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  • New Tourist Police Commander joins Phuket boat safety blitz

    New Tourist Police Commander joins Phuket boat safety blitz

    PHUKET: The new commander of the Tourist Police, Maj Gen Apichai Theamart, yesterday led a team of officers on a safety inspection of boats operating at Rassada Pier, on the east side of Phuket Town. The inspection, aimed at ensuring Phuket tourists’ safety, follows a heavily overloaded ferry from Pattaya capsizing off Koh Lan, injuring many passengers and causing the deaths of seven people (story

  • Phuket tourist van drivers win reprieve against arrests

    Phuket tourist van drivers win reprieve against arrests

    PHUKET: Local van drivers who shuttle tourists at hotels and resorts to and from the various piers around Phuket have won a reprieve from arrests during the ongoing crackdown on illegal drivers. The news follows a collection of 60 drivers successfully appealing to Phuket Vice Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada at Provincial Hall yesterday. “All of us have already applied to the Phuket Land Transport Office [PLTO] to legally register our vans, but we are still being continually arrested and fined,” explained van driver Boonyarat Chuaykarnkaew.

  • Russian tourist dies after Phuket massage

    Russian tourist dies after Phuket massage

    PHUKET: A Russian tourist died after suffering a heart attack in the middle of receiving a massage in Bang Tao (view

  • Phuket traffic cop perks up to catch coffee fiend

    Phuket traffic cop perks up to catch coffee fiend

    PHUKET: A passerby in Phuket Town helped an off-duty police officer chase down a man who allegedly stole a bag of instant coffee from a 7-Eleven convenience store early yesterday morning. Kampanart Rattanamuay, 34, was found by police with five bags of coffee, a DVD and a pair of gloves. “By the time we arrived, Mr Kampanart had already been captured and was sitting on the floor in the middle of the store,” Sub Lt Seree Halem of the Phuket City Police said.

  • Phuket Poll: Is compulsory health insurance for tourists worth it?

    Phuket Poll: Is compulsory health insurance for tourists worth it?

    PHUKET: Stories of fundraisers to cover the medical costs of friends and loved ones are not strangers to Phuket’s news pages. Dozens of stories a year roll in, and many more remain undocumented, about those travelling through The Kingdom who succumb to unfortunate circumstances and rack up enormous medical bills as doctors fight to save them.

  • One killed in Phuket construction work truck crash [video report]

    One killed in Phuket construction work truck crash [video report]

    PHUKET: A truck carrying construction workers flipped on a hill on the beach road between Patong and Kamala yesterday, killing one and injuring 12. Kamala Police were notified of the accident at about 5:30pm. By the time they arrived at the scene, traffic police were already there, helping to direct traffic in the long tailbacks building up at the crash site.

  • Phuket expat Canadian arrested for illegally importing corals

    Phuket expat Canadian arrested for illegally importing corals

    PHUKET: A Canadian man was arrested yesterday after being caught bringing coral into the country which he claimed was to be used in a private aquarium at his home in Phuket Town. Phuket expat Ted Blenkers, 54, was arrested after a person reported seeing him moving coral from a boat at Ao Por Marina (map

  • British national charged for road fatality in Phuket

    British national charged for road fatality in Phuket

    PHUKET: A British national was charged with reckless driving causing death after she allegedly forced a 17-year-old student on a motorbike off the road into a utility pole.

  • Phuket temple receives 1.2mn baht to mark Kathin ceremony

    Phuket temple receives 1.2mn baht to mark Kathin ceremony

    PHUKET: Temple administrators at Wat Kata yesterday received a donation of over 1.2 million baht as part of the Kathin Ceremony, held each year to mark the end of the Buddhist “month of gratitude”. The donation was presented by officers from the Royal Thai Navy, joined by Karon Municipality officials and a gathering of about 2,000 other Buddhist disciples.

  • Hot withdrawal: Phuket ATM robbed of B1.6mn

    Hot withdrawal: Phuket ATM robbed of B1.6mn

    PHUKET: Thieves used a blowtorch to make off with an estimated 1.6 million baht from an ATM at the entrance to Boat Lagoon this morning. The theft, at a Siam Commercial Bank ATM, was discovered at about 11am by an employee who had come to service the machine.