Andaman Sea

Activists slam return of human safaris in Andaman Islands

A Jarawa tribesman seeks handouts from a bus on the Andaman Trunk Road, which is due to officially reopen. Photo: AFP

A controversial road in the Indian Andaman Islands is set to reopen to tourists this week, heralding the resumption of notorious "human safaris" to view the Jarawa tribe.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 1:02pm

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Closer to nature

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Toast rack

In 2007, Swiss national Oliver Jufer was jailed for 10 years in Thailand for the crime of lese majeste, insulting the king.

1 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

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Earthly pleasures

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Beyond the waves

When the tsunami struck Thailand's Andaman coast in December 2004, Olov Carlsson feared it would be a day of infamy for the resort town of Khao Lak.

29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

The Sarojin, Khao Lak

The what? The Sarojin - a luxury boutique resort in Khao Lak, Thailand, most conveniently reached by the daily Dragonair flight to nearby Phuket, then by boat. The name, according to the owners (former Hong Kong residents Andrew and Kate Kemp), 'is inspired by the mythical Lady Sarojin, daughter of a prominent Thai nobleman'. Thanks to her, the family home was noted for its hospitality.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Thai resort offers Andaman Sea tours

The Rayavadee Resort in Thailand, considered one of the most luxurious in the popular Krabi area, has just completed a total overhaul of the Pla Luang, the hotel's traditional Siamese junk.

22 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Courting disaster

For more than a year, the picturesque beach resort of Khao Lak, in southern Thailand, had been struggling to overcome the havoc wreaked upon it by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

2 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Norwegian wood for Thailand

Andaman Marine has introduced a 91-cabin, 220-bed Norwegian cruise ship, the King Olav, as a floating hotel anchored off the Similan Islands to act as a base for cruises around Similan and Phi Phi Islands in south Thailand.

19 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Spread those water wings the Thai way

THERE is a serenity about water which travel on land cannot offer. It is a sensation guaranteed to relax the most demanding traveller.

The rivers and coastal waters of Thailand are among the most beautiful in the world and provide an exotic means for viewing the country at an inexpensive and leisurely pace.

9 May 1999 - 12:00am