eco-friendly

  • Travel

    Thailand’s most eco-friendly hotels to stay in 2022

    The unique designs of Thailand’s eco-friendly hotels leave a lasting impression on their visitors. From hotels floating on the river in Bangkok to those situated on a tropical island, these establishments strive to be as green as the surrounding scenery. Glamping is also available in the shape of tent-like rooms at some hotels. Others, on the other hand, have outdoor…

  • Environment

    Thailand now generating electricity at world’s biggest hydro-solar farm

    As part of Thailand’s push to become a carbon-neutral country by 2050, the world’s largest hydro-solar hybrid energy farm has officially gone online and is now generating electricity. The solar farm floats atop the Sirindhorn Dam in Ubon Ratchathani and is as big as 70 football fields. The massive installation floats on Sirindhorn Reservoir along Lam Dom Noi River, about…

  • Best of

    Chiang Mai’s 5 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels

    Home to lush mountains and thick jungles, Chiang Mai is a nature-lover’s dream. Moreover, finding an eco-friendly hotel is at the top of most visitors’ lists. Thus, as many hotels feature absolutely beautiful accommodations, eco-friendly hotels here have taken it to the next level. From elephant sanctuaries to eating meals that use locally-sourced ingredients, a holiday in this northern province…

  • Environment

    Hydro-solar hybrid electric dam project nears completion

    One of the biggest hydro-solar hybrid floating electricity projects in the world is nearing completion at Sirindhorn dam in Ubon Ratchathani. This installation will move Thailand away from its often criticised fossil fuel dependence by increasing renewable energy production in the country. 7 solar farms have been built over 300 acres using 144,417 solar panels. The platforms are expected to…

  • Environment

    Factories in Thailand required to have Green Industry certification by 2025

    Factories in Thailand are ordered to “go green.” By 2025, all factories across the country need to have a Green Industry certification which means they are in line with standards set by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation to help developing countries move to more environmentally-friendly technologies and initiatives. All 71,130 industrial plants in Thailand will need to abide by…

  • Tourism

    Covid-free Samui, Phangan, Tao offer tourism discounts until end of April

    The Covid-free gulf islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao are offering special discounts and privileges to tourists until the end of April. Over 80 tourism operators are taking part in the scheme which can be accessed by clicking on www.samui-phangan-tao-speciallink.com. Surat Thani, which includes Koh Samui, is 1 of 4 provinces to receive the first delivery of…

  • Environment

    More trees for Bangkok, city’s arborist says a “green future” will take time

    More trees will be planted throughout Bangkok as part of the city’s master plan “Green Bangkok 2030.” While in western countries, eco-friendly master plans are driven by science, Thailand has spiritual influences that also come into play. Photos and news of big trees being cut down are often shared on social media. Some people in Thailand believe spirits inhabit some…