Artikel erschien Januar 2018

  • Laguna Phuket Marathon to welcome 8,000+ runners for 2018

    Laguna Phuket Marathon to welcome 8,000+ runners for 2018

    South East Asia’s leading destination marathon, the award-winning Laguna Phuket Marathon, will take place at the Laguna Phuket resort complex on Bang Tao Beach on June 9 & 10, 2018. Organised by leading event organiser Go Adventure Asia, Laguna Phuket Marathon has been certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) for a 13th consecutive year and remains a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. The event’s been voted a “Top 10 Best Marathon” in Thailand by Wingnaidee for the second year running and as the event continues to grow organisers expect to break 8,000 runners from more than 50 countries to “Run Paradise” this year.

  • Phuket Hotels Association award their first six scholarships

    Phuket Hotels Association award their first six scholarships

    The PHAB (Phuket Hotels Association Benefit) fundraising event was held last year on May 13 and raised approximately 4 million baht. Since then, the Phuket Hotels Association’s Education Working Group has placed advertisements, shortlisted candidates and interviewed the prospects for its scholarship program

  • THAIGER TODAY January 31

    THAIGER TODAY January 31

    Frenchman and Thai accomplice re-enact murder | Viet Jet back-pedal over PR stunt | Thai PM admits falling popularity | British expat needs triple by-pass – no health insurance | Krabi province investigates marine ambulance | AMLO clamps down on Bitcoin. The post THAIGER TODAY January 31 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • Van crashes near Khao Lak

    Van crashes near Khao Lak

    A van transporting Chinese tourists crashed on the way from Phuket International Airport to Khao Lak this morning (January 31), resulting in 13 injuries, 9 of them considered serious. The van was driving in foggy weather while a motorcycle cut ahead of it causing van driver to swerve. The 52 year old driver, Suchart Aduman, who received minor injuries, explained that the fog was thick, making vision poor and the motorcycle cut in front of him very fast, so he decided to avoid it, veering over to the left side of the road and losing control

  • Graham needs a triple bypass. Doesn’t have health insurance.

    Graham needs a triple bypass. Doesn’t have health insurance.

    The plight of a British man highlights the risks for foreigners living in Thailand without health or medical insurance. Story by ThaiVisa… Graham Briar, who uploads videos about life in rural Thailand to his YouTube channel Graham & Pie, urgently needs a triple heart bypass operation but with no medical insurance and not enough money to pay for surgery he finds himself in a nightmare situation in hospital in Chiang Rai

  • A 152 year chance to see a rare triple treat – Lunar Eclipse

    A 152 year chance to see a rare triple treat – Lunar Eclipse

    Stargazers and astro-photographers will gather at locations along Phuket’s east coast between 6pm and 12pm to catch sight of the very rare triple display of a blue moon, a super moon and a total lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a supermoon will occur simultaneously, in a coincidence that last happened almost 152 years ago in 1866

  • Frenchman confesses to murdering Italian love rival. Re-enactment yesterday.

    Frenchman confesses to murdering Italian love rival. Re-enactment yesterday.

    The much publicised murder of an Italian man, in which his Thai ex-wife and her French boyfriend have been implicated, apparently has been solved after police said the Frenchman had confessed to the killing. Pol Colonel Chaisathien Maneechak, from Bung Nara Police Station in Phichit province, said French national 34 year old Rigaux Amaury had confessed to stabbing to death 61 year old Giuseppe de Stefanivduring an argument about his affair with 38 year old Rujira Eiumlamai on January 18. Before the murder of the Italian, Amaury, Rujira and de Stefani reportedly travelled to a forest in Bueng Nara district by car

  • Krabi authorities consider purchase of marine ambulance

    Krabi authorities consider purchase of marine ambulance

    A meeting to discuss marine safety was held at Nong Talay Sub District Administration OrBorTor yesterday (January 30), where the idea was floated to purchase a medical boat (marine ambulance) by the President of Krabi Tourism Association, Wattana Rerngsamut, to increase safety and emergency transportation in case of accidents at sea. The meeting was chaired by the President of Nong Talay OrBorTor, Sukkai Chan-On and brought together speedboat operators, long-tail boat operators, tour guides and hotels representatives in the area. The President of Krabi Tourism Association says the idea is about to be officially filed to the authorities for consideration

  • Drug arrest in Yala links to bigger network

    Drug arrest in Yala links to bigger network

    Police announced on Tuesday the arrest the previous day of a local man in Yala’s Muang district and seized 30,000 “yaba” amphetamine pills valued at 2.4 million baht on the street and said they would continue to investigate to apprehend the man’s accomplices.

  • Thai woman, French boyfriend blame each other for Italian’s murder

    Thai woman, French boyfriend blame each other for Italian’s murder

    A Thai woman and her French boyfriend have turned on each other after their arrests, with each blaming the other for the murder of the woman’s Italian ex-husband.

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