PHUKET: A clear majority of Phuket Gazette online pollsters believe former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will return to Thailand by the end of 2012. In the Phuket Gazette Poll that went online August 10, readers were asked: Given current political events, how long do you think it will be before fugitive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra sets foot on Thai soil?
PHUKET: If what’s good for the capital is good for the country, then Phuket could soon have alcohol-free zones. According to a report this afternoon by the government’s National News Bureau, Bangkok is tipped to have such zones throughout the city, in a move to “curb violence that often stems from binge drinking.” But this is not a tsk-tsk ‘social engineering’ ploy of the type driven by the Culture Ministry under the Thaksin administration.
PHUKET: Phuket Prison will install 12 CCTV cameras around its perimeter wall and throughout the compound as part of a ‘crackdown’ targeting mobile phone and drug deliveries to inmates. Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha has approved a budget of 90,000 baht from the Provincial Office for the CCTV system to be installed at Phuket Prison, Prison Director Rapin Nichanon announced at the Phuket Security Committee meeting at Provincial Hall this morning. ..
PHUKET: The reinforced, raised, redecorated Sarasin Bridge connecting Phuket with the mainland Thailand is now open to pedestrians. People are walking onto the bridge and were not stopping them, said Phuket Provincial Highways Office Chief Arun Sanae
PHUKET: Floodwaters that crippled operations at Patong Hospital on Saturday were the worst the facility has experienced in ten years, the hospital director told the Phuket Gazette. Patong Hospital Director Phumin Silaphan said operations were partially restarted after water was pumped from the basement over the weekend.
PHUKET: Friends and family will be gathering at a memorial event in memory of Phuket publisher Ken Brookes on Sunday, September 4. Mr Brookes ..
Phuket’s Tuk Tuk Fahrer prügeln Deutschen fast zu Tode Wieder haben die Tuk-Tuk-Fahrer zugeschlagen. Diesmal traf es einen deutschen Touristen, der seit der Auseinandersetzung mit einem Taxi Fahrer am 25. August 2011 auf der Intensivstation des Phuket Krankenhauses liegt. Streitwert: 100 Baht (ca. 2,50 Euro). Seit dem 25. August liegt ein 53jähriger deutscher Tourist auf [...]
PUKET: Karon Municipality is compiling a list of fares charged by tuk-tuk drivers operating in the Kata-Karon area in order to establish an agreed schedule of standard fares to be shown and charged in the popular tourist beach areas.
PHUKET: In order to minimize deforestation, the government in 1996 put a ban on the construction of all permanent structures above 80 meters in Phuket. How effective have local governments been in enforcing this controversial rule, which greatly limits the value of properties above the specified height
PHUKET: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has warned businesses and operators that it would consider legal action against those counterfeiting or imitating their seal and initials.