Artikel erschien Oktober 2012

  • Phuket bank robber escapes with B2.7mn in 60 seconds

    Phuket bank robber escapes with B2.7mn in 60 seconds

    PHUKET: An armed man clad in a black jacket and wearing a motorbike helmet robbed the

  • Phuket’s 100% helmet use campaign to ride on

    Phuket’s 100% helmet use campaign to ride on

    PHUKET: More than 15 people die each month in road accidents in Phuket, with most of those fatalities being motorbike riders not wearing helmets. The news came at a road safety awareness seminar at Phuket Rajabhat University on Monday, headed by Phuket Provincial Police Commander Choti Chavaviwat.

  • Phuket’s 100% helmet campaign rides on

    Phuket’s 100% helmet campaign rides on

    PHUKET: More than 15 people die every month in road accidents in Phuket, most riding a motorbike without a helmet. The news came at a road safety awareness seminar at Phuket Rajabhat University on Monday, headed by Phuket Provincial Police Commander Choti Chavaviwat. Also present at the seminar were Phuket Provincial Health Office Deputy Director Dr Wiwat Seetamonotch and officers from other relevant agencies.

  • Missing Phuket tourist scare prompts park safety review

    Missing Phuket tourist scare prompts park safety review

    PHUKET: Local officials are looking into how to make trekking in Phuket national parks and wildlife reserves safer, following two British tourists losing their way and having to spend the night in the wild at Khao Phra Thaew Wildlife & Forest Reserve. Mohammed Samir El Shimi, 28, and Hanna Zareen, 26,

  • Chinese tourist airlifted to Phuket ‘recovering well’

    Chinese tourist airlifted to Phuket ‘recovering well’

    PHUKET: The Chinese tourist who was airlifted from Racha Yai Island by a Royal Thai Navy medivac helicopter yesterday after suffering serious heart palpitations is recovering well, staff at Vachira Hospital Phuket reported today. “Mr Li Qi Feng, 39, is conscious and fully responsive, but he is still suffering from chest pains,” said coronary care unit Nurse Maliwan Arthan. Staff at the hospital said that Mr Li is expected to be transferred to Bangkok Hospital Phuket later today in order to undergo further tests, as well as surgery to expand the major blood vessels near his heart.

  • Live Wire: A 3G auction in a 4G world – part 1

    Live Wire: A 3G auction in a 4G world – part 1

    PHUKET: After years of delays, political infighting, legal maneuvering and insider manipulation, the trough finally stabilized long enough for Thailand to complete its auction of “3G” airspace.

  • Local finds missing Phuket tourists alive and well

    Local finds missing Phuket tourists alive and well

    PHUKET: The two tourists who disappeared yesterday while trekking through the Khao Phra Taew Wildlife & Forest Reserve in central Phuket were found alive and well today. British tourists Mohammed Samir El Shimi, 28, and Hanna Zareen 26, were discovered early this afternoon by a local villager named only as “Ms Suphatra” who was walking through the park

  • Breaking News: Search launched for tourists lost in Phuket jungle

    Breaking News: Search launched for tourists lost in Phuket jungle

    PHUKET: A search has been launched for two tourists last seen entering the Khao Phra Taew Wildlife & Forest Reserve, in the heart of Phuket, at about 4pm yesterday. The search has been expanded to included the popular waterfall area and the surrounding jungle.

  • Baby boy’s body found in back of Krabi trash truck

    Baby boy’s body found in back of Krabi trash truck

    PHUKET: The body of a newborn boy was found wrapped in a plastic garbage bag in the back of a Krabi trash truck this morning. Police believe the baby was discarded by his mother shortly after birth, just hours before the body was found. “The baby seemed to have fully developed organs.

  • Phuket meeting on joint Andaman province tourism initiative promises to share the profits

    Phuket meeting on joint Andaman province tourism initiative promises to share the profits

    PHUKET: Woravat Auapinyakul, Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office, has told the Phuket Gazette that he expects the “Andaman – The World Experience” tourism initiative to attract more than 20 million tourists to the region. At a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall on Saturday to chart the progress of the tourism initiative, Mr Woravat said that intense competition within the tourism industry meant that the Andaman provinces needed a unique strategy to maintain visitor numbers.