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Air Asia is increasing services to the Krabi in south Thailand to four daily flights starting January 9.

Faced with declines in Chinese visitors to neighbouring Phuket island, mainland Krabi has also witnessed a decline in visits and advance bookings through to the end of January 2019.

In addition to overnight stays at Krabi’s beach resorts, the province also relies on day trips from Phuket by road and sightseeing boats.

Marine excursion dropped dramatically after the July 5 boating tragedy that killed 47 Chinese tourists.

However, traffic from Malaysia remains robust over the next two months and in response to the long-term increases in arrivals and advance bookings for Krabi resorts, AirAsia at the weekend confirmed it would increase daily flights from three to four, effective January 9.

Like the other daily flights the fourth frequency will use an Airbus 320 with 180 seats.

The new Krabi-bound flight from Kuala Lumpur has a departure time of 9.25am (Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) and 9.55am on the other four days.

Meanwhile, Thai AirAsia has launched a new direct daily service from Krabi to Chingqing in mainland China.

The new daily service is using a 180-seat Airbus A320 departing Krabi at 20.55 and arriving in Chongqing at 01.15 the following day. It departs from Chongqing at 2.15 and arrives back in Krabi at 5.50.

SOURCE: Airlineroute



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Maya Bay rehabilitation: Volunteer divers needed

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Maya Bay rehabilitation: Volunteer divers needed | The Thaiger

PHOTOS: The Marine National Park Operation Center 3 (Trang)

It’s still closed but the coral reef restoration project at Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Ley needs more volunteer divers.

The Marine National Park Operation Centre 3 (Trang) says that the project has been conducted by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation under the support of the founder of Ocean Quest Global Anuar Abdullah who has provided advice and necessary training for the restoration process of the fragile coral infrastructure at the closed marine national park.

He says that all methods being applied are natural methods of propagating coral.

The implementation of the project has been running with volunteers from many dive centres in Koh Phi Phi, Singha Estate and staff from Marine National Park Operation Centre 3 and the Had Noppratthara Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park.

Now the call has gone out for more volunteer divers to assist in the restoration project.

Anyone interested please contact this Facebook page… Manu San Martin.

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Tsunami advisory for Andaman Coast – all clear

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Tsunami advisory for Andaman Coast – all clear | The Thaiger

An advisory was sent out last night about two earth tremors registering 5.0 and 5.2 magnitude centered on the Andaman Islands, 620 kilometres north west of Phuket.

The National Disaster Warning Centre sent out an advisory to Governors of six Andaman Coast provinces to be on alert for tsunami warnings and more earthquake activity.

There has been no tsunami activity registered along the Andaman coastlines.

Tsunami advisory for Andaman Coast - all clear | News by The Thaiger

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Investigation into mine explosion on a Phang Nga Bay bird’s-nest concession island

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Investigation into mine explosion on a Phang Nga Bay bird’s-nest concession island | The Thaiger
by Sittichai Sikhawat 

Police have launched an investigation into an explosion at a bird’s-nest concession area in Phang Nga bay, where one man was killed and another injured on Monday night. The island is Koh Lao Dua, six kilometres north of Koh Yao Noi.

Story HERE (one man has died since The Thaiger story).

25 year old Boodrod Thongdee died following the blast, while 35 year old Somchai Thongdee was injured.

Somkid Thongdee, who was with the two victims at the time, survived the explosion without injury. He maintains that they had entered the area to collect wild orchids. One of the men stepped on a mine planted along the beach.

A local community leader, however, is raising doubts about their claim, saying that locals had long known that the concession area was out of bounds.

(Do tour operators and inquisitive tourists know about the locations? Are there clear and obvious warning signs along the beaches?)

“Some measures have been used to deter thieves,” the community leader said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The day after the blast police found more mines planted in the concession area.

One of them was apparently similar to a device that police had seized from bird’s-nest watchers last year.

SOURCE: The Nation

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