Artikel erschien Januar 2012

  • Phuket tour bus on fire at Patong Hill

    Phuket tour bus on fire at Patong Hill

    PHUKET: The Phuket Gazette this morning received reports of yet another bus catching fire – this time on the busy road over Patong Hill, joining the popular tourist town of Patong with Phuket Town. No injuries were reported

  • Phuket MP joins call for opposition to Nitirat group

    Phuket MP joins call for opposition to Nitirat group

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community MP Sathit Wongnongtoey cites danger over ‘distortion of information’ The NationPHUKET: Opposition mounted yesterday to the Nitirat group of law lecturers and their controversial proposals regarding the monarchy. At a reunion party, a group of Thammasat University law graduates called for the removal of five of the Thammasat university law lecturers who are members of Nitirat. Representatives of the Law School class of 1958, including Suthep Niran and Sichart Sahatchote, led the call.

  • Phuket Police hunting armed gunman after ‘lightning robbery’

    Phuket Police hunting armed gunman after ‘lightning robbery’

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police are scouring the streets of Phuket for a man who robbed a Kasikorn Bank branch at gunpoint, making off with 694,000 baht in less than a minute: Police were alerted to the robbery, at the Tesco Lotus Chaofa shopping complex in Wichit, at 6:15pm. “There were a only a few customers waiting in the queue.

  • Glimmer of hope for FC Phuket

    Glimmer of hope for FC Phuket

    PHUKET: A new management team has expressed interest in taking over the rights to manage FC Phuket football side. FC Phuket executives

  • Couples sought for Phuket ‘mega wedding’

    Couples sought for Phuket ‘mega wedding’

    PHUKET: Couples wanting to tie the knot in Phuket on Valentine’s Day might consider taking part in a mass wedding ceremony to be staged at Laem Phromthep in Rawai next month. The organizers are seeking 108 Thai and foreign couples to take part in the event, which is intended to promote Phuket as a wedding and honeymoon vacation destination.

  • Phuket Old Town Festival starts today

    Phuket Old Town Festival starts today

    PHUKET: The annual Phuket Old Town Festival starts today, marking three days celebrating the town’s historical origins, unique ethnic mix and blend of cultures. With Queen Sirikit Park as its focal point, the festivities are held along Thalang Road, Soi Rommanee and Krabi Road – the heart of the Phuket Old Town area

  • Phuket laborer claims ‘elephant god’ saves him from shooting

    Phuket laborer claims ‘elephant god’ saves him from shooting

    PHUKET: A man shot three times in the abdomen yesterday said a sacred talisman prevented the projectiles from breaking his skin, but police think it was because they were fired by a slingshot — not a gun. Chalong Police Officer duty officer Atthawat Suwanarat received a report of the shooting at 5:30pm.

  • ‘We’re not elephant killers’, say Phuket pair

    ‘We’re not elephant killers’, say Phuket pair

    PHUKET: Jaruwan Wathanapumchoo and her brother Prasit yesterday publicly refuted all allegations that they were in any way involved in the trafficking of elephant meat to Phuket to serve as “exotic food” in selected restaurants. The public joint-statement, made at a press conference at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday, follows allegations of elephant meat trading made against them by two national newspapers

  • Alarm raised over dog-snatching in Phuket

    Alarm raised over dog-snatching in Phuket

    PHUKET: A Phuket expat who lost his dog at Nai Harn Beach last Sunday has raised concerns over dog-snatching at the popular tourist area.

  • Phuket Police recover human body off Coral Island

    Phuket Police recover human body off Coral Island

    PHUKET: Chalong Police are trying to identify the badly decomposed body of a man discovered offshore at a popular Phuket dive site this afternoon. The police were informed of the discovery at about 4:30pm, duty officer Atthawat Suwanarat told the Phuket Gazette.