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  • Chinese tourist falls from Kamala roof top

    Chinese tourist falls from Kamala roof top

    A 31 year old Chinese man, Gao Zhiyum, has died after falling from the 16 metre high rooftop of a villa in Kamala. The Chinese man was staying at the villa with 6 other people including his wife and friends. On Wednesday nght (February 21) at about 11 pm, all 6 were drinking together on the rooftop until 1.40 am.

  • THAIGER TODAY Thursday, February 22

    THAIGER TODAY Thursday, February 22

    Opening day of Thailand Yacht Show | Prawit extends chat with NACC, again | Best & worst roads in Asia | Chonburi boy gets foot stuck in drain | TaT seeking assistance from counterparts in China to curb tourist behaviour | King Cobra season in Krabi | 4G speeds around the world | Latest in the Great Driveway Drama | You can now use your Visa credit card in 7/11. The post THAIGER TODAY Thursday, February 22 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • Thailand’s corruption fight improves world ranking

    Thailand’s corruption fight improves world ranking

    Efforts to curb corruption in Thailand are paying dividends, with the Kingdom’s ranking in the latest global Corruption Perception Index rising to 96 from 101 last year. The index, prepared by Transparency International, ranks 180 countries and territories by perceived levels of public-sector corruption

  • The long and winding roads – Asia’s roads ranked

    The long and winding roads – Asia’s roads ranked

    PHOTO: Asian Development Bank “Road infrastructure is the marker of a country’s development and is significant for safety and satisfaction of the citizens.” This, according to an opinion survey by World Economic Forum very few Asian countries have the best road infrastructure. Singapore is ranked at the top in Asia and second globally in terms of road infrastructure in the country. It is followed by Japan and Taiwan which have equally well maintained roads ranked 5 and 11 respectively.

  • 8 million baht budget approved for Government Stray Dog Shelter

    8 million baht budget approved for Government Stray Dog Shelter

    An 8 million baht budget has been approved for a ‘dog condo’ and landscaping at the Phuket Government Stray Dog Shelter in Suan Pa Bang Kanun, Thalang. Phuket Lifestock Office Chief, Surajit Witchuwan, spoke about the improvements to the government dog shelter, a shelter located on 4 rai with about 500 dogs that has been opened since 2003 and was identified with low hygiene standard.

  • Samkong landslide killed one worker, injures another

    Samkong landslide killed one worker, injures another

    Yesterday’s (Wednesday) landslide occurred at the construction site of a clinic near Vachira Hospital where there is a 3-4 metre retaining wall. A team of police, rescue teams and a Vachira Hospital medical team tried to save a Myanmar worker, 22 year old Nay Sol Lin, by digging the soil around him and providing saline water

  • 7 Krabi King cobras reported in one day – 5 captured and released

    7 Krabi King cobras reported in one day – 5 captured and released

    The Ao Luek Rescue Team in Krabi received a report last night (February 20) at 8.30 pm from 23 year old Nutchanart Bangyabyeo, saying that she found a 4 metre king cobra under the dish washing sink.

  • THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, February 21

    THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, February 21

    Four die in a Krabi road smash | More of the Bangkok driveway-blocking drama | A BIG find on a Gulf beach | Suthep announces new political party | New engine-size tax for motorbikes | Government caves into power plant protesters. The post THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, February 21 appeared first on Phuket Gazette

  • Bangkok’s Great Driveway Drama – surrounding markets ordered closed

    Bangkok’s Great Driveway Drama – surrounding markets ordered closed

    The Bangkok governor has ordered the immediate temporary closure of five markets operating in Seri Villa housing project in Prawet district, in a bid to find an acceptable solution to the decade-long dispute between residents and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) over the presence of the markets. Bangkok driveway dispute drama. Posted by Phuket Gazette on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Governor Asawin Kwanmuang said on Wednesday that he would set up a panel within a week that comprises all parties in the conflict to find a solution, which is expected by next Wednesday.

  • TAT seeks help to stop damage by Chinese tourists

    TAT seeks help to stop damage by Chinese tourists

    Frequent cases of Chinese tourists damaging coral reefs and other fragile sea natural resources have prompted the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to seek help from its Chinese counterpart.