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  • Phuket to get speed and traffic cameras

    Phuket to get speed and traffic cameras

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Administration Organization will spend 17 million baht on installing speed and traffic cameras to catch people running red lights in Phuket. The cameras will not be of the same type used in a project launched recently in Bangkok. [With this type] we will know who exceeds the speed limit and who breaks traffic laws and tickets will be sent the the drivers houses later, explained Phuket Provincial Police Commander Pekad Tantipong.

  • Brit tourist in Phuket dies in soaked power surge

    Brit tourist in Phuket dies in soaked power surge

    PHUKET: A young British tourist died in Patong early this morning after he accidentally placed his hand on an outdoor, floor-mounted power socket covered with water. The 20-year-old man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was sitting in the undercover forecourt of the Ocean Plaza Patong [shopping mall] on Soi Bangla at about 6am when the incident happened.

  • Phuket landslide dumps home onto factory, cars

    Phuket landslide dumps home onto factory, cars

    PHUKET: Heavy rains in Phuket today caused a landslide that plunged a house in Kathu, in central Phuket, down a slope, over a small retaining wall, and onto an industrial laundry nearby.

  • Phuket forecast: heavy rain to continue through the weekend

    Phuket forecast: heavy rain to continue through the weekend

    PHUKET: Over the past 24 hours Phuket experienced the heaviest rains since the freak storms of last March, with reports all over the island of flooding and downed trees and power poles. One of the heaviest hit areas was Patong, where knee deep water caused traffic jams along parts of Phang Muang Sai Kor road, especially near Patong Hospital and the Jungceylon complex. Remarkably, the notorious stretch of Nanai Road nearby, that got the name Nanai River in recent years, was completely free of water thanks to a drainage project completed there by the municipality last year

  • TAT confident in big numbers for 2011 Phuket Veg Fest

    TAT confident in big numbers for 2011 Phuket Veg Fest

    PHUKET: THE current economic climate will have no effect on the Phuket Vegetarian Festival this year, says the director of the southern regional office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

  • Toyota League Cup: Phattalung def FC Phuket, 4-3 on aggregate

    Toyota League Cup: Phattalung def FC Phuket, 4-3 on aggregate

    PHUKET: FC Phukets hopes of advancing to the final four of the 2011 Toyota League Cup were squashed Wednesday night by Division 2 upstarts Phattalung FC, who played to a wild 3-3 extra time draw to win on aggregate 4-3. The pressure was on for the Southern Sea Kirin in their first home match in seven weeks, fueled by a crowd of about 8,000 anxious fans welcoming Phuket back in a high-stakes homecoming

  • FC Phuket need win by two goals

    FC Phuket need win by two goals

    PHUKET: Football action returns to Surakul Stadium tonight at 7pm with FC Phuket set to host Pattalung FC in the second leg and deciding match of the Toyota League Cup 2011 quarterfinals. Phuket’s loss to Pattalung last week from a solitary … Full story

  • Phuket Land Dept officer dies in motorbike crash

    Phuket Land Dept officer dies in motorbike crash

    PHUKET: A young woman employed by the Phuket Land Office died when her motorbike was struck from behind by a pickup on Thepkrasattri road in Thalang this morning. Witnesses told police the victim, 24-year-old Wattana Jamchat, was riding her motorbike along Thepkrasattri Road northbound near the new PTT service station in Srisoonthorn subdistrict when she was struck from behind by a black Toyota Vigo pickup

  • Mother reclaims Phuket Ramadan

    Mother reclaims Phuket Ramadan

    PHUKET: The mother of the baby reported … Full story

  • Fire destroys Phuket’s Koh Kaew Market

    Fire destroys Phuket’s Koh Kaew Market

    PHUKET: A large fire ripped through an undercover clothes market of more than 200 stalls in the heart of Patong, on Phukets west coast, early this morning. The fire broke out at the Koh Kaew Market, next to the Jungceylon shopping complex on Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi Road, at about 3am