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Govt Bans Overnight Stays On Similan Islands

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Govt Bans Overnight Stays On Similan Islands

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

 

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A photo posted online in January shows a beach packed with tourists on Koh Similan. Photo: Loveaholic Journey / Facebook

 

BANGKOK — Tourists are not allowed to stay overnight on the Similan Islands from Tuesday on, the conservation department announced.

 

The announcement, published on the Royal Gazette on Monday, said overnight visits increase water pollution that damages the islands’ ecology – especially corals and aquatic animals. The rule will apply to both liveaboard boats and inland accommodations.

 

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2018/10/09/govt-bans-overnight-stays-on-similan-islands/

 
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53 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

"They" are everywhere :dry:

They will trample down the whole country if no one steps on the brake.

I agree but why not offer some islands for them where they can trample what they want?

 

Just some newly built islands like Singapore did with Sentosa Island. If they do it right it can be the new golden goose.

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I stayed in the Similans on an overnight boat about 10 years back. No problems. Then "they" started invading. Thank goodness "they" have been insulted and tourism from "they-land" is dropping significantly.

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17 hours ago, webfact said:

The rule will apply to both liveaboard boats and inland accommodations.

Wow!!  This will have a serious impact on the diving business.  I'm quite sure talks to change this decision will start soon...

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