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  • Chalong Marina ready in 2012

    Chalong Marina ready in 2012

    PHUKET: Work on the 70-million-baht Chalong Bay Marina project is now about 90% complete and should be finished early in the new year, officials say. Phuriphat Teerakulpisut, Chief of the Marine Department Region 5 office in Phuket Town, said opening of the 44-slip facility will improve the island’s ability to accommodate the growing number of yachts that port in Phuket or visit the island

  • Update – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of heart attack

    Update – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of heart attack

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of heart attackPhuket GazetteKim Jong-il, the mysterious Communist leader who ruled North Korea for more than seventeen years, died of a massive heart attack on early Saturday morning, the government announced today.

  • Phuket’s Flynn second on Asia Pro surf tour

    Phuket’s Flynn second on Asia Pro surf tour

    PHUKET: Thirteen-year-old surfing star Annissa Flynn from Phuket closes her 2011 surfing season with top-ranking success. Phuket’s own super surfer has returned home after three weeks on the road to finish up the 2011 surfing season on a high.

  • MMA bar brawler Junie Browning: ‘not in Phuket’

    MMA bar brawler Junie Browning: ‘not in Phuket’

    PHUKET: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Junie Browning, who is wanted by Phuket Police for his role in

  • Yvon Van Eyersen cremated in Phuket

    Yvon Van Eyersen cremated in Phuket

    PHUKET: A small group of friends and Red Cross officials gathered at Wat Saen Suk on Wednesday for the somber cremation ceremony of long-time Phuket resident Yvon Van Eyersen of Belgium.

  • Phuket Gazette breaking news – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dead

    Phuket Gazette breaking news – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dead

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies during train ridePhuket GazetteThe Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-il, died on early Saturday morning, state-run media announced today.

  • Phuket’s ‘labor shortage’ more imagined than real

    Phuket’s ‘labor shortage’ more imagined than real

    PHUKET: Government assistance to help solve the chronic “labor shortage” in the island’s tourism industry is unlikely to have much impact this high season, given Phuket’s reputation as an expensive place to live.

  • FC Phuket draw, Krabi clinches Div 1 berth

    FC Phuket draw, Krabi clinches Div 1 berth

    PHUKET: Krabi FC will join FC Phuket in Thai Premier League Division 1 next season thanks to a last-minute goal in a do-or-die match against promotion contenders Rayong FC last night. In front of a standing-room-only crowd at Krabi Provincial Stadium last night, the Andaman Eagle’s equalizer came only moments after Rayong FC scored the game’s first goal – at 89 minutes. What appeared to be the coup de grace came on a perfectly weighted goal line shot from Tinnapop Srisatit, whose celebrations concluded with him prostrating himself to in gratitude in front of a sizable contingent of Rayong supporters.

  • Facebook ‘predator’ arrested as Phuket mum pleas for help

    Facebook ‘predator’ arrested as Phuket mum pleas for help

    PHUKET: Eleven days after her disappearance from a Phuket Town internet cafe, 12-year-old Phuket schoolgirl

  • Peacock delivers ‘pheasant surprise’ in Krabi

    Peacock delivers ‘pheasant surprise’ in Krabi

    PHUKET: A rubber tapper in Krabi, Phuket’s sister province across Phang Nga Bay, got an unexpected surprise this week when he discovered a live peacock of a species thought to be extinct in the region. Jamrad Kuannakorn and his wife arrived at a rubber plantation in Khao Kram sub-district before dawn on Tuesday, starting work as usual, when they heard an unusual sound from above. “We heard an animal noise so loud that we decided to take a look.