Artikel posted in 2012

  • Carnage to Phuket’s marine life continues

    Carnage to Phuket’s marine life continues

    PHUKET: In just one day, half a dozen Olive Ridley sea turtles were rescued in Phuket, all suffering lacerations caused by fishing nets, and a young dolphin was stranded on Mai Khao Beach. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, head of the Endangered Species Unit (ESU) at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC), revealed yesterday that ESU officers received a report from lifeguards at Karon Beach that three adult turtles had washed ashore. Later, the center received another report telling them that three more turtles had washed ashore in separate locations along the coastline from Mai Khao to Phang Nga.

  • Work on Phuket’s B600mn underpass to begin after October 9

    Work on Phuket’s B600mn underpass to begin after October 9

    PHUKET: Construction of the underpass at the Darasamuth Intersection, in front of the

  • Phuket Vegetarian Festival to generate B600mn

    Phuket Vegetarian Festival to generate B600mn

    PHUKET: Director Chanchai Doungjit of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket office expects this year’s Vegetarian Festival to generate about 600 million baht in revenue for the local economy. “Many Thais, including those of Chinese origin, will visit the festival and many are likely to travel as family groups as the festival falls within the school holidays,” Director Chanchai told a meeting at the Lor Rong Shrine, in Phuket Town, yesterday.

  • Go Eco Phuket record reef cleanup will go on, say organizers

    Go Eco Phuket record reef cleanup will go on, say organizers

    PHUKET: Organizers of the

  • Rain causes Patong Hill road landslide – again

    Rain causes Patong Hill road landslide – again

    PHUKET: The section of road on Patong Hill that was washed away by heavy rain last year has suffered another landslide, in the same place, after days of heavy rain soaking Phuket this week. The section of road, just west of the Chinese shrine at the top of the hill, first collapsed during heavy rains last October, then again in early May with the advent of this year’s monsoon season. Last night, the same site suffered another landslide, with the dislodged earth tumbling into a rubber plantation below.

  • Phuket Town shop burglar delivered ‘gift-wrapped’ to police

    Phuket Town shop burglar delivered ‘gift-wrapped’ to police

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police arrived at a shophouse in response to a burglar alarm raised early yesterday morning, only to find the thief already bound up. “We went to the scene with Kusoldham rescue workers. The entrance to the clothing shop on Soi Surin [near The Metropole Hotel] was locked.

  • Thai Navy in Phuket does it ‘Gangnam Style’

    Thai Navy in Phuket does it ‘Gangnam Style’

    PHUKET: Thai Sailors at the Navy Third Area Command, based at Cape Panwa on Phuket’s east coast, have broken their stoic mold and posted a video on YouTube showing that they can have fun too, by dancing in the now-globally infectious Korean “Gangnam Style”. Click

  • Waves continue to sweep injured turtles onto Phuket

    Waves continue to sweep injured turtles onto Phuket

    PHUKET: Officers at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) recovered a juvenile Olive Ridley sea turtle suffering from lacerations, and its front left flipper amputated entirely, from

  • Missing Phuket student, 17, found drowned

    Missing Phuket student, 17, found drowned

    PHUKET: Rescue workers have recovered the body of the missing 17-year-old student who was swept away by strong waves when he entered the surf while with friends at Nai Yang Beach on Tuesday. Nithipol Lorlaem’s body was found this morning, about 500 meters from the police box near the beach, where he was last seen in the strong surf. “Six lifeguards, Mr Nithipol’s family and local villagers resumed the search at 5:30am today,” Jit Chairap, head lifeguard of the Nai Yang-Nai Thon patrol unit, told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Travel Malaysia Consumer Fair starts tomorrow

    Travel Malaysia Consumer Fair starts tomorrow

    PHUKET: Starting tomorrow the Tourism Malaysia Phuket Office for Southern Thailand, will once again be staging the Travel Malaysia Consumer Fair at