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  • Phuket tourists warned of drink-spiking thieves

    Phuket tourists warned of drink-spiking thieves

    PHUKET: Tourists visiting nightspots in Phuket should not leave their drinks unattended as there have been incidents of people having their drinks “spiked” with potent sedatives in recent weeks, Tourist Police volunteers have warned. Frank Tomensen, Group Leader of the Phuket Tourist Police Foreign Volunteers in Patong, has instructed his patrol units to be on the lookout for victims who may appear impaired or disoriented.

  • Phuket Sport – tour survival for Tabuena and Thanyakon at Thailand Golf Championship

    Phuket Sport – tour survival for Tabuena and Thanyakon at Thailand Golf Championship

    Filipino teenager Miguel Tabuena and Thailand’s Thanyakon Khrongpha have prepared for the biggest test in their young golfing careers as the duo seek to earn full Asian Tour cards at the season-ending Thailand Golf Championship starting today. The 17-year-old Tabuena, the youngest member on the Asian Tour this year, is currently three spots outside the top-61 of the Order of Merit which is the cut-off for players to secure full playing rights for the 2012 season while Thanyakon is on slightly safer ground in 58th position. With a US$1 million purse on offer in the star-studded inaugural event headlined by world number three Lee Westwood and Major champions Charl Schwartzel and Darren Clarke, Tabuena admitted the pressure is on at the Amata Spring Country Club as he seeks to ensure a successful rookie season on Asia’s elite circuit.

  • Phuket police defuse hostage situation

    Phuket police defuse hostage situation

    PHUKET: After a 30-minute standoff, Phuket Police on Tuesday rescued a woman held hostage by a knife-wielding glue addict at a local gas station.

  • Tsunami blamed for Phuket beach encroachment confusion

    Tsunami blamed for Phuket beach encroachment confusion

    PHUKET: A Phuket hotel representative yesterday claimed that the 2004 tsunami washed away property boundary markers between his resort and public beach land, thus causing confusion over alleged beach encroachment. The Surin Phuket, formerly known as The Chedi, situated on Pansea Beach on Phuket’s northwest coast, is in the final stages of renovation in preparation of reopening under the new name.

  • Phuket Darts: Hemingways A routs Hemingways B

    Phuket Darts: Hemingways A routs Hemingways B

    PHUKET: In Week 9 play in the Patong Darts League (PDL), Hemingways A routed Hemingways B 11-2 and moved past them to take the lead in the league table.

  • Thailand golf championship – a symbol of strength for Asian tour

    Thailand golf championship – a symbol of strength for Asian tour

    This week’s inaugural US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship reflects the growing strength of the game in Asia, say the world stars who have gathered for the Asian Tour’s season finale which starts on Thursday. A starry line-up has gathered at the magnificent Amata Spring Country Club on the outskirts of Bangkok and will feature this year’s Major champions Darren Clarke and Charl Schwartzel, world number three Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Kim Kyung-tae, Simon Dyson, Ryo Ishikawa, Charley Hoffman and the region’s top stars including Order of Merit champion-in-waiting Juvic Pagunsan and local heroes Thongchai Jaidee and Thaworn Wiratchant

  • Phuket Island Charity Golf Tournament a huge success

    Phuket Island Charity Golf Tournament a huge success

    PHUKET: Thailand is Southeast Asia’s premiere destination for its irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, outstanding hospitality and superb cuisine. Thailand is often called the “land of smiles”, and rightly so because you will see more smiling people here than anywhere else in the world.

  • Phuket Carnival reaches zero hour

    Phuket Carnival reaches zero hour

    PHUKET: The countdown to Phuket’s annual Patong Carnival is over. The six-day event began at 9am today with ceremonial offering of food to monks at Loma Park on the Patong beachfront.

  • Phuket Sports – Village lead the league, Tigers flatter to deceive

    Phuket Sports – Village lead the league, Tigers flatter to deceive

    PHUKET: A second win for the Village in the Phuket Island Furniture League ensured a leap frog into first place after a demolition of league newcomers, Thanyapura Tigers at the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG) on Sunday. Compared with previous seasons when the Village were more a social side, this season their squad shows a good balance of experienced batsmen and effective strike bowlers.

  • Alcohol pricing important for Phuket tourism: poll

    Alcohol pricing important for Phuket tourism: poll

    PHUKET: Over 57% of respondents to a Phuket Gazette poll believe reasonably-priced alcohol is either “important” or even “critical” to Phuket’s attractiveness as in international tourist destination. The poll was launched in the wake of Phuket suffering a shortage of alcoholic beverages following floods in central Thailand that disrupted operations at production facilities and distribution networks