Artikel erschien April 2012

  • Officials to light up notorious Phuket road

    Officials to light up notorious Phuket road

    PHUKET: Following the high-speed crash on April 13 that

  • Phuket residents panic over fish fright

    Phuket residents panic over fish fright

    PHUKET: Reports of Phuket Town residents panicking yesterday, fearing that the dead fish found in canal were an omen of an impending tsunami strike, prompted officials to investigate. The brackish water of the mostly dry Klong Saensuk canal, which runs past the Seahorse Circle at the east end of Ong Sim Phai Road, had about 10 kilograms of dead freshwater fish in it, said Phuket Fisheries Office chief Kavi Saranacomkul.

  • Phuket tourists, jet-ski operator scramble to stave off dolphin beaching

    Phuket tourists, jet-ski operator scramble to stave off dolphin beaching

    PHUKET: A pair of dolphins came dangerously close to beaching themselves on Patong Beach, on Phuket’s west coast, yesterday morning, but were successfully herded back out to deeper water. However, biologists from the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) still fear for their safety.

  • Disaster insurance to cover Phuket quakes, floods, landslides

    Disaster insurance to cover Phuket quakes, floods, landslides

    PHUKET: Insurance coverage for homes and businesses damaged by natural disasters, including floods, storms, landslides, earthquakes and even tumbling boulders is now available in Phuket and the rest of Thailand again following the government’s creation of the National Catastrophe Insurance Fund (NCIF). The fund, launched on March 28 with a government budget of 5 billion baht, offers coverage through a unified National Disaster Insurance Policy recognized by 54 registered insurance companies operating in the country. “The insurance companies will now cover floods, geological disasters and storm damage,” Phuket Provincial Office of Insurance Commission Chief Suwimon Saelim told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Plans unveiled for new Phuket water purification plant

    Plans unveiled for new Phuket water purification plant

    PHUKET: Patong Municipality has announced a plan to build a 300-million-baht reverse-osmosis (RO) water treatment plant to increase municipal water supply and cut down on the volume of wastewater released into Patong Bay, on Phuket’s west coast. Although still in the initial study stages, a decision to provide Bangkok-based firm ITR Water Solution Co Ltd with 800sqm of municipal land to construct the plant was agreed to at the last Patong Municipality budget meeting held earlier this month.

  • Phuket Raceweek 2012 regatta dates announced

    Phuket Raceweek 2012 regatta dates announced

    PHUKET: The organizers of the Phuket Raceweek 2012 regatta have confirmed that this year’s event will go ahead, specifically from July 18-22.

  • Phuket boy, 12, home alone escapes as blaze engulfs slum

    Phuket boy, 12, home alone escapes as blaze engulfs slum

    PHUKET: A 12-year-old home alone boy had a lucky escape from his house on Tuesday morning, as fire broke about in the poor Soi Kingkaew community in Rassada, north of Phuket Town, destroying two homes. Suriya Inkaew was home alone while his mother, 56-year-old Gaysorn Yungyeun, was out collecting recyclables from trash to make a living

  • Phuket guard in coma after snake show shop arson attack

    Phuket guard in coma after snake show shop arson attack

    PHUKET: A security guard at Phuket Healthy Nutriment and snake show remains unconscious in hospital after being knocked out by attackers and his workplace being set afire early Monday morning. Anuchit Chaithongngarm, 25, is currently in a coma at Vachira Hospital Phuket after being hit on the back of the head with a heavy object, said Kongpol Phanuek, chief engineer at Phuket Healthy Nutriment

  • Phuket guard in coma after arson attack

    Phuket guard in coma after arson attack

    PHUKET: A security guard at ‘Phuket Healthy Nutriment and Snake Show’ remains unconscious in hospital after being knocked out by attackers and having his workplace being set afire early Monday morning. Anuchit Chaithongngarm, 25, is currently in a coma at Vachira Hospital Phuket after being hit on the back of the head with a heavy object, said Kongpol Phanuek, chief engineer at Phuket Healthy Nutriment. “The doctor said he has blood coagulation in the brain,” explained Mr Kongpol.

  • Architect to deliver free Phuket seminar on ‘Seismic Design & Building’

    Architect to deliver free Phuket seminar on ‘Seismic Design & Building’

    PHUKET: Dr Amorn Pimanmas, Chairman of the Project Committee at the Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) and alumnus of the University of Tokyo, will lead a free seminar on “Seismic Design & Building” at the Boat Lagoon Resort in Koh Kaew this afternoon. Jointly organized by the Phuket Architectural Society and the Phuket Real Estate Association, the seminar, to be held from 1pm to 3pm, is open to the public and aims to impart expert knowledge on how seismic events affect various types of constructions. Participants will also learn about the latest developments in earthquake-resistant design and building materials, as well as the best course of action during and after an earthquake.