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  • Phuket Vice Gov calls for Patong to ‘be nice’ to tourists

    Phuket Vice Gov calls for Patong to ‘be nice’ to tourists

    PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosutthirak has called on the people of Patong to not “take advantage” of tourists during this year’s Patong Carnival, the annual festival that marks the start of high season for tourism in Phuket.

  • Phuket blood bank calls for foreign blood

    Phuket blood bank calls for foreign blood

    PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center is calling for blood donations from foreigners to restock dwindling supplies at the Phuket repository. The blood is urgently needed to restock supplies of blood types common among foreigners, says Pornthip Rattajak, acting director of the center.

  • Phuket World Musiq Fest launches HM The King’s birthday celebrations

    Phuket World Musiq Fest launches HM The King’s birthday celebrations

    PHUKET: Celebrations for HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 84th birthday on Monday, December 5, got underway across Phuket last night with the opening of the inaugural Phuket World Musiq Festival. Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha officiated the opening ceremony, marking the beginning of the four-day festival, which will culminate on December 5 with Thai National Artist Naowarat Pongpaiboon leading the “Father of Love” celebration in honor of His Majesty. The concerts, being held at

  • Thaksin to get Thai passport as ‘New Year’s gift’

    Thaksin to get Thai passport as ‘New Year’s gift’

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Thailand to ‘soon’ issue passport for fugitive former premier ThaksinPhuket GazettePHUKET: Thailand will issue a passport for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra “very soon”, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said yesterday. Phuket Gazette partner newspaper The Nation quotes Surapong as saying that the passport will be issued as a “New Year’s gift”.

  • Phuket Tsunami Wall of Remembrance ready for memorial service

    Phuket Tsunami Wall of Remembrance ready for memorial service

    PHUKET: The addition of a new section to the Tsunami Wall of Remembrance in Mai Khao has been completed in time for the memorial ceremony on December 26.

  • Taksin to get Thai passport as ‘New Year’s gift’

    Taksin to get Thai passport as ‘New Year’s gift’

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Thailand to ‘soon’ issue passport for fugitive former premier ThaksinPhuket GazettePHUKET: Thailand will issue a passport for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra “very soon”, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said yesterday. Phuket Gazette partner newspaper The Nation quotes Surapong as saying that the passport will be issued as a “New Year’s gift”. Thaksin’s Thai passport was revoked after he fled the country to avoid jail following the military coup that ousted him in 2006.

  • Thai Navy re-floats stranded Phuket King’s Cup boats

    Thai Navy re-floats stranded Phuket King’s Cup boats

    PHUKET: More than 20 officers from Kata-Karon Municipality along with volunteers and lifeguards stationed at the Royal Thai Navy Sea Rescue unit heaved together this afternoon to refloat two King’s Cup Regatta boats into the water at Kata Beach. The two boats were left

  • Russian man run over by Phuket parasailing boat

    Russian man run over by Phuket parasailing boat

    PHUKET: A 51-year-old Russian man on holiday in Phuket was rushed to hospital today after suffering severe injuries when he was run over by a parasailing speedboat at Kata Beach.

  • FC Phuket ready to pluck Chanthaburi ‘Hares’ on Sunday

    FC Phuket ready to pluck Chanthaburi ‘Hares’ on Sunday

    PHUKET: FC Phuket Head Coach Sompong Wattana has resumed his duty as “chief of the tribe” – just in time for the Southern Sea Kirin’s long-awaited home match against Cash Today Chanthaburi FC, nicknamed “The Hares”, on Sunday. The coach, who goes by the nickname “Rock Rhino”, rejoined the team on Wednesday following a leave of absence he took last month to tend to his flooded house in Bangkok Ahead of Sunday’s bout against 13th-placed Chanthaburi, Coach Sompong told the Phuket Gazette that a few key players will be not be available for the match. These include defender Suphat “James” Aonthong, midfielder Nithirot “Mon” Sokuma, defender Abdoul Coulibaly and forward Watcharapong “Pae” Jun-ngam – one of Phuket’s top scorers.

  • Phuket misses out on Dance Festival as it moves to Chiang Mai

    Phuket misses out on Dance Festival as it moves to Chiang Mai

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Dance Festival moves to Chiang Mai due to floodingThe NationThanks to the flooding, the Dance Center has not only postponed its International Dance Festival but relocated it from Bangkok and shortened it. It’s set for tomorrow