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  • Phuket food to be nominated for UNESCO gastronomical prize

    Phuket food to be nominated for UNESCO gastronomical prize

    PHUKET: Efforts are underway to collate recipes and historical information of local Baba (Straits Chinese) cuisine in order to have Phuket Town recognized by UNESCO as a City of Gastronomy. Dr Kosol Tang-Uthai, president of the Thai Peranakan Association, said that 65 local Baba chefs were involved in the process. Phuket Baba food combines recipes from Royal Thai Cuisine, common Thai dishes, Hokkien Chinese food and Malay cuisine, which together create a unique blend of delicate flavors that are not too spicy, not too sweet and not too salty, he said.

  • Phuket gets cooking for Bangkok flood victims

    Phuket gets cooking for Bangkok flood victims

    PHUKET: The cafeteria at Phuket Vocational College in Phuket Town has been dedicated to cooking at least 12,000 meals a day to be delivered to flood victims in Bangkok. The Ministry of Interior has asked all provinces with the potential to help to provide assistance to flood victims in Bangkok, said Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkhaosutthirak.

  • No nipple gangs in Phuket: Police

    No nipple gangs in Phuket: Police

    PHUKET: Phuket police today were firm in the assertion that there are no nipple gangs at work in Phuket. The news follows a report by the China Daily newspaper saying that Singaporean men on holiday in Phuket had been drugged by knock-out drops smeared onto womens breasts. Once drugged unconscious, the men were robbed, the report said.

  • Hit-and-run slams Phuket woman off the road and into a ravine

    Hit-and-run slams Phuket woman off the road and into a ravine

    PHUKET: Phuket police are searching for the driver of a pickup truck that was involved in a hit and run on the Chalong-Kata Hill on Sunday. Witnesses reported seeing the pickup collide with a motorbike, resulting in the woman rider plunging over the edge of the steep slope and landing in a ravine about eight meters deep.

  • Phuket roads blamed for traffic accidents: Poll

    Phuket roads blamed for traffic accidents: Poll

    PHUKET: More than half the people who took part in a recent Phuket Gazette poll responded that the islands roads were either the primary cause or a large contributing factor to the number of road accidents that occur in Phuket. In the poll, readers were asked, Do you believe that the condition of Phukets roads endangers residents and tourists? Overall, 13.5% of respondents said that the state of the roads was the primary cause of traffic accidents in Phuket, while 43

  • Bangkok flood ‘stranglehold’ on fixing deadly Phuket road

    Bangkok flood ‘stranglehold’ on fixing deadly Phuket road

    PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Highways Office (PPHO) chief Arun Sanae has applied for a budget of eight million baht to fix the damaged Patong Hill road, but says he does not know when the funds to begin repairs will arrive. The road suffered a severe rip in its surface last month after heavy rains caused a landslide underneath it on … Full story

  • Chinas Xue, Zhang win gold at Phuket FIVB beach volleyball final

    Chinas Xue, Zhang win gold at Phuket FIVB beach volleyball final

    PHUKET: Chinas Chen Xue and Xi Zhang defeated Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross to win the final of the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour at Karon Beach today. Favorites Xue/Zhang defeated the second-seeded Kessy/Ross 21-16, 21-14 in 40 minutes, rounding off a perfect tournament of six wins, zero losses

  • Mystics fail to reveal bodies of missing Phuket lovers

    Mystics fail to reveal bodies of missing Phuket lovers

    PHUKET: The families of the man and woman who have yet to resurface since … Full story

  • Bangkok floods hit Phuket bars with ‘beer crisis’

    Bangkok floods hit Phuket bars with ‘beer crisis’

    PHUKET: Phukets critical tourism and entertainment industries are struggling to cope with the disrupted supply of consumer products and price rises brought on by the floods in Bangkok and central Thailand.

  • Body of foreign man found floating off Phuket

    Body of foreign man found floating off Phuket

    PHUKET: A Thai fishing boat this morning found the body of a caucasian man floating in the waters between Racha Yai Island and Coral Island, to the south of Phuket. Samnieng Srisan of the Phuket Tourist Rescue Center at Chalong Pier told the Phuket Gazette that that the squid fishing boat Sor Naja made the discovery at about 10:15am.