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Andaman Motor Expo kicks off

One of southern Thailand’s premier happenings for car enthusiasts started on Friday.

The Andaman Motor Expo 2010 will continue until Thursday and showcase all leading brands of automobiles. There are also events and shows that will be of interest to the whole family.

The expo is being held at the Central Festival Phuket Shopping Complex, just outside Phuket Town.

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Fake products smashed by Thai Deputy Finance Minister

Pirated goods valued at nearly 50 million Baht were destroyed in an operation watched over by senior officials of the Thai Finance Ministry and Customs Department.

Last Wednesday Pradit Pattaraprasit, the deputy finance minister, presided over the destruction of counterfeit DVD movies, perfume, and copy designer clothing and accessories which had been seized in a series of raids by authorities in southern Thailand.

The action was part of Thailand’s ongoing fight against breaches of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) laws. After the goods had been bulldozed Minister Pradit said that the act indicated the country’s commitment to suppressing IPR infringements.

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Tsunami warning causes confusion

A TSUNAMI alert for Krabi was cancelled yesterday after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the Sumatran northern coast in Indonesia.

The National Disaster Warning Centre (NDWC) issued an warning for Krabi and the rest of the Andaman coast a 13:18 but this was cancelled by 14:11.

An NDWC spokesman said: “We cancelled the alert after we didn’t detect any waves.” Continue reading →

Schools cancel holidays due to crisis

SCHOOLS in Singapore have cancelled planned trips to Krabi because of the ongoing political crisis. Continue reading →

Tourist nets ‘monster’ catfish

A FISHING-mad tourist proved that it is possible to catch more than just rays in Krabi by netting a gigantic Mekong catfish weighing around 100lb. Continue reading →

Krabi coast best in the south

THE Krabi coastline has been named top of the ‘five best treasures in southern Thailand’ by a prestigious travel publication. Continue reading →

Disturbances on cards as court verdict looms

TOURISTS in Krabi have been warned about possible disturbances due to today’s landmark decision on ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s seized fortune. Continue reading →

Thailand bags Asian Spa Capital of the Year

Thailand made a grand sweep at the fifth AsiaSpa Awards by AsiaSpa magazine, at the ceremony held recently in Hong Kong. Continue reading →

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