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Better Health Opportunities For Non Thai Residents

Thai ministry has taken a step to give better health opportunities to tourists and foreigners who visit Thailand. Mr. Pradit Sinthawanarong who is the Thai Health Minister has introduced new forms of health insurance in this matter.


This idea of providing better health care for non Thai’s came into consideration after a meeting taken place between the members of the ‘public health policy’ which is an international committee with an aim of a more prosperous and healthy formation of 2015 of the Economics ASEAN which stands for the Association Of Southeast Asian nations and have high hopes and plans for introducing and creating a well established frame work for health insurance that will take into account all Thai and non Thai residents.


The meeting also discussed the financial aspects of a long term budget plan for supporting this health insurance and to avoid any additional costs that might come up as a surprise.


The Thai health minister exclusively mentioned good health care for three basic groups of non Thai’s. These non Thai’s will be immigrants from neighboring countries who come to Thailand in pursuit of better health care opportunities in Thailand, workers and expatriates which are over looked by social workers and foreign nationals who require Thai visa.


The meeting also gave a detail discussion to the thought of putting their share in the development of a better national health care system in nearby countries like Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. They will offer help through an international platform like WHO (World Health Organization) and other international organizations. This will motivate citizens to proceed for better health care in their country.


The meeting also discussed the issuance of health cards for non Thai’s. These cards will benefit newly born infants and their benefits will be equal to benefits availed by a Thai baby.

Travel medical insurance will also be provided to visitors. 

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



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Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants


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Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

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Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:


seafood restaurants



Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community


quiet and peaceful

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There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.



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