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Blacktip reef shark found dead in a bag at Maya Bay

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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National Park officers are investigating following the death of a blacktip reef shark found in a bag at Maya Bay at Koh Phi Phi Ley.

A foreign dive instructor at Phi Phi Island posted a picture of a blacktip reef shark found dead inside a bag in a LINE group ‘Phi Phi Island news informs’ with a message reading “a shark has found dead in a bag at Maya Bay.”

Chief of the Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park, Worapot Lomlim, says, “We have been notified about this. I have ordered officers to investigate to see if the shark was caught or if it became stuck inside the bag by itself. A lot of blacktip reef sharks have been found in Maya Bay during the ongoing closure of the area.”

Raed more about the sightings HERE and HERE.

Marine biologist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat says Maya Bay is starting to recover after many Blacktip reef sharks have been found frolicking around the shoreline of the beach area inside the bay.

Read more about Dr Thon’s comments HERE.



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First Kunming-Krabi direct flight landed

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The first direct flight from Kunming, China, full of Chinese passengers, has arrived at Krabi International Airport.

The General Manager of the Krabi International Airport Apichai Aranyik has welcomed the new Lucky Airline (Boeing 737) with its first direct Charter Flight from Kunming to Krabi. The flight carried 162 passengers and arrived in Krabi at 7pm last night (Sunday).

Khun Apichai says, “In the past five year since the movie ‘Lost in Thailand’ Chinese tourists becoming the top tourists visiting Krabi. At the start they were coming in tour groups.”

“After the boat disaster in Phuket in July, Chinese tourists weren’t coming to Krabi either. This first direct flight is a good sign to welcome the next wave of Chinese tourists.”

The Deputy Director of the Phuket Tourism Authority of Thailand, Montri Manator, says, “Numbers of Chinese tourists visiting Phuket in tour groups have been continuing to decrease after the Phoenix sinking on July 5 this year. But we are seeing a steady rise in the FIT (Free and Independent Travellers) from China”

Read more about the changes in Chinese tourism to Phuket HERE.

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Hotel #4 for Centara Hotels in Krabi

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PHOTO: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi, another of the Centara properties along the Krabi coast

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest hotel group, has just signed a Hotel Management Agreement for a 180 room property on Ao Nang Beach, Krabi. The new hotel will be under its ‘Centara’ brand.

Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi will be the company’s fourth property in Krabi and is expected to open September next year.

“Krabi is well known for its stunning seascapes, world-class diving, national parks and eco-tours. We are pleased to have reached a greater level of trust from the owner to manage a second property in Krabi for them after Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa. Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi will establish itself as one of Krabi’s premier destinations tailored to match everybody’s desires,” said Centara CEO Thirayuth Chirathivat.

Centara have signed an agreement to manage the property with its owner, Dr Pornsak Thantapakul, CEO and Managing Director of Anda Beach Resort.

“We trust Centara to design and operate the hotel and offer guests the combination of a modern tropical resort and the fun family experience –plus one of the most beautiful sunset views in Thailand,” said Dr. Pornsak.

Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi will be the first chain hotel in the area with direct access to Ao Nang beach. The resort’s 180 rooms will range in size from 39 to 81sqm in eight configurations, including 20 family-friendly residences with bunk beds.

Most ground floor rooms will have direct pool access. Centara is planning a modern design, with F&B outlets that can be used for breakfast and special event buffets, or independent themes and menus. The resort will also feature a spa and beach club.

Hotel #4 for Centara Hotels in Krabi | News by The Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation

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Morning collision leaves 18 injured, mostly students

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Fifteen students and three adults have been injured after a cold-storage truck collided with a song-taew bus on a Phatthalung road this morning, south of Krabi province.

The injured were taken to Phatthalung Hospital following the 7am incident at a curve on the Asia Highway in Moo 3, Tambon Tha Kae, in Muang district.

There was high drama at the hospital with the students crying and hospital staff rushing to treat them. Police said three of the students had been critically injured.

The bus was already full with students heading to school when it stopped at the curve to pick up another passenger. Police say the six-wheel truck rear-ended it as the driver pulled onto the road, causing both vehicles to fall to the roadside.

Morning collision leaves 18 injured, mostly students | News by The Thaiger

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