letter, “The great pretender”, finds a “beware of children” sign amusing, how about “To the tarain” (to the train station) — a signpost on a Prachin Buri traffic circle. Tourists stop to be photographed by it all the time. Old Crutch wrote a column or two about silly signs in Thailand a few years ago.

  • OPINION

    Postbag: Terrorised by noise

    News, Published on 12/02/2013

    » There is untold violence and intimidation happening in the sois of Thailand which threatens to destroy all the other beautiful things about the country and its people. It used to be that in a place like Pattaya there would be a cacophony of noises, from bars, from street vendors and the ever-present motorbikes. The noise level would be tolerable and most of the music emanating from the bars would be over by midnight, thus making it possible for the hard working tourist to get some sleep.

  • NEWS

    Bodies of 13 Myanmar migrants found

    Online Reporters, Published on 13/10/2013

    » The marine police have managed to recover 13 bodies of Myanmar migrants whose boat was reportedly sunk by a strong storm in the Andaman Sea off the Ranong coast on Wednesday night.

  • BUSINESS

    Ranong Rising

    Business, Boonsong Kositchotethana, Published on 27/05/2013

    » The emerging large-scale development in Myanmar's southern region is enhancing the economic flow to that country through Ranong, Thailand's largest border gateway to its neighbour.

  • NEWS

    12 Myanmar bodies found off Ranong

    News, Online Reporters, Published on 03/06/2013

    » RANONG - Twelve bodies believed to be those of Myanmar migrants have been found floating at sea off the Ranong coast.

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