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  • Thanyapura serves up ITF tennis for Phuket on Saturday

    Thanyapura serves up ITF tennis for Phuket on Saturday

    PHUKET: Following their success at the recent Thanyapura Tennis Challenge, Tachakorn Tonnon and Pavaporn Limsakul are now preparing for another opportunity to showcase their talents at the Chang International Tennis Federation (ITF) Thailand Pro Circuit 2011 tournament. Enthusiasts of the sport in Phuket are also anticipating an exciting exhibition of tennis from a number of the finest players in the region, to be held at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Clubs (TSLC’s) new world-class courts from October 29 to November 12. This event is not to be missed, being the first ITF tournament to be held in Phuket and featuring a number of pros from international circuits.

  • Phuket Governor goes shopping for flood price hikes

    Phuket Governor goes shopping for flood price hikes

    PHUKET: Governor Tri Augkaradacha today inspected Phukets three largest grocery retailers after receiving complaints of price rises on some products following the floods in Bangkok. Joining Governor Tri were Prajiad Aksornthammakul of the Phuket Provincial Office, Phuket Commercial Office Director Supatcha Boonpalit, and Phuket MP Raewat Areerob. At each store, Gov Tri and his entourage was welcomed by the store manager and taken on a guided tour of the aisles.

  • Phuket rises to send more flood-relief

    Phuket rises to send more flood-relief

    PHUKET: On behalf of the Rotary Club of Patong Bach (RCPB) the Phuket Gazette office in Koh Kaew is serving as a drop-off point for flood-relief donations. The reception desk is accepting cash as well as bottled water, clothing (particularly warm items), blankets, baby products, canned or dried food, life vests, flashlights, small boats, and anything else that donors feel might be of help to the millions in distress. The Gazette will ensure that all donations are turned directly over to the RCPB

  • Phuket tourists finger American snatch thief

    Phuket tourists finger American snatch thief

    PHUKET: An American man was arrested last night after allegedly committing a string of snatch thefts in popular tourist beach areas on Phukets west coast. Jake Bordes, 27, was stopped by police and charged with robbery after two tourists reported being robbed in separate incidents while walking in Karon. A Chalong Police report states that Ritua Walli was robbed at about 9pm in front of the At Phone Shop on ..

  • Phuket Live Wire : Signing up for Internet service  Ten tips

    Phuket Live Wire : Signing up for Internet service Ten tips

    PHUKET: Over the past month in these Live Wire columns Ive given you a snapshot of what options you have for internet service in Phuket.

  • Running tips by Jurgen Zack for Phuket’s triathlon

    Running tips by Jurgen Zack for Phuket’s triathlon

    PHUKET: I started as a distance runner at the age of 14. I always had the desire to be independent

  • F1 Grand prix in Jersey

    F1 Grand prix in Jersey

    PHUKET: “They compare it to Spa in Belgium, but it will have the feel of Monaco.” West New York attorney Joe DeMarco recently made a comparison between the New Jersey, 3.2-mile street circuit that will host the Grand Prix of America in 2013 – and the famous Monaco circuit. ..

  • Phuket tourism on high ground

    Phuket tourism on high ground

    PHUKET: Tourism in Phuket will not be negatively affected by flooding in other parts of Thailand in fact, the industry is doing better than last year, according to Phuket Tourist Association (PTA) Vice President for Marketing Bhuritt Maswongsa. The flood disaster is not affecting Phuket tourism because most of Phukets tourists come from abroad there are more than 40 direct flights from overseas to Phuket, Mr Bhuritt said.

  • Phuket Caveat: Man accused of bestiality says his prostitute turned into a donkey

    Phuket Caveat: Man accused of bestiality says his prostitute turned into a donkey

    PHUKET: Expat residents of Phuket are well accustomed to tales bizarre, but this one, reported by local media in Zimbabwe, may trump anything recorded in the Pearl of the Andaman to date.

  • Phuket bus crash driver blames brake failure

    Phuket bus crash driver blames brake failure

    PHUKET: The driver of the Phuket tour bus full of Russian tourists that … Full story