Thai authorities in southern Songkhla province have evacuated seaside residents in Ranot district as high waves continue pounding the shore, and the governor is currently deciding whether to announce ...
PHUKET: With scattered thundershowers forecast across Phuket today, the tens of thousands of people who have come to spend Christmas here will be doing their best to enjoy our beaches.
About 50 people turned up at the Phuket memorial service to pay their respects to those killed by the 2004 tsunami
Kanj Segue - Dec 26, 2011 - 2:11 PM - Public Volunteers from the USS Pinckney destroyer, anchored off Phuket island, the Phuket US Navy League, environmentalists and other expatriates on Saturday replaced 45 flagpoles on the wall in Mai Khao district of Phuket, and gave it a new coat of paint for Monday's memorial service
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Kanj Segue - Dec 26, 2011 - 2:08 PM - Public The Andaman and Nicobar Islands belong to India, but their plant and animal life have greater affinity to Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia. Life on these islands has been isolated for millions of years, giving rise to new species found nowhere else on earth.
This beauty will shock and awe. Perfect sand, limestone cliffs and caves, emerald water and colourful long-tail boats make this photographic bliss. It’s little more than a cosy nook, and tends to get crowded in high season.
On this seemingly endless swath of golden, boulder-studded beach, expect outrageous sunsets and lazy days. The Surin and Similan Islands as well as inland jungle parks are an easy boat or road trip away.
Trying to decide between a slice of lively sand and hermitic retreat? Ko Tao offers plenty of both. Hit the island’s west side for tiki-torched beach bars, and escape to the eastern shores to re-enact your favourite scenes from TV’s Lost.
Ko Mak & Ko Kut
Take your pick on quiet Ko Mak: sling your hammock up on a desolate beach or the next one over, which is just as perfect and pristine. Jungle-ier Ko Kut next door has an excellent spread of flaxen sand as well.
Cook on the slender, powder-white beach, dip in the sandy-bottomed shallows then slip over the reef for clear water, healthy corals and fish aplenty. Knobby karst islands fill the horizon towards the Krabi mainland in the distance.
With 8km of white sand, expect calm seas in the high season and surfable waves during the low season. Don’t let the posh Laguna Complex scare you; this laid-back yet lively beach has something for everyone.
Every month, on the night of the full moon, pilgrims pay tribute to the party gods with trancelike dancing and neon body paint. Join the legions of bucket-sippers on the infamous Sunrise Beach for the ultimate gathering that eclipses all other celebrations around the world.
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Icebreaker reaches Russian ship trapped in Antarctic for more than a week Ross Sea, Antarctica
Mon Dec 26, 6:45 p.m. NZDT: A South Korean polar research ship has reached a leaking Russian fishing vessel that has been stuck in the frigid waters off Antarctica for the past 10 days,+The Associated Press reports.
The Sparta, with 32 crew on board, hit underwater ice on Dec. 16 that tore a 1-foot (30-centimeter) hole in its hull and caused it to list at 13 degrees.
The Traverse Begins. December 22nd, 2011 by Maria-Jose Viñas. Share. facebook twitter stumbleupon Google+. By Lora Koenig. Byrd Station (Antarctica), 11 December — We all got up at 5 AM this morning. ...