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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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It’s A Tuesday, What’s Up in Thailand

Category: Tourism, Posted:03 Aug 2021 | 10:49 am As the Thailand red zone closures mount, and domestic travel remains challenged, we take a few minutes to bring you some of our new feature videos. August looks to be challenging but vaccinations are continuing and there is light at the end of the tunnel, for now to our readers we say – keep the […]
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Why Is The Phuket Sandbox Important?

Category: Tourism, Posted:02 Aug 2021 | 10:27 am As Bangkok grapples with rising numbers of Covid infections, leading tourism voice KP Ho, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Group, has told European envoys, airlines, senior officials and business leaders, that for Phuket Sandbox to succeed it is imperative for Phuket to be given “green” destination status. Speaking at the Phuket Sandbox Summit held at […]
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Direct International Flight For Koh Samui Coming

Category: Tourism, Posted:27 Jul 2021 | 11:29 am Koh Samui is set for the resumption of international flights from Singapore on the 1st of August. Under the Samui Plus program and expecting increased demand, Bangkok Airways is taking this first step for the direct overseas service. The initial stage is three flights a week on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Meanwhile in the Phuket […]