Wild Elephant Kills Village Chief in Surat Thani

Surat Thani — A cow elephant with a calf attacked and killed a village headman in Surat Thani province in southern Thailand on Sunday when the latter tried to push them back into the forest. Mr....

Two Wild Elephants Electrocuted to Death by Electric Fence in Surat Thani

Surat Thani — Two wild elephants in Surat Thani province were electrocuted to death when they came into contact with an electric fence erected by a durian orchard farmer in the area. The unfortunate elephants, estimated...

Thai Highway Police Seize Over 80 Kilograms of Methamphetamine in Surat Thani

National — On October 10th, 2023, Thai highway police officers captured 3 alleged suspects and confiscated over 80 kilograms of methamphetamine on Highway 41 road in Chaiya, Surat Thani. The 3 alleged suspects were later...

Swedish Man Found With four Guns and 200 Bullets on Samui Island

Samui Island – A Swedish "businessman" was found with four guns and more than 200 bullets at a house on Samui Island, say Thai police. On Tuesday (October 10th) a team from the Royal Thai Immigration...

Weed Boxing Championship on Samui Island Banned

Surat Thani – The Weed Boxing Championship on Samui Island was not held because it was banned by authorities and police, although organisers behind the event say the actual reason for the ban was unclear...

EXAT Initiates Public Hearings for Koh Samui-Mainland Highway Project

PRESS RELEASE: The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) has announced a plan to conduct a comprehensive study of potential routes for a groundbreaking highway that would establish a vital link between the picturesque Koh Samui...

Koh Tao and Koh Samui Record Major Tourism Surge Ahead of Peak Season

PRESS RELEASE: Koh Tao of Surat Thani province saw a record number of daily tourist arrivals last week, while nearby Koh Samui expects nearly 30,000 visitors from hotel bookings this month. Koh Tao’s tourist organization reported...

Human Pelvis Found Dumped in a Landfill on Pha Ngan Island, Possibly a Foreigner

Pha Ngan Island, Surat Thani – A human pelvis with intestines still attached was found dumped in a garbage landfill on Pha Ngan Island in Surat Thani. Captain Suteep Chadakan of the Pha Ngan Police...

Ferry to Koh Samui Malfunctions and Strands Frightened Passengers for Hours

Samui – Passengers on a ferry from Donsak to Samui Island suffered a major scare after the boat engine malfunctioned for more than two hours. Mr. Om-In Limsuwan, who was one of the passengers on...

Surat Thani Sees 155 Percent Increase Year over Year in Tourism

Surat Thani province has seen a surge in international arrivals this year, surpassing 1.5 million visitors in a 155% increase compared to the same period the previous year. On Monday (29 May), Surat Thani Governor...

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