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  • Thailand News: Sex trade – playing with the devil

    Thailand News: Sex trade – playing with the devil

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Transvestites, women warned against sex trade in Mideast Phuket Gazette / The Nation PHUKET: Many Thai male cross-dressers get legitimate jobs in Oman as masseuses but choose to also offer sexual services on the side, a Thai embassy official in Muscat said Panida Somao said the laws in Oman were very strict and only men were allowed to work at massage parlors for male customers. “But some Thai transvestites have exploited these laws and also offer sexual services,” she said, adding that many came to Oman before undergoing the sex-change operation. “Many of them work in Oman to earn enough money to finance this operation,” Panida said.

  • Full-scale tsunami rescue drill ‘freaks out’ Phuket tourists

    Full-scale tsunami rescue drill ‘freaks out’ Phuket tourists

    PHUKET: Two tourists on holiday from Vietnam panicked after witnessing the full-scale tsunami rescue drill being conducted off the east coast of Phuket this afternoon. “Oh my God! My friend and I thought it was some kind of terrorist attack or that a really big accident had happened.

  • Phuket Tiger Disco fire: Police identify two Thai women as victims

    Phuket Tiger Disco fire: Police identify two Thai women as victims

    PHUKET: Forensics experts at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Bangkok have officially announced the names of two more victims of the

  • Dinosaurs heading for Phuket holidays

    Dinosaurs heading for Phuket holidays

    PHUKET: Dinosaurs are taking a holiday in Phuket, along with all the other old bones on the island, in a travelling museum exhibition open from August 28 to September 16. The free-entry exhibition, with information in Thai and English about paleontological and geological discoveries in Thailand, will be open daily at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) between 8:30am and 4:30pm

  • 500 Phuket homes affected by floods

    500 Phuket homes affected by floods

    PHUKET: Tentative estimates by officials are that about 500 households were affected by the floods yesterday. The news follows Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansupana’s confirmation that despite more rain today, the floodwaters in Phuket Town have completely receded and the situation has returned to normal. “Our trucks had washed off all the mud from the main roads in Phuket Town by last night and cleanup teams finished their work on the main roads by early this morning,” Mayor Somjai told the Gazette today.

  • Four Tiger Disco victims found ‘one meter’ from fire exit: rescue workers

    Four Tiger Disco victims found ‘one meter’ from fire exit: rescue workers

    PHUKET: Rescue workers who recovered the bodies of the four people who died in the

  • Flood-displaced python prompts panic in Phuket

    Flood-displaced python prompts panic in Phuket

    PHUKET: Rescue workers yesterday captured a huge python they believe was slithering to higher ground to avoid floodwaters that affected much of Phuket yesterday. Phuket Kusoldharm Foundation workers at Baan Kor En, in Mai Khao, were notified of the serpent by nearby villagers, who called for assistance after the legless creature appeared behind an unnumbered rental home in their community

  • Phuket teenager confesses to slaying stepfather with axe

    Phuket teenager confesses to slaying stepfather with axe

    PHUKET: A 15-year-old boy who confessed to murdering his stepfather with an axe told police yesterday that the attack was motivated by the man’s abusive behavior to his mother.

  • Top police brass calls for public help in making Phuket safer

    Top police brass calls for public help in making Phuket safer

    ROYAL Thai Police Assistant Commissioner-General Chalermkiat Srivorakan has appealed to the people of Phuket to help police in maintaining public safety. The Assistant Commissioner’s plea came at the launch of a publicity campaign in Patong on August 17 to promote the

  • Forensics experts: 30 days to identify cause of Phuket’s Tiger Disco blaze

    Forensics experts: 30 days to identify cause of Phuket’s Tiger Disco blaze

    PHUKET: The top forensics police officer in the country yesterday announced it will take 30 days to determine what started the fire that engulfed the