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Developing Koh Chang Island for tourism in Thailand ; Tourism and cultural heritage in Lantau Island (20 Aug 2002)


Looks at the Thai government's plan to develop Koh Chang, Thailand's second largest island, into a world-class tourist destination for high-spending visitors and explores the conflicts between local tourism officials and the green groups over the development project. Describes the government's plan to turn Lantau Island into a tourist mecca and the worries of some local residents over the impact of this development on the island's cultural legacy. Erika Hui Lam Yin-ming (Assistant Commissioner for Tourism) pledges that the plan targets to conserve the natural landscape, cultural and religious heritage of the island.

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2002
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