Krabi

  • Crime News

    26 drug addicts escape Krabi rehab, 11 recaptured by police

    Royal Thai Police (RTP) reported yesterday that 26 recovering drug addicts escaped from a rehabilitation foundation in Mueang, Krabi. The group allegedly stole a long-tail boat to make their way to Mueang Krabi, with some escapees later seen walking along Hemthanon Road. After nearly an hour, police managed to capture 11 of the escapees. The police negotiated with the 11…

  • Thailand News

    Tourists warned after box jellyfish stings near Bamboo Island

    National Park officials in Krabi issued urgent warnings about deadly box jellyfish after three tourists were stung near Bamboo Island in Phi Phi Archipelago. The tourists, who were all injured, have since been treated and are now in stable condition. The warning signs have been posted by the Had Nopparat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, cautioning tourists and those engaging…

  • Thailand News

    Fare game: Thai man fights taxi overcharge at Krabi Airport

    A Thai man lodged a complaint at the Ministry of Interior after a taxi driver at Krabi International Airport attempted to overcharge him 2,500 baht for a 12-kilometre trip. The actual taxi fare is 400 baht. The 30 year old man visited Krabi Provincial Damrongtham Centre, under the Ministry of Interior, yesterday, June 25, to report the cheating taxi driver.…

  • Thailand News

    Two Burmese nationals arrested for illegal kebab shop in Krabi

    Immigration officers in Krabi detained two Burmese nationals for illegally operating a kebab shop at Ao Nang Beach. The pair were caught in the act and failed to produce valid work permits or passports when asked by authorities. Head of Immigration Division 6, Police Major General Songprod Sirisukha led a team to conduct a series of inspections in an operation…

  • Thailand News

    Coral catastrophe strikes Krabi’s Mu Ko Lanta Marine Park

    In a recent survey conducted by park officials, alarming findings have surfaced regarding coral bleaching in the pristine waters of Mu Ko Lanta Marine National Park in Krabi. Officials took the plunge to assess the extent of coral bleaching and gather marine debris littering the seabed. Around Rok Island, a distressing 10 to 15% of corals at depths of 1…

  • Thailand News

    Scoot unveils next-gen jet Embraer in Krabi and Hat Yai flights

    Scoot, the budget airline subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), has soared into a new era of aviation with the inauguration of its first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft. The momentous occasion unfolded amidst much fanfare at Singapore Changi Airport, with esteemed guests including Singapore’s Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Finance, Chee Hong Tat, alongside aviation partners and media from across…

  • Thailand News

    Krabi’s cool facade cracks: Paradise threatened by water crisis

    Krabi, a paradise of pristine beaches and azure waters, faces a chilling reality: a water crisis that could dry up its tourism fortunes. As demands for long-term solutions surge, local operators urge action to avert disaster. Sasithorn Kittidhrakul, acting president of the Krabi Tourism Association stated that the government pledged to make Thailand a tourism hub, and Krabi generates significant…

  • Thailand News

    Krabi smoothie shop owner accused of investment fraud

    Approximately 10 victims have reported a local smoothie shop owner in Krabi for investment fraud involving over 3 million baht. The suspect, using her acquaintance with a well-known lawyer as leverage, challenged the victims to take legal action against her. Police are now gathering evidence to pursue the suspect legally. A group of around 10 individuals filed complaints yesterday at…

  • Thailand News

    British man fined 5,000 baht for naked stroll on Krabi beach

    A British man faces a fine of 5,000 baht after a viral video, filmed by a Thai local, showed him walking naked with his friends along Ao Nang Beach in the southern province of Krabi. A resident of Krabi province witnessed the naked British man, later identified as 23 year old Joseph William Kershaw, and filmed him. The video was…

  • Thailand News

    2 foreign women caught stealing from souvenir shop in Krabi

    A Thai vendor issued a warning to others after two foreign women stole souvenirs from his shop on Railay Beach in the southern province of Krabi on April 7. The owner of the souvenir shop, 45 year old Paithun shared CCTV footage of the theft on TikTok to alert other vendors in the area about the two foreign thieves. In…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman abandons 7 year old daughter at Krabi bus terminal

    A Thai woman abandoned her seven year old daughter at a bus terminal in the southern province of Krabi on March 18. The girl is now safe in the care of her father. Vendors by the Transport Company Limited bus terminal in Krabi sought help from Mueang Krabi Police Station after they found the girl, Nam, wandering around the place…

  • Phuket News

    Tides of tranquility disrupted: Yaba drug bust rocks Phi Phi, Krabi

    The peaceful waters of Phi Phi Island and Haad Nopparat Thara Beach in Krabi, renowned tourist spots in Thailand, were disrupted by an unforeseen drug bust. The authorities apprehended two tour speedboat captains upon uncovering methamphetamine tablets, locally referred to as Yaba, concealed aboard their vessels. The first arrest transpired off the coast of Phi Phi Island Pier, according to…

  • Thailand News

    Jetstar Asia soars to Krabi and Clark, Philippines

    Jetstar Asia announced two direct routes to Krabi and Clark, Philippines, promising to whisk passengers away to paradise. Starting June 7, thrill-seekers can jet off to the mesmerising shores of Krabi, with the low-cost carrier offering six weekly services to this South Thai gem. From June 16, travellers can hop aboard for a journey to the heart of the Philippines’…

  • Thailand News

    Runway blackout: Krabi Airport power failure affects 508 passengers

    Krabi International Airport suffered a power failure on the runway on Saturday night, affecting three flights and 508 passengers. The Acting Director of the Airport Department, Montri Dechasakulsom, reported that a power failure occurred at the third apron of Krabi Airport on Saturday, March 2, preventing aircraft from landing or taking off at the time. Montri said three flights and…

  • Thailand News

    Krabi national park makes astonishing revenue in tourism boom

    In less than four months, Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park in Krabi has become a gold mine, pulling in nearly 300,000,000 baht in entry fees from over 126,000 tourists. This meteoric rise in revenue dwarfs the previous fiscal year’s earnings, ringing in at 276 million baht. National park chief Yutthaphong Damsrisuk noted that the park has witnessed…

  • Thailand News

    Krabi rampage: Chinese woman blocks road, tries undress, bites cop

    A Chinese woman went on a rampage in the southern province of Krabi after breaking up with her boyfriend. She blocked the road, attempted to undress, and bit a police officer on the arm. Mueang Krabi Police Station and Tourist Police officers tried to calm the 34 year old Chinese woman, Zhang Yanxin, after she startled motorists. Witnesses reported that…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s iconic Maya Bay: From Hollywood glamour to environmental struggle

    Maya Bay, nestled in Thailand’s Phang-Nga province, clinched third place in the world’s beaches, according to the Lonely Planet travel guide. Dubbed “a slip of a beach hidden by limestone cliffs,” Maya Bay skyrocketed to international fame when acclaimed director Danny Boyle handpicked it as the backdrop for his blockbuster hit The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Despite its cinematic allure,…

  • Thailand News

    Mental illness suspected after Thai man kills uncle before suicide

    Police suspect a mental illness as the motive behind a Thai man’s killing of his uncle at their home in the southern province of Krabi. The incident occurred yesterday after the uncle complained about loud goat noises. The victim, identified as 65 year old Sunthorn Treekun, was murdered and the incident was reported to Lam Thap Police Station at 4pm…

  • Best of

    5 Best bars in Krabi you need to visit

    From pre-sunset drinks to late-night live music, Krabi offers a fun and enjoyable nightlife. Whether you want to chill while sipping some refreshing cocktails, meet new people, take part in beer games, or watch sports, there will always be a great bar offering non-stop fun and fabulous drinks. So, if you’re looking for the best bars in Krabi, check out…

  • Thailand News

    Explorers ‘rattled’ with excitement as rare Blue-tailed Cave Racer snakes spotted mating in Krabi

    Endangered Blue-tailed Cave Racer snakes have been spotted mating in a cave in Krabi province, stirring excitement among cave explorers and prompting calls for conservation. Manasathit, also known as Guide Nong, a 40 year old member of the Krabi Cave Lovers Club, led a group of national and international fossil experts on a cave expedition in the Ao Luek district.…

  • Thailand News

    Krabi’s national park sees revenue surge to 270 million baht

    Hat Nappharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park in Krabi witnessed an impressive surge in its yearly revenue, exceeding 270 million baht (US$7.47 million). This financial leap has resulted in the park becoming Thailand’s highest-grossing national park. As Thailand prepares for the influx of tourists during the high season in the following month, Ratchanok Paenoi, the park’s chief, has reported…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman issues warning after naked woman breaks into her house in Krabi to watch TV (video)

    A Thai woman issued a warning to residents of Ao Luek district in the southern province of Krabi after a naked woman broke into her house to watch television. The homeowner, a 47 year old woman named Romla Saiwaree, shared a video of the naked woman with Channel 7 yesterday. In the video, Romla and another man are seen entering…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Strong waves warning in Krabi, Andaman Sea, and Gulf of Thailand

    The Nopparat Thara Beach National Park in Krabi issued a weather warning for high waves, strong winds, and heavy rainfall. The park has advised caution for all marine activities within its jurisdiction. Thapanee Ariyudomwong, head of Nopparat Thara Beach-Phi Phi Islands National Park, announced the weather warning and urged careful conduct of tourism activities during the period of storms and…

  • Krabi News

    Thailand’s own Aquaman, ‘The Merman,’ rescues drowning Spanish tourist in Krabi (video)

    Thailand’s very own Aquaman showcased his heroic qualities last week when he saved a drowning Spanish tourist in Krabi, Thailand. Scott Siranat, known among locals as “The Merman” rescued a Spanish tourist from drowning off Koh Hong island in Krabi province on Tuesday, August 29. The 25 year old half Thai, half-Scottish man was on patrol when he noticed a…

  • Krabi News

    Mysterious hospital bed movement sparks confusion: ghost or glitch?

    A hospital bed used for transferring patients is raising eyebrows after it was witnessed moving and spontaneously adjusting itself. On Sunday, August 13, a video on Facebook, posted by a user named Mot Kpt, abruptly went viral showcasing this uncanny phenomenon. The footage depicts an unattended hospital bed, elevating on its own. The bed is a manual unit, not an…

  • Road deaths

    Road of sorrow: Scottish man becomes latest victim of Thailand’s perilous roads

    A sombre chapter was added to the tragic toll of Thailand’s perilous roads today, as a 48 year old Scottish man became yet another victim. The unfortunate incident unfolded when Robert Griffin, a shipping officer from Fife, lost control of his white Honda Click motorbike, resulting in a head-on collision with another motorcyclist in Krabi, a province in southern Thailand.…

  • Thailand News

    Warning waves: Portuguese Man o’ War sighted at Lanta Island raises alarm in Krabi

    An alarm has been raised over a hazardous marine creature, a Portuguese Man o’ War, spotted at Lanta Island in Krabi. Holiday-goers to the sea are advised against using bare hands to touch the creature where they stumble upon it. A tourist from Bangkok came across the creature during her recent vacation to Lanta Island’s hotel located in Moo 2,…

  • Crime News

    Thieves nab materials worth 2 million baht from Krabi pool villa, remain at large months later

    Culprits behind the alleged theft of materials worth over 2 million baht from a pool villa in Krabi remain at large months after the event. The owner reported the incident to the police five months ago, but the suspects still haven’t been caught. Khwansurat Beger, a 32 year old woman originally from Surat Thani, invested over 10 million baht in…

  • Krabi News

    Body reportedly spotted off Krabi island, search hindered by waves

    A body was reportedly spotted floating off an island in Thailand’s southern Krabi province. Despite efforts by officials, the deceased has not yet been recovered due to strong waves hindering the search. A fishing boat captain near Koh Lanta island alerted the Royal Thai Navy Third Command of the body yesterday morning, The Phuket Express reported. In an attempt to retrieve…

  • Crime News

    Facebook group leader arrested for counterfeit amulet scam in southern Thailand

    An influential figure within the Facebook group พระใต้ สายตรง was recently apprehended for fraudulent activities involving the sale of counterfeit amulets in southern Thailand. Despite his defence, stating his lack of knowledge about the authenticity of these objects as they were procured from third parties, the charges still stand. The 53 year old suspect, Pharadon Wongwaiwit, claims he is incapable of…