Artikel erschien Dezember 2017

  • Elephant shows and rides under siege

    Elephant shows and rides under siege

    PHOTO: (The Nation) Elephant and mahouts wait for the next group of tourists to take them for a ride. Twenty or thirty years ago many western tourists would have thought nothing about hopping on the back of an elephant and taking a ride astride one of these mighty Thai beasts.

  • Royal Crematorium exhibition continues to draw huge crowds

    Royal Crematorium exhibition continues to draw huge crowds

    More than 3 million visitors have attended the exhibition at the Royal Crematorium of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej since it opened on November 2, Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat said on Wednesday. A total of 3,005,206 visitors reportedly visited the site from its opening until Tuesday. Visitors to the site, which will remain open for public viewing until the end of this month, will also be able to take away a new souvenir

  • On you bike! The Mae Hong Son Hills Tour

    On you bike! The Mae Hong Son Hills Tour

    This is for anyone who has ever been knocked down on their ass or had the door slammed in their face. A calling to anyone who has ever tasted the grit of self doubt and has despised the lingering taste of vulnerability

  • Are the 10% beach zones becoming 20% zones?

    Are the 10% beach zones becoming 20% zones?

    Despite appearances that the 10% beach zones seem to be magically growing into the remaining 90% of Patong Beach, Patong Mayor, Chalermluck Kebsup has assured the Phuket Gazette that the rule remains the same and the operators are still following the rules for the placement of sun lounges and umbrellas. “The 10% zoning remains the same and there are signs that clearly specify the area of 10%

  • UPDATE: Alleged Laos money smuggling – 98 million baht

    UPDATE: Alleged Laos money smuggling – 98 million baht

    Suspecting that the two Lao men arrested on Tuesday trying to cross the border into Laos from Nong Khai with more than 98 million baht in undeclared Thai banknotes might be part of a larger criminal undertaking, Thai Customs officials plan to discuss the matter with their Lao counterparts. Nong Khai Customs chief Nimit Saeng-ampai said on Wednesday the suspects’ Toyota Land Cruiser had been in and out of Thailand at least nine times

  • THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, December 13

    THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, December 13

    Underground cabling works start April 2018 | Schools remain closed in Songkhla | Hells Angel Aussie and his Thai wife in custody | Couple trying to smuggle 98 million baht over Thai-Laos border | Missing Ukranian swimmer found – alive and well. Brought to you by The Thaiger 102.75 FM

  • Patong underground cabling works start next April

    Patong underground cabling works start next April

    Phuket’s Governor has received an update on the Patong underground cabling works during the morning meeting today (December 13). Representatives from PEA (Phuket Electrical Authority), Patong PEA Office Manager, Watcharin Prapa, and Director of Undergrounding Project of PEA, Wachira Pitaktansakul, reported the progress on the targeted area, Taweewong Road (Beach Road), where a budget of 224 million Baht has been allocated

  • Phuket Brand, Phuket Best Festival 2017 – Starts December 29

    Phuket Brand, Phuket Best Festival 2017 – Starts December 29

    FILE PHOTO ‘Phuket Brand, Phuket Best Festival’ starts on December 29 for 11 days until January 8, 2018. It will feature famous food brands and entertainment at Saphan Hin Park.

  • Chamath Palihapitiya shades Facebook. And Facebook’s response…

    Chamath Palihapitiya shades Facebook. And Facebook’s response…

    A former Sri Lankan-born Facebook executive admits that he feels “tremendous guilt” over his work at the social networking service that he said was “ripping apart the social fabric of how society works”. Former Facebook vice-president for user growth Chamath Palihapitiya accused Facebook of “programming” its users and said he no longer uses the social media platform or allows his children to use it. “People need a hard break from some of these tools and the things that you rely on.

  • Australian and Thai arrested over alleged smuggling of huge batch of crystal meth

    Australian and Thai arrested over alleged smuggling of huge batch of crystal meth

    Police have arrested an Australian man – believed to be a member of the Hells Angels gang in Pattaya – and his Thai female accomplice over an alleged attempt to smuggle a large batch of crystal methamphetamine into Thailand. Assets worth 30 million baht have been seized from the couple, senior police told a press conference in Bangkok on Tuesday