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Protests In Koh Samui Over Oil Drilling

Category: Tourism, Posted:01 Aug 2010 | 16:11 pm

Press reports estimate as many as 30,000 local residents and tourists linked hands on the resort island destination in a mass action over possible oil exploration near to Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.
Civic and local government officials have threatened to file charges unless the Administrative Court moves to suspend four licenses currently in place.
The Eastern Seaboard industrial estate of Map Ta Phut saw an action last year which hit a number of projects and caused a stir with foreign investors.
For now oil is a flash point on the heels of growing global concern over BP's Louisiana environmental catastrophe.

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Asia’s Largest Hotel Investment Conference Next Week

Category: , Posted:16 Oct 2020 | 15:28 pm HICAP, Asia’s biggest hotel investment event of the year is set for next week in a 3-day virtual format. Scheduled for 21st to 23rd October, this is the first year the conference will be live online and not in person, in Hong Kong. C9 Hotelworks Bill Barnett will be moderating a special Thailand panel of […]
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Funkytown – Inside the Cultural Melting Pot

Category: Tourism, Posted:14 Oct 2020 | 09:24 am Join C9 Hotelworks and Delivering Asia Communications on Tuesday 20th October, 2:00 pm Bangkok | 3:00 pm Singapore/Hong Kong for a special one-hour virtual event about the latest trends  in urban Bangkok and the latest from Phuket Town. Registration is free here. Ready, steady, go, straight down the urban rabbit hole of funkytown. Tripping down […]