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Trat Promotes Tourism Through Elite-Koh Chang Calendar 2009

December 29, 2008 – 7:40 PM | Comments Off
Trat Promotes Tourism Through Elite-Koh Chang Calendar 2009

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Dec 28, 2008
Trat province has unveiled the Elite-Ko Chang Calendar 2009 in the bid to stimulate tourism of the province and Koh Chang.
Trat Governor Kaenpetch Chuangrungsi has presided over an opening ceremony of the Elite-Ko Chang Calendar 2009 at the community hall. The calendar was created …

Biggest Postcard in the World From Koh Chang

December 29, 2008 – 4:47 PM | Comments Off
Biggest Postcard in the World From Koh Chang

Dec 29 2008
Thai and foreign tourists participate in writing New Year greetings on the world’s biggest postcard in Koh Chang Island.

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Post Office Chief in Koh Chang Thaweesak Wongwilat (ทวีศักดิ์ วงษ์วิลาศ) said that the province, in collaboration with the Trat Tourism Association and the …

Fire Rages in Arcade

December 19, 2008 – 3:42 PM | Comments Off
Fire Rages in Arcade

Dec 19, 2008
TRAT : A fire raged through a shopping arcade on the resort island of Koh Chang early yesterday, causing more than 50 million baht in damage.
Shops damaged by a fire which broke out in the VJ Plaza shopping arcade on Trat’s Koh Chang early yesterday. The …

Holiday Sector Pins Hopes on Local Tourism

December 12, 2008 – 12:18 PM | Comments Off
Holiday Sector Pins Hopes on Local Tourism

Dec 12, 2008
Foreign tour bookings drop to ‘crisis’ level
PHUKET : Tourism operators in the Andaman provinces of Phuket, Phangnga and Krabi have called for support from the authorities, banks and holiday-makers to help revive their sagging business, caused by the recent closure of Bangkok’s two …

Swedish Man Found Drowned In Thailand

November 28, 2008 – 10:38 AM | Comments Off
Swedish Man Found Drowned In Thailand

Nov 21, 2008
A man from Stockholm, 42, was found drowned in the waters of the popular tourist resort Koh Chang south east of Bangkok. It happened Wednesday November 19, 2008. Until now, six tourists have drowned in the area this year alone.
The man was found lifeless by …

Heavy Rains Cause Widespread Outage on Koh Chang

August 19, 2008 – 12:15 PM | Comments Off
Heavy Rains Cause Widespread Outage on Koh Chang

Aug 19, 2008
Chief of Customer Services for the Regional Electricity Authority of Trad province Somchat Tunwattana stated that heavy rains in the district of Koh Chang caused wide spread outages throughout the night and early morning.
Mr. Somchat stated that the rains damaged an underground cable which cut …

Chinese Man Drowns in Rough Seas

August 13, 2008 – 11:25 AM | Comments Off
Chinese Man Drowns in Rough Seas

August 12, 2008
A Chinese tourist drowned yesterday when he was caught by a strong wave at a beach on Koh Chang.
Sui Jia Yuan, 46, was swimming off Bang Pao beach in front of the Siam Hut Resort about 7.45am when his friends saw him being dragged …

Poised to Strike

June 29, 2008 – 4:08 PM | Comments Off
Poised to Strike

June 29, 2008
Boxer, and actor, Sirimongkol determined to win another world title
Sirimongkol Singwangcha isn’t just trying to build a house for his family among the dirt and weeds in Pathum Thani – the former world champion is also labouring to reconstruct a boxing career that …

Me Tarzan, You Jane

May 28, 2008 – 2:07 PM |
Me Tarzan, You Jane

28 May 2008
Anyone wanting to get away from the Koh Chang cliches of beach and elephant treks should check out its Treetop Adventure Park. With body harnesses, carabiners, pulleys and long cables linking the tall trees, its business is immediately clear to first time visitors.
Treetop Adventure Park takes thrill seekers …

Tourist Swept Away From Koh Chang Beach

May 19, 2008 – 11:32 AM | Comments Off
Tourist Swept Away From Koh Chang Beach

May 19, 2008
A tourist was feared dead after being swept from a beach in rough seas off Koh Chang on Sunday evening. The man, identified as Siam Wipura from Nakhon Pathom, arrived on the island on Saturday to take part in a music festival.
He accompanied a female tourist …

More Ferry Routes Planned For Gulf

April 28, 2008 – 3:34 PM | Comments Off
More Ferry Routes Planned For Gulf

April 28, 2008
New ferry routes will be introduced in the Gulf of Thailand and along Bangkok’s canals under a plan drawn up by the Transport and Tourism and Sports ministries. Deputy Transport Minister Anurak Jureemart and Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kohsurat, both from the Chart Thai …

Koh Chang News Round-Up

April 1, 2008 – 4:09 PM | Comments Off
Koh Chang News Round-Up

The weekly Thai language ‘Klong Prao Gazette’ (incorporating the ‘Chai-chet Sentinel’ and ‘Kai Bae Advertiser’) has long been regarded by it’s owner as   the last, indeed only, bastion of free speech in the Klong …