Sustainable Development Programs
“Toh Wai Wai (which means 'grow rapidly')” activity to support “Phi Phi is Changing” Sustainable Development Project
In 2016, Thailand’s coral reefs, especially those around Phi Phi Islands, were heavily bleached. However, some corals called later as “super corals” near Yoong Island were not affected. Therefore, a project led by Dr. Thon Thamrongnawasawat under the Phi Phi Model proposed to close Yoong Island and restore the coral reefs has begun so that those “super corals” may become the breeder of the next coral generations.
Contributing to this goal, Singha Estate has implementeda policy to save and conserve the ecosystem by using the “From Cloud to Coral Collaborative Impact” framework, as both forests and oceans form the largest area to produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide.
In 2016, Singha Estate implemented a sustainability program under the “Phi Phi is Changing” by supporting mooring buoys, patrol vessels and fee-collecting booths to assist officials to work more efficiently.
In addition, Singha Estate has a plan to build a marine ecosystem educational center at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, to open to tourists later. It is expected that this center will be a learning center for tourists about the ecosystem of Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park and a clown fish nursery for returning them to the ocean to recover biodiversity later.
On October 11, 2017, Singha Estate began the Toh Wai Wai program, which is part of the “Phi Phi is Changing Sustainable Development Project” with details as follows:
Planting of Phi Phi trees
Phi Phi (or grey mangrove) is called by the locals in Krabi province due to an abundance of these white trees, thus "Phi Phi Islands" became the name. However, over time, the number of Phi Phi trees and the mangrove areas have decreased, thus Singha Estate in cooperation with Biodiversity-based Economy Development Office (Public Organization) has supported the Phi Phi plantation.
The program has taken place as follows: Moo 8, Ban Laem Tong - a mangrove area suitable for Phi Phi planting.
The coral reefs around Yoong Island are rapidly recovering naturally due to the "Phi Phi Model" project that closed the area for coral restoration. However, the southeastern portion of Yoong Island is still an area that needs to be revitalized.
The program has taken place as follows: Yoong Island - Thailand’s important area for coral breeding.
Releasing of the
orange-white clown fish
The released orange-white clown fish were bred by Krabi Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Center. The orange-white clown fish is also a species found in the Andaman Sea.
The program has taken place as follows: Bida Nai Island - an island with an abundance of sea anemones, enough to release the clown fish.