Leisure Travel

Fears for Indonesian park's rare species as Trump town rises

Mar 29, 2017

A sprawling "Trump Community" that will rise next to a pristine national park in West Java has alarmed conservationists

Indonesia to take action against coral damage by cruise ship

Mar 14, 2017

The Indonesian government says it will take strong action in response to the destruction of coral reefs by a cruise ship at a popular tourist destination known for its marine biodiversity

Thai court rejects migrants' appeals in killings of 2 Brits

Mar 1, 2017

A Thai court rejected the appeals of two Myanmar migrants convicted of murdering two British backpackers, the defense team said after learning of the verdict a week after it was rendered

Thai leader says impact of coal plant to be studied again

Feb 21, 2017

Thailand's prime minister says the government will ensure that environmental and health impact studies for a coal power plant approved by its energy policy planning committee will be reconsidered, but made clear he expects the project to proceed

Thai gov't panel approves coal plant in popular tourist area

Feb 17, 2017

Thailand's prime minister says a government committee has approved construction of an 800-megawatt coal power plant near pristine beaches on the Andaman Sea

Flooding disrupts transit, spoils holidays in south Thailand

Jan 5, 2017

Flooding in southern Thailand has killed at least five people, disrupted transportation and spoiled tourists' holidays at one of the country's most popular resort islands

Crocodile bites French tourist posing for photo at Thai park

Jan 2, 2017

A French tourist who tried to have her picture taken with a crocodile in Thailand was injured when the reptile snapped at her when she got too close

US woman recovering in Thailand after fending off molester

Sep 7, 2016

An American traveler is recovering in a hospital in Thailand after breaking her spine while tumbling down a cliff trying to escape from a man who allegedly was molesting her

Malaysia detains 3 suspected militants, foils attacks

Aug 31, 2016

Malaysian police said Wednesday they had foiled possible attacks on the eve of the country's Independence Day with the detention of three suspected Islamic State members

Thai police claim major progress in finding bomb suspects

Aug 17, 2016

Thai police say they are making major progress on tracking down perpetrators of bombings at several tourist destinations that killed four people and wounded dozens

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