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Four more tourists caught climbing crab sculpture in Krabi

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Four more tourists have been caught climbing all over a Krabi landmark – the Mud Crabs Sculpture. Krabi Tourist Police are tracking down the tour company that were in control of the tourists that were filmed climbing on the sculpture. This follows the tour group, two days earlier, climbing all over the popular sculptures.

A Facebook user ‘Panisa Laelem’ on Wednesday (June 27) posted a PICTURE on her personal Facebook with the message… “I have just seen the news yesterday about Chinese tourists climbing on the sculpture. Today I see with my own eyes….four foreign tourists. They might not know or there is no warning sign.”

Krabi City Deputy Mayor Channarong Leelaburanapong says, “Krabi Tourist Police have been contacted after we saw the video clip. The sculpture hasn’t been damaged.”

Two days before another Chinese tour group was also caught on camera climbing on the crabs.

“Tourist Police checked CCTV footage nearby and found that those Chinese tourists were travelling with a white tour bus. They are know to have stopped at the sculpture for about one hour. Some of them decided to clamber all over the sculpture. Krabi Tourist Police are tracking down the local tour groups to find which tour company they were traveling with.

“We need to put a sign in the Chinese language to warn them that they cannot climb up on to the sculpture. The signs in Thai and English have already been put up.”

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8 year old Krabi girl bitten by spider, likely venomous

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An 8 year old Krabi girl is being treated in a hospital after being bitten by what is feared to be a venomous spider. According to a Nation Thailand report, the concern is mounting for the girl’s welfare due to the fact that another person from the same area died after being bitten by a spider.

The girl had initially been discharged from the hospital with medication but had to be re-admitted when she developed complications at home. Her mother, 31 year old Nuntana Thongperm, says that knowing someone else in the area died from a spider bite means she is very worried.

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It’s understood that after being bitten by the spider, the girl developed nausea and fever. Her mother took her to Krabi’s Plaipraya Hospital, bringing the spider along for identification. However, there was nobody present who could identify the creature. The child was discharged with medication but, after developing swelling at the site of the bite and complaining about feeling worse, her mother took her back to the hospital.

Last week, a 51 year old Krabi woman was bitten by a suspected black widow spider. After initial treatment at a local clinic, she had to be admitted to intensive care after suffering a heart attack and lapsing into a coma.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand | Thai Visa

 

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Krabi paraglider crashes into 6 year old – VIDEO

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A motorised paraglider crashed into a 6 year old child on a Krabi beach over the weekend. The child was rushed to the hospital and the flyer took care of the medical expenses. Now, the flyer could face charges from the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park officials.

The pilot somehow managed to kick the child in the head. The parents rushed to his help and the pilot also helped as they rushed him to hospital.

Paragliding is illegal on the park’s Klong Muang Beach, according to the park chief. Two other motorised paraglider were in the air when the incident occurred. Other groups flying paragliders have also been seen at the beach. The park chief says he plans to prosecute the flyer and others who violated the park’s rule.

SOURCES: Nation Thailand | Thai Visa

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Tourist and environment groups share concerns for new access piers for Maya Bay

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The Chairman of Krabi Tourism Industry Council has shared his concerns about new piers and landing facilities on Koh Phi Phi Ley after being made aware that the Department of National Parks had the initiative to build a pier so tourist can travel by foot to Loh Samah Bay area behind Maya Bay, Ao Nang Subdistrict, Muang District, Krabi.

Maya Bay remains closed to all visitors and access confined to boats passing by the entrance to the bay for a photo opportunity instead. The bay was attracting up to 6,000 people per day at the height of its popularity before authorities closed down access in June 2018.

The idea of the floating piers would allow tourists to disembark then walk from the rear of the island across raised boardwalks to arrive on the back of the beach. In the past tourists had arrived on boat and jumped ashore with the boats waiting either along the shore or anchoring in the bay.

Maya Bay was made famous in the 2000 movie “The Beach” with Leonardo diCaprio.

Even though Koh Phi Phi Ley, the smaller of the two Phi Phi islands, is in the Krabi province, most tourists accessed the island group from Phuket by either speed boat or scheduled ferry.

The Chairman says… “I am concerned about the impact on nature and the environment, where Loh Sama Bay is a dive site that consists of both shallow and deep corals, complete with beautiful, diverse species including soft corals, hard corals, sea anemones. Previously, tourists have consistently come to dive and inspect the beauty of coral reefs there.”

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A Koh Phi Phi conservation group consisting of tour operators and local villagers have also previously submitted a proposal to the Department of National Parks voicing their concerns about the construction of the new infrastructure.

Pankham Kittithornkul, Chief of Ao Nang sub-district, says that he and local villagers have come to a conclusion to proceed with the construction to service Maya Bay with the exception during low season, closing the famous bay for nature to recover.

“The Department of National Parks has closed off the area to preserve the wide life but there is no news of the reopening of the bay, causing local people to lose revenue.”

“Previously the start of installation of the piers was recalled.”

SOURCE: One31 | Phuket People Voice

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