Artikel erschien Mai 2018

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    Durian being sent into space. Yes, really.

    PHOTO: Thai Residents Thais are set to send durian into outer space in July. The fruit – that has people either delighted or revolted by its smell and taste – will be sent into space in what scientists say will be the first Thai food to leave earth

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    No-Straw campaign launched at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket

    Ahead of World Environment Day on June 5, 2018, Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket has implemented a “no straw” campaign, successfully removing plastic straws from its seven food & beverage outlets within the resort. The move follows many other organisations around the island committing to “no straw” categories. “While straws remain available for our guests who wish to use them they will no longer be automatically provided with soft drinks or cocktails served.

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    Two escape injures in Patong house fire. Woken up by cat hero.

    Patong police have been notified of a fire in a Soi near the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) on Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi Road in Patong early today (May 31) at 05.20am. Firefighters and fire engines arrived to find a two storey old timber and concrete house ablaze. It took about 20 minutes to extinguish the fire

  • Some monkeys will be moved, most will be sterilised – Phuket

    Some monkeys will be moved, most will be sterilised – Phuket

    A meeting was held today (May 31) at the Governor’s residence, hosted by Governor Plodthong.

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    Four arrested with 414,000 methamphetamine pills, ‘ice’, ecstasy tablets and ketamine

    Bangkok police arrested three men and a woman on charges of alleged drug trafficking and seized 414,000 methamphetamine pills, 28 kilograms of crystal meth or “ice”, 18,000 ecstasy pills and 1.8 kg of ketamine in two related operations. The arrests were announced at a press conference at the Metropolitan Police Bureau at noon on Thursday. The suspects were all between the ages of 21 and 34.

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    Temporary market being set up to assist vendors this weekend

    Forensic police have been investigating the ‘Trunk’ market fire last Sunday night (just off Phang Nga Road, Phuket Town), while an executive of the Jatujak Phuket Company, Wannakorn Pattarapakorn, was visiting shop-holders to discuss options. Read more about the fire  HERE . An executive of the Jatujak Phuket Company, Wannakorn Pattarapakorn says, “Some vendors still have products that they were able to salvage but don’t have a market to sell.” “So, we have asked the land owner of the land near the old market to be used as a temporary market for this weekend (June 2-3) from 3pm to 9pm.” “Tomorrow will be registered to sell at the temporary market.

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    Phra Phromsitti surrenders over alleged embezzlement of temple funds

    The former abbot of Wat Sa Ket has become the latest senior monk to become a guest of the Bangkok Remand Prison after surrendering to police yesterday. Previously known as Phra Phromsitti (Thongchai Sukhayano), the former abbot had absconded for nearly one week before he contacted police

  • Chiang Mai hostel & guesthouse owners seeking clarification on Hotel Act

    Chiang Mai hostel & guesthouse owners seeking clarification on Hotel Act

    PHOTO: Manon Hostel, Chiang Mai Concerns over interpretation of the current Hotels Act, following a court-ruling last month about a Hua Hin condo being deemed illegal when renting rooms by day or week, have spread to Chiang Mai where guesthouse and hostel owners are seeking clarification. Guesthouse, hostel and small hotel owners in the northern city have filed a petition to the Lawyers Council expressing their concerns and seeking amendments to the Hotel Act. The petition has been signed by 500 local business-people.

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    Patong lifeguards call for safe equipment storage

    Yesterday (May 30) one of Patong’s lifeguard posted pictures on his personal facebook. The photos showed a damaged lifesaving equipment storage box.

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    Two arrested over shots in the air – Wichit

    Wichit Police were notified of an incident yesterday afternoon (May 30) at Mummuang Market. Lt Col Anuwat Raksayot says, “We found a man (the first person)