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  • Phuket Opinion: Bangkok to have no-booze zones. Will Phuket be next?

    Phuket Opinion: Bangkok to have no-booze zones. Will Phuket be next?

    PHUKET: If what’s good for the capital is good for the country, then Phuket could soon have alcohol-free zones. According to a report this afternoon by the government’s National News Bureau, Bangkok is tipped to have such zones throughout the city, in a move to “curb violence that often stems from binge drinking.” But this is not a tsk-tsk ‘social engineering’ ploy of the type driven by the Culture Ministry under the Thaksin administration.

  • Phuket Prison to crack down on phone and drug deliveries

    Phuket Prison to crack down on phone and drug deliveries

    PHUKET: Phuket Prison will install 12 CCTV cameras around its perimeter wall and throughout the compound as part of a ‘crackdown’ targeting mobile phone and drug deliveries to inmates. Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha has approved a budget of 90,000 baht from the Provincial Office for the CCTV system to be installed at Phuket Prison, Prison Director Rapin Nichanon announced at the Phuket Security Committee meeting at Provincial Hall this morning. ..

  • Pedestrians reclaim Phukets Sarasin Bridge

    Pedestrians reclaim Phukets Sarasin Bridge

    PHUKET: The reinforced, raised, redecorated Sarasin Bridge connecting Phuket with the mainland Thailand is now open to pedestrians. People are walking onto the bridge and were not stopping them, said Phuket Provincial Highways Office Chief Arun Sanae

  • Phuket memorial for Ken Brookes

    Phuket memorial for Ken Brookes

    PHUKET: Friends and family will be gathering at a memorial event in memory of Phuket publisher Ken Brookes on Sunday, September 4. Mr Brookes ..

  • Phuket update: Patong Hospital flooding ‘worst in ten years’

    Phuket update: Patong Hospital flooding ‘worst in ten years’

    PHUKET: Floodwaters that crippled operations at Patong Hospital on Saturday were the worst the facility has experienced in ten years, the hospital director told the Phuket Gazette. Patong Hospital Director Phumin Silaphan said operations were partially restarted after water was pumped from the basement over the weekend.

  • TAT targets timeshare use of logo

    TAT targets timeshare use of logo

    PHUKET: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has warned businesses and operators that it would consider legal action against those counterfeiting or imitating their seal and initials.

  • Phuket Poll: Is the 80-meter building regulation being enforced?

    Phuket Poll: Is the 80-meter building regulation being enforced?

    PHUKET: In order to minimize deforestation, the government in 1996 put a ban on the construction of all permanent structures above 80 meters in Phuket. How effective have local governments been in enforcing this controversial rule, which greatly limits the value of properties above the specified height

  • More Phuket tuk-tuk drivers move toward standard fares

    More Phuket tuk-tuk drivers move toward standard fares

    PUKET: Karon Municipality is compiling a list of fares charged by tuk-tuk drivers operating in the Kata-Karon area in order to establish an agreed schedule of standard fares to be shown and charged in the popular tourist beach areas.

  • German man still in ICU after dispute with Phuket tuk-tuk driver

    German man still in ICU after dispute with Phuket tuk-tuk driver

    PHUKET: A German man is in intensive care fighting for his life after he was beaten by a mob of Phuket tuk-tuk drivers for refusing to pay a fare of 100 baht (approx US$3.35).

  • Phuket Live Wire: Unofficial study nets surprising rates of speed

    Phuket Live Wire: Unofficial study nets surprising rates of speed

    PHUKET: The amount you pay for an Internet line has almost no correlation with how fast the line runs internationally. Before you spend a fortune on a new Internet connection, make sure you understand what you are and arent getting.