Artikel erschien Mai 2017

  • PEA says electricity cables not to blame for overhead disgrace

    PEA says electricity cables not to blame for overhead disgrace

    PHUKET: Governor Norraphat Plodthong met with officials from the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) yesterday to discuss possible solutions to the messy overhead cables in Patong. The plan to bury the mess in Patong began two years ago, with a 230-million-baht project to cover the three kilometer stretch of Thaweewong Road (story here ).

  • Law, Life and Society: Collecting unpaid debt in Thailand

    Law, Life and Society: Collecting unpaid debt in Thailand

    PHUKET: With the Thai economy stagnating, household debt is reaching record levels. According to the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, the average household debt reached nearly 300,000 baht in 2016. This amount is higher than the annual income of the average Thai family.

  • New P-REA president highlights plans for developing Phuket

    New P-REA president highlights plans for developing Phuket

    PHUKET: Boon Yongsakul, Phuket-born businessman and Deputy Managing Director of Boat Development Company, was chosen as the new president of the Phuket Real Estate Association (P-REA) in a ceremony held at the Phuket Boat Lagoon earlier this month.

  • Heavy downpours damage property in Phuket

    Heavy downpours damage property in Phuket

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  • Phuket fishing boat rescues sunken Burmese vessel

    Phuket fishing boat rescues sunken Burmese vessel

    PHUKET: A Phuket-bound fishing boat rescued 15 crew members of a sunken Burmese vessel yesterday afternoon. The boat was carrying cargo from Penang, Malaysia to Myeik, Burma

  • Patong transport operators protest reduction in taxi stands

    Patong transport operators protest reduction in taxi stands

    PHUKET: Patong public transport operators will continue to utilize 84 taxi stands for now until the Phuket Governor and Army 4 commander announce their final decision about the number of stands on the island. The public transport management committee had announced on May 18 that Patong was to see a 75 per cent reduction in taxi stands (from 84 to 21) effective June 1.

  • Bad 1stQ for Thai Media and Telecoms

    Bad 1stQ for Thai Media and Telecoms

    BANGKOK: With but two exceptions, listed telecom and media companies in Thailand continued in the doldrums in the 1stQ this year, with stagnant revenue growth resulting in continued or worsening losses. According to Nielsen Thailand, ad spending in the first four months of 2017 dropped almost six percent, to 35 billion baht, from the same period last year. Analog TV was still the market leader with 15 billion of the total spend, but that was 11 percent down from the previous year, with the erosion flowing into digital TV whose share rose close to six percent to 7.5 billion,

  • Phuket police recapture escaped drug dealers

    Phuket police recapture escaped drug dealers

    PHUKET: Police yesterday recaptured two suspects who fled custody after being arrested for possession of drugs on May 2. Suriya Lakpech and Wasurat Malikabutr, both 21, had been found with 7kg of ya ice (cystal methamphetamine) and 10 ya bah pills (methamphetamine) in their possession.

  • Phuket tourists injured, driver’s arm severed in another high-speed crash

    Phuket tourists injured, driver’s arm severed in another high-speed crash

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  • Citizens call for action to fix dangerous road

    Citizens call for action to fix dangerous road

    PHUKET: Officials responded to complaints about a “dangerous and uneven” road after social media users posted pictures of Sakdidej Road in Wichit, urging authorities to take immediate action to fix it. The pictures were shared on a Facebook page titled Siang Prachachon Khon Phuket (‘The Voice of Phuket Citizens’).