Artikel posted in 2012

  • Weird World News: New York City abuzz over obsessed beekeeper

    Weird World News: New York City abuzz over obsessed beekeeper

    PHUKET: This week’s Weird World News Roundup is full of colonizing fears: from busy bee activity in New York City to South Africa taking on the elephantine issue of birth control.

  • Phuket taxi driver presents photo of Tiger Disco ‘ghost’

    Phuket taxi driver presents photo of Tiger Disco ‘ghost’

    PHUKET: A Phuket motorcycle taxi driver who entered the charred remains of the Tiger Discotheque the day after the fatal fire claims that photographs he took inside bare images of the spirit of a woman who lost her life there. The motorcycle driver told the Phuket Gazette that he belonged to a group of motorcycle taxi drivers who pick up fares from in front of Ocean Mall on Bangla Road in Patong, a short walk from the ill-fated disco. “On August 18, I talked to two or three friends who also operate motorcycle taxis at the same spot.

  • Tonight! Phuket Seafood Fiesta in Patong

    Tonight! Phuket Seafood Fiesta in Patong

    PHUKET: The Phuket Seafood Fiesta casts its net today in an effort to draw more visitors to the island during the current low season for tourism. The Seafood Fiesta, held in conjunction with the Andaman Hoteliers 2012 event, runs from 3pm to 10pm today and tomorrow at the Jungceylon shopping complex in Patong

  • Gardener, 60, drowns in Phuket tin mine pond

    Gardener, 60, drowns in Phuket tin mine pond

    PHUKET: Phuket Police are investigating the drowning death of a 60-year-old man found floating face-down in a tin mine pond in Thalang late yesterday afternoon. The discovery of the body was reported to Thalang Police at 5:30pm by a roommate of the deceased who gave his name only as “Gai”. Mr Gai told investigators he went looking for his friend, Waan Nantaphrom, after he failed to return from a fishing trip to the pond behind the Tah Reua Temple on Wednesday.

  • Thailand News: Sex trade – playing with the devil

    Thailand News: Sex trade – playing with the devil

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Transvestites, women warned against sex trade in Mideast Phuket Gazette / The Nation PHUKET: Many Thai male cross-dressers get legitimate jobs in Oman as masseuses but choose to also offer sexual services on the side, a Thai embassy official in Muscat said Panida Somao said the laws in Oman were very strict and only men were allowed to work at massage parlors for male customers. “But some Thai transvestites have exploited these laws and also offer sexual services,” she said, adding that many came to Oman before undergoing the sex-change operation. “Many of them work in Oman to earn enough money to finance this operation,” Panida said.

  • Full-scale tsunami rescue drill ‘freaks out’ Phuket tourists

    Full-scale tsunami rescue drill ‘freaks out’ Phuket tourists

    PHUKET: Two tourists on holiday from Vietnam panicked after witnessing the full-scale tsunami rescue drill being conducted off the east coast of Phuket this afternoon. “Oh my God! My friend and I thought it was some kind of terrorist attack or that a really big accident had happened.

  • Phuket Tiger Disco fire: Police identify two Thai women as victims

    Phuket Tiger Disco fire: Police identify two Thai women as victims

    PHUKET: Forensics experts at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Bangkok have officially announced the names of two more victims of the

  • Dinosaurs heading for Phuket holidays

    Dinosaurs heading for Phuket holidays

    PHUKET: Dinosaurs are taking a holiday in Phuket, along with all the other old bones on the island, in a travelling museum exhibition open from August 28 to September 16. The free-entry exhibition, with information in Thai and English about paleontological and geological discoveries in Thailand, will be open daily at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) between 8:30am and 4:30pm

  • 500 Phuket homes affected by floods

    500 Phuket homes affected by floods

    PHUKET: Tentative estimates by officials are that about 500 households were affected by the floods yesterday. The news follows Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansupana’s confirmation that despite more rain today, the floodwaters in Phuket Town have completely receded and the situation has returned to normal. “Our trucks had washed off all the mud from the main roads in Phuket Town by last night and cleanup teams finished their work on the main roads by early this morning,” Mayor Somjai told the Gazette today.

  • Four Tiger Disco victims found ‘one meter’ from fire exit: rescue workers

    Four Tiger Disco victims found ‘one meter’ from fire exit: rescue workers

    PHUKET: Rescue workers who recovered the bodies of the four people who died in the