Tung Yee Peng Mangrove Forests
Tung Yee Peng is a small fishing village on the east coast of the island and this side of the island is covered with Mangrove forests. Long tail boats and kayaking options are available here for checking out the mangroves.
Some pictures from the long-tail boat trip exploring the Mangrove forests at Tung Yee Peng Village.
A short video of the tour around the mangroves:
The island of magical sunsets!
No Coal Lanta
Apparently, Thailand government is proposing to set up a coal power plant at Krabi and build a coal dock at Koh Lanta island. Everyone on the island gathered at the Lanta Old Town for protesting against the same on Friday evening.
The Island of Koh Lanta and the Krabi province are battling to save their beloved islands, their National Marine parks and their untouched coral reefs.
A 800 MW Coal Plant is to be built in Krabi and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) plans to transport coal from Indonesia up into the Andaman sea into Koh Lanta, where there will be a coal dock.
A shipping lane, with 90 tankers a day, will be built and go right through the National Marine Parks of Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi Islands, up into the mangroves of Krabi and as a result totally ruining one of the most unique coral reefs and eco- systems in the whole world - The Phi Phi Island and Koh Ha Islands, as it is acknowledged that coal “accidently drops” from the barges into the sea.
When the whole world is focusing on addressing alternative green energies, it is unacceptable that Thailand opts for coal as safe and clean energy as it is notoriously known that coal fly ash pollutes the air with highly toxic carcinogen agents such as arsenic, nickel, benzene, mercury and contaminates the surrounding rivers and sea.
We reached the old town in the evening expecting huge crowds and traffic jams only to be greeted with a local fair called the Laanta Lanta festival. The Thai Protests(?) are nothing like what we see in India! :-)We then start roaming around sampling the amazing street food!