Thais warned to avoid Myanmar border area after tourists abducted by Karen BGF

THAIS have been warned not to travel to the Myanmar border area near Kanchanaburi after a group of 37 tourists were taken hostage yesterday by the Karen Border Guard Force (BGF). The group, who crossed the border at Payathonzu in Karen State, were reportedly captured by the military group early yesterday in apparent retaliation for […]

Boat tours of Myeik islands attract tourists

MYEIK – The once-restricted islands in the southern Myeik Archipelago, in the Andaman Sea, offer picture-perfect white beaches and clear water. Since the easing of restrictions, more tourists are interested to visit the islands and tour companies are beginning to offer snorkelling trips as well as longer live-aboard tours. “Many visitors have been travelling to […]