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  • Are United’s modern glory days over?

    Are United’s modern glory days over?

    PHUKET: “It is embarrassing to be in the Europa League. I play for Manchester United to be in the Champions League.” Patrice Evra, Manchester United’s 30-year-old France defender, is dismayed at his side’s shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Swiss team FC Basel.

  • Bill Gasson and the origins of Phuket’s King’s Cup Regatta

    Bill Gasson and the origins of Phuket’s King’s Cup Regatta

    PHUKET: With race day four hosted by AIA Thailand and Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket underway, we take a look at one of the personalities that has contributed to the success of the King’s Cup Regatta.

  • Phuket schoolgirl vanishes after Facebook session

    Phuket schoolgirl vanishes after Facebook session

    PHUKET: A distressed mother is appealing to the Phuket public for help in finding her 12-year-old daughter, who has been missing since Tuesday. The mother, 43-year-old Samruay Saenthaweesuk, reported her daughter Samudchaya “Nong Pin” Yanpunya missing with the Phuket City Police on Tuesday

  • Patong cricket clinic open for Phuket league

    Patong cricket clinic open for Phuket league

    PHUKET: The fourth match of the Island Furniture League season saw last year’s champions, Patong, take on Island Cricket Club (ICC) on Sunday at the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG). Following an upset against Laguna in the first match of the season, Patong were determined to get their league campaign back on track. However, a number of key players were not on the team sheet due to inclusion of Anthony Van Blerk and Dean Noble.

  • Phuket Media: Gazette iPad App goes ‘top of chart’ for Phuket

    Phuket Media: Gazette iPad App goes ‘top of chart’ for Phuket

    PHUKET: With close to 4,000 downloads since it’s launch, the Phuket Gazette’s latest iPad App has soared to the top of the App store’s search results for “Phuket”. The new version (1.1), launched just ten days ago, on November 28, is rated 4.

  • Royal Pardon: 155 released from Phuket Prison today

    Royal Pardon: 155 released from Phuket Prison today

    PHUKET: Over 150 inmates were released from Phuket Provincial Prison this morning following the Royal Pardon decreed by HM The King on the occasion of his 84th birthday on December 5. Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha and Phuket Provincial Prison Director Rapin Nichanon presided over the release ceremony this morning, when 155 inmates were freed

  • Phuket Police need help from tourists: investigator

    Phuket Police need help from tourists: investigator

    PHUKET: Foreign tourists who are victims of crime in Phuket all too often leave the country before police can investigate their claims, allowing perpetrators to continue roaming the streets in search of new victims, a Patong Police investigator has said.

  • Phuket’s Klong Krata reservoir project delayed by rain

    Phuket’s Klong Krata reservoir project delayed by rain

    PHUKET: Work on Phuket’s third major reservoir is behind schedule, but officials expect the Klong Krata project in Chalong to be completed on schedule by January next year. Project engineer Nattakom Nookhom of the Region 15 Irrigation Office in Surat Thani said rain has put the work significantly behind schedule.

  • Phuket lifeguard dies off Karon Beach

    Phuket lifeguard dies off Karon Beach

    PHUKET: A Phuket lifeguard died yesterday morning in the waters off Karon Beach Phuket after assisting a kite surfer in distress. After helping the surfer back to safety in front of the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, lifeguard Pongsatorn Sea-Lim, 43, passed away from apparent exhaustion trying to return to shore himself, according to resort General Manager Denis Thouvard

  • Missing Swede may be in Phuket: daughter

    Missing Swede may be in Phuket: daughter

    PHUKET: A Swedish woman is asking Phuket Gazette readers for information to help locate her father who has gone missing and is believed to be in Thailand. The father, Tommy Nyberg, is 60 years old with blue eyes and thinning reddish-brown hair, thin on the top of his head but still thick on the sides. He has a birthmark the same color as his natural skin tone protruding slightly from his forehead and is described by his daughter Cecilia as “very tall”.