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  • Safer Phuket initiative saves a life at Nai Harn Beach

    Safer Phuket initiative saves a life at Nai Harn Beach

    PHUKET: Large swells and changing seas at Nai Harn Beach have led to a recent spate of rescues, said Prathaiyut Chuayuan of the Phuket Lifeguards.

  • Phuket anti-government protest leaders deny obstruction charges

    Phuket anti-government protest leaders deny obstruction charges

    PHUKET: Five Phuket anti-government protest leaders responded to a police summons yesterday morning and denied charges of obstructing the national election earlier this month and obstructing law enforcement officers. Suratin Lian-udom, Thepkrasattri Administration Organization (OrBorTor) President Sompop Konkeaw, former Rassada Municipality council member Chartchai Chuachit, Saman Krohlek, and Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) council member Sanya Srimuang presented themselves at Thalang police station at 10am, surrounded by supporters who handed out red roses and offered words of encouragement. “We will be there with no fear,” said Mr Suratin after receiving the summons on Wednesday.

  • Phuket vehicle rental operators warned of passport scam

    Phuket vehicle rental operators warned of passport scam

    PHUKET: Patong Police warned vehicle operators in Phuket to carefully scrutinize renters’ passports following a report from Samui that a rented bike had been stolen.

  • Phuket Airport Express Bus still in the red

    Phuket Airport Express Bus still in the red

    PHUKET: The Airport Express Bus lost 800,000 baht in its first seven months of service due to taxi drivers poaching customers and lack of support from the Airports of Thailand (AoT), the owner of the transport business told the Phuket Gazette yesterday. The much-heralded inaugural run of the service, which offers rides between the airport and Patong for 120 baht, was on July 19 last year. By early October, a lack of customers led the owner, Prakob Panyawai, to report a loss of 400,000 baht for the same reasons he stated yesterday (story

  • Russian tourists unharmed in 10mn baht resort fire east of Phuket

    Russian tourists unharmed in 10mn baht resort fire east of Phuket

    PHUKET: Flames engulfed a resort in Krabi Tuesday night, dislodging 60 Russian tourists as it burned 35 bamboo bungalows to the ground. Damages were estimated at 10 million baht. Koh Sriboya villagers informed Subdistrict Chief (Kamnan) Samran Raden of the fire at about 8pm.

  • Creeping Phuket python shows up for breakfast

    Creeping Phuket python shows up for breakfast

    PHUKET: A Phuket restaurant owner heard a two-meter python noisily working its way over the roof of his establishment as he was preparing to open yesterday morning.

  • Phuket governor says Karon Beach water safe, clean

    Phuket governor says Karon Beach water safe, clean

    PHUKET: Governor Maitri Inthusut washed his hands on Tuesday in Karon Beach canal water, which had run black and rancid on Monday. “The water itself is clear,” Governor Maitri said.

  • Aussie helps disabled Phuket cigarette vendor get a leg to stand on

    Aussie helps disabled Phuket cigarette vendor get a leg to stand on

    PHUKET: A Phuket cigarette vendor who was born with a deformed leg and no hands is on her way to getting a new prosthetic limb, thanks to an Australian visitor and an aluminum recycling project. Wilaiwan “Wan” Damnui, 33, has been selling cigarettes and chewing gum on Bangla Road for 17 years.

  • Phuket’s X-Terminal officially opened

    Phuket’s X-Terminal officially opened

    PHUKET: Phuket International Airport’s X-Terminal was officially opened yesterday, after a successful trial period serving Chinese and Russian charter flights. “From now on, all international charter flights will check in at X-Terminal,” said Makin Petplai, president of Airports of Thailand (AoT). “The check-in system works well.

  • Police charge Phuket driver for death of Finnish national

    Police charge Phuket driver for death of Finnish national

    PHUKET: Kamala Police are withholding the name of the driver charged for hitting and killing a Finnish national on Saturday. Robin Straka, 25, was rushed to Patong Hospital after the accident with severe head injuries and was later transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital (story