Artikel erschien April 2012

  • A Phuket Star is born

    A Phuket Star is born

    PHUKET: Phuket-born Jaruwat “Dome” Cheawaram has won the eighth season of the nationally televised singing talent quest The Star. The 21-year-old law student at Thammasat University, Thailand’s premier law school, was a surprise win in the show’s season finale held at the Impact Muang Thong Thani stadium, better known simply as the “Impact Arena”, on the outskirts of Bangkok last night

  • Phuket ‘lucky license plate’ auction raises over B30mn

    Phuket ‘lucky license plate’ auction raises over B30mn

    PHUKET: The “Lucky License Plate Action” held by the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) at The Metropole Hotel in Phuket Town on April 28 to 29 raised more than 30 million baht.

  • Phuket Events: Large crowds expected for Sunday’s trail runs

    Phuket Events: Large crowds expected for Sunday’s trail runs

    The Columbia Trailmasters 2012 Phuket Edition will add yet another stunning sport event to the Phuket calendar when it gets underway this Sunday (May 6) at the Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club. The competitions, comprising a 21.5km Off Road Half Marathon; a 10km Trail Run; and a

  • Red light confuses alleged drunk driver into taking out Phuket power poles

    Red light confuses alleged drunk driver into taking out Phuket power poles

    PHUKET: An alleged drunk driver took down a power pole and damaged two Phuket homes and after mistaking a flashing light on the road for a police checkpoint over the weekend. Thung Thong Police were notified of the accident at 12:45am on Saturday. At the scene, a densely populated area along Wichit Songkram Road near the Kathu Chinese Shrine, police found a damaged Mitsubishi Triton extended cab pickup crashed in front of two homes, with a broken electric utility pole and tangle of power and communication cables atop it.

  • Phuket moves to set up Andaman-wide integrated disaster-response IT system

    Phuket moves to set up Andaman-wide integrated disaster-response IT system

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) is spearheading a project to set up an integrated information system to better coordinate emergency response efforts throughout the Andaman coast provinces in disaster situations. Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT), rescue personnel, communications experts, police and local administration organization officials met in Phuket Thursday last week to provide input into what the system would require. “We collated the working experiences of people throughout the Andaman region who are involved in responding to natural disasters, which includes coordination between government agencies and private-sector organizations,” said PPHO Deputy Director Wiwat Seetamanotch.

  • Live Wire: Google Street View has Phuket all mapped out

    Live Wire: Google Street View has Phuket all mapped out

    Google announced recently that it had released Google Street View for Phuket, Bangkok and environs, and Chiang Mai. Many of you read about the new service but have you had a chance to look at it? Mind boggling.

  • PHUKET OPINION: Where property speculation meets superstition

    PHUKET OPINION: Where property speculation meets superstition

    PHUKET: There never seems to be a dull moment covering the news in Phuket, and the rumor-mongering that followed the recent seismic activity has been particularly captivating. A basic review of facts: an 8.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra on April 11 prompted the National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) to issue an evacuation of tsunami-risk areas.

  • PHUKET OPINION: Where real estate speculation meets disaster superstition

    PHUKET OPINION: Where real estate speculation meets disaster superstition

    THERE never seems to be a dull moment covering the news in Phuket, and the rumor-mongering that followed the recent seismic activity has been particularly captivating. A basic review of facts: an 8.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra on April 11 prompted the National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) to issue an evacuation of tsunami-risk areas.

  • Phuket gets the ‘Doomsday Saturday’ party started

    Phuket gets the ‘Doomsday Saturday’ party started

    PHUKET: A high-power delegation of officials this morning met villagers in Srisoonthorn to reinforce the message that Phuket was not about to sink – and to get the day’s scheduled

  • Phuket rolls on into ‘Doomsday Saturday’

    Phuket rolls on into ‘Doomsday Saturday’

    PHUKET: The mass exodus from Phuket predicated by some failed to materialize today as police at the Tah Chat Chai checkpoint reported normal Saturday morning traffic on Srisoonthorn Bridge, which links outbound traffic to the mainland. Meanwhile, as part of the Provincial government’s efforts to boost confidence that today will not be a one of calamity, as rumors have predicted, a host of high-profile officials were at Phuket International Airport this morning to welcome the first inbound flight of the day. Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha, Government Spokesman and Pheu Thai senior party member Prompong Nopparit, Phuket MP Raywat Areerob and other local government officials met and welcomed 385 passengers arriving from Bangkok aboard the Thai Airways Boeing 747.