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Pontoon for popular Krabi island

Traffic flow management and tourist safety went up a notch in Krabi recently with the installation of a floating dock at Hong Island. Made of modular floating pontoon cubes, the 100-metre-long white dock stretches out from the shore into the sea and keeps the tourist boats away from the swimming beach.

Tourist boats now can leave the passengers at the dock before mooring on another side of the dock. Famous for its powdery-sand beach and emerald-coloured lagoon, Kho Hong is the best place in Krabi to swim.

Gung hei fat choy!

Yaowarat, Bangkok's Chinatown, is celebrating the Chinese New Year from today until Friday. The highlights are cultural shows and dances from China with Yaowarat Road transformed into different culture zones to show off the Chinese pride. Chinese delicacies, Chinese traditional medicine and Chinese opera are part of the celebrations.

Celebration of heritage

Chiang Mai Fest International Heritage returns to former Lanna's capital during March 1 and 2. The annual festival draws local and tourist alike for both the music and cultural activities. Mathew Mole, Hot Water, Akasha, Take Two and Super Ritard are among this year's headliners. The festival will take place at Promenade Resort Mall Chiang Mai. Free admission.

The horse rears its head

Hat Yai in Songkhla Province is marking the Year of Horse from Friday through February 5 with spectacular shows of dragon and lion dances and Chinese cultural dances along the streets of Hat Yai town. There'll also be stage shows and performances by famous Thai artists, among them James Mar and the comedians of the Anna Chuan-cheun Group, as well as many other activities for people of all ages to enjoy.


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