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Krabi villagers upset over coal-fired power plant plans

Environmentalists and Krabi villagers are upset over plans of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to build an 870-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Krabi, across Phang Nga Bay. The local fishermen object to the coal pier for fear it could have a negative environmental impact on their livelihood. About 300 households in the area depend on fishing to make a living. Continue reading Krabi villagers upset over coal-fired power plant plans

Visit the unique floating village of Koh Panyi near Krabi, Thailand

When touring Krabi, Thailand, you should make sure to include a visit to the unique floating village of Koh Panyi, approximately 53.1 kilometers from Krabi. Koh Panyi is a limestone island built on stilts over the water and is home to about 100 Muslim families whose main income derives from fishing. The walkways and platforms built into the island’s coastline stretch out over the Andaman Sea in an amazing display of human ingenuity. Continue reading Visit the unique floating village of Koh Panyi near Krabi, Thailand