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Top 25 Asian beaches survey is out – three in Phuket

Tanutam Thawan

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Thailand has ended up with two beaches in the top ten in the latest ‘Top 25 Beaches in Asia’ survey. The survey is based on comments from TripAdvisor’s 300 million users, or at least the ones that have visited a beach in Asia and taken the time to make a comment.

The top three beaches are Agonda Beach in India at number one with White Beach in Boracay and Ngapali Beach in Myanmar filling out the podium places.

Fourth place goes to Radhanahar Beach on Havelock Island in the Nicobar Islands, whilst fifth is the first of two Thai beaches in the top ten – PhraNang Cave Beach in Ao Nang, Krabi.

Benton Beach in Sri Lanka is next with Phuket’s southern Nai Harn Beach in seventh place.

Nacpan Beach in El Nido, Philippines, Nusa Dua Beach in Bali, Indonesia and Veligandu Island Beach in The Maldives fill out the top ten places.

Three other Thai beaches follow in 11th, 12th and 13th places taking a respectable five positions out of the popular vote from TripAdvisor users of their favourite 25 beaches. (Karon Beach, Phuket, Thong Nai Pan Noi on Koh Phangan and Kata Noi Beach, Phuket.

The list includes a list of all the available hotels and recommendations of the best time of the year to visit.

You can see the TripAdvisor list of Asia’sTop 25 beaches HERE.

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

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  1. Chas

    March 2, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    I prefer Mai Khao and Sai Kaew Beaches, but the ridiculous underpass roadworks at Hayek Chalong stop me going there, unless I want to spend an extra 30 to 40 minutes stuck in traffic.

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Motorbike driver killed in Thepkasattri road

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A motorbike driver has died after colliding with a pickup truck last night (August 20).

The incident happened near the new Honda Marine showrooms and offices on Thepkrasattri road, southbound, at about 11.45pm last night.

Rescue workers and police arrived at the scene to find a damaged motorbike on the road. Nearby they found the body of a motorbike driver who was later identified as 20 year old Nakarin Noognern from Phang Nga.

Nearby was a pickup truck. The 24 year old driver, Satawat Raksamerwong from Udon Thani, was waiting for police.

Police say that Nakarin was driving his motorbike at high speed heading from Thalang towards Phuket Town. Satawat was driving the pickup and allegedly cut across the path of the motorbike.

Khun Nakarin wasn’t wearing a helmet and no alcohol or drugs were not detected on Satawat following a drug test. Police are yet to press charges at this stage.

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Muay Thai for five year olds – Sport or child abuse?

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Video of two five year olds fighting in a boxing ring has sparked a lot of reaction. The young kids in the 17 kilo division (yes, there’s such a thing) are shown punching each other’s heads, with the occasional kick, as a crowd of baying adults urge them on.

Sanook reports that as one boy is repeatedly forced into a corner the referee makes no attempt to seriously intervene. He merely lets the boys continue flailing at each other in the center of the ring.

Neither child is wearing any head protection.

The video – posted by “Yuthaphoom Khunseuk Tragoonyang” – goes on for a full two minutes. You can watch the video HERE.

Sanook say opinion fell into two camps – one group were praising this as an expression of Thai culture though the national sport of Muay Thai, the other condemning it as nothing more than child abuse for the pleasure of adults that violated the rights of children.

Sanook said that doctors at Mahidol University have stated that 100,000 children under the age of 15 are competing in Muay Thai prize fights in Thailand. They point out that children of this age should not be fighting due to potential damage to the brain.

The Thaiger story about the Mahidol University report HERE.

Sanook said that moves are currently being made to seek a change in the law that allows such “sport”.

SOURCE: Sanook

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