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Leatherback Sea Turtle Lays Eggs on Beach in Phang Nga

Phang Nga – A leatherback sea turtle laid eggs on a beach in the Takua Pa district. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) was notified from the Koh Kor Khao village head man Mr....

Phuket Officials Clarify About Alleged Extortion of Money From Saudi Arabian Tourist

Phuket – The President of the Andaman Guide Association has clarified about a rumor about officers allegedly extorting money from a Saudi Arabian tourist. The story came to light after this week an unidentified tour guide...

American Man, 67, Dies After ‘Big Bike’ Crash in Phang Nga

Phang Nga – A 67-year-old American motorbike rider died after his "big bike" collided with a trailer truck in Phang Nga. The Mueang Phang Nga Police were notified of the accident at 5:30 P.M. yesterday (January...

Phuket Tourist Association organized “Phuket Roadshow to Saudi Arabia 2023” in Jeddah

PRESS RELEASE: On 26 January 2023, Mr. Thaneth Tantipiriyakij, President of Phuket Tourist Association together with Mr. Chaiwat Tamthai, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Dubai and Middle East Office, led more than...

Legal Action Taken Against Seven Illegal Taxi Drivers in Phuket

Phuket - Legal actions are being taken against seven illegal taxi drivers in Phuket. The Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) reported yesterday (January 31st) that relevant officials inspected an area near the Rassada Pier in the...

German Man Missing After Jumping From Ferry Near Phangan Island

Phangan, Surat Thani- A German man has gone missing after he reportedly jumped from a ferry near Phangan Island in Surat Thani. The Royal Thai Navy Second Area Command reported to Thai media that they were...

Three Foreign Tourists Rescued after Getting Lost in Phangan Island Forest

Phangan Island, Surat Thani – Three foreign tourists have been rescued after they got lost in a forest on Phangan Island in Surat Thani. The head of the Than Sadet- Ko Pha-Ngan National Park Mr. Thikamphon...

More than 200,000 Tourists Visit Samui Island in the First Month of 2023

Samui Island – More than 200,000 tourists have visited Samui Island since the beginning of this year. The Surat Thani Governor Mr. Wichawut Jintoe told the press today (January 31st) that from January 1st to January...

Myanmar National Missing After Being Washed Away By Waves on Samui Island

Samui Island, Surat Thani- A Myanmar national has gone missing after he was washed away from a rock by waves on Samui Island. Witnesses told Thai PBS media that yesterday (January 30th) there were three Myanmar...

Missing Bag with Passport Returned to American Tourist in Phuket

Phuket – A bag with a passport and various credit and identification cards have been returned to an American tourist in Phuket on time just before leaving the country. The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket...

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