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  • Scandal over new toilets at the royal Rajabhakti Park in Hua Hin

    Scandal over new toilets at the royal Rajabhakti Park in Hua Hin

    The Army on Thursday is defending construction of 15 billion Baht toilets and shops in the royal Rajabhakti Park, claiming that it is worth the investment and the process was sufficiently transparent to stand up to close scrutiny.

  • Shooting at a Thalang rubber plantation

    Shooting at a Thalang rubber plantation

    40 year old Danudech Maliwan from Phang Nga, a worker at a rubber plantation in Thalang, has been shot on his left arm by an anonymous shooter driving a white car. Police found a .357 bullet left at the scene. The rubber plantation is located at the entrance of the Tonsai Waterfall in the Thepkasattri sub district

  • Colour returns to Thai TV screens

    Colour returns to Thai TV screens

    On October 1 all TV stations ‘toned down’ their programming under orders from the National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). Programming was toned down both in content and the actual colours. The same was applied to most websites as the colour and saturation were ’toned down’ out of respect for the anniversary of the passing of King Bhumibol and the Royal Funeral and Cremation at the end of this month.

  • 2017 Phuket Vegetarian Festival Calendar

    2017 Phuket Vegetarian Festival Calendar

    October 20 Official start of the Vegetarian Festival Every day from October 23 – 28 There’s a ritual paying respects to Chinese guardian angels (Ko Gun) at Bangniew Shrine and from October 22, the ceremonies can be seen at Jui Tui Tao Bo Keng Shrine and Ta Rua Shrine as well.

  • THAIGER TODAY Friday, October 20

    THAIGER TODAY Friday, October 20

    Vegetarian Festival launched in Phuket | On-again, off-again, maybe on-again with Facebook meeting | Training in full swing for new lifesavers | Forecast looking good in BKK for October 26 | ‘Tara’ the elephant saved from canal. The post THAIGER TODAY Friday, October 20 appeared first on Phuket Gazette

  • ‘Tara’ given a 50-50 chance of surviving

    ‘Tara’ given a 50-50 chance of surviving

    A 15 year old male elephant rescued from a muddy canal in Phitsanulok province yesterday was lifted using two big backhoes, placed in a truck and taken to an elephant hospital in Lampang province where it is now receiving treatment. A veterinarian said the elephant had a 50-50 chance of survival due to its broken legs. Teams of rescuers, villagers and civilians spent almost six hours moving the animal 300-metres from the bank of the Chompu canal into the truck.

  • Kicking off Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Kicking off Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Phuket’s annual vegetarian festival kicked off last night with religious rituals happening at the main Chinese shrines of the island with a large number of attendees including Phuket’s Governor, authorities, locals and tourists.

  • DSI claim ‘powerful people’ interfering in Krabi land-deed corruption case

    DSI claim ‘powerful people’ interfering in Krabi land-deed corruption case

    Krabi Forest – File Photo The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has said local powerful people are behind a delay in revoking an illegal land deed involving forest lands in Krabi. Saengrawee Bongkotmas filed a complaint with DSI on Thursday calling on the body to investigate delays in revoking an illegal land-deed registration for a forested area

  • Renovating a property in Thailand? Read this first.

    Renovating a property in Thailand? Read this first.

    Life and Law in Thailand with Robert Virasin As land prices in prime locations in Thailand go up, condominiums are getting smaller and more expensive.

  • Got a drone in Thailand? Here’s what you need to know.

    Got a drone in Thailand? Here’s what you need to know.

    The days of you flying your drone carefree in the skies above Thailand are over. Last week, the Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) announced that all drones in Thailand need to be registered. The NBTC said the move came after only 350 drones out of an estimated 50,000 had previously been registered in Thailand