Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort joins forces with Singha Estate
Leading Thai corporation joins forces with private and public sector to revive the marine environment in the waters around Phi Phi Islands
In line with its corporate philosophy of “harmonious co-existence”, Singha Estate Public Company Limited, which also owns S Hotels & Resorts, officially opened a Marine Discovery Centre at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort in May to raise awareness and educate visitors, locals and stakeholders about the importance of marine biodiversity and conservation.
The company is also collaborating closely with National Park officials, local communities and the Faculty of Fisheries at Kasetsart University to rehabilitate the reef and protect marine life in Maya Bay, one of the most famous beaches in Thailand and a must-see attraction for guests at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort.
“We are committed to the conservation of natural resources such as the marine ecosystem, and over the last few years Singha Estate has taken an active part in sustainable development projects to catalyze the prototype “Phi Phi Set to Change” program, aiming at recovering, restoring, and managing the natural assets of the world renowned destination of Phi Phi Island,” said Mr. Naris Cheyklin, Chief Executive Officer, Singha Estate Public Company Limited.
The Marine Discovery Centre houses 4 zones – the Shark Room, the Phi Phi Islands Room, the Clownfish Room, and the Auditorium – and offers visitors colourful, interactive displays explaining the life cycles and habits of the unique marine species endemic to the region. The new environmental attraction will also be a base for the re-introduction of clownfish better known as “nemos”, as well as breeding harmless bamboo sharks and replanting coral reefs.
“In support of the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals to conserve and sustainably use oceans and marine resources, Singha Estate will spread the message about the importance of conserving life below water,” said Mr. Dirk De Cuyper, Chief Hospitality Officer, S Hotels & Resorts.
Dr. Thon Thamrongnawasawat, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries at Kasetsart University, played a central role in driving the wider “Phi Phi Model”, which includes a national coral reef restoration plan that aims to reduce the amount of damaged coral reefs to less than 50 percent in five years.
Kasetsart University is collaborating with private organizations to monitor the coral reefs around Yoong Island and the other Phi Phi Islands. Aerial photographs taken by Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) will be analyzed and new images taken every four months over a period of one year to measure the growth of the coral reefs. In tandem, corals will also be propagated in Maya Bay while it is closed to visitors for rehabilitation.
Based on the “Phi Phi Model” Singha Estate also plans to make environmental preservation, protection and the restoration of marine ecosystems a central feature of its new mega-project, Crossroads, in the Maldives. The multi-island development will feature a marine conservation center, a coral laboratory to study, grow, and reintroduce corals. The Crossroads project will also house one of the world’s largest coral reef nurseries covering a planned area of 62,000 square meters.
Visit the Marine Discovery Centre online.
About Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort
Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort enjoys a secluded, pristine tropical island location overlooking Loh Ba Gao Bay on Koh Phi Don. The resort boasts an impressive, exclusive 800-metre beachfront and offers guests a supremely comfortable back-to-nature experience with 201 rooms comprising 189 contemporary Thai style bungalows and 12 private Hillside Pool Villas across 70 acres of lush tropical gardens surrounding a custom-design lagoon-shaped pool and a long and elegant beachfront infinity pool. The resort offers four restaurants and three bars providing a diverse choice of cuisines set against a backdrop of exquisite views, while Wana Spa offers jungle cottages ideal for couples’ spa treatments. The resort offers assured privacy and intimacy in the shade of swaying coconut palms with fragrant gardens that open onto the sparkling blue waters of the Andaman Sea. With the stunning flora and fauna of the Nopparattra National Park on their doorstep, the owners and employees at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort are committed to preserving the stunning natural surroundings and have implemented a number of ongoing sustainable initiatives to reduce the resort’s ecological footprint.
About Singha Estate Public Company Limited
Singha Estate PCL is a leading Thai investment company focusing on business expansion and investment via land purchases in high-potential locations and quality project development under the “Best in Class” concept in tandem with investment, joint investment, and M&As of businesses or assets with high-growth potential. Recent investments and business expansions have resulted in Singha Estate today commanding assets under the operation of the company itself, subsidiaries, and joint-venture companies in and outside of Thailand in three core businesses including Commercial, Residential and Hotel. The company is investing in a rich portfolio of hospitality businesses that include high-end luxury and upper upscale hotels and resorts, a combined total of over 4,000 rooms recently.
Singha Estate is committed to community development and environmental conservation for sustainable growth and benefits for all stakeholders. The company has attached great significance to sustainable growth initiatives, which consist of two major components: impact reduction and value creation. The company has been able to accomplish both of these through its value creation policy, which is geared towards achieving harmonious co-existence between projects, the surrounding communities, and the environment
Singha Estate Public Company Limited
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