Artikel posted in 2012

  • National Parks Dept to charge Phuket resort owner with encroachment

    National Parks Dept to charge Phuket resort owner with encroachment

    PHUKET: The owners of a Phuket beach resort project will likely face legal action for encroaching on national park land following an inspection of the site this week by the Director General of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP).

  • B500 million Phuket Historical Park approval given

    B500 million Phuket Historical Park approval given

    PHUKET: The approval for the 500 million baht Phuket Historical Park project was announced in a meeting at Provincial Hall on Tuesday. The project, which is to be established on 96 rai of land in Thalang, will be managed by the Public Works, and Town and Country Planning, Phuket Office with the cooperation of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and the Ministry of Culture.

  • Bus from Phuket to Narathiwat crashes in Phang Nga

    Bus from Phuket to Narathiwat crashes in Phang Nga

    PHUKET: A tour bus full of school directors from Narathiwat province overturned in Phang Nga late this morning, causing numerous injuries, but fortunately no deaths. The bus was en route to Krabi when the accident occurred on a sharp curve known locally as “Chong Kub Tha Yu”, located on the road from Lo Yung to Tha Yu in Takua Thung district. District police were informed that the bus had overshot the curve and overturned at 11am.

  • Combating rising crime in Rawai

    Combating rising crime in Rawai

    PHUKET: CHALONG Police are boosting public safety on the southern streets of Phuket by enlisting the help of local government officers, volunteers, and other island residents, business people. Chalong Police Deputy Superintendent Narong Laksanawimon told the Gazette that more than 20 officers from Rawai Municipality and local residents are joining police efforts in patrolling the streets, reporting any suspicious activities they see directly to officers on patrol at the time

  • BREAKING NEWS: Phuket boy, 6, drowns in wastewater pool

    BREAKING NEWS: Phuket boy, 6, drowns in wastewater pool

    PHUKET: A six-year-old boy who went missing this morning was found drowned in a water treatment pool at the Patong Municipality Water Treatment Plant this afternoon. The child, Yutthakarn “Marvin” Limtek, was staying with his aunt Siriwan Noothong, who lives near the water treatment plant on an unnamed soi that connects Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi and Phang Muang roads.

  • Full budget for Chalong hospital project unlikely to materialize

    Full budget for Chalong hospital project unlikely to materialize

    PHUKET: The mayor of Chalong handed a formal letter of complaint to Public Health Minister Witthaya Buranasiri for the ministry’s failure to provide 186 million baht in funding for the establishment of a new hospital. The financial package, provisionally agreed to by the Cabinet at the mobile meeting on Phuket in March, was to turn the “Chalong Health Promoting Station” into a fully-functioning, 30-bed hospital, complete with ER facilities and medical staff accommodation. In the letter presented to Mr Witthaya during a visit last week, Chalong Mayor Samran Jindapol asked for the budget request to

  • Drug-addicted thief confesses to murder of Phuket teen ‘Nong Som’

    Drug-addicted thief confesses to murder of Phuket teen ‘Nong Som’

    PHUKET: Security is expected to be very tight in Chalong this morning, when police and the confessed drug-addicted killer of 17-year-old Sunisa “Som” Saiyoy re-enact the

  • Navy rescue drills off Phuket declared a success

    Navy rescue drills off Phuket declared a success

    PHUKET: The Royal Thai Navy conducted training

  • Senate seeks action on foreign tour guides in Phuket

    Senate seeks action on foreign tour guides in Phuket

    PHUKET: An adviser to the Senate Standing Committee on Tourism has spoken out against the long-standing problem of foreign tour guides operating in Phuket.

  • Nepal tourism opportunities promoted in Phuket

    Nepal tourism opportunities promoted in Phuket

    PHUKET: Members of the media, local officials and other invited guests enjoyed a fine cultural show and dinner on Tuesday, courtesy of the Nepal Embassy from Bangkok, which is promoting that country’s many tourism opportunities as part of its ‘Visit Lumbini Year’ campaign for 2012. The event, which took place in the grand ballroom of the Royal Phuket City Hotel, featured a brief slide presentation showcasing one of the most dramatic landscapes on earth: the Himalayas

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