On 28 October, 2022, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Sydney Office and Team Thailand Sydney took part in a beach and underwater clean-up event at Chowder Bay.
Twenty five volunteers took part, including six scuba divers, staff from TAT Sydney, the Royal Thai Consulate Sydney, Thailand Board of Investment Sydney, Thai Trade Sydney and media friends of TAT.
This is the third time TAT Sydney has collaborated with volunteer organisation; Friends of Chowder Bay at Clifton Gardens.
Approximately 3K metres fishing line, 21 fishing lures, 8 chemical light sticks, 102 fishing hooks, 32 lead weights, 131 plastic and aluminium foil food wrappers, cans, cigarette butts, styrofoam balls and hundreds of plastic remnants were recorded.
Last year on World Ocean Day (8 June), TAT supported Spotlight Koh Tao event which comprises workshops and exhibitions that highlight the island’s dedication to conservation and land and sea revitalisation.
Next year (2023), TAT has committed to support the event again and we look forward to welcoming more tourists and volunteers from around Thailand and overseas to join us.