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  • Prompong pushes for 10bn baht rail link

    Prompong pushes for 10bn baht rail link

    PHUKET: Government spokesman Prompong Nopparit has voiced his support for a 10-billion-baht extension of train lines from Surat Thani to just north of Phuket. Currently, rail passengers and freight bound for Phuket can travel only as far south as Surat Thani

  • Phuket hotel barman dies in motorbike crash

    Phuket hotel barman dies in motorbike crash

    PHUKET: A hotel barman died instantly last night when his motorbike slammed into a utility pole in Koh Kaew, north of Phuket Town. Phuket City Police were notified of the accident, opposite the Isuzu showroom on Thepkrasattri Road, at about 11:45pm. Phuket Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers rushed to the scene to find 40-year-old Phichit Masmalai lying face down on the road in a pool of blood.

  • Phuket Police round up Rohingya refugees in Nai Harn

    Phuket Police round up Rohingya refugees in Nai Harn

    PHUKET: Chalong Police have rounded up 90 starving Rohingya boat people who came ashore in the south of Phuket this morning, but 12 more remain unaccounted for. The Rohingya, all males, were on their way to Malaysia when they ran out of food and their wooden boat began to fall apart at sea, forcing them to come ashore at Nai Harn Beach at about 5am. Their arrival was quickly reported to patrol police, who rounded up the men in separate groups of about 30 each in different parts of Nai Harn in Rawai this morning.

  • Phuket beer garden fire not arson: owners

    Phuket beer garden fire not arson: owners

    PHUKET: The owners of a beer garden that went up in flames in Phuket early this morning are denying rumors that the blaze was set by a disgruntled former employee.

  • Phuket Boat Lagoon to launch weekend market

    Phuket Boat Lagoon to launch weekend market

    PHUKET: Phuket Boat Lagoon will launch a new weekend market catering to boat owners on the weekend starting Saturday, March 10. The Weekend Boat Market is the brainchild of Boon Yongsakul, a member of the

  • Phuket Opinion: Truth not optional in the media or in public relations

    Phuket Opinion: Truth not optional in the media or in public relations

    PHUKET: Since Phuket’s emergence as a tourist destination in the 1980s, the island has maintained a remarkable ability to attract foreign visitors, through good times and bad. Apart from the 2004 tsunami disaster, few events – locally, nationally or globally – have been able to buck the trend in any appreciable way.

  • Phuket road toll claims Australian, Swedish tourists

    Phuket road toll claims Australian, Swedish tourists

    PHUKET: Two foreign tourists, one Australian and one Swedish national, died in separate accidents in Phuket last night.

  • Australian, Swede die in accidents in Phuket

    Australian, Swede die in accidents in Phuket

    PHUKET: Two foreign tourists, one Australian and one Swedish national, died in separate accidents in Phuket last night. Matthias Andersson from Sweden died after falling three storeys at a resort in Karon, where he was staying with family members

  • Groundbreaking movement on Phuket Bus Terminal impasse

    Groundbreaking movement on Phuket Bus Terminal impasse

    PHUKET: Construction workers this morning began work to remove the median strip in front of Phuket Bus Terminal 2 on Thepkrasattri Road in Rassada, raising hopes the long-dormant facility might go into operation soon. Workers were at the site at 8am, putting up warning signs to alert motorists of the work, which will close two lanes to traffic during work hours.

  • Phuket Blues and Rock fest feasts on talent

    Phuket Blues and Rock fest feasts on talent

    PHUKET: Friday nights don’t get much better. A superb venue and organization matched with a range of music that voiced soulful lyrics and pumped out thumping rock rifts helped kickstart the 2012 Phuket International Blues Rock festival at Laguna Beach Resort last night. A slightly later than scheduled opening allowed visitors to drift in to the Festival Marquee having not missed the first acts of Australian Jack Derwin and the emotive Moscowfish from Canada.