Trat

  • Thailand News

    Koh Chang durian prices soar to 250 baht amid production drop

    A surge in demand for the famed Chanee Koh Chang durian from Trat Province has seen prices starting at 250 baht per kilogramme. With a reported production drop of 30% due to unpredictable weather, local farmers are busy selling the highly sought-after fruit both in-store and online. Phuttiphong Phothipanich, an agricultural officer from Koh Chang, Trat Province, inspected the first…

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    Thai govt assures no loss of Koh Kood sovereignty in future talks

    A reassurance has been issued by the Thai government, stating that the country will not surrender sovereignty over Koh Kood, located in Trat province, to Cambodia during future negotiations concerning the partitioning of marine resources in their shared Overlapping Claims Area (OCA). In a statement during the Senate’s general debate on Monday night, Deputy Prime Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara referred to…

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    Suspected arson leads to wildfire in Trat, Thailand’s Samet Forest

    A wildfire ravaged nearly 100 acres of the Samet Forest in Trat province, Thailand, with suspicions that locals secretly set the fire to forage for forest products. Despite the efforts of firefighting teams, the blaze remains uncontained and there are concerns it could spread to an adjacent 2,000-acre forest. The Thai authorities are closely monitoring the situation, including the safety…

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    Tourists survive speedboat crash in Trat

    A tourist speedboat crashed into a reef 16 miles off the Laem Thian area on Koh Kut, Trat on January 24. The Trat Coastal Aquaculture Research and Development Center (CARDC) dispatched three marine rescue speedboats at 2.30pm to the island with the aid of 12 tourists and three crew members who were stranded. However, at one point the rescue teams…

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    Tragic road accident in Trat claims life, leaves one injured

    A tragic road accident in Trat province led to the death of one man and left a woman injured. The incident occurred when a pickup truck lost control and collided with an electricity pole, causing it to fall and overturn the vehicle. The 49 year old driver, Somai Saengphloi, was killed, and his 22 year old passenger, Sirikan Junmareong, was…

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    Tragic road accident in Trat leaves one dead and three volunteers injured

    Tragedy struck on the rain-soaked roads of Trat province, unveiling a heart-wrenching narrative of a fatal collision between a rescue vehicle and a woman’s car, highlighting the perilous challenges faced by volunteers in their quest to save lives. A severe road accident occurred in Trat province, resulting in the fatality of a 36 year old woman, Wanpen Insaeng, and leaving…

  • Thailand News

    Gardeners at Khao Saming grow golden rambutans and make good profit

    Gardeners in Khao Saming District, Trat province, have been growing golden rambutans for two years and reported experiencing good yields. The rambutans have generated profitable annual incomes. The first lot of rambutan is priced at 100 baht per kilogramme, while the second lot which weighs 2 kilogrammes costs 60 baht per kilogramme. However, the gardeners have not yet started selling…

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    Young man survives harrowing motorcycle crash in Trat

    A shocking accident occurred in Trat when a 24 year old man lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a concrete pole. The impact caused a large gash on his chest, exposing his heart. He was hurriedly given first aid before being rushed to the hospital at around 11.10pm yesterday. The fatal motorcycle crash was reported by the Sawang…

  • Crime News

    Infidelity accusation leads to armed dispute at Trat bus depot

    A public transportation hub in the southern Trat province was the scene of a standoff that escalated dangerously. A 34 year old man, accused by his spouse of infidelity, allegedly threatened her with a .38 firearm. The situation was resolved when police quickly interceded, apprehending the suspect and securing the weapon before disagreements could take a tragic turn. At around 9.30am…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    5 injured as heavy rain obscures vision, school-bound motorcycles collide in Trat, Thailand

    In a recent incident, two motorcycles collided head-on amid heavy rain near a school in Thailand, resulting in injuries to five individuals. The accident was reported at 7.10am today and police are investigating the cause. Both motorcycles were heading to school at the time of the accident and due to the poor visibility, the drivers did not see each other.…

  • Tourism News

    Trat’s tourism sector hopes to rebound despite ongoing struggles

    Trat, one of Thailand’s premier beach destinations, is optimistic about a boost in tourism during the latter part of this year despite a struggling hotel sector that is yet to bounce back from Covid-19 disruptions. Phatcharin Sawettarat, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Trat Office, disclosed that the province accommodated approximately one million visitors last year, just half…

  • Crime News

    Illegal scallop fishing operation smashed in Trat, culprits face legal proceedings

    The Department of Marine Resources arrested several illegal fishing culprits, seizing 3 kilogrammes of scallops in Ban Pred Nai, Trat Province. The suspects’ boat and fishing tools were subsequently handed over to investigation officers for prosecution according to the law. This occurred today and was actioned by the Marine and Coastal Resources Office 1, in cooperation with the Marine National…

  • Thai Life

    Thai aunty sends underground lottery numbers to police group chat by mistake, gets arrested for gambling

    Police arrested a 69 year old aunty from Trat province, eastern Thailand, for gambling after she sent her desired underground lottery numbers to the wrong group chat on Line. She sent the picture to the police. On Friday, the Line group “Smart Safety Zone Mueang Trat Police Station” – which has 439 members – received a suspicious message from 69…

  • Crime News

    Thai man brutally murders ex-girlfriend in restaurant after failing to win her back

    A Thai man brutally murdered his ex-girlfriend in the middle of a restaurant in Trat province, eastern Thailand, this morning after failing to win her back. Two more people were injured in the attack. The victim jumped out of her second floor window and ran into the khao man gai (chicken and rice) restaurant where she worked as a waitress in…

  • News

    Health officals urge caution after 2 people die from eating horseshoe crab

    Health officials in the southeastern province of Trat issued warnings to the public after two people died from consuming mangrove horseshoe crabs. Five others have been hospitalized after eating the lethally poisonous crustaceans. Horseshoe crabs are a staple food in the region, but the mangrove variety, also known as the round-tail horseshoe crab, is highly toxic and has been blamed for…

  • Thailand News

    Leave Durians in Police Care project launched to stop durian thefts

    The Ao Cho Police Station in the eastern province of Trat launched a project called Leave Durians in Police Care after farmers in the province lost millions of baht worth of durian fruit and their trees to thieves in the past year. The Chief Inspector of Ao Cho Police Station, Ariyachai Thima, met with durian farmers on Monday, March 13…

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    4 police officers and 3 men arrested for smuggling motorcycles

    Authorities arrested four police officers, one Thai man, and two Cambodian men yesterday at a pier in the southeastern province of Trat for smuggling six motorcycles into a neighbouring country. The Marine Special Unit 182 received a tip-off from an authority spy that the smuggling was to take place at a pier in the Mai Root sub-district, Khlong Yai district…

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    Elephant in Thailand dies after tourists feed it wrong food

    An elephant camp in Koh Chang, eastern Thailand, is warning tourists not to feed elephants food containing chemicals after an elephant died after eating chemically-contaminated bananas. A few weeks ago, a 20 year old male elephant at Kaebai Meechai Elephant Camp in Koh Chang, Trat province, fell ill with flatulence and indigestion after eating food brought in by some tourists,…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Fire destroys 7 speedboats on Koh Mak

    Disaster struck the island of Koh Mak in Trat province over the weekend when seven speedboats docked at Thong Lang Bay were destroyed in a fire. A group of tourists from the mainland who had taken a day trip to the holiday island were briefly stranded as the speedboats to transport them back burned and sank. Local villagers came to…

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    Whale shark visits Thailand’s Koh Chang in rare sighting

    A stunning four-metre-long whale shark visited a group of tourists on a snorkelling trip in the waters of Koh Chang in the Gulf of Thailand yesterday in an extremely rare sighting. Danai Unglo, the owner of Mister Khai Tour Company, said he was leading a group of 15 tourists to go snorkelling at Koh Klum island in Trat province’s Koh Chang…

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    Police arrest man high on drugs in Koh Chang after high-speed chase

    In a scene reminiscent of a Quentin Tarantino movie, Thai police embarked on a high-speed car chase with a man high on drugs driving dangerously. The scene culminated in a man’s arrest after a two-hour standoff where shots were fired and police were threatened by a knife in Koh Chang in Trat, eastern Thailand. Koh Chang Police Station and Tourist…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Unable to find a temple home, monk living in bus terminal

    The Thaiger recently covered “The Terminal, Bangkok Edition” – a story of a woman stranded in the terminal at Suvarnabhumi Airport for two months waiting for her pickup. Now, in the Trat province, a uniquely Thai version of the Hollywood movie starring Tom Hanks has transpired. A monk in the eastern province of Thailand found himself stranded in a bus…

  • Thailand News

    Tourists in Surat Thani & Trat warned to beware of jellyfish

    Tourists have been warned to beware of jellyfish while swimming in the sea off the beaches at Koh Samui, and Koh Pha Ngan in Surat Thani, and Koh Mark, and Koh Kood in Trat. The Director of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Auttapon Charoenchansa, reported that it is venomous jellyfish season in Koh Samui, and Koh Pha Ngan…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    German man believed to have monkeypox briefly fled police

    Results are pending for the test of what could be the fifth person in Thailand to be confirmed with monkeypox, another German man, this time on Koh Chang island. Similar to the first case, when a Nigerian man fled the country before being caught in Cambodia, this tourist attempted to escape when asked to submit to testing for monkeypox. The…

  • World News

    Conflict over Cambodian casino and territory in eastern Thailand

    There’s conflict over a Cambodian casino in the eastern province of Trat, which borders the two countries. Trat’s ranger regiment says the casino has encroached into a Thai watershed area and has sent Cambodia a letter on the issue. Senior officers from the ranger regiment said yesterday that there are border conflicts in 17 spots in the Laem Klat sub-district…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Boat capsizes in eastern Thailand, survivors cling to buoy for hours

    A fishing boat capsized in eastern Thailand’s Trat province yesterday, forcing 7 crew members to cling to a buoy for about 10 hours. Amidst the stormy waves, a patrol boat finally came and rescued the exhausted survivors, and brought them to a nearby hospital. The boat’s skipper, Aswin, told officials that he had decided to drop anchor at the buoy,…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    UPDATE: Resort in eastern Thailand denies media claims

    UPDATE A resort in eastern Thailand has released a statement yesterday denying media claims that police accused its foreign directors of wrongdoing. The statement refuted other claims as well, and said police have not issued arrest warrants on any of the resort’s directors. The accusations are in light of a fire that gutted one of the resort’s villas in March.…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Police tracking down British nationals after March fire in eastern Thailand

    After a fire gutted a resort villa in Thailand’s eastern province of Trat in March, 3 executives are being charged. The charges include causing a fire by negligence, causing damages to people’s property, endangering other persons, and allowing others to use the building for hotel business without obtaining a license from the local officials. The massive fire broke out at…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Officials in eastern Thailand scramble to save tree from tourists

    Officials in eastern Thailand are scrambling to save a lone tree on a tiny islet off Trat province from tourist destruction. The islet is only a few metres wide, with nothing on it except the tree and its roots. The director of maintenance at Koh Mak Tambon Administrative Organisation, Lertrob Saithongpu, said the wee little islet can only handle 5…

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    Ranong reports 41 cases of monkey-to-human “Nousai” malaria

    Authorities in Ranong, southern Thailand, have reported 41 cases of Nousai malaria in the province. Ranong’s Provincial Public Health office reported that most patients infected with Nousai malaria have a history of going deep into the forest. Nousai malaria, caused by the plasmodium knowlesi parasite, is passed from monkeys to humans through female Anopheles mosquito bites. Yesterday, the eastern province…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Man in eastern Thailand tries to sell motorcycle to shop it was stolen from

    A man in Thailand’s eastern province of Trat was (rather embarrassingly) busted when he tried to sell a used motorcycle to a shop it was stolen from two weeks before. The man told police in questioning that he got the bike from a friend in Laem Ngob district, who told him to sell it, and they would split the money. But the…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Thai swimmer recovering after being ‘speared’ by Needlefish in Trat

    Spearfishing is still a thing, but usually by humans hunting fish, not the other way around. Thai national Noppadol Sringam is now in a stable condition recovering from a freak marine accident. The Thai tourist was left in serious condition after a needlefish skewered him in the neck while he was swimming on the Trat coastal beach of Ao Tan…

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    Tourist impaled in the neck by needlefish while swimming at Thailand beach

    A needlefish impaled a tourist in the neck while he was swimming at a popular beach in Thailand on Thursday. Careful not to remove the needlefish from his neck, lifeguards gave the man first aid on Ao Tan Khu beach in the eastern province of Trat by Cambodia before taking him to a local hospital at around 1pm. Local officials…

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    200 crocodiles on sale in Trang, southern Thailand

    A crocodile farmer in Trang has slashed his prices after accumulating 450 crocodiles which he has found hard to shift since the coronavirus pandemic began. Around 200 of the crocodiles are currently for sale for the cheap price of 3,500 baht to 6,000 baht each, depending on the size. Before the pandemic began, Sommart Srisuk sold the crocodiles for 8,000…

  • Crime News

    25 kilograms of ketamine in tea bags wash up on eastern Thailand beach

    A package containing more than 25 kilograms of ketamine washed up on a beach in Trat province on Thailand’s eastern coast yesterday. A 65 year old woman was out collecting rubbish on the beach when she found what appeared to be 25 bags of Chinese tea tied together washed up on the shore. Upon closer inspection, the bags were filled…

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    Koh Kut mayor says smoke detector didn’t work when villa caught fire

    The luxury villa in Koh Kut that burned to the ground, with guests narrowly escaping the flames, was equipped with smoke detectors and alarms, but they weren’t working, according to the island’s mayor, Dechathorn Chanob. All guests escaped the fire at Soneva Kiri resort on Koh Kut, off the coast of the eastern province Trat, but many guests, including famous…

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    Fire breaks out at luxury Koh Kut resort burning villa to the ground, guests narrowly escape

    A fire broke out at a luxury resort on Koh Kut, an island off the coast of Trat by the Cambodian border on Sunday morning, burning a villa to the ground where a group of 15, including a famous paediatrician, were staying. The Soneva Kiri resort released a statement saying all guests staying at villa 63 were evacuated and the…