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  • Survival of Phuket tourist snorkeler in doubt

    Survival of Phuket tourist snorkeler in doubt

    PHUKET: Doubts linger over the survival of a man pulled from the water at Yanui Beach, on Phuket’s southwestern coast, this afternoon after he failed to regain consciousness en route to hospital. Jula Nontree, chief lifeguard for Kata, Karon, Nai Harn and Patong Beaches, told the Phuket Gazette he was notified of the incident at 2:50pm.

  • Ironman 70.3 champions ready for Phuket challenge

    Ironman 70.3 champions ready for Phuket challenge

    PHUKET: Organizers of the 2011 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship welcomed athletes and officials for the start of the second annual triathlon being held at Laguna Phuket on December 4. President of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) Paiboon Upatising led the guest speakers and said he was particularly pleased with the organization of the event.

  • Phuket marks international day for the disabled

    Phuket marks international day for the disabled

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) yesterday held an event to mark International Day for Persons with Disabilities, observed by the United Nations and countries around the world today, December 3. “The annual observance of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities on December 3 was established by the International Year for Disabled Persons 1981,” said Phuket Provincial Chief Administrative Officer (Palad) Chaiwat Taepee in his opening speech. “The day aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues with a focus on the rights of persons with disabilities and the gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities into every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities,” he added.

  • Delhi Viceroys get their revenge over Phuket

    Delhi Viceroys get their revenge over Phuket

    PHUKET: The Delhi Viceroys, on the final day of their hastily rearranged cricket tour due to the flooding in Bangkok, gained vengeance over revised hosts the Phuket Cricket Group today. After a comprehensive defeat on day one, by all ten wickets in a Twenty20 match at the Alan Cooke Ground, the Viceroys got revenge in very similar fashion, though in a match set for 40 overs per inning

  • Phuket Vice Gov calls for Patong to ‘be nice’ to tourists

    Phuket Vice Gov calls for Patong to ‘be nice’ to tourists

    PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosutthirak has called on the people of Patong to not “take advantage” of tourists during this year’s Patong Carnival, the annual festival that marks the start of high season for tourism in Phuket.

  • Phuket blood bank calls for foreign blood

    Phuket blood bank calls for foreign blood

    PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center is calling for blood donations from foreigners to restock dwindling supplies at the Phuket repository. The blood is urgently needed to restock supplies of blood types common among foreigners, says Pornthip Rattajak, acting director of the center.

  • Phuket World Musiq Fest launches HM The King’s birthday celebrations

    Phuket World Musiq Fest launches HM The King’s birthday celebrations

    PHUKET: Celebrations for HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 84th birthday on Monday, December 5, got underway across Phuket last night with the opening of the inaugural Phuket World Musiq Festival. Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha officiated the opening ceremony, marking the beginning of the four-day festival, which will culminate on December 5 with Thai National Artist Naowarat Pongpaiboon leading the “Father of Love” celebration in honor of His Majesty. The concerts, being held at

  • Thaksin to get Thai passport as ‘New Year’s gift’

    Thaksin to get Thai passport as ‘New Year’s gift’

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Thailand to ‘soon’ issue passport for fugitive former premier ThaksinPhuket GazettePHUKET: Thailand will issue a passport for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra “very soon”, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said yesterday. Phuket Gazette partner newspaper The Nation quotes Surapong as saying that the passport will be issued as a “New Year’s gift”.

  • Phuket Tsunami Wall of Remembrance ready for memorial service

    Phuket Tsunami Wall of Remembrance ready for memorial service

    PHUKET: The addition of a new section to the Tsunami Wall of Remembrance in Mai Khao has been completed in time for the memorial ceremony on December 26.

  • Taksin to get Thai passport as ‘New Year’s gift’

    Taksin to get Thai passport as ‘New Year’s gift’

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Thailand to ‘soon’ issue passport for fugitive former premier ThaksinPhuket GazettePHUKET: Thailand will issue a passport for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra “very soon”, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said yesterday. Phuket Gazette partner newspaper The Nation quotes Surapong as saying that the passport will be issued as a “New Year’s gift”. Thaksin’s Thai passport was revoked after he fled the country to avoid jail following the military coup that ousted him in 2006.