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  • Asia’s first Urak Lawoi cultural center set for Phuket

    Asia’s first Urak Lawoi cultural center set for Phuket

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Office is pushing ahead with the construction of a 5.4-million-baht culture center for Urak Lawoi sea gypsies, with the facility set to become the first of its kind in Asia. The center, which is more than 70% complete, will aim to preserve the distinctive way of life and culture of the Urak Lawoi and to attract tourists for Phuket. ..

  • Phuket in crisis: Taxis take tourism to the brink

    Phuket in crisis: Taxis take tourism to the brink

    PHUKET: Despite a great deal of press coverage and international diplomatic pressure, altercations between foreign tourists and tuk-tuk drivers are increasing, both in frequency and severity.

  • Man survives jump off Phukets Thepkasattri Bridge

    Man survives jump off Phukets Thepkasattri Bridge

    PHUKET: A man is in hospital recovering today after being plucked from the fast-flowing waters under Phukets Thepkrasattri Bridge.

  • FC Phuket down Bangkok Utd, 1-0

    FC Phuket down Bangkok Utd, 1-0

    PHUKET: A goal by Sarach Yooyen just three minutes into play was all FC Phuket needed to secure a 1-0 victory over Thai League Division 1 rivals Bangkok United in an exciting match at Surakul Stadium last night.

  • FC Phuket ready for Bangkok Utd

    FC Phuket ready for Bangkok Utd

    PHUKET: FC Phuket will be back in action on the friendly turf of Surakul Stadium tonight, when they will be gunning to snatch all three points from division 1 rivals Bangkok United and revive their dimming hopes for promotion to the elite Thai Premier League.

  • Phuket kids flock to Kathu street fair

    Phuket kids flock to Kathu street fair

    PHUKET: Children of all ages are flocking to the Kathu Kids Street Fair, which is on through Sunday in Phukets Kathu subdistrict. The three days of fun activities include stage performances, contests, games and a wide variety of other entertainments put on by children from local schools. The event is being held on Wichit Songkram Road, near the entrance to Soi Chumchon Ketho

  • AIS sets up shop at Phuket Prison

    AIS sets up shop at Phuket Prison

    PHUKET: GSM mobile phone operator Advance Info Service (AIS) has set up a temporary sales booth giving away free SIM cards at the entrance to the visiting area at Phuket Prison. A sales hostess stationed at the booth said the prison was a good place to promote AIS services as there were always large crowds of people facing long waits to see inmates.

  • Phuket estate manager denies gun charges

    Phuket estate manager denies gun charges

    PHUKET: Police have confiscated the gun of a Phuket housing estate manager who is accused of using it to intimidate a construction team into stopping their noisy work. The estate manager felt the work was “too noisy”

  • Phuket tourist safety among top concerns: US Ambassador

    Phuket tourist safety among top concerns: US Ambassador

    PHUKET: Highlighting the role of wardens as her embassys eyes and ears in Thailand, United States Ambassador Kristie Kenney today affirmed that tourist safety was among the top priorities of her mission. Amb Kenneys comments came during a day trip to Phuket, which included a visit to the offices of the Phuket Gazette and a closed-door meeting with the islands top-ranking police officer, Maj Gen Pekad Tantipong. Speaking to the press at the Software Park on the outskirts of Phuket Town, Amb Kenney touched on a wide variety of topics, ranging from women in high positions of responsibility and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatras responsibility to her voters, to tourist safety in Thailand to Rohingya refugees

  • Phuket machete attack puts Burmese workers in ICU

    Phuket machete attack puts Burmese workers in ICU

    PHUKET: Two Burmese workers on their way home from a Phuket karaoke bar were critically injured after they were attacked by knife-wielding youths yesterday. Thalang Police received an anonymous report at 1:10am from a local resident in Srisoonthorn reporting that two heavily bleeding men were lying in an alley near the Baan Manik boxing camp on Srisoonthron Road. Arriving at the scene with Kusoldharm Foundation workers, Thalang police found the two men, estimated to be in their early 40s, with deep slash wounds to their necks and backs