Artikel posted in 2012

  • Roads reopen as floods recede, but residents still on high alert

    Roads reopen as floods recede, but residents still on high alert

    PHUKET: Police today reopened roads in Phuket’s busiest tourist town of Patong after heavy rain there yesterday delivered floodwaters reaching depths of up to a meter deep, cutting off roads and access throughout the resort town.

  • Health officials call for a ‘safer’ Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Health officials call for a ‘safer’ Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    PHUKET: With 70 people injured and one person dying from complications brought on by smoke inhalation during the Vegetarian Festival last year, the Phuket Health Office is calling for more stringent measures to protect celebrants from harm this year. Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) chief Dr Sak Tanchaikul called the heads of Chinese shrines taking part in the this year’s festival together on Tuesday to urge them to send the message to their devotees and spirit medium (mah song) carers to step up safety during their festivities.

  • Phuket Vice Governor to take the big chair on October 1

    Phuket Vice Governor to take the big chair on October 1

    PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa will take on the responsibility of Acting Governor from October 1 following the Thai Cabinet failing to name a successor to Tri Augkardacha, who will retire this Sunday, September 30. The news follows a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday not including the annual reshuffle of provincial governors on its agenda as Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit did not attend the meeting, an officer at the Secretariat of the Cabinet told the Phuket Gazette. A date has yet to be set for Cabinet to decide on a list of 19 provincial governor positions that will be available come October 1.

  • Patong police defer action in Tiger Disco investigation

    Patong police defer action in Tiger Disco investigation

    PHUKET: Police yesterday declined to commit to pressing any charges against the operators of the Tiger Discotheque over the fire that destroyed the venue and

  • Search launched for 17-year-old feared drowned in Phuket

    Search launched for 17-year-old feared drowned in Phuket

    PHUKET: The search continues for a 17-year-old student who disappeared in strong waves at Nai Yang Beach late yesterday afternoon.

  • Update: Jellyfish attack not anywhere near Phuket

    Update: Jellyfish attack not anywhere near Phuket

    PHUKET: Following the confusing report by the Daily Mail of a British mum on holiday suffering severe injuries in a

  • Weather warning issued as rain soaks Phuket traffic

    Weather warning issued as rain soaks Phuket traffic

    PHUKET: Heavy rain across Phuket this morning has caused minor flooding in some areas and severely hampered traffic flow during the morning rush hour. The Phuket Gazette has received reports of minor flooding in Phuket Town, as well as some parts of Chalong and Patong

  • Go-Eco Phuket dives for biggest reef cleanup in world

    Go-Eco Phuket dives for biggest reef cleanup in world

    PHUKET: Qualifiers

  • Phuket’s ‘Pink Panther’ Paiboon denies ‘last stage’ cancer rumors

    Phuket’s ‘Pink Panther’ Paiboon denies ‘last stage’ cancer rumors

    PHUKET: Paiboon Upatising, the president of the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO), today replied personally by email to the Phuket Gazette to deny rumors that he has last stage cancer. “Don’t listen to all the rumors

  • Phuket landowner denies ‘ghosting’ land titles

    Phuket landowner denies ‘ghosting’ land titles

    PHUKET: Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Secretary-General Col Dusadee Arayawuth encountered an unusual experience during his inspection of four plots in Phuket yesterday. The named landowner, for two plots along the coastal road north of Patong, denied any knowledge of owning the land under investigation and expressed no intention of even wanting to claim ownership of the plots in question. The scenario yesterday introduced the possibility of corrupt government officials illegally using one land title in order to create a new title for land elsewhere, without the owner of the original legal plot knowing, so that the second plot could be acquired and sold later.