Sangkhla Buri

  • Pollution

    Fly tipping with real flies – ‘Tourist’ trash angers Kanchanaburi villagers

    Garbage truck drivers leaving their loads of trash on a local road instead of at the nearby dump has angered residents of Phra Chedi Sam Ong, a village in the tourist district of Sangkhla Buri, close to the Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi province. Residents blame inadequate facilities in the popular destination of Wangka, nearby. Tourists are often blamed for excessive…

  • Thailand

    Group of 69 students stuck in the jungle for 2 days in western Thailand

    A group of 69 student volunteers camping in the middle of Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province in western Thailand were safely evacuated by a team of local residents after getting stuck in the dense Thai jungle for two days. Several days of heavy rain caused flash flooding which blocked their only route out of the jungle by…

  • Kanchanaburi

    2 Thai women arrested transporting 7 Burmese migrants

    At a checkpoint in Sangkhla Buri district in Kanchanaburi, 2 Thai women were arrested smuggling 7 Burmese migrants and a child, apparently attempting to transport them back to Myanmar. The stop took place at around 7 am this morning and the women were arrested in violation of provincial communicable disease committee orders to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Officials at…

  • Thailand

    Kanchanaburi bridge closure isolates Ban Wang Ka village

    The CDC has closed Thailand’s longest wooden bridge, Uttamanusorn Bridge/Saphan Mon, in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi. The closure has isolated a village where Covid cases are climbing. Shade netting has been employed by the Sangkhla Buri district office to block passage to the bridge. Thus, people in the Ban Wang Ka village are stuck in their village. In non-Covid…