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Avoid all travel to capital, tourists urged

CHAOS reigns in Bangkok as clashes between red shirt protestors and government troops continued through the weekend leaving 34 dead and 211 injured.

Plans to enforce a curfew have been postponed although all government offices and schools remain shut as tourists and the general populace were warned not to venture onto the streets.

Clashes spread to Chiang Mai and Ubon Ratchathani yesterday, which are both United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) strongholds within Thailand. Continue reading →

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 →

Crisis end in sight

THE political crisis that has crippled Krabi’s tourism industry and seen more than 50 foreign embassies warn against travel to Thailand may soon be at an end.

The government meets today to put final touches to a ‘reconciliation roadmap’ which will cement a date for the dissolution of parliament.

This is the last demand before the red shirt leadership will agree to disband their Bangkok blockade and send supporters home, mainly to the rural northeast region. Continue reading →

Leave Krabi, tourists advised

NEW Zealand tourists in Thailand have been advised to flee the country because of the ongoing political crisis while US and Canadian citizens have told to avoid all travel to the Kingdom.

The upgraded advice will be a dagger blow to the already wailing Krabi tourism industry which has seen a sharp downturn in bookings since the start of the troubles.

Recent demonstrations in Chiang Mai and violent protests in the centre of Bangkok are said to behind the upgraded security directives. Continue reading →

Tourists ’safe’ despite rising death toll

TOURISTS planning to visit the Krabi region have been told not to cancel their trips despite many deaths during anti-government protests. 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 →

Nuclear plant awaiting green light

TWO sites near Krabi are likely to be shortlisted for a new nuclear power plant, a government spokesman has revealed. 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 →

Weapons theft causes red shirt rally fears

A “MASSIVE loss of weapons and explosives” from a Thai army base near Krabi has prompted a government investigation. Continue reading →

Tropical storm expected

VISITORS to the Krabi region have been warned to button down the hatches as a tropical storm is predicted to hit at the weekend. Continue reading →

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