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  • TMD issues a new weather warning for tropical storm Danas

    The Thai Meteorological Department has issued another warning about tropical storm Danas since saying it’s on the move, from the Philippines’ Luzon, north and north-eastward into the East China Sea. The storm appears headed for Taiwan and likely to dump plenty of heavy rain on the way. The storm is ‘sucking’ in moisture from the Indian Ocean across southern Thailand,…

  • Number of passengers and flights drop slightly at 28 secondary Thai airports

    28 airports under the Thai Airports Department have dropped traffic by 1% compared to the same time last year. The airports under the Airports Department don’t cover the largest airports at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai and Chiang Rai. Some 14.4 million passengers were recorded at the 28 airports under the department from October 2018 to June…

  • Krabi skinny-dippers fined 500 baht, claimed they were ‘bored’

    Police marched six naked tourists, aged between 17-20 years old, back on to the Ao Nang beach to get dressed after being caught on a midnight skinny-dip. A local, who didn’t appreciate their nudist antics, informed the local police late on Monday night about the groups’ late night seaside frolicking. metro.co.uk reports that the group included five women and one…

  • Koh Phi Phi dugong died from a gastrointestinal infection

    PHOTO: Department of National Parks, Wildlife & Plant Conservation Another dead dugong was discovered over the weekend off Koh Phi Phi in Krabi province. Department of Marine and Coastal Resources veterinarians have determined the death was caused by stomach infection and chronic inflammation of the intestines. Another was found off the coast of Trang on the weekend as well. The…

  • Green sea turtle found dead in a fish trap off Krabi national park

    PHOTO: thaipost.net Officers from the Nopparat Thara Beach – Phi Phi Islands National Park, yesterday (Monday) removed a metal fish trap from the sea near Koh Met after some fishermen smuggled the trap into the sea. They found a dead green sea turtle trapped inside. The team had to use a bouyancy bag to rescue the turtle body stuck in the fish trap…

  • Thailand’s Princess Sirivannavari names Krabi’s baby dugong ‘Yamil’

    Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari has proposed the name ‘Yamil’ for the orphaned baby dugong found stranded in Krabi on July 1. The animal was rescued by villagers and sent for treatment and rehabilitation by marine veterinarians in Phuket. Read about the baby dugong being found HERE. Netizens were invited to name the orphaned baby dugong by officials yesterday. Many…

  • Dead dugong, dolphin found off southern Thai beaches

    PHOTO: Manoch Wongsuryrat A three-metre long dugong has been found dead off the coast of Trang in southern Thailand. The total number of dead dugong found this year has reached seven, according to the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources when they spoke to Thai PBS. Fishermen found the mammal and towed it ashore for veterinarians to examine. The dugong…

  • Fast and Furious filming in Krabi – production begins

    The cameras started rolling this week in Krabi as production continues on the latest in the Fast & Furious movie franchise. Filming kicked off for Fast & Furious 9 in a palm plantation in the southern province – and why not, there’s plenty of them. There was a strong security contingent protecting the actors and the plot line, although Krabi…

  • Some patients experience side effects from medicinal marijuana in Krabi

    PHOTO: Medical News Today Some medicinal marijuana users are developing side effects such as nausea, vomiting and hallucination. Krabi Public Health Office revealed yesterday that medical professional in the area report that, out of the registered 158 medical marijuana users , many had developed side effects. Thailand legalised medical marijuana in response to findings that is helpful to in some…

  • 17 year old dies while fishing in Krabi pond

    PHOTO: View from the Khao Ngon Nak viewpoint, Krabi A teenager has drowned while fishing with a friend at a pond in a Krabi national park. The Haad Nopparat Thara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park rangers recovered the body of Jessada Ngafah, a 16 year old male, at 2.30am this morning. Rangers were working at an office near the Khao…

  • Fire destroys restaurant on Koh Lanta, Krabi – VIDEO

    VIDEO: Krabi News PHOTOS: TNEWS Fire has damaged a restaurant on Koh Lanta in Krabi province. TNews reports that fire fighters were notified of the incident yesterday on Koh Lanta in the south of Krabi. Fire fighters and a number of fire engines arrived at the scene to find the restaurant well ablaze. It took more than two hours to…

  • One dead, 13 injured in Krabi collision – VIDEO

    VIDEO: Krabi Pitak Pracha Rescue Foundation / Newshawk Phuket A Phuket tour bus, pickup truck and car have been involved in a major incident in Krabi. One person has died, a 7 month pregnant woman sustained serious injuries and 12 people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after the collision between a Nakhon Si Thammarat to Phuket bus, a…

  • Red swimming flags out at Koh Hong in Krabi

    Red flags have been dusted off and set up along the beach at Koh Hong in Ao Luek, Krabi today. In an unrelated story, dead fish have also been found along a beach in Ao Nang, Krabi. National park officers at Mu Koh Hong in Krabi have planted the red flags along the beach to warn swimmers not to go…

  • UPDATE: German tourist found dead in Krabi hotel room

    A German tourist has been found dead inside a hotel room in Ao Nang yesterday. A bag was over the man’s head and tied around the neck. Ao Nang police were notified of the incident yesterday afternoon at a hotel in Ao Nang when contacted by staff. Police found the body of a 40 year old German man on the bed.…

  • Pregnant Krabi mum can’t wait to get to hospital

    A woman in labour ended up giving birth inside an ambulance in Krabi today. Emergency responders were notified that the mother was about to give birth at a house in Mueang Krabi. When they arrived 23 year old Uraiwan Kaebut was already in labour. They decided to rush her to Krabi Hospital. But the baby wasn’t going to wait for…

  • Elderly Thai couple die in Krabi road smash

    An elderly couple have died after a collision between a speeding pickup truck and motorbike sidecar in Krabi. Plai Phraya Police were notified of the accident this morning at 11am on the Southern Seaboard Road in Plai Phraya. Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the bodies of a 78 year old man Somjit Aolueknua and 79 year…

  • Two waterspouts spotted at Krabi Beach, Thailand – VIDEO

    PHOTOS/VIDEO: Krabi Pitak Pracha Rescue Foundation / Newshawk Phuket Two waterspout were spotted near Nopparat Thara Beach, at Ao Nang in Krabi in southern Thailand. Krabi Pitak Pracha Rescue Foundation report that yesterday two waterspouts were spotted just behind the Nopparat Thara beach during the afternoon. The one minute video of the waterspouts has attracted a lot of interest on…

  • Thailand’s Maya Bay settles into an extended period of rest – VIDEO

    You can look but you can’t touch. Maya Bay’s beach, closed last year to allow coral restoration and beach recovery, is likely to remain closed to visitors for many years, even up to five. The famous Koh Phi Phi Ley beach and bay, made famous in the 2000 movie The Beach, needs time for its ecology to fully recover years…

  • Truck collides with power pole in Krabi, driver injured

    A truck has collided with a power pole after the driver allegedly fell asleep at the wheel in Krabi today. The truck, carrying palm tree trunks, collided with a power pole on Phetkasem Road in Krabi city. The power pole was broken and cables had been pulled down. The truck driver also sustained injuries and was taken to Klongtom Hospital.…

  • Coral bleaching off Koh Phi Phi

    Corals at Koh Phi Phi near a famous driving point has started to bleach. Paranya Pantajit, a scuba expert in Krabi says, “Corals near a famous diving point at Koh Phi Phi is beaching. There are many marine lives living around this coral.” “The temperature at 8 metres deep in the sea is about 31 degree Celsius. Corals in in…

  • Famous Krabi elephant dies near elephant camp

    A 48 year old male elephant has died near an elephant camp in Krabi yesterday. The elephant had become a favourite and was popular in the area among locals and tourists who visited the camp. The elephant’s name was Kamtan. The Krabi Noi village headman was notified yesterday that the male elephant had died in a forest near a local…

  • Three injured in fresh seafood pickup accident in Krabi

    A pickup truck has lost control and collided with a fresh seafood pickup truck in Krabi. Locals helped to collect the fresh seafood and take it back to the pickup truck. The incident is the third ‘seafood’ crash incident this week. Klongtom Police were notified of the incident yesterday afternoon on Petchkasem Road in Klogtom. Police and emergency responders arrived…

  • Drivers injured as minivan collides with pickup in Krabi

    A driver has sustained injuries after a minivan collided with a pickup truck in Krabi. Plai Phraya Police were notified of the incident yesterday on the southern Seaboard Road in Plai Phra. Police and emergency responders arrived to find the damaged minivan in a roadside ditch. The minivan driver, 43 year old Somnuek Mueangthong, was stuck inside the minivan. Rescue workers used…

  • Six survive after fish delivery pick-up overturns in Krabi

    Six people, who were delivering fresh fish in a pickup truck in Krabi, have survived an accident in Krabi. Mueang Krabi Police were notified of the incident in Krabi City yesterday. Police and emergency responders arrived to find the overturned pick-up truck in the roadside ditch. Nearby there was fresh seafood, fish and shrimp, strewn across the roadside. Six people…

  • Man drowns while catching fish in Krabi temple lagoon

    A man has drowned in a lagoon while he was trying to catch fish inside an animal sanctuary area adjacent to a Krabi temple. Mueang Krabi Police were notified of the incident at the Kowaram Temple in Mueang Krabi District at 5.30pm yesterday. Police and emergency responders arrived at the temple lagoon and joined in the search for the missing man.…

  • Thai and farang friend catch king cobra with bare hands in Krabi – VIDEO

    PHOTOS/VIDEO: Robrouw Krabi A foreign man has helped his Thai friend to catch a king cobra with their bare hands in Krabi today. The three metre king cobra was found near a refrigerator in a house in Mueang Krabi district. A foreign man and his Thai friend, who lives near the house, came to help where he helped to catch the…

  • Three dead, two injured as truck collides with motorbike in Krabi

    PHOTOS: อาสากู้ภัย 3482 กู้ชีพปลายพระยา / คนข่าว กระบี่ Three people have died while another two people have been injured after a pickup truck collided with a motorbike in Krabi yesterday. Krabi emergency responders headed to the scene of an accident on Southern Seaboard Road (No 44) southbound in Krabi yesterday afternoon. They found two injured males – 32 year old Nattanai…

  • Black water flows into the sea at Koh Phi Phi

    Wastewater was flowing into the sea at Koh Phi Phi in Krabi as business operators have been caught releasing untreated water and waste into the sea. The issue has gone viral in social media with local officials scrambling to respond. Black water was photographed lapping the shores of Loh Dalam beach on Koh Phi Phi five days ago. One of…

  • Krabi police officer shoots and kills himself inside police station

    A Nuea Klong Police officer in Krabi has shot himself inside the police station. Nuea Klong Police became aware of the incident at 7pm last night. Emergency responders arrived to find the body of 50 year old Sen Sgt Maj Udomsak Yujaroen inside the communications room at the Nuea Klong Police Station. Next to the man’s lifeless body they found…

  • Booking in advance, standardised tours, limited numbers – Maya Bay’s tourism future

    “Both Thon and DNP executives emphasised that mass tourism would not be allowed again at Maya Bay.” by Pratch Rujivcanarom Maya Bay’s visitors will have to book in advance for limited day tours once the popular tourist magnet reopens to the public. After an official inspection of the rehabilitation efforts at Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Ley, local marine…