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  • Starfish collectors on Koh Racha Yai off Phuket

    Starfish collectors on Koh Racha Yai off Phuket

    Facebook user, Khanchit Klingklip, has posted photos of tourists handling a variety sea creature, including starfish off Racha Yai Island. The post read… “again, destroying the property

  • From Russia with Love. Russian buyers on the rebound.

    From Russia with Love. Russian buyers on the rebound.

    From Russia with Love might is a James Bond 007 thriller but it has also been a mantra for island developers as the past nine months has seen a strong uptick in demand in Phuket real estate by Russian buyers.

  • THAIGER TODAY. Friday, August 11

    THAIGER TODAY. Friday, August 11

    Government keeping an eye on former PM Yingluck’s supporters | Huge drug bust in Songkla | More paperwork delays in the extradition of Red Bull heir | BKK journalist arrested over investigative story about Deputy PM’s brother.

  • Bangkok Deputy Governor’s bad case of foot-in-mouth

    Bangkok Deputy Governor’s bad case of foot-in-mouth

    EDITORIAL Yesterday we reported on the current figures relating to HIV infection in Bangkok. Although the statistics look bad, in isolation, the general trend is of reduced new infections.

  • Pattaya taxi driver knocks out foreigner

    Pattaya taxi driver knocks out foreigner

    A Pattaya cabbie has flattened an unidentified foreigner, punching him in the face and knocking him unconscious. Police headed to Pattaya Soi 2 and found the 40 year old farang recovering next to the footpath after locals had dragged him off the road

  • Sports events leading the way in MICE

    Sports events leading the way in MICE

    Sporting events are a key catalyst for Phuket’s MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) demand, with the industry valued at THB 5.74 billion. C9 Hotelworks has released their new Phuket MICE Tourism Market Update (c9hotelworks.com). With Thailand being ranked as the top MICE destination among ASEAN countries in 2016, Phuket is one of the major contributors with a total of 202,555 visitors

  • Crushed under an elevator at Patong Hotel

    Crushed under an elevator at Patong Hotel

    32 year old Suthep Lookyee, working as a hotel bellboy, has died when squashed under the hotel elevator trying to retrieve his keys.   The accident happened in a hotel in Patong (name provided but not published) on the basement floor in the elevator service area.

  • Protest brewing over slow response to a search for missing Thai students in the US

    Protest brewing over slow response to a search for missing Thai students in the US

    American authorities are facing protests if they don’t expedite the retrieval of the bodies of two Thai postgraduate students believed to have died in a car crash almost two weeks ago in California, the Thai Consulate in Los Angeles has said. Protests are planned in Fresno county, the scene of the accident, and Los Angeles, as frustration mounts with the slow progress of the operation.

  • SEA Games starting on August 19

    SEA Games starting on August 19

    The Malaysian South East Asian Games contingent has one aim – one, one, one. The target is to win 111 gold medals and be the top gun of the 29th SEA Games, which is being hosted by the country from Aug 19 to 30. The target was announced by Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak handed the Jalur Gemilang to the SEA Games contingent and also to the Para Asean Games contingent at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) yesterday.

  • Naka market raid yields 500,000 baht’s worth of pirated goods

    Naka market raid yields 500,000 baht’s worth of pirated goods

    PHUKET: Another forged goods raid was conducted in Phuket this weekend, this time at the Naka market in Vichit. Police seized 485 pieces of pirated goods worth 500,00 baht on Saturday evening.