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  • NEWS

    Maya Bay under threat of massive tourist invasion

    Online Reporters, Published on 21/03/2015

    » Photos of hundreds of tourists standing inches away from each other on Maya Bay, the main tourist attraction of Phi Phi island in Krabi province, were shared on social media, raising concerns about preservation of marine and coastal resources and sustainable tourism.

  • TRAVEL

    Maya Bay to remain closed until mid-2021

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 09/05/2019

    » The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation decided on Wednesday to extend the closure of world-famous Maya Bay for another two years. It is now due to reopen in the middle of 2021.

  • TRAVEL

    Full Moon Festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/11/2017

    » One of Thailand's most popular festivals, Loy Krathong, will be celebrated from tomorrow. This year, the Full Moon of the 12th lunar month falls on Nov 3.

  • NEWS

    Parks officials refuse to budge over Similan quota

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 16/10/2018

    » The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has rejected a request by business operators to postpone a quota system for tourists in Similan National Park in Phangnga province.

  • TRAVEL

    Garlands for Mothers

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 04/08/2016

    » From tomorrow until Aug 14 except on Aug 8, the Museum of Floral Culture will host its 3rd annual flower festival titled "Thai Flower Garland for Mom" on Samsen 28, Dusit, Bangkok, to celebrate the 84th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen on Aug 12 and to promote the art of making Thai flower garlands and conserve Thai floral culture.

  • TRAVEL

    Paradise?

    Life, Published on 05/06/2018

    » Leaves sway, sand sparkles as the Sun shines brightly over the blue-green water. The 300m-long white beach of Maya Bay looks quiet and serene. It's a strange sight: Not a single visitor in sight, not a sign or noise from the long-tail or speedboats that usually dump hordes of tourists on the curved beach.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Made in China, via Bangkok

    Muse, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 26/08/2017

    » It's not often that you get to see austere ministers of various ministries, business bigwigs, Hong Kong superstar Ray Lui (better known in Thailand as Tingli), K-pop singers and hundreds of screaming groupies all in the same room. Yet all those differing personalities came together under the flashing glitz and glam of the Thailand Headlines Person of the Year Award ceremony last month at Bangkok Convention Centre, Centara Grand.

  • NEWS

    Aid effort kicks off in wake of Pabuk's wrath

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 07/01/2019

    » Survival kits and other aid for storm and flood victims have started to roll in to hundreds of communities and farms affected by Tropical Storm Pabuk, as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha makes a trip to the South to lead the recovery effort.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The volunteer spirit

    Life, Published on 24/10/2017

    » Over 2 million Thais registered to serve as volunteers during the royal cremation period, carrying out several unpaid tasks, at Sanam Luang and elsewhere, from venue preparation, catering, public information services and funeral flower distribution to first aid and traffic safety. Here we talk to some of them about their duties and their pride in serving King Bhumibol one last time.

  • NEWS

    Breach of trust

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 25/09/2016

    » On a sunny September day a year ago, a group of whale spotters was floating on a boat 15km off the Bangkok shoreline.

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