Koh Lipe

  • Tourism

    Battle lines drawn in Koh Lipe turf war

    Thailand’s human rights commission (NHRC) is calling for the government to take urgent action in the Koh Lipe turf war to help sea gypsies living on the island in Satun province. The Moken are a semi-nomadic tribe that lives in Thai coastal provinces and inhabits over 800 islands in the Andaman Sea. They number less than 3,000 people. The Moken have…

  • Thailand

    Thai tourist rescued after going into cardiac arrest while diving near Koh Lipe

    A Thai man was rescued after he lost consciousness and went into cardiac arrest while diving at a spot by Koh Yang, an island near the popular tourist destination Koh Lipe in the southern province Satun. The 62 year old man was unconscious when he was pulled to the surface of the water. He was later sent by helicopter to…

  • Thailand

    Travel bubble whispers abound between Malaysia and Thailand

    Authorities are quietly planning a maritime travel bubble between Malaysia’s Langkawi island and Thailand’s Koh Lipe islands, which would see no quarantine requirements for qualified travellers between the two. Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, says Thailand’s southern provinces that border Malaysia, will be able to accept international tourists from December. The 2 Andaman Sea islands are normally connected…

  • South

    Koh Lipe enacts 1 month lockdown restrictions from tomorrow

    After a new outbreak of Covid-19, Koh Lipe will become the latest Thai destination to go into semi-lockdown and harsh restrictions including a curfew. The governor of Lipe’s province Satun has ordered a month-long near lockdown beginning August 9 and ending September 5. The order, officially titled Satun Province 1482/2564 on preventative measures and control of Coronavirus disease 2019, comes…

  • Thailand

    Ukrainian ambassador to Thailand dies while on holiday on Koh Lipe

    The Ukrainian ambassador to Thailand died yesterday morning while on holiday on Koh Lipe, a small island west of the southern province Satun. Local health officials say the 45 year old ambassador, Andrii Beshta, died from a heart attack. Andrii’s son said that his father had vomited and lost consciousness before he died. They had been staying in the same hotel…

  • Thailand

    Thai navy receives PETA award after rescuing cats from sinking ship

    The Thai navy is celebrating receiving a PETA award after rescuing a group of cats from a sinking ship that had caught fire in the Andaman sea. The Hero to Animals Award was given to the naval officials by the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals group after Facebook user “Nookool.b” posted photos of the feline rescue mission. The ship’s…

  • Coronavirus Thailand

    Tourists busted for partying, taking drugs, in Satun hotel

    Two tourists have been arrested at a hotel in Satun after an employee reported them for partying and using drugs. Thai Residents reports that Italian national “Martire” and Dutch national “Mohammad” were arrested in possession of cocaine and marijuana at The Bara Bara Budget Hotel. Sompong Chingduang from the Immigration Police was called to the hotel by an employee who…

  • South

    Multiple waterspouts observed off Koh Lipe – VIDEO

    People on the beach at Koh Lipe were treated to a spectacular sight of four waterspouts off Satun today. The sudden phenomenon in the Andaman Sea was recorded as video and photos and widely shared on social media. The phenomenon happened a little before noon on Sunday when the four waterspouts shot out towards the horizon for 10-15 minutes, which…