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  • VIDEO REPORT: European Union tackles Phuket tourism woes

    VIDEO REPORT: European Union tackles Phuket tourism woes

    PHUKET: Ambassadors from 17 European nations today brought to the Phuket Governor’s attention four critical issues plaguing Phuket’s tourism industry: road transport, boat safety, tourist security and jet-skis. “The meeting today was held to identify several key issues affecting European tourists to Thailand and to come up with solutions to these problems,” said European Union (EU) Ambassador to Thailand David Lipman, who led the 18-ambassador delegation.

  • Phuket security guard saved from suicide leap

    Phuket security guard saved from suicide leap

    PHUKET: A security guard sacked after two days on the job in Phuket was talked down from a four-storey building in Phuket Town yesterday after he threatened to jump. Police arrived at the Phoonphol Night Plaza just before 4pm, along with Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers and a medical team from Vachira Phuket Hospital

  • Phuket Tech: New-look Flickr gives users a terabyte of media storage

    Phuket Tech: New-look Flickr gives users a terabyte of media storage

    PHUKET: Popular photo sharing service Flickr recently revamped its website interface and Android app with a new photocentric layout.

  • Mass tourism market blamed for degradation of Phuket

    Mass tourism market blamed for degradation of Phuket

    PHUKET: The Senate Standing Committee on Tourism yesterday highlighted a series of issues plaguing Phuket due to the rapid development of the province into a major center for mass tourism in Thailand.

  • Former male nurse confesses to at least 20 hotel room abortions

    Former male nurse confesses to at least 20 hotel room abortions

    PHUKET: Police in Krabi province, across the bay from Phuket, raided a hotel room where they arrested a former nurse who was just about to perform an illegal abortion. Officers raided the small hotel in Ao Luek at about 12:30pm yesterday, finding Prapak Thiparat preparing to perform an abortion. The woman had already been prepared by Mr Prapak to undergo the procedure.

  • Heavy Phuket rains send snake slithering for shelter

    Heavy Phuket rains send snake slithering for shelter

    PHUKET: A large python sought accommodation and food in a local Phuket woman’s home yesterday morning. “During heavy rain, pythons often come to find things to eat. My house has many chickens, which is good food for a snake,” said Kanittha Saechau.

  • Phuket flood, landslide warning issued as weekend deluges forecast

    Phuket flood, landslide warning issued as weekend deluges forecast

    PHUKET: An island-wide flood and landslide warning has been issued as heavy rains continue to soak Phuket. The warning was issued to all local authorities across the island, San Jantharawong, chief of the Phuket office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket), confirmed to the Phuket Gazette this morning. “There has been heavy rain every day for days now.

  • US Ambassador Kenney showers praise on Phuket

    US Ambassador Kenney showers praise on Phuket

    PHUKET: US Ambassador Kristie Kenney praised an array of aspects of Phuket during her one-day outreach trip to the island yesterday. “I am very thankful for every Phuket police officer.

  • Phuket beach encroachment top concern of Senate tourism sortie

    Phuket beach encroachment top concern of Senate tourism sortie

    PHUKET: A fact-finding tour of Phuket’s top west coast tourist beaches yesterday identified encroachment by hotels, resorts and restaurants as the top concern among members of the Senate Standing Committee on Tourism. The tour of beaches began at about 8:30am, led by Phuket Senator Tunyaratt Achariyachai, who is also the chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Tourism

  • VIDEO Report: Phuket officials unveil ‘drive-thru’ preview of Patong Tunnel

    VIDEO Report: Phuket officials unveil ‘drive-thru’ preview of Patong Tunnel

    PHUKET: The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT), commissioned to roll out the Patong Tunnel project, has released a video highlighting the preferred route the tunnel will take through the Phuket hills separating the Kathu valley from the beachside resort town of Patong.