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  • Three locals arrested for drugs and gun’s in Chalong.

    Three locals arrested for drugs and gun’s in Chalong.

    Yesterday afternoon (October 15), Chalong police arrested Panya Chidchiew and Kwanjai Kaewbamrung in Soi Chalermprakiet 6 with 351 amphetamine pills and 6 grams of meth amphetamine. Police found that they are connected to another bigger drug dealer who lives in Soi Koktanod in the same area and, after an investigation, police arrested Nopporn Rawanghet on the same day with a homemade (Thai Pradit) shotgun and 2 bullets, along with 19 amphetamine pills and 5.16 grams of meth amphetamine

  • Chinese tourist drowns near Koh Racha whilst snorkelling

    Chinese tourist drowns near Koh Racha whilst snorkelling

    Yesterday afternoon (October 15), 26 years old He Sixiang drowned during a snorkelling tour near Racha Noi Island.

  • Taiwan seeking visa-free entry for tourists into Thailand

    Taiwan seeking visa-free entry for tourists into Thailand

    PHOTO: The Nation Taiwan is seeking visa-fee entry into Thailand. A representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand, Chen-Yuan Tung, says visa free entry will attract more Taiwanese tourists and investors to the Kingdom

  • Dress code for local ceremonies on October 26

    Dress code for local ceremonies on October 26

    Many people have been asking for a guide to appropriate clothing if they wish to attend any of the ceremonies on October 26 around Thailand. Anyone will be welcome to attend the Cremation or Royal Flower ceremonies around Phuket on the day but will need to respect the dress code. The dress code for participating to King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX Cremation ceremonies on October 26: Gentlemen Polite black shirt with collar and sleeves Polite back trousers (no jeans) Polite black shoes Ladies Polite whole black shirt with collar and sleeves (no gymslip, tights, tube top) Polite long black skirt (below the knees) Polite black shoes Students Student uniform / university student uniform *Information from www.kingrama9.th Most officials and some invited guests will be wearing white or white uniforms

  • Russian tourist drowns at Karon red-flagged beach

    Russian tourist drowns at Karon red-flagged beach

    A 42 year old Russian tourist, Parshukov Ole, drowned at Karon Beach this afternoon (October 15). The area of the beach the man was drowning was designated with red flags, deemed unsafe for swimming with big waves and rip currents

  • Elephants stampede Rohingya refugee camp

    Elephants stampede Rohingya refugee camp

    Wild elephants have trampled sleeping Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh yesterday, killing three children and a woman in the second such incident since the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar since late August. Besides those killed, four refugees from neighbouring tents were injured and were in critical condition at Sadar Hospital in Cox’s Bazar.

  • Russian tourists in trouble swimming off Karon Beach

    Russian tourists in trouble swimming off Karon Beach

    Karon Municipality Tourist Centre saved six foreigners off red-flagged Karon Beach this afternoon (October 14). There were initially two Russian tourists drowning 50 metres ashore

  • Dead whale and dolphin washed up on Koh Lanta

    Dead whale and dolphin washed up on Koh Lanta

    Sub Lieutenant Nitikorn Chankham from the Royal Thai Navy Area 3 revealed yesterday (October 13) that local fishermen found a dead whale washed up on Had Nui Beach, in Koh Lanta, Krabi. Five navy officers were sent to the scene alongside agents from the Rare Sea Animal Division of the Phuket Marine Biological Centre

  • “Turn your promises into action”. Diplomats urge Myanmar’s Government

    “Turn your promises into action”. Diplomats urge Myanmar’s Government

    United Nations envoys from Britain and France are calling for Burmese authorities to turn their promises into action, end violence and create a situation where the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees can start to return to their homes – the homes they were living in before the violence flared up at the end of August.

  • PVC warehouse blaze in Phuket Town

    PVC warehouse blaze in Phuket Town

    At about 11 pm last night (October 13), officers from the Phuket Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office received a report about a fire at a one story warehouse that belongs to the Modern PVC Co. and the K P Modern Group. The facilities are located on Soi Saensuk 1, Phuket Road

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