Artikel erschien September 2013

  • Phuket’s ‘Brother Pom’ leads Central taxi flock to legal co-op

    Phuket’s ‘Brother Pom’ leads Central taxi flock to legal co-op

    PHUKET: The informal network of taxi drivers operating at Central Festival Phuket shopping mall will be registered as a formal co-operative as part of the drivers’ efforts to work as part of a fully-legal entity by November 30.

  • Tour operators warned of imposters in Similian National Park

    Tour operators warned of imposters in Similian National Park

    PHUKET: The Similan Islands National Park authority has warned tour operators over a group of people posing as park officers and offering reduced entry fees to the islands. “A couple of weeks ago, a number of tour operators informed me that there was a group of people who approached them, claiming to be national park officers,” Similan Islands National Park acting chief Nat Kongkaesorn told the Phuket Gazette today. “They said the tour operator could pay a reduced entrance fee based on the size of the boat engine instead of the number tourists on the vessel.

  • Go Eco Phuket starts eco-warrior recruitment

    Go Eco Phuket starts eco-warrior recruitment

    PHUKET: The first fifty people to contact local marine conservation group Go Eco Phuket will earn a spot at the Go Eco Camp, which plans on certifying and training islanders to be active marine conservationists. “Go Eco camp is now open for applicants. Applications will be accepted from expats, students and locals until November,” Jirayu Naragoonphithak, the project’s coordinator, told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Phuket wild boars ravage football-golf greens

    Phuket wild boars ravage football-golf greens

    PHUKET: A sounder of wild boar has settled on an 18-hole “Football Golf Course” in Chalong as their preferred dining area, but in the pigs’ quest for food, the squealers have left disturbingly large divots in the greens. “Our course is currently under attack by wild boars, which are rampaging through our course at night and ripping up our greens,” said Neil Simmons of Phuket Games Zone, located in Soi Palai (map

  • Alarmed drunkard dumps temple bell, flees scene

    Alarmed drunkard dumps temple bell, flees scene

    PHUKET: Police are on the lookout for a man who reportedly tried to sell a temple bell to a secondhand store in Thalang while drunk. Natthakarn Rattanaphan, 33, called the Thalang Police yesterday afternoon after a man arrived at her secondhand store in front of the well-known Term Fun housing estate in Baan Manik (map

  • Phuket jet-ski thug gets first taste of swift tourist court justice

    Phuket jet-ski thug gets first taste of swift tourist court justice

    PHUKET: The first cases heard in Phuket’s tourist court, which involved a jet-ski operator who attacked two tourists on Kata Beach, were resolved less than 36 hours after the incidents happened. Danaichet Yomjinda, 25, who pled guilty to charges of assaulting the two men on Friday with a “No Swimming” flagpole, was issued a 1,000-baht fine and put on probation for two years (story

  • Phuket hitman Rambo denies death squad charges

    Phuket hitman Rambo denies death squad charges

    PHUKET: Joseph Manuel Hunter, 48 – nicknamed “Rambo” and arrested at his rented Phuket home last Thursday, as originally reported by the Phuket Gazette (story

  • Phuket tour bus brakes fail, driver avoids disaster

    Phuket tour bus brakes fail, driver avoids disaster

    PHUKET: Faulty brakes almost resulted in a tour bus smashing into a house on Patong Hill last night, in a near-repeat of an accident that occurred at almost the same location about four months ago (story

  • Russian dive instructor drowns at Racha Noi Island

    Russian dive instructor drowns at Racha Noi Island

    PHUKET: A Russian dive instructor who worked in Phuket drowned off Racha Noi Island on Saturday afternoon. Denis Lipatov, 39, was at the island with friends when he developed a cramp while swimming at about 5pm

  • Phuket’s new ‘top cop’ arrives on the island

    Phuket’s new ‘top cop’ arrives on the island

    PHUKET: Phuket’s new Provincial Police Commander, Maj Genl Ong-art Phiewruangnont, has arrived in Phuket.