Phuket information to be used for TV weather forecast

Phuket information to be used for TV weather forecastOn 2nd December 2014, Dr. Choosak Limsakul – Chancellor for Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus presided over the signing of an MoU between the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Earth System Science, Andaman Natural Disaster Management (ESSAND) and TNN24 to agree for production of a “TNN Weather” TV program which will feature weather reports and data which has been produced using computer models and algorithms developed by Dr. Chinnawat Surassavadee – Director of ESSAND.

Dr. Choosak said “Research into weather forecasting and disaster warnings is considered to be one of the most important of all ongoing researches. The Prince of Songkla University Phuket Campus is continuously predicting on rain fall on the island and its predictions are seen to be sufficiently precise and useful to the general public. It is also possible to publish their information so that it can be used in conjunction with the Department of Meteorology. The TNN TV channel has recognized the standard of the campus’ research, which is very welcome news, and TNN will now be using information gained from the campus to use in their TV weather reports and forecasts which are broadcast all over the country.”

Dr. Chinnawat said “It is great news that our information will be used in TNN’s weather forecasts. With our equipment we can predict the weather approximately 24-28 hours in advance and we can locate rainfall not only in the province but all over South East Asia and the information we gather can be of great use to society. By observing satellite information we can gather detailed information on rainfall which will assist with water management projects. Any person who may be interested can check the information at www.worldmeteorology.com and via the WMApp mobile application.”

Phuket residents participate in Kamala Beach cleaning activity

Phuket residents participate in Kamala Beach cleaning activityOn 3rd July 2014 at Kamala Beach in Kathu, Phuket Governor – Maitree Intusut presided over an environmental conservation event in Kamala Village. Also present at the event were Kathu District Chief – Sayan Chanachaiwong along with military, police, as well as local government officials, residents and students.

Khun Maitree said “Under the orders of the National Council for Peace and Order, shops and establishments which have been set up on Kamala beach have now been dismantled in an operation organized by the Kamala OrBorTor in an attempt to give public land back to the tourists and local people of the area. I am pleased to say we have received good cooperation from the entrepreneurs and merchants in this mission and I hope that tourists who now visit Kamala beach will get to appreciate the real beauty of the beaches in Phuket.

“I would like to thank all sectors and volunteers who have taken part in this beach cleaning activity here at Kamala beach today, we will continue to campaign to maintain the cleanliness and conservation of our natural resources to make sure they are appealing to both residents and tourists.”

Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Southern Thailand held  “Mangrove National Planting”

Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Southern Thailand held  “Mangrove National Planting”As part of Marriott’s “Spirit to Preserve” global commitment to sustainability, Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Southern Thailand joins hand with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) to protect the environment and support local communities through mangrove reforestation by arranged “IUCN-Marriott Mangrove National Planting” at Baan Tab Pla village, Phang Nga Province.

In the photo back row center from right to left:—Mr. Oriol Montal, the General Manager of the JW Marriott Phuket, Mr. Goetz Bauer, the General Manager of the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa and Mr. Ty Collins, the General Manager of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa.

Amari Phuket supports World Environment Day 2014

Amari Phuket supports World Environment Day 2014Amari Phuket recently held activities to support the World Environment Day 2014. Team members were invited to experience the ‘Grow Green Garden Project’ and donated their own plants. There were 88 different plants collected from this event and they will be donated to the Baan Kalim School for creating a garden as well as the preservation of nature.

Mangrove planting event by Amari Phuket

Mangrove planting event by Amai PhuketAmari Phuket, led by Ms Tipaporn Koonphol – Deputy General Manager (seventh from left in main photo) and Ms Rinrapat Puwanutchotchai – Director, Human Resources (second from left in main photo), together with other team member volunteers, started the first planting campaign to support the natural wildlife. The mangrove planting event was held at Baan Ao Makham, which is a recommended planting area by Phuket Mangrove Station 23. This area has been preserved as the Klong Koh Pee Mangrove Forest Project and maintained to be one of the most abundant mangrove forests on Phuket Island.

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Researchers discover Houttuynia Cordata has medicinal chemicals

Researchers discover Houttuynia Cordata has medicinal chemicalsResearchers have discovered that the red color on the leaves of Houttuynia Cordata has medicinal chemicals, healthy bacteria, micro-organisms, and a type of lactobacilli which enhances the body’s immune system and inhibits the growth of cancerous cells. It is an anti-carcinoma and helps restrain the growth of cancer cells after radiation treatment, and operations on cancer of the breast, uterus, intestines, lungs, etc. The Houttuynia Cordataherb can be extracted and made into a drink which has received registration with the government as a health supplement to be used in conjunction with medical radiation treatments. It helps stimulate the immune system of adult cancer patients. It enhances symptoms and helping extend life longer than radiation treatment itself.

For more information on the medicinal uses of Houttuynia Cordata please visit: http://www.dokudamihealing.com

For more information about “Houttuynia Cordata”, please call Khun Jan on +66 (0) 81 205 0575

Angsana Laguna Phuket Launches Stay for Good to celebrate World Environment Day

Angsana Laguna Phuket Launches Stay for Good to celebrate World Environment DayFollowing the launch of ‘Stay for Good’ program by Angsana and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts to enhance its deep commitment to sustainability, Angsana Laguna Phuket will be launching ‘Stay for Good – Greening Communities Together’ activity on World Environment Day, 5th June 2014. To raise awareness for guests and associates to take positive environmental action to protect nature, they are invited to plant trees throughout the month of June.

Angsana Laguna Phuket Launches Stay for Good to celebrate World Environment DayThe activity is one of many sustainability initiatives under the ‘Stay for Good’ program, the Group’s commitment to supporting its environment and communities by highlighting specific sustainability-oriented guest experiences and activities. Angsana Laguna Phuket will commit to plant two trees per room night to support and highlight environment conservation and habitat protection.

Angsana Laguna Phuket Launches Stay for Good to celebrate World Environment Day“We are committed to creating sustainable developments and making green initiatives a priority. The ‘Stay for Good – Greening Communities Together’ event highlights the long-standing commitment to contributing positively to the communities where we operate.” say Albert Ocasio, General Manager, Angsana Laguna Phuket. “The trees will not only help green our communities, but will also help raise the awareness of the importance of trees for every guests and employees who takes part in the event.”

Angsana Laguna Phuket Launches Stay for Good to celebrate World Environment DayEnquiries and reservations for Angsana Laguna Phuket may be made via reservations-lagunaphuket@angsana.com or direct reservation line +66 76 358 555.

Angsana Laguna Phuket Launches Stay for Good to celebrate World Environment Day

Laguna Phuket helping to Support a Green Community

Laguna Phuket helping to Support a Green Community Yesterday (16 May 2014), over 140 Laguna Phuket staff volunteers led by Ms. Prae Sunantaraks, Director of Community Relations & Corporate Social Responsibility, Laguna Resorts & Hotels Plc, together with Baan Tappla villagers and school students, and representatives of Marine and Coastal Resources Station 19th, planted 4,500 mangrove saplings at Baan Tappla, Phang-Nga.

This 8th edition of Laguna Phuket’s annual tree planting event is part of its community initiative that aims to raise awareness of global warming and help build greener communities.

To date, Laguna Phuket has planted 21,300 mangrove saplings in Phuket and neighboring provinces.

The annual activity is one of many initiatives set up by Laguna Phuket to support its wider strategic goal on environment preservation according to Banyan Tree Global Fund (BTGF)’s worldwide guideline for each property within the group to plant 2,000 trees in each respective community each year.

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Phuket launches Environment Detective Camp for local youths

Phuket launches Environment Detective Camp for local youths On May 6th 2014, a nature conservation and environmental awareness campaign for local youths entitled “Environment Detective Camp” was launched by PPAo Deputy Chief Executive – Soratham Jinda, who represented Chief Executive Paiboon Upattising, at Songkhla Nakarin University Phuket Campus in Kathu.

The campaign, which is organized annually by the Sonkhla University and funded by PPAO, aims to raise awareness in environment and nature conservation among local youths. This year, 50 participants or “detectives” are taking part in the program, which runs for four days (May 6 – 9) and takes place at various venues. These “environmental detectives” are divided into groups which will “inspect” natural resources including water, beach, mangrove and wind. Details of program are as follows: May 27 – Ban Mai Riap School (also includes 150 Year 4/5 pupils) May 31 – Satree Phuket School (including a trip to Kathu Waterfall). Aside from the camp activities, there will be an environment photography contest, whose works will be exhibited on June 5. To compliment the program, a Facebook page giving information on conservation will be posted by students of the Songkhla University.

Phuket launches Environment Detective Camp for local youths “We hope that the program will build a new breed of environmentalists who will help look after Phuket’s natural resources,” said Wiroj Phutong, Director of Community College attached to Sonkhla University.

Mr Soratham Jinda revealed that PPAO, under the guidance of Chief Executive – Paiboon Upattising, is committed to look after Phuket’s environment. One of its core strategies on this issue is to fund the Songkhla University to design short courses and activities to raise environmental awareness among the local population. With a yearly budget of 300,000 baht earmarked toward this cause, PPAO hopes that the young people will take pride and be aware of their immediate environment.

Phuket launches Environment Detective Camp for local youths