Artikel erschien Oktober 2013

  • Phuket airport tackles Chinese tourists’ immigration queue congestion

    Phuket airport tackles Chinese tourists’ immigration queue congestion

    PHUKET: Officials attempted to tackle the issue of immigration congestion at Phuket International Airport caused by the island’s largest inbound tourist market, the Chinese.

  • ‘Brother Pom’ says he’s clear of extortion charges; DSI disagrees

    ‘Brother Pom’ says he’s clear of extortion charges; DSI disagrees

    PHUKET: Pom Sukkasem, the leader of the Central Festival taxi group arrested in September on extortion charges, has announced that the charges have been dropped. However, the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) begs to differ. “I reported to the Criminal Court in Bangkok on Monday as required, and I was told that the prosecutor decided not to pursue my case,” Mr Pom told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Phuket airport aims to bring swift justice to shoplifters

    Phuket airport aims to bring swift justice to shoplifters

    PHUKET: Phuket International Airport has established a new policy for dealing with airport shoplifters. Passengers suspected of shoplifting in the airport who attempt to escape prosecution by boarding their flights will now be asked to deplane to be arrested.

  • Phuket woman transfers over 2 million baht to alleged Facebook scammer

    Phuket woman transfers over 2 million baht to alleged Facebook scammer

    PHUKET: A woman believed by police to be entangled in an intricate Facebook scam transferred 2 million baht into a Thanachart Bank account and 48,000 baht into a Bangkok Bank account based in Phuket. The 53-year-old woman, named only as “Ms A” by police, filed a complaint to Wichit Police yesterday after being asked to transfer an additional 2.3 million baht to a bank account in order to allegedly pay off Malaysian Customs and “international police”.

  • King cobra joins guest in hotel room, gets evicted

    King cobra joins guest in hotel room, gets evicted

    PHUKET: A foreign tourist staying at at hotel in Bang Tao on Tuesday night had an uninvited visitor enter his room: a two-meter long king cobra.

  • King cobra joins guest in hotel room, gets evicted [video report]

    King cobra joins guest in hotel room, gets evicted [video report]

    PHUKET: A foreign tourist staying at at hotel in Bang Tao on Tuesday night had an uninvited visitor enter his room: a two-meter long king cobra.

  • Social network app helps finds missing Alzheimer’s patient

    Social network app helps finds missing Alzheimer’s patient

    PHUKET: A man with Alzheimer’s disease who went missing last Saturday was located on Sunday, within hours of police posting a notice on a popular social network site. Benjawan Moonket reported her 60-year-old father, Muang Moonket, missing to Thalang Police at about 5pm on Sunday (story

  • USA’s Kessy joins up with Sweat to top Pool G at Phuket Open

    USA’s Kessy joins up with Sweat to top Pool G at Phuket Open

    PHUKET: USA’s Jennifer Kessy and Brooke Sweat top Pool G after securing two wins on the first day of pool play at the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball Phuket Open yesterday. The penultimate Open of the year is back in Thailand for its eighth consecutive year, taking place from October 28 to November 3

  • Phuket Opinion: Climate change of opinion

    Phuket Opinion: Climate change of opinion

    PHUKET: Whenever I read the letters in a national newspaper, or dare to utter the phrase “climate change” in a bar, someone invariably seems to want to take issue with the idea of global warming. There have always been skeptics – usually from vested commercial or political interests.

  • It’s raining snakes in Phuket Town

    It’s raining snakes in Phuket Town

    PHUKET: Recent heavy rainfall has led to a jump in large snakes being nabbed in Phuket, with four rounded up in Phuket Town in the last 24 hours. One of the four giant snakes, a three-meter python, made a dramatic entry into a Phuket Town bedroom by tumbling through a vent. “I heard noise that sounded like something had fallen off my roof into my bedroom.

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