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  • Renting out rooms daily or weekly? You better read this.

    Renting out rooms daily or weekly? You better read this.

    SCREENGRAB: AirBnB website Illegal short-term holiday rentals, advertised and promoted by online portals like Air BnB, are coming under increasing scrutiny from authorities.

  • PHAB 2 raises 4.5 million baht for local scholarships

    PHAB 2 raises 4.5 million baht for local scholarships

    The Phuket Hotels Association recently hosted a hugely successful benefit evening and raised a total of 4.5 million baht for young hospitality professionals in Phuket. On April 28 the “Phuket Hotels Association Benefit 2 (PHAB 2) – Glam, Glitz and Glitter” event was held at Latitude Laguna.

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    Five years of commitment to keep Phuket’s beaches clean

    Phuket’s Clean the Beach Boot Camp (CBBC) has been cleaning the island’s beaches for five years. Each two weeks, on a Saturday morning, volunteers assemble for a free beach workout from island fitness leader Krix Luther and then, in return, they put on their gloves, grab a big bag and pick up rubbish on the beaches. Yesterday the team assembled at Kata Beach – volunteers from all over the globe turning out to help CBBC celebrate 5 successful years, over 125 beach cleaning sessions since the initiative began

  • The cheapest places in the world to live – Is Thailand on the list?

    The cheapest places in the world to live – Is Thailand on the list?

    PHOTO: Sam Kittner Compared to what you’re paying in the west, in some countries you can have a palatial house, a maid, personal chef, good health care and a driver for the same cost of a struggling life in your home country. Thailand has long been seen as a retirement haven with its low cost of living, great food and high quality foreign hospitals.

  • Improve your business videos – Social Media Guru Alex Runhaar

    Improve your business videos – Social Media Guru Alex Runhaar

    Alex break down one of the best ads he’s seen a long time, why it went viral and how you can use similar elements to improve your business videos dramatically. Alex’s Facebook HERE .

  • Trawler captains face fines after catching whale shark

    Trawler captains face fines after catching whale shark

    By Pratch Rudijanarom and Salinee Prab The captains of two trawlers accused of having fished an endangered pregnant whale shark off the coast of Phuket potentially face a heavy fine of up to 3 million baht and confiscation of their vessels, according to authorities. Fisheries Department and Marine and Coastal Resources Department yesterday promised to take swift action against the captains of Saeng Samut 2 and Saeng Samut 3 trawlers, for their alleged violation of the Fisheries Decree and Wild Animal Reservation and Protection Act by catching a whale shark. A tourist dive boat on Friday found the trawler Saeng Samut 3 carried on-board a whale shark, which later was found to be pregnant

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    Maya Bay – let the healing begin

    By Piyaporn Wongruang – The Sunday Nation It was around 10 in the morning. There was peace and tranquility at Maya Bay and its beach with just a few speedboats docking in front of the bay. The crystal clear deep blue turquoise sea water filled the vision of Plianprasop Khaonual, a long-time park ranger and among the first who explored the bay’s potential after the Hollywood film, the Beach, was shot here, and rocketed the bay to worldwide fame since 2000

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    Emerald Development Group addresses accusations of fraud and mismanagement

    CEO of the Emerald Development Group Sawit ‘Mai’ Ketroj held a press conference yesterday (Saturday) at the Dara Hotel to address accusations of fraud and mismanagement. In reports to the Court the amounts involved in the alleged fraud case mount up to more than a billion baht with more than 300 buyers filing complaints with the Emerald Development Group.

  • Official report filed to police about the whale shark caught by fishermen

    Official report filed to police about the whale shark caught by fishermen

    In relation to the video of a whale shark caught up on a fishing boat net just off Koh Racha yesterday, Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong says, “Officials from the Phuket Fisheries Port In-Port Out Control Centre (PiPo) have filed a report to the Phuket City Police.

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