Koh Samet

Oil spill or no, there’s only so long Thais can go without fresh seafood and sales of it have returned to normal at Rayong’s Phae beach area. For weeks following the July 27 oil spill that blackened Koh Samet beaches and incited fears of that petroleum...
A mass fish die-off at Mae Rampung Beach has incited worries in Rayong that last month’s Maptaput-area oil spill may be dong more damage than feared.
Rayong officials plan to rebuild Koh Samet’s oil-stained beaches with new sand as authorities try to gauge how much of last month’s petroleum spill have affected marine life.
Nuanthip Pier, the main gateway to Koh Samet, normally sees up to a dozen trips to the tourist island a day. But since the oil spill that blackened the resort’s western beaches last month, that number has plunged to almost zero.
Cleanup of the Koh Samet oil spill is winding down, but the more-arduous process of assessing long-term damage and preventing future spills is only beginning. Even as 900 PTT Global Chemical Plc workers, Royal Thai Navy personnel and volunteers mopped up and hauled away sand polluted...
Tourists have been assured the water around Koh Samet is safe after chemistry students went on a field trip to the popular island.

Koh Samet’s controversial pier

Friday, 21 September 2012 14:08
The construction of a pier on Koh Samet, a  tourist island off the Rayong provincial coast  in eastern Thailand, has triggered a conflict between concerned agencies. Each party has its own justifications for and  against the pier.
Friday DFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext....
Tourists going to the island resort of Koh Samet pay up to 50 percent more than they do on the mainland, a student research project has revealed.