The Thailand Forum

The Thailand expat forum for Travel, Lifestyle and Fun.



Welcome to the TeakDoor.com The Thailand Forum.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view some discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us

TeakDoor Advertising Rates

Forum Home Donate Arcade Chat Room Gallery Blog Mark Forums Read
Go Back   TeakDoor.com - The Thailand Forum > Living And Legal Affairs In Thailand > Thailand and Asia News
Home Register TD Links FAQ Members List Calendar Weather Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thailand and Asia News The News Forum. Thai News, world News and current affairs. Find out what's happening in the world today. For local Thai News check out Bangkok News, Chiang Rai News, Pattaya News and Phuket News.
Robust discussion is allowed, but posters should stay on topic and refrain from personal attacks.


Thai Dating  Savile Row Fashion Bangkok

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 16-03-2013, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
Out there...
 
StrontiumDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: BKK
Posts: 40,039
StrontiumDog Thailand ExpatStrontiumDog Thailand ExpatStrontiumDog Thailand ExpatStrontiumDog Thailand ExpatStrontiumDog Thailand ExpatStrontiumDog Thailand ExpatStrontiumDog Thailand ExpatStrontiumDog Thailand ExpatStrontiumDog Thailand ExpatStrontiumDog Thailand ExpatStrontiumDog Thailand Expat
Tourists head to Myanmar islands as Thai reefs decline

Tourists head to Myanmar islands as Thai reefs decline

Tourists head to Myanmar islands as Thai reefs decline



By Boonleun Promprathankul

The Nation/Asia News Network
Saturday, Mar 16, 2013

Coral bleaching around Thai islands in the Andaman Sea has made a dent in tourism numbers. Many foreign divers have flocked lately to St Luke Island in Myanmar instead.

"They have turned away from Thailand because of the coral bleaching at key diving spots on our side," a source at A-One Diving Co Ltd disclosed.

Based in Ranong, the company has arranged dive trips to various destinations in the Andaman Sea. Some destinations are in Thai waters while others are in Myanmar territory.

"St Luke Island of Myanmar is now becoming world famous," the same source said.

The source said St Luke Island had yet to see a big boom because entry to Myanmar is still subject to complicated procedures and strict regulations. Each trip to the island takes at least seven days and the boats in Myanmar are not very comfortable.

"Despite that, the number of tourists to St Luke Island has now jumped by more than 30 per cent when compared with the previous year," the source pointed out.

He said if coral bleaching in Thai waters continues an increasing number of tourist divers are likely to head to Myanmar.

Ranong Tourism Association president Somchai Ouitekkeng said St Luke Island in southern Myanmar was becoming popular among Asians and Europeans. But, on the bright side, he believed Ranong could still reap benefits from the situation.

"We have the potential to become a gateway to hundreds of islands in southern Myanmar," Somchai said. He said apart from St Luke, the Mergui Islands were also beautiful and had more sights on them.

He said if the plan was successful, it would be possible to arrange for groups of Myanmar tourists to visit Thailand also.

Chang Island, which is close to the Myanmar-Thai border, is just 30 kilometres from Ranong town. It is a famous attraction on the Thai side.

"We can promote Chang Island further while protecting its good environment," Somchai said.
__________________
"Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simón Bolívar
StrontiumDog is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Thailand Company Registration
Gods of Thailand
Bangkok Escort
Old 16-03-2013, 06:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
ENT
Thailand Expat
 
Last Online: Yesterday 12:50 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chiangmai
Posts: 15,733
ENT Thailand ExpatENT Thailand ExpatENT Thailand ExpatENT Thailand ExpatENT Thailand ExpatENT Thailand ExpatENT Thailand ExpatENT Thailand ExpatENT Thailand ExpatENT Thailand ExpatENT Thailand Expat
And some idiot on another thread was trying to "prove" that coral bleaching was a myth because an English (?) judge, a non-scientist said so. Makes you wonder eh?

Of course coral bleaching is going on and yes, it's due to global warming.
ENT is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2013, 06:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
ossierob's Avatar
 
Last Online: 28-07-2014 01:14 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,448
ossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expat
coral bleaching is certainly a fact and it is my belief also that the main cause is global warming
ossierob is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2013, 07:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Last Online: 26-01-2014 05:58 AM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 263
Wizard of Oz Thailand ExpatWizard of Oz Thailand ExpatWizard of Oz Thailand ExpatWizard of Oz Thailand ExpatWizard of Oz Thailand ExpatWizard of Oz Thailand ExpatWizard of Oz Thailand ExpatWizard of Oz Thailand ExpatWizard of Oz Thailand ExpatWizard of Oz Thailand ExpatWizard of Oz Thailand Expat
Coral bleaching is every where, also in Australian waters , the Great Barrier Reef. Aybe global warming, I don't know, does anybody really know? Global warming and cooling has been going on for thousands of years! Despite what some people say. The inhabitants of the planet earth, have little to do with it.

Why is an ice packed country called "Greenland"?

Ok jump on the wagon, say global warming is all,human made... Look at he history!
__________________
If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.
Wizard of Oz is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2013, 09:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
My kind of town
 
chitown's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 12,494
chitown Thailand Expatchitown Thailand Expatchitown Thailand Expatchitown Thailand Expatchitown Thailand Expatchitown Thailand Expatchitown Thailand Expatchitown Thailand Expatchitown Thailand Expatchitown Thailand Expatchitown Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by ossierob View Post
coral bleaching is certainly a fact and it is my belief also that the main cause is global warming
Global warming is a myth that has long ago been proven false.
chitown is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 17-03-2013, 05:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
GR3
Member
 
GR3's Avatar
 
Last Online: 19-04-2014 11:50 PM
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 68
GR3 Thailand Expat on the Thailand travel forumGR3 Thailand Expat on the Thailand travel forumGR3 Thailand Expat on the Thailand travel forumGR3 Thailand Expat on the Thailand travel forumGR3 Thailand Expat on the Thailand travel forumGR3 Thailand Expat on the Thailand travel forumGR3 Thailand Expat on the Thailand travel forumGR3 Thailand Expat on the Thailand travel forumGR3 Thailand Expat on the Thailand travel forumGR3 Thailand Expat on the Thailand travel forumGR3 Thailand Expat on the Thailand travel forum
Quote:
Originally Posted by chitown View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by ossierob View Post
coral bleaching is certainly a fact and it is my belief also that the main cause is global warming
Global warming is a myth that has long ago been proven false.
Yeah but you can put the fear of God up people and then Tax them to the hilt!
GR3 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Register Forum Home Donate FAQ Members List Calendar

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

TeakDoor Advertising Rates

All times are GMT +7. The time now is 08:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 PL2
Copyright ©2005 - 2013 by TeakDoor.com
Page generated in 0.15060 seconds with 22 queries